Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Update

Busy, busy, busy. So many things to do and not enough time to do them all. 

But I keep trying. And mostly I try not to take on the stress. What gets done, is what gets done. Feeling badly the entire month of November meant that nothing got done in November. So if any members of my beloved family don't get their presents until January, that's just the way it has to be. 

As for stitching, I graphed and stitched this weekend. How could I have forgotten what I meant to do for a certain someone? Fortunately, it's not big and things came together quickly. Now if I can replicate this process one more time...I can't show what I am doing here now. 

Started my Scarlet Letter progress. In fact, I washed and ironed 3 pieces of linen last week all from Scarlet Letter. Let's talk about this process one more time. 

All 3 pieces of linen were from SL kits. So I soaked them individually in room temperature water. There wasn't any bleeding of the dye, not even on the dark green piece. Then I hold up the linen and let it drip. Then I roll it in a clean white towel and pop it in the freezer. If I knew I wasn't going to iron it the next day, I would put it in a plastic bag before freezing. 

The next day I remove this from the freezer and very carefully unroll and separate the linen from the towel. And iron it frozen. The wrinkles, even the fold lines from linen that has been folded for 26 years, iron right out. 

I believe I once read something trying to scientifically break down this process. Something about going from ice to steam. But I've never been able to find what I think I once read. If anyone else knows more about this, please share with us.



llknbillburg said...

Wow! This sounds great! I've got some linen that's been folded for a long time and I didn't think the wrinkles and folds would ever come out. I'm going to have to try this and see if it works for me! Laura

Wendy said...

what an excellent tip, I must give this a go!