Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Tease

YES YES YES......
I am loving this wonderful spring like weather God has blessed us with these past few days!

Even though we still have plenty of snow left {a lot has melted}
I couldn't wait to hang my bedding on the line to dry!

I love love love sun dried laundry!
It smells so fresh and wonderful!
Yes I do hang my laundry out all winter {it's called freeze dried} :-)
Do you wanna bet my neighbors think I am crazy! {te-hee}

Today the sun was shinning bright so it dried pretty fast!

And since we have been cooped up all winter we decided to take advantage of this wonderful day and do some yard work!
I had a few pines to cut down....
Wonderful day to burn them since we didn't have to worry about causing a forest fire!
Anyone ready to roast marshmallows?
I am walking on sunshine today!
~~ Hope you are too ~~


Hugz, Dolly

31 comments:

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

'Tis wonderful to throw off the confines of winter and pretend that SPRING has arrived in Michigan! I hung out laundry and washed windows on the lower story, the upper story will have to wait for now...

Love your laundry on the line photo!
XOXO
Joni

Lori said...

Dolly, i love the new look you have over here, it is SO pretty...freeze dried...LOL...too cute:)

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous sight,,, your beautiful sheets hanging on the line with the snow!! love it

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Dolly,

Oh you sound so happy, and your weather looks wonderful. I'm so glad you got to do some outdoor things. Our weather has been so rainy, then sunny, then rainy, then sunny, you get the idea. It's awesome for the plants and spring flowers, but heck on allergies, and those of us with pain issues. Have fun!

Hugs,
Meri

Kathleen Grace said...

I hear you Dolly! I havent hung the laundry out yet but I feel so much better now that the days are getting longer and the sun is shining:>) I feel renewed!

vivian said...

it was a sunny day here too! Just wish I could have stayed home to enjoy it! I still have christmas garlands and wreaths up on the front of my house.. today would have been a perfect day to take them down. I would like a month off!
have fun!
vivian

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your freeze dried sheets! I think we're all so ready for Spring! This has certainly been a rough winter for many.

The French Bear said...

Wonderful!!! I can't think of anything I love more then the fresh air dried smell of clean sheets..... takes me back to my childhood!!!
I love that you hang your laundry out!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Shirley said...

There definitely is something about the smell of the laundry when you hang them outside. I love the picture of your laundry hanging outside in the snow. I can remember during my childhood of my mother hanging out clothes and letting them freeze dry. thank you for sharing.

Mica said...

It's actually rainy here in Cali can you believe it???? I can't hang anything outside. I bet your neighbors are definitely laughing. tee hee. Hugs, Mica

Sam I Am said...

oh my goshhhh..i am so homesick now seeing frozen sheets on the line in the middle of winter!!! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
my mom ALWAYS did that..and then i grew up and married..and I did it too!!
There is nothing better than fresh sheets off the line in the middle of winter!! OH MY GOSHHHH..

then i moved to cali..and no more lines.. no more snow.. no more freezing.. just dryer-sheet scents! lol

debsea said...

oh, springtime snow scented sheets!!! heavenly! hope you're doing well! the sun sure helps, doesn't it?
i couldn't put my valentine box away - i'm keeping it out in my workroom. it makes me smile!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Your linens look so pretty on the line! I hung blankets on the line yesterday! They didn't totally dry but I figured yesterday was going to be my best bet! ♥

Sandy said...

How nice you can hang your laundry out. We have one of the horrible HOAs and a little rule stating you can't have a clothesline. Isn't that stupid? I usually drape anything large I would like to air-dry over my lawn chairs on my screened-in porch. Lovely photo of linens on the line with the snow below.

Alison Gibbs said...

Nothing quite like line dried bedding. No matter the weather my laundry is all line dried but I don't live where it snows
Alison

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Can you believe I have never line dried my sheets? This is also going on the list of things to try.

