It's amazing what you find at the bottom of the ironing basket. I am one of those women who never clears the basket. I am not going to spend time ironing items that I may or may not ever use or wear again but that I'm not prepared to part with, so they may linger at the TBOTIB for a long while! Goodness knows how long ago it was that my mother found this beautiful antique cloth/bed cover to sell on the website but I wanted to keep. There it was lurking at the bottom all crumpled and forgotten but now hanging as a curtain in one of the bedrooms.
This room was my office until I bought this single bed which we didn't need but I just had to have, so it had to go in the smallest room which is now another spare room and my sewing room. I also resurrected a ginger coloured wood (my pet hate) curtain pole which we had taken down, painted it with grey emulsion (Dulux worked perfectly well) and waxed it. I have never used clips before but these are great for no sewing and I just folded over the top deep hem to create a 'ruffled' top. Hey presto, a complete new window makeover all for the price of the clips.
(I also found a pair of white linen trousers I'd forgotten about but, sad to say, I must have been considerably lighter when they first went into the TBOTIB).
Have you ever found something you'd forgotten about in the ironing pile?