a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, August 2, 2013

Random Five Friday With A Rural Journal

Here are the rules.  Come join the fun.
Tomatoes on the kitchen window sill
The tail wagging the dog
Half of a Bear Claw quilt block 
I do not iron.
I was trained on Dad's work clothes using the sprinkler bottle.
Nope, not gonna do it...EVER!
Slow progress on my new water feature.

And there are five random facts about me and mine.  Join A Rural Journal with your five.

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My wife doesn't iron either. I've gotten quite good at it as a result.

Laurel's Quill said...

I am going to pull out my tomatoes this week - they just didn't produce very well. Hve a great weekend Gail!! HUgs!

Sandra said...

i don't mind ironing but i don't have anything now that needs it. when i worked i had a few things. i learned with the sprinkler bottle to. and that was after the old wringer washer, that had two rinse tubs and each piece had to go through that wringer 3 times to be hung on the line, brought in and sprinkled and ironed, even sheets and pillow cases and daddy's hankies.

Sue said...

We had a sprinkler bottle, too.

I now avoid ironing like the plague.

;)

Sandee said...

I still want the tomatoes. They look fabulous.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I wish I could get away with not doing the ironing - having said that, I am not doing it in this heat!
I love your quilt.
Lynne x

Irene said...

Since I live on my own, there are only a few things I have to iron, and I simply refuse to wear those clothes unless I have no choice. I usually have a choice. My mother ironed everything, even my father's underwear and the washcloths. Luckily, I did not inherit that bad trait. It is a 100F here in the shade. I am dying.

TexWisGirl said...

i detest ironing!

Dreaming said...

Mmmmm... your tomatoes look fabulous. We have none. We didn't plant our veges, since we knew we would be gone all of July. Maybe next year we'll stay put.
What is "busiinglock"???
Every once in a while.... less often than once in a blue moon.... I enjoy ironing. But, that feeling only lasts for two or three blouses. Then, I'm over it. I feel sorry for our ancestors who had so much more to iron.

Michaele said...

Well you sure got the random part down : ) Jealous of those tomatoes - still waiting on mine.

Susan Kane said...

I remember the sprinkler bottle and the all cotton work clothes. Man.

The only ironing I do now is when I am quilting.

Good list for a Friday.

Mary said...

Cool! I haven't ironed for years (and years.). :)

Adorable, happy pup!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what i do is pile up my ironing & when i must i get it done ...but i hate it ... wish clothes would iron themselves. ha. ha!! ( :

Country Gal said...

I haven't ironed for years either ! Neither Papa or I wear cloths that need to be ironed ! All though with the fancy dryers now a days there is no need to iron . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Terri said...

I escaped the bane of ironing until 8 years ago when my dh became a supervisor. I despise it.

Josie Two Shoes said...

What a beautiful quilt, Gail! Yet another hidden talent! I not iron either, my iron and ironing board are well hidden in the depths of the store room and likely covered with cobwebs. They can stay that way. My mother spent one full day every week and sometimes more, ironing our clothes. That seems like a life to sacrifice, more than I am willing for sure!

Buttons said...

So that what you call that thing hiding in my closet:) and iron you say I do learn something new everyda:0. Love the quilt it is gorgeous. Hug B

LindaG said...

I don't iron any more now that hubby is retired.
Good going, Gail. :-)

Lynne said...

No iron! How do you make that happen!!!

Marie said...

Had to check out that bear-claw quilt square. Lovely! And I'd love to see a shot of the water feature when it's done.

Saucy Kodz said...

I have tomatoes on my windowsill and our growing season is later than yours, but they are coming along.
My doggie Jack is eating her breakfast.
I have a quilt my Aunti made for me.
I DO NOT IRON hehe -have sprinkled and ironed for Mom - the only time I have to iron is when i HAVE to attend something special. Everyone else irons their own. My Mother ironed everything - everything!
I have a motorbike and a trail bike.
I like "Buttons" comment :)
I like you guys too. Have a wonderful day - Hugs to Marcy.

Brian Miller said...

ha. taught my son to iron this morning...smiles

and tomato sandwiches....mmm...def summer to me

Nancy said...

My ironing board serves well as a storage shelf. :)

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