Yesterday, Monday, I'm sure my husband was thrilled to put on his uniform and drive to work where he got to lounge around behind his computer and attend meetings. I was at home, continuing the settling in process.
We are missing something. My ironing board! Isn't it funny, but I suppose that most non-quilters/sewers would be thrilled to lose theirs. I'm not so happy. You see, up until the week before we packed up, I had two.
For years, since I move a lot, and weight is a consideration, I used a plain, regular ironing board. It functioned just fine, but it was flimsy. Whenever I bumped it, the iron would usually fall to the floor. Once I ruined my second expensive iron, I decided maybe I should replace the board. So, about a year ago, I "splurged" on a heavier ironing board. The kind with the rack at the end for holding the iron. Since I had recently replaced the cover on my old one, I just kept that board in the garage and would put it in the car when I went to bees, etc.
The week before we packed up, I donated it to the thrift shop.
I have no idea what happened to that new board. It isn't like an ironing board fits in someone's pocket... Who--more specifically--what man would steal an ironing board??!!! I know it wasn't forgotten in the house because we lived there for nearly a month after the packup and we did look everywhere for leftover items. So, who knows? Now I have to buy yet another ironing board.
Speaking of covers... Have any of you found a good cover that lasts? I have tried numerous ones but they keep scorching after not too many uses. I love how one brand has the "ironing levels" like "heavy use" equals daily use and "moderate use" equals weekly, etc. What about hourly/all-day long use? LOL. Seriously, though, I would appreciate any input about your favorite cover.
Have a great day!