Your pictures look wonderful.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What wonderful you had your laundry in the early spring breeze! =)

Thank you for entering my giveaway!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Dolly,
I'm glad you like my cottage kitchen reno! Boy was it a lot of work, but OH SO worth it! :) The backsplash goes up REALLY easy and cuts with kitchen scissors. :) OH and lucky you, it comes in white! I started to get white, but my kitchen already had so much white in it that I thought the crosshatched silver would add a touch of metallic shine. :) The white was also a little too shiny for me. (it doesn't come in a flat white) You can get a paintable one though. I think the paintable and the white have to be ordered. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my backsplash! (and glad you did too!) :)
Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Susan said...

I also am a line dryer all year. Wouldnt have it any other way.

Love your banner.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

I'm so glad to "meet" you! Thanks for joining in my give away & following. I'm so glad that it led me here! Have a blessed weekend!
Joyfully,
Wylie

Mrs.Kwitty said...

It's a beautiful sunshiney day here too...smells like spring!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with your sweet comment--what a dear you are ♥
Hugs, Karen

jen said...

Hey Dolly! Thanks for stopping by! YOu are such a sweetie! Can I come play in your magnificent yard! Wow just beautiful! love the clothes line in the snow you are so hardcore! Have a lovely Sunday and a nice roll in the hay in those sun dried sheets :) hee hee
luvs and glitter
~jen

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Sun dried laundry is the BEST!

Wait, did I understand you correctly....you cut down a TREE??? Sheesh woman, is there anything you CAN'T do? ;-)

Thanks so much for grabbing my giveaway button! Why yes, I *do* accept bribes, hehehe!

Anne

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dolly:
There really is nothing quite like the smell of laundry that has dried on the line. Mother Nature's very own "dryer sheet" scent! ;-)

Thanks for visiting Brynwood and posting my giveaway on your blog. Two entries for you!
Good luck!
See you again soon.
xoxo
Donna

My Cottage Charm said...

Dolly,
I bought the wallpaper you like from Ebay a long time ago. The sellers name was frank-ant and it was listed under Toile de Jouy, but I looked and he doesn't have any listed. you might want to do a search and find him, then ask about the paper. It's actual name is Victorian Charm and it was made by the Warner Company, but like I said, that's not what he had it listed under. :) Hope you can find some and I hope it's not dicontinued. :-o
Have a great day!

My Cottage Charm said...

Dolly,
I bought the wallpaper you like from Ebay a long time ago. The sellers name was frank-ant and it was listed under Toile de Jouy, but I looked and he doesn't have any listed. you might want to do a search and find him, then ask about the paper. It's actual name is Victorian Charm and it was made by the Warner Company, but like I said, that's not what he had it listed under. :) Hope you can find some and I hope it's not dicontinued. :-o
Have a great day!

Cathy said...

Hi Dolly-belle,

The sun is shining bright here in MA today too and it actually feels like spring. Just perfect temp. I went for a power walk this morning for about 30 minutes. It felt great. Now I have to do it everyday!

I can't wait to send you your May Day tussie! lol

xo Cathy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Dolly! It's so nice to meet you!
Your blog is soooo pretty. I had seen this layout before, and I am loving it. I was reading your profile, and I said, Oh my goodness she likes the same things I do. Victorian, Shabby Chic, vintage, etc. My living room is cottage, and my kitchen is vintage country. I also love a lot of pink. I was lucky to have 3 girls, and hubby doesn't mind the pink at all. :) I am also a grandma to 2 boys. your grandaughter is so adorable! Please come by for a visit, and I will be back. I have marked you as a favorite!

Debbie

Tins and Treasures said...

I love how the sheets smell when they have been dried outside!

Happy Weekend ~Natalie

Elizabeth said...

Hi Dolly,
Just catching up. I love hanging my clothes outside. We have been having weather in the 70 but tomorrow we have a cool front blowing through.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Jenny said...

Oh, I see this is an older post but I have clothes drying on the line right now and we have a big pile of wood piled up in our firepit! Both of those things are favorites here, too!