Do you iron?
I love this season when the pile in the ironing basket stays low.
Some weeks it's just pillow cases and tea towels as the flimsy, wrinkly clothing of hot
weather is packed away, and this season's sweaters don't require an iron thankfully.
I do make a point of always ironing these particular items as I like smooth
pillow cases and a freshly ironed tea towel, especially the linen ones for
I have quite a pleasing collection of tea towels now.
I like to set up my ironing board in the kitchen - I can watch the birds
and squirrels, and the light is bright and cheery.
Ironing them is not a chore, for me it's more like quiet time alone to think and ponder.
I enjoy spending a little time smoothing, dampening down, ironing and folding.
Recently several tea towels have been delightful gifts.
They are also an item often picked up whilst in a foreign country to bring back as
a useful souvenir. I've discovered that Italy and France have the best ones.
They are beautifully made and they never wear out. Several are pure linen - my
favorites, others linen/cotton blend. All are lightweight and, on a trip, easy to tuck
into that ever expanding suitcase being dragged along behind one!
Where do you iron?
What do you contemplate whilst ironing?