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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wash Day


Don't you just love it,
when the weather is nice enough
to dry your sheets outside.
I use my dryer for almost everything.
but, when weather and time permits . . .
 nothing is sweeter than . . .
 the sleep you get,
sleeping under line dried sheets.

Do any of you still dry your sheets outside?

Sweet Dreams :)

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

47 comments:

  1. I love the sweet smell of line dried sheets, one of the best luxuries of Spring.

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    1. Amen to that . . . There nothing better than sleeping under Sun dried sheets.

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  2. LOVE the quilt on your bed! I like the smell of sheets dried on the line, but it's not permitted in our neighborhood. :-(

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    1. So sad, come over and use my clothesline anytime๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. I also love the fresh smell of line dried sheets. I keep urging hubby to put up a clothesline but he insists that line dried sheets are ROUGH. Silly man. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I fought my Steve on putting up a line for years, then when we moved to the country I just said, the argument is over. Country home need country clothes lines.

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  4. I love the smell and feel of line dried sheets.

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    1. There is just something magical that happens when the sun comes in contact with bed sheets. It's a match made in heaven.

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  5. I dry everything outside as soon as the weather permits.
    You're right it smells wonderful to sleep on line dried sheets, Connie!

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    1. I think that is great, it helps the house stay cooler in the summer, too.

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  6. I still dry my sheets outside Connie. I did today and they smell so nice. I use my line outside whenever I can. Have a nice
    weekend. Thelma. xo

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    1. I'm really excited to hear that so many of my followers use solar dryers . . . It is so good on many levels.

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  7. I hate to admit that even though I was brought up with having our clothes on the line every wash day (even in winter), I don't even have a clothes line :( I do love the fresh air smell on sheets though!
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, I do not use my line for everything, but love it for sheets, quilts and rugs, especially rugs with rubber backing. I think that the backing lasts longer when not put into a hot dryer. We are all living busy lives, some more busy than others ... the dryer is a great invention. I remember hanging clothes on the line in the winter . . . NO FUN!

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  8. Sadly I take the lazy way and use my dryer for towels and sheets. When the sun is shining I will hang jeans and my DH's socks etc out on the line though. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I use the dryer all the time, too, but when I'm not in a hurry my sheets and bedding go on the line.

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  9. Oops. I didn't press publish but it disappeared! Just like magic! LOL I don't dry my sheets outdoors anymore because of allergies. Would be nice if I could. I do dry a few other things outdoors at times. That is a beautiful quilt! Did you make it? Looks like embroidery on your pillow cases? Nice that you use them! Pretty afghan. Did you make that too? You are one busy creative lady! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I wish that I could say that I made the quilt and the afghan, but I didn't. I've had them a long time even way before I ever started quilting.

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  10. I hang everything i can outside barely use the dryer unless its raining and even then lol i have cloths a hanging around he house. I love that fresh clean smell. Have a lovely evening with love Janice

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    1. You are a very ambitious young woman :)

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  11. The smell of air dried sheets is so much better, there is a freshness that you cannot recreate, despite the fabric sprays saying you can xxx

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  12. girl! I sold my clothes dryer two years ago...because I never used it! (last year and this year and been super rainy) But I have been hanging my laundry since I've been married. When my kids were home I hung laundry, when I cloth diapered... I hung laundry. I love hanging laundry...it's my most favorite chore to do! Really! The most I used my dryer, was when I realized my youngest son's allergies would be minimized by drying in the dryer. His sheets, towels and clothes got tossed into the dryer-- to remove allergens. It helped!
    I even hang my laundry rain or shine -- I have an indoor line in my mud room. People call me crazy-- but, why not. My solar dryer doesn't cost me a cent to use either. ;)

    I love seeing sheets on the line... they are like huge flags! When I see laundry on the line while driving through the country-side... it makes me smile. ;)

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    1. I know what your mean, I love seeing clothes flapping in the wind on a line.

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  13. This is my first country house without a line!! I miss it so much and I'm trying to figure out where it's going....
    Sheets on the line are my all time favorite...although I'm wondering how my new allergies will hold up...:(

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    1. Before reading all these comments, I had never heard about the dryer vs. clothesline and allergies. It's very interesting.

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  14. I do miss the smell of clothes dried on the line.

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    1. When I know that I have line dryed sheets on the bed, I want to go to bed early. lol

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  15. I used to hang all my laundry outside years ago but I don't any more. I guess I just got lazy.

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    1. More like your life got busy or you found fun things to do instead :)

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  16. Yes, I love hanging clothes outside in the summer, esp the sheets.

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    1. Sheets and the sun make a very special connection . . . A match made in heaven :)

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  17. This so true and I love the smell! It's like sleeping under the stars.

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  18. I still hang sheets on the line to dry. I can just smell that freshness. Nothing else like it. Your pictures are so pretty.

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    1. There is nothing like it . . . It's like the sun and the fabric have this chemical reaction that creative a glorious scent :)

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  19. I wish I could hang my sheets - and our clothes - outside to dry, but I can't due to my terrible allergies (pollen, grass, trees, weeds, etc). In the nice weather, I do hang most of my cotton shirts over my porch railing or patio chairs to mostly dry - then I put them in the dryer for a few minutes to (hopefully) kill off any of the allergens. My mom hangs ALL her laundry out to dry, year-round! She cracks me up because she even does it in the winter. Her mother did the same thing. I'm not THAT crazy, lol!

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    1. They used to have no choice, but now . . . Well, I especially believe in using the dryer in bad weather and when I'm short on time.

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  20. We can't have clothes lines here, but I can remember my mom and grandma hanging clothes outside to dry.
    ~Cindy

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  21. I usually use the dryer, but once in awhile, in the summer, I'll figure out a way to dry clothes outside, especially the sheets. It smells so wonderful!

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  22. I will have to admit the only time I dried my clothes outside was when we lived in England.

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  23. I love drying my sheets outside - they smell better than any dryer sheets you can buy in the store for sure!! My allergies probably wouldn't like it much these days, though....

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  24. There is nothing like the smell and feel of line dried sheets. Sadly, I don't often hang mine out to dry, but during the summer when I'm home, I try to. I sometimes hang other things out to dry during the summer too. Summer break is just around the corner for me and I look forward to some line dried sheets. I can just smell them now. Have a lovely week my friend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  25. Hi Connie, Just had to share this with you! We had our Bible Study at our house today and one of the ladies brought me some lilacs! What a wonderful surprise and blessing! Nancy

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  26. You just can't beat the smell of line dried clothes, sheets, towels ... anything!

    All the best Jan

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  27. Sadly, no. I don't have a clothesline. I love the idea, though. Yours looks so sweet. xo ~ Nancy

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  28. I love that clothes pin bag!!! So cute. One of my lines recently broke and needs repairing. I agree, you can't beat outdoor dried laundry! There is something therapeutic about hanging out clothes... and then getting them in!

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