Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vintage Sheets

Do you remember what sheets felt like when you were a kid? When they were buttery smooth and soft and all broken in? When they were a little bit cool when you slipped into them after playing all day and evening catching lightning bugs? Newer sheets don't feel like that.

My friend, Bev, and I were discussing that earlier this week. Maybe it is all of the chemical treatments and sizings that are put on newer sheet, but they are not as soft, even if you spend way TOO much money on them. Maybe it is the "don't need to iron" qualities of newer sheets. I don't know. We never ironed sheets. Who has time for that? We hung them on the line (usually), took them down, gave them a good shake before putting them on the bed. Neither Bev nor I come from fancy folks. But, the sheets felt so good.

Ironically, while I was reading blogs today, I checked out Amy at A Quilting Sheep as I usually do and she turned me on to a blog about Vintage Sheets. They were having a give away, so I popped over to check it out. Okay, the give away stuff can seem lame, but it is a good way to spread the word about your blog and add to its readership. Besides, I am on a roll since being a winner in the Abbey Lane giveaway!

But, it wasn't just about the sheets. They are using them to make beautiful items and repurpose them in a meaningful way when their original form might not be appealing anymore. Doubly cool!

Then the site directed me to Whimsie Dots blog and etsy shop. Too cute! It's retro fun!

Anyway, head over to Vintage Sheets and check out the giveaway for a bundle of sheet prints. How amazing would a summer time quilt be in that? I guess I didn't think quilting with Vintage Sheets, but maybe table cloths and curtains. Silly me! I think about quilting when it comes to everything else, so why not? Those soft little gems would make me smile and what could be cooler than that?

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