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I may have achieved it tonight. I "ironed" a wrinkle out of a piece of fabric by running it over the light bulb in my desk lamp, because I was too lazy to get up & go to the ironing board. Now that's about as lazy as you can get. Razz
 
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How very clever! I moved my iron across my room to force me to get out of my chair when i sew. But where's a lamp I can move?
 
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Not lazy, just inventive!!!

According to my brother Dad used to say that it was the lazy people that came up with inventions because they wanted an easier way to do things.


Madelyn
 
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brilliant!!!!

my lamps are tooooooo dusty...


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Originally posted by nancyc20:
my lamps are tooooooo dusty...

Big Grin That's exactly what I was thinking Big Grin
 
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I call that a "light bulb" moment. Wink


Nicki



 
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I never would have thought to do that!!


Shawn


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Brilliant! I prefer "the height of creativity" instead of "laziness"!

Or how about - efficiency of movement?
 
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BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!


Kayla

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
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Well if your light bulb is dusty, and you iron with it... you are dusting at the same time as ironing, right? Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
 
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Excellent use of time and effort.
LOVE IT!!!


I want to be the kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says: "Oh NO! She's UP!"
 
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Very clever!!
 
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No, not lazy, you are keeping those creative juices moving.
 
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LOL -- it's an architect's lamp -- the bulb hangs down & can't collect dust. Just about the ONLY thing around here that doesn't. Big Grin You have to use an old incandescent bulb, though, or it won't "iron" for you. The Original Easy-Bake Iron. Smile
 
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lol, never thought of that. We quilts are inventive people.
 
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I've pressed a small wrinkle out of a blouse with a flat iron hair straightener!
 
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40 years or so ago when my DD was little and would ware the small puffy sleve dresses I would iron the sleves by running them over a light bulb I could never get a iron in the sleves.


Handie Ann
 
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I've used the curling iron to iron ribbon!

Pam
 
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I call it making do... Chris
 
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ingenious!!
My light bulbs are not only dustier but on the ceiling.
I will piece a whole quilt w/o ironing cuz I don't want to get up (or too lazy). Then when ironing a queen size quilt, I think it was so stupid. It just seems to take so long to iron


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Not lazy... efficient with time and energy with a large portion of brilliance!!


my philosophy: there are no real mistakes in quilting, just design opportunities!!
 
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Necessity is the mother of invention!!

DM taught me to "iron" when we were on vacation. After doing laundry (we were gone a couple of weeks...2 adults and 3 kids) she took one of DDs shirts and the button placket had folded on itself. She straightened it and shimmied it up and down the table edge.
 
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I remember puffed-sleeved dresses! My mom not only ironed them for me, she made them for me, too. That was one of her favorite types of sleeves to sew, because you could adjust the gathers & the fit.

I don't know how she ironed the sleeves so perfectly, but she did. She didn't use a tailor's ham or sleeve board, just the ironing board. She was a STICKLER for ironing things perfectly! She could get a crease on my pants that would just about give me a paper cut.
 
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Have y'all heard the story about the little girl on Easter morning. The preacher had all the little kids come forward for a quick children's church on Easter. He complimented one little girl's dress. She said that her mama said it was a b**** to iron.
 
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I run silk ribbon over a light bulb to take the crease out of it before I use it to embroider. Works wonders and I always have a light handy.
 
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Necessity is the Mother of invention, they say. Reads as if there were a lot of necessities. lollll
 
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I needed to iron a shirt tonight, and I thought of the lightbulb...but it wasn't a lightbulb moment...toooooooooooooo wrinkled. SO, I got a washcloth wet and threw the shirt and it in the dryer for a few minutes. The dampness transferred to the shirt and with some Best Press it ironed beautifully!


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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I think that is pretty cool - I would never have even considered doing that.
 
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lol you are so funny. That was pretty creative.
 
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