Usually on Sunday afternoon if I can’t be outside I like to retreat to our guest room and catch up on my ironing. This winter I procrastinated and let it pile up and I had my laundry hamper filled way beyond capacity. It would all have fit into three large laundry baskets but in my defense about half of the laundry were dress shirts that hubby never wears. I had pulled them from his closet to re-wash and freshen and never got around to ironing them along with the last of my summer clothes from last fall.
I love to watch movies while I iron, especially those movies that hubby has seen already and I haven’t or my chick flicks that he won’t watch. Sunday afternoon I watched “Lincoln” with Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Fields. It’s a wonderful historic movie!
The movie lasted two hours and I got over half of the ironing complete, put away and feel a great accomplishment in doing so.
I have two irons but the one I prefer to use when doing our clothes is a Black & Decker steam iron. It’s heavy enough to really press out the wrinkles in half the time of the light weight irons and I have an ironing board that I got shortly after we were married 42 years ago.
Here’s my other iron that stays in the quilting room. It’s light weight and steams but I use it for pressing apart seams when quilting or sewing.
My next movie will either be “The Passion of the Christ” or one of my “tear-jerker” romance movies. Anyway, it should help me complete the rest of the ironing that I have procrastinated getting done. Now I have enough clothes ironed to last me through the next six to eight weeks of work.