Monday, April 6, 2009

Handy Gadgets

Do you know what this object does?

Several years ago Mothers Day slipped the mind of the husband of a good friend of mine. She bought herself a handy gift for compensation of his forgetfulness and she graciously loaned it to me. If you have ever in your life attempted to press puffed sleeves, then this is the gadget for you. It attaches to your ironing board securely

and as you roll the sleeve around the hard stainless steel knob, being very careful not to touch the metal because it gets as hot as an iron,

little puffs of steam escape and the sleeves become something that would even make Anne Shirley proud. I like this tool very much. I went to Charlotte's closet and pressed all her sleeves this afternoon. I believe my friend received her fair reward! But I do not wish for my husband to forget Mother's Day in order to acquire one, therefore, I will make sure the children are given the adequate amount of hints along the way.

at the shore cum amica mea

So it was that on Thursday afternoon we headed out to the beach, two young girls (Charlotte and her friend), me and my friend, and Rancher, ...