Enlarge for details. ( I am confused by the requirements for commenting at Gothic Arches (Mr Blinky versus ordinary blog comments) so haven't posted there.
We complain about our domestic chores in this modern age. Spare a thought for those who had to heat a super-heavy iron on a wood stove, hand wash everything - or boil it - and then use a hand turned wringer.
The image is from a Flickr-free-to-use submitted by Cassandra. Everything else from Kubivet freebies.