Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

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Thursday, November 19

Drying my Linens

Since moving house, I have yet to get a 'real' closeline!
Today I boiled some of my linens!  Yes, on the stove.  I put some mild detergent in a big pot and brought it to a boil and put in the linens.  I used the handle of a wooden spoon to smush them into the water.  They boiled for 15 minutes.  And most of the old stains came out!

Heritage (David Austin rose)  is one of the rose bushes you see behind the linens. 

Abraham Darby (also David Austin) is the bush on the left.
November in Baton Rouge is wonderful.  My roses love the cooler weather and so do I!


Martha said...

Hmm, never thought to boil my linens. And I have some that need some boilin'! I love that middle rose picture. Almost looks like you could use that as an embroidery pattern. No roses here. Gone.

julia said...

I've never tried boiling my linens. I will have to try it.

Alicia said...

It works especially well with detergent on pillowcases to get the oils from face and head and also the hairspray that accumulates.

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