I came home to find he had started to make a mini ironing board for me from scrap.
I helped finish it up and here it is. I really love it. It sits on the table beside my sewing machine. I don't have to go very far to press a block. Also I can hide stuff underneath it. You know, from myself ;)
I have had it about a month and prefer to use it over the ironing board because of the padding. I used an entire pack of crib sized batting for padding.
Today my husband said I should make a cover for the ironing board. That is in my long term plans.