A couple years ago I made a pressing board for my quilting projects. My ironing board was old and worn out and all the new ones at the store just felt flimsy and too "cushion-y" for my pressing needs. I'm a huge believer that proper pressing is one key to making a block come out true to size and looking its best. You can buy a pressing surface at your local fabric store... but I'm pretty sure it won't be this cute or this inexpensive. I made 4 of these yesterday in less than 2 hours. 3 of them were 2' x 4' and the one pictured is 2' square. There's just something happy about a utilitarian piece that's also cute. :) When practical becomes pretty it's a VERY good thing.
Now back to my lovely list of things to do before my brother and his family come to visit. I need to clean. You know, dust, vaccuum, etc... But what I really want to do is pretty up the guest room with a few things. You know, just little things- a couple of quilts, some pillows, curtains, a headboard, painted furniture. Not much, huh? :) I'm thinking we'll maybe get the curtains done. Maybe. I guess I have more pressing matters than pressing surfaces, eh?