Tag Archive | Clip art

Mom’s Wood Ironing Board…

I remember as a little girl Mom ironing on her wood ironing boardk1648191 She would make a pad to cover it… sewing it on by hand…

I learned to iron on Daddy’s handkerchiefsk11456837k13865108 pillowcasesk13527538anything flat…

Of course I finally graduated to ironing all items…

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I only press a few things now… I have an over the door ironing board… in my bedroom,… which gets little use since I’m not working anymore…

But, there is always something that has gotten wrinkled in the closetk5437007 … and needs pressing… Also when I sew every once in a while… I press seams and such…

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When Mom moved in with me… she gave her ironing board to my brother… He kept it and varnished it shiny… using it as a table

Clever I thought…

I had no space for it when my sister-in-law asked if any of us wanted it… after my brother passed…

But, my niece… loves antiques… anything old… and jumped at it…

She would use it somewhere!…

She now has a place at the lake… and is fixing it up…

She asked me to paint a Rooster on it… and the words…”Rise and Shine”… that her Mom always said when she woke her and her other 5 brothers and sisters up to go to school…u29806591

I had saved the cutest picture I had seen on the internet somewhere… of a Rooster pouring coffee

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Photo I had saved from internet…

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Other photos I ran from clip art

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Geting my paint and some new brushes to start project…

She said that would be great…

Of course I made it “my own” to include a sunshine… and the words…

Rise and Shine!

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Mom’s wood ironing board…

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I used chalk to sketch picture I wanted to paint… rubs off easily!

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Tablecloth first… and sunshine rising… for background…

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I texted her the finished product… and she seems to like it… will tell more when she picks it up…

It was fun… and memories swirled as I painted it… of Mom and me as a little girl… learning to iron

I estimated Mom’s ironing board is about 80 years old…

This link shows different ways old wooden ironing boards are used…

http://firstadream.blogspot.com/2010/08/wooden-ironing-board.html

Making a Few of My Own!

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I was promised a Valentine by a fellow blogger ( Dianne Faw) that made her own Valentine’s… I think that is just awesome… I thought she might be selling them when I inquired about them… but, no… just for family and friends

Another blogger friend from Tranquil Dreams… asked if anyone would like a Valentine???

SURE!… I want one!… Homemade or bought… I love getting Valentine’s

My Special Kids k0662770I worked with always brought Valentine’s… They just loved handing them out to their fellow classmates STA0001and teachers

I miss those little things since I have retired…

I’m mailing a Valentine back to Kim (Tranquil Dreams) as well…

and promised it would be homemade… Well, as homemade as I could do…

I found some plain white little cards with cutout X’s and O’s… You know… Hugs and Kisses

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Great starting point… A package of scrapbook stickers and one bright pink folder to cut some hearts from… a little glue… a heart-shaped cookie cutter… a few typed words from the computer… a picture or two from my clip art… and I was in business…

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I made 7 cards all together…

3 for Grandkids… 1 for son/daughter-in-law who have moved into their new home… (I was informed that they had no mailbox yet…) so in other words DON’T MAIL ANYTHING right now… OK… I’ll wait… Maybe hand delivered???

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Kennedy’s has a kitty cat…

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Carson’s has an Owl and a cute Bull inside… He is the boy!

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Taylor is the oldest… so a Bike and a heart decorates hers…

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Melanie and Brian’s is inspirational… They are always striving to be good parents and moving forward in their lives… 

1 for a sister-in-law in Georgia whose birthday is tomorrow…

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Sarah has a birthday so close to Valentine’s Day… that her’s is a combo of both celebrations… 

1 for a sister/brother-in-law whose anniversary is on Valentine’s Day…

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Carolyn & Cutis are celebrating their wedding anniversary… so love and marriage had to be depicted… 

and 1 of course for my little blogger friend…

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Kim talks of the movies she watches and gives excellent reviews… so something fun was made for her…

It was fun making Valentine’s…

like playing when you were young…

I’d recommend it to anyone…

Everyone knows I have a little kid in me that refuses to grow up…