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Wrinkles

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Today’s prompt…

Not my favourite appliance 😦  but I did meet one woman a few years ago who said she used ironing time to think up story plots or poems. I’m afraid mine would be very dark and gloomy!

I mostly use my iron for smoothing out fabric for patchwork but my grandmother used to even iron her sheets. Many things were starched, then sprinkled with a few drops of water to create steam. I still have her flat iron and a tiny child’s size one and was always thrilled when I was very young to be allowed to use them after the main ironing had been done, to iron the handkerchiefs. Although my Mum never ironed sheets, her ironing was always perfect too, unlike mine which is more like iron-out-two-creases-iron-a-new-one-in! When my children were young and Mum came to visit she would often ask Anything I can do to help? Any ironing?   Gladly 🙂

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Chrysanthemums

Today’s prompt 🙂

My beautiful yellow Mother’s Day chrysanthemums. These bring back wonderful memories of my Nan’s garden. She had yellow ones just like these and lovely pink ones  – next year 🙂

Memories inspire great stories and poems!

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