I am not a seamstress and never have pretended to be. I have NO interest in sewing, knitting; any of that stuff. I CAN replace a button and I CAN hem a skirt…but that doesn’t mean anyone would want to wear either one when I was finished. I rely heavily on tape and staples. All of our clothing is perma-press….I don’t enjoy ironing either. Don’t I sound like a poster child for the Anti Martha Stewarts of the world?? Now, Betty Crocker and Julia Child and I get along quite well.
Something has come up that is going to require me to find my iron! UGGHH!!!
Since we have the carpet in our bedroom now, I wanted to get a nice bed skirt to help keep the dust bunnies out from under the bed and to just help make the bed look better (believe it or not I do NOT put things under the bed so I’m not trying to hide anything).
Penney’s had their President’s Day bath and bedding sale on last weekend and the bed skirt I wanted was marked down from $59.99 to $24.99. GOOD TIMING!! It arrived last night and after much ado, I was able to get it out of the package. This is where the darn iron (ugghh!!!)comes in.
The part that goes UNDER the mattress is pressed just as pretty as a picture. Not a wrinkle to be found. The part that SHOWS looks like a shriveled up old apple…plus there are about 5 or 6 pleats in it…and THOSE are the worst! You can’t even tell they WERE pleated except for the crisp lines of where the pleats SHOULD be. It is SO bad that I am going to have to pin each pleat in order to iron it back into place (yes, I said pin, not staple). One would think for the original price that the darn thing wouldn’t wrinkle so easily! It gets even better…
This is a queen size bed skirt and I don’t have but a 3 foot ironing board. It is just one of those you set on a counter. This will not do me any good so I am going to have to protect my counter with towels and put this big thing on the counter in order to iron (UGGHH!!) it. I tried putting it in the dryer with a damp rag, but it didn’t help. If anything the pleats look worse.
You may be surprised to discover that even though I do not sew, I DO have a sewing basket! I DO have pins! About all that is IN that basket are pins, various threads, needles and a lot of buttons. This would probably qualify as an antique. It is something my Grandma gave me when I was about 10 years old (I didn’t know pins and needles would rust); back when she and my Mom had expectations of making me into a seamstress. Heck, probably some of that thread is from my Grandma’s sewing basket.
My other sewing kit, the one with tape and staples I keep in the office. Ya never know when I might need it there. I have found the iron (UGGHH!!); let the fun begin.
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