For those who do arrive expecting to see a food photography experiment...
Now if that doesn't look like the most unappetizing mess, I don't know what does. The thing is, I took the photo in the first place because it (the food not the photo) was soooo tasty. What is it? Enchiladas made from leftover pork chops and gravy. Hmmmm... it really was good. Just having a little trouble conveying that with my photo. I don't know how all you foodies do it!
Moving right along...
Yesterday I mentioned using a blanket instead of batting. Then I said that I was going to use the little runner section as a mat for ironing. Lorrie suggested in comments that, since it's difficult to find a cotton blanket these days, the synthetic blanket might not hold up well for ironing. Gave me pause. Thanks, Lorrie. So that little blue scrappy thing featured yesterday...you're all so sweet with your comments about color and all...goes in the donate bucket and I made something else to use. You may have seen it all over Pinterest.
My own little ironing board made from a tv tray. As you can see from the top left corner, this stand has seen better days. I did not use any of the techniques discussed in the tutorial on Pinterest. I approached it just as if it were a regular ironing board creating a double mat with an old cotton towel, tossing in another layer of insul-bright (shiny side up) and then fitting an old piece of tablecloth to the tv tray. Next I sewed a seam, ran a bit of twine through it using my bodkin. The twine is only temporary until I can get to Joann's for the proper cording. Finally, I cinched it up tight and it works like a dream. Hopefully, this means a lot less popping up and down to press seams at the ironing board.
Wanted to show you my Dolly Dingle's Cousin picture. My daughter-in-law picked this up at an estate sale where the lady of the house had gathered a number of these paper dolls first published in a now defunct women's magazine called Pictorial Review. They were all beautifully framed. Since it was a Christmas gift, my daughter-in-law selected this one. There's an entire board dedicated to them *here.* Interestingly, Dolly and company were created by Grace Drayton the artist who created The Campbell Soup Children. I am going to hang this picture in my sewing room where all my sweetest treasures are. I just have to put a hammer and a nail on the stairs to remind myself!
Well I've plagued you long enough so will be off. It's going to be a quiet, haul the trash, bathe the dog, hang out kind of day.
How about yours?