Friday, February 27, 2009
Ready and Set to Go!
I had asked a few days ago for help in finding clothespins, specifically the spring-type made of a hard plastic. Roberta Anne, from Little House In the Desert suggested to look at the grocery stores. What a smart suggestion, I had only been looking at the larger department stores like Target, Wal-Mart and KMart. It took me a whole morning to find them (I was on a mission!), but I came home victorious and am glad to say that I'm ready for spring now...yup. REALLY READY. (As in, I can hardly take another day of this gloomy weather that can't make up its mind!! But, we're gettin' there, slowly but surely!)
These clothespins are by Diamond, (the same company that makes boxes of wooden matches) and I found them in my local Spartan grocery store. They are strong and durable, and don't mark up my lights and my whites like their cousins, wooden clothespins. Out here, clothespins have to be DURABLE above all else, the wind can get quite wicked and we can't have any mamby-pamby little clip-type clothespins, believe me, I've tried 'em! Only the heavy-duty ones will do. I mean, I don't like to look outside and see the family's jeans laying on the ground!
And, for my new and much-loved heavy duty clothespin bag, I must thank Robin at Robin's Stitches on ETSY...for this very large, durable weatherproof clothespin bag. It measures 11" x 11.5", so it's a big girl! She's a FARMGIRL'S clothespin bag. (I'm thinking of buying my neighbor one for her birthday, I think she'd love it!)
In reality, I'd sure like to have a cute-sy bag that looks vintage, but out here where I live, with the strong winds and dirt blowing around from the farm fields, this one is perfect because the rain can wash right through it, and the sun get through the weave to dry the clothespins out for me instead of mildew being able to grow. It's an ingenious design, really! And it holds a ton of pins, which I need because I have five long lines so I can hang EVERYTHING out at once if I want to.
So, BRING ON SPRING! I'm ready! And yes, I'm weird, but hanging out the laundry, to me, is one of the biggest pleasures of the nicer weather. I LOVE IT! And I cannot wait! Bring on the fresh, clean breezes!