Monday, December 16, 2013

Ironing Boards and Boiling Water

I just couldn't take using this ironing board cover another minute! You can't say I didn't get the full use out of it before replacing it.  Trust me, this was not a result of ironing clothes.  At least 95% of it was from pressing little fabric scraps that became quilts.

Before:


After:  AAAHHH.  That is SO much better!


Its amazing how I keep using something that is obviously dirty and ragged, because the damage happened so gradually.  Then one day it hits me!  For less than $10.00 I can make this thing nice again.

While thinking about this I compared it to my life.  What bad habits have I gotten used to because they happened so gradually?   Remember the story about the frog being cooked in boiling water?  He was put in the water while the water was still cool.  The water temperature rose slowly and he didn't notice until it was too late and he was cooked!  AACK!

5 comments:

Impera Magna said...

It's amazing how little things like a new ironing board cover can lift one's spirits... and I'd say you deserved a new one!

Sometimes, while we're putting out the big fires in our lives, the little ones sneak up on us...

Meggie said...

Very nice...and that reminds me, I need a new cover too!

Denise said...

I'm guilty of the same thing......I know you will have a great time getting the new one "broken in"!

Auntie M said...

Neat, new cover. I think that I need a new one as well. Did you make this one?

You are so right in the comparison of the cover and our lives. Little stuff does mount up until it is very big stuff!!!

Have a great week.

Little Penpen said...

Isn't that the truth? I am guilty of that, too. (mine used to be underwear...LOL. now I treat myself to new panties pretty regularly)

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