A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Mystery flower and Studio Friday

Pictures today! First - can you guess what the flower is? I'll tell you in a couple of days, but take a guess and see if you get it right. Post your answer in the comments!

The other picture is of something totally uninteresting to look at, but the story behind it is what I want to tell. This week's Studio Friday topic is 'Family'. Since it must be something that is in your studio I finally settled on this. How do I connect family and an ironing board you ask? This ironing board belonged originally to my grandmother and was used for many years. Then my mother used it until I got married and passed it down to me. It's rickety and the top doesn't fit into the store-bought covers, but I love it. I like it not only because of the history it has, but because it is higher than any of the more modern ironing boards. Since I'm tall, I appreciate that height. Now, before you all go getting ideas that I like to iron, I have to burst your bubbles and admit that the only thing I use it for pretty much is to press things for crafts! I absolutely hate ironing and avoid it at all costs. If it isn't permanent press I don't buy it!

Have fun guessing the flower!


  1. Anonymous7:38 PM

    The name that sprang to mind was Datura (Angel's Trumpet). Do I win a prize?

  2. Anonymous1:05 AM

    Hi MA, Just checking in ... is the tree a pawlonia (empress tree) ? I've seen them with mauve/purple flowers and I planted one myself this spring ... and the ironing board looks like the one I've got that was my Mom's. I've been draggin it around for over 30 years and I HATE ironing, only do it when I'm making stuff/clothes.

  3. Anonymous1:07 AM

    Or is it a catalpa tree ???


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