Thursday, 17 July 2014

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle

I can't find my Beatrix Potter books but I'm quite sure it was Mrs. Tiggy Winkle who was " an excellent clear starcher". Anyway, I thought of Mrs. TW as I washed and starched my pillow shams and covers. I boil up my starch in my biggest saucepan then take it and my washed linen outside. Wearing rubber gloves ( the water is HOT and I am too impatient to wait for it to cool a bit) and hang everything on the line. Hours later I bring  it in and iron away. This is now done for a year at least. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment and I can feel entitled to doing nothing else all afternoon.

           Do you bother starching anything any more?    

                      Granny M.

1 comment:

  1. I do starch a few things... the doilies my grandmother and her sisters made, my husband's dress shirts (worn only for weddings and funerals ;-)) and a couple of blouses that I have that are easier to iron with spray starch!