Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More on ironing....

Loved the comments on yesterday's post on ironing.....

What about linen?  Now I know linen REALLY wrinkles.  My sister does not even iron linen.  She says she just thinks of it as a fabric that is supposed to have a wrinkled look.  OK.  And if you do have a nicely ironed linen dress as soon as you sit down it's wrinkled again, right?  Kind of conspicuously wrinkled because some of it is still nicely ironed right?  Maybe my sister has a point?

My adult daughter Anne read yesterday's post and said, "I love ironing."  Then she paused for a minuted and said, "Although I did buy myself an iron last February and haven't used it yet."  LOL  Maybe she likes the IDEA of ironing.

I do like the idea of nicely ironed clothes.  I just don't like the idea enough to make it more important than the other things I do, I guess.  (We always spend our time on what we truly think is most important, don't we?)  I try not to wear wrinkled clothes to Sunday Mass or important appointments.  Every day?  Nah.  I rarely iron every day clothes.

4 comments:

Pat said...

I had to think about this one. I do like ironing, too, although I only iron things that really need it when they need it. The reason why, is the same as why I like to do laundry and the dishes--they take no thought and the reward is so great! A huge pile of dirty laundry transformed into clean, neat piles ready to be put into drawers! Now, organizing closets, going through the paper piles, etc: the reward is great, but the effort is way too much for me. Decisions, decisions--I'm just no good at them.

Mimi said...

I love linen, and I iron it before I wear it.
I admit, though, my dream iron would allow me to do it after I put something on, because that's when I realize it needs to be ironed, usually.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I think you're pretty good at them, Pat:-)
Mimi, wouldn't that be just the best? An iron that works with your clothes on. LOL

Lynz said...

I do like the idea of ironing... I want to invest in one of those steam iron things... I have no clue what it's really called. But you just have the shirt, dress, etc hanging up and you run the steam over it. I could do ironing that way.