Monday, January 26, 2009

I Was Tagged by Friendship Tea

I was tagged by Linda at Friendship Tea....

Here are the rules to the 6th Picture Meme:
(???what is a Meme??)

1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
2. Go the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.
3. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.
4. Tag 6 other people that you know or don't know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

The photo - lovely number 6- is part of my collection of Vintage Linens...I do love those old handmade gems that I would have never had the patience to embroider!

My grandmother taught me to iron them by pressing the iron on the backside with steam so that the needlework area pressed forward. Do people still teach people to iron? What is an iron anyway? Maybe irons are now ANTIQUES too!

I am tagging the following:
1. Ceekay at
2. Patricia at
3. Clarice at
4. Ellen at
5. Kimberly at
6. Joyce at


ellen b. said...

Hi Bernideen,
I remember having ironing tips in one of my home economics courses in college. My mother taught us to iron early on but I don't think I've ever instructed my daughter or sons :0)
I'll work on doing this tag this week. Have a good one.
Oh I got so chatty I almost forgot mentioning that I love the vintage embroidered linen! Beautiful.

Linda Jennings said...

Thanks for playing along on the tagged game! I love the photo of your vintage linen piece. I have several pieces of vintage linen from my Aunt Mary, but sadly, no teapots! I was never taught the proper way to iron, therefore, didn't teach my girls! Too bad!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love vintage linens. Thanks for sharing. And you might think this is crazy, but I love to iron. On summer when I was in high school I cleaned house for the doctor that had delivered me. His young daughter thought it was very funny while I was ironing to sneak up behind me and try to pull down my pants. Now isn't that silly. Ironing makes me think of that story.

Storybook Woods said...

What a pretty cloth. I love the rosettes. Clarice

ellen b. said...

Hi Bernideen,
my photo is up here
I wasn't surprised it was a beach shot :0)
Have a great week!

Joyce said...

Okay I finished my "Photo Meme!"
About ironing.....I WAS taught how to iron properly. I haven't taught mine how to do it correctly though. Sadly.
They throw their clothes in the dryer usually to fluff the wrinkles out of them....well that would be my daughter....the boys don't care. Unless they are going some where important. HA!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes! I well remember my mother teaching us girls how to iron. We started out on pillowcases and handkerchiefs, then it was our father's work clothes (he was a plumber) and - of course - once we were old enough we were each responsible for ironing our own clothes. My grandparents lived outside Chicago in an area with lots of immigrants (they were from Austria). There were loads of "ironing ladies" and I remember my grandmother having one. Grandma would send her "ironing lady" a wicker basket of things she wanted ironed - including bed sheets!

La Tea Dah said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful embroidered tea towel. I love the design.

It's also fun to see how we all connect. I tagged Marilyn. . .who tagged Linda. . .who tagged YOU!. Isn't that cool?