Friday, January 16, 2009

I Drink I Will Have a Think and Iron Some

Now this is not really what I would call 'top shelf' vodka. Actually, it is pretty cheap...and let me tell you why it is on the top shelf in my sewing room, and not empty on the floor under my sewing chair. First of all, when it comes to vodka, I have acquired a taste for more distinguished brands. I am perfectly fine lowering my snobby standards; however, if the lower quality alternative is mixed into a Mexican Martini. Secondly, my 'good' bottles are not the size of Napoleon. What I use the vodka for is to mix into my spray bottles with distilled water (and lavender if you so choose). This is a much cheaper alternative to those expensive brand-name linen sprays that you keep around your iron when pressing all of your lovely blocks. Vodka is usually made with potatoes, wheat, rye or similar grains. It has a light starch to it for this reason. Vodka is also colorless, and odorless for the most part, so it is the perfect thing to use on your laundry, linens, or fabric when you are looking for a nice, light crisp feel to it. As always, I highly recommend testing it in an inconspicuous area before spraying away. (CYA) I have never had a problem with any of my fabrics bleeding when using this spray. Or maybe I just can't see the fabric any more after a few blocks. Two sprays for me, one for the churn dash, Two for me one for the durn chash. For those who want to throw Carrie Nation back into the closet where she is the chemical solution:

Monica's Linen Spray and Quilt Room Refreshment
  • 2 Cups distilled water
  • 1/4 Cup Vodka
  • 10 drops of lavender essences (optional, and whatever scent you like)


Kathy said...

Well, I say! You are just one smart cookie! Thanks for the recipe!

Rhonda said...

I resemble that you to come up with a great way to hide the stuff while having loads of sun....I mean fun....LOL

MOLLY said...

That Mexican Martini sounds great. I knew you were a kindred spirit!! Let's go Quiltin!!

osagebluffquilter said...

this is too funny, Vodka, a new use for it!