Vince got my clothes line all set up while I was gone last week. I tell ya . . I must be the last person in this country wanting to hang my clothes. First, we couldn’t find the poles anywhere and ended up having to have them made by a local welder. Second, we couldn’t find decent line. This line keeps drooping/stretching and Vince has had to tighten it up twice. I sure hope the third time is the charm.
Try finding a clothes pin bag! I found one last week at Wal-Mart but it looked like it was made of the cheapest fabric . . almost like paper, so I knew how long that would last. Sunday we decided to drive to Joplin on the pretense of finding a clothes pin bag. Really, we both were dying for a meal from J. B. Elephant’s and neither would admit that we would drive 70 miles each way just to eat — with gas near $4.00/gallon. We ate lunch (I’m already wanting to go back! Gotta break that habit!), then we went to a few places but we stopped at Home Depot, Target, Sutherland’s and a couple of other hardware stores and no one had a clothes pin bag.
While in Springfield on Saturday, we stopped by Merrily We Quilt Along and I picked up Darlene Zimmerman’s Wash Day Clothes Pin Bag Pattern. Like most of my patterns, I figured it would end up on the pattern shelf, never to be used but when I couldn’t find a decent clothes pin bag, look what I made! The pattern was so easy and so fun and isn’t it just the cutest thing? I can see how it would be useful for lots of things besides clothes pins.
My friend’s mom loves frogs and I know she has a clothes line. She’s so sweet to send me the cutest handmade cards for all occasions so I made her this one. I went down to our little quilt shop to see if they had any frog fabric. They didn’t but then I found some in my stash. Guess I should be shopping the stash first!
Bet she doesn’t lose that rascal on the clothes line!