I am a self confessed linen junkie. And I'm not sure why. I've never really sewn that much, although when I have it was really enjoyable. I just have a thing for linens; sheets, pillow cases, tablecloths, place mats, scraps, old quilts. I hoard them like a pack rat, which leads me to today's photos.
This is a full flat sheet that I conned my mom out of. She got it for her wedding shower in 1971. When I was little I got a huge thrill out of going to bed to find my bed made with it. A couple of years ago I was home for Thanksgiving and asked mom is she still used it, to which she said no. So I stole it. Just kidding, but I did do some high pressure sales until she gave it to me.
This is a twin sheet from college. When I went to college I moved in the dorms and mom went into a complete panic. We forgot to buy sheets. There I was, arms full of band aids, Tylenol, shampoo, new comforter, laundry detergent, but no sheets. My sweet aunt donated a sheet set to me, and I used it all three years I was in the dorms. I spent my childhood sleeping on these sheets, spending weekends with my cousins Amy and Emily. I can remember playing outside until dark, coming in with gritty dirt in my teeth, watching Nick at Night while eating MacDonald's and then falling asleep in Amy's extra twin bed on these very sheets. Heaven, pure heaven. Eventually the fitted sheet fell apart, but I've always thought I would use this flat sheet for some project in the future.
These place mats are new. I bought four of them for $10.00. Deal? I think so. Not exactly 'linens' but I wanted to share anyway.
As for the apology, here goes, "Mary, I'm sorry I dogged your Home Companion magazine recently. Your current January/February issue is delightful and I love it." There. I said it. Whew, that was hard.
*On a side note, congratulations to Jana who is pregnant with the soon-to-be-arrived baby Autumn. Check out her new nursery photos, they are impressive to say the least!