Thursday, September 25, 2008

On the run....

First - Janna! what a great thought, putting the sheets inside a pillowcase, I am SO going to try that. Second - my opinion is that fitted bottom sheets are the result of an argument between Good and Evil. Good said "Hey, cool, these won't come out at the bottom and get all rumply!" and Evil said "Yeah, and just TRY to fold them neatly so they look all tidy in the linen closet, MWWWAHAHAHAHAHA!"

OK, so some of you say you can do it, and Mr Dearling sort of can do it. Me? Waddumup & throw'em in. I have decided I may to a "before" and "after" picture of my linen closet.......after, of course. And even I'm going to try some of y'all's towel-foldings, and maybe I'll put in pictures of my way too (which, as I didn't say, is to fold each side in slightly overlapping, lengthwise, then once down so that the nice edges are at the bottom and they look nice on the towel bar).

NOTE: "Look nice on the towel bar" is relative. You've heard it before: Martha Stewart doesn't live here. I'm not one of those match-y towel & shower-curtain type gals. In fact, the FULL sets of biffy stuff that match (you know, soap dish, toothbrush holder, drinking glass, tissue cover &c &c &c) give me the creepies. Usually (don't want to offend anyone who goes for that look).

Next, a Shocking Opinion: I looked at the new Mason Dixon gals' book at Barnes & Noble the other day, and (are you sitting down?) I don't want it ! Now, don't get me wrong, I think it looks terrific, and it's as loaded with their delicious personalities and humor as the first one, but none of the patterns in it look like my kind of....anything. I don't wear things like that, don't knit like that (or that well, at least), and I admire but don't want it.

Furthermore, I'm not even going to put in any more here or even any darling kitty pictures or ANYthing because my copy of the new book by the Yarn Harlot arrived today. Watch this space for future developments.

4 comments:

MollyBeees said...

Dale H! Stop, Cease and desist trying to fold the fitted sheets!!! Neither you or I hit the minimum height requirement to accommplish this. Tall folks have a hard time, but us Wee Folk! Fuggetaboudit! I think it may even be illegal for us to even attempt it. I think I read that in the same manual that has the instructions about not removing the little tags from the pillows under penalty of law in it. Spend the hour and a half you would have spent trying to get it right. reading the Harlot!

dale-harriet said...

{properly chastised} It's quite true, I had forgotten that, I haven't read that manual (and dare I say it? I DO tear off those tags) but I'm sure it's true. There IS a minimum height requirement, and those sheets are WAAAAY longer than I am. (Or you are....) Thank you , O Friend o' Mine, you're right. I will continue wadding.

yarndork said...

I have to agree with mollybees; folding fitted sheets is for the tall people of the world. How's the new book?

teabird said...

I'm exempt from folding sheets: I'm not quite 4'11" . I sort-of roll them, and the pillow-cases go into the roll. It works. The rolls are hidden. No linen closets with perfectly-folded and beribboned sheets for me!