Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Signs of Spring.........

We're getting there....................
We just need some warmer temperatures.......................
And that will come eventually!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter, Friends!

May your day be filled with much happiness and love!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Laundry Time...........

I don't have a Laundry Room, just a place off the kitchen in my workroom that has my washer and dryer. These are some of my laundry collectibles.

I found this "parrot" at the Salvation Army.

I'm sorry for the glare on this picture. I don't know how to remove pictures once they are posted.

Some other stuff hangin' around.

I found the old thermometer in a pile of wood.

I also have some washboards hanging up there. I wish I had more room to hang more of them.

This is the one that I used for many years when I first got married. It was good for scrubbing really dirty spots on clothes, especially socks.

These are some of the laundry aides that I've collected over the years.

Ugg! To think that I really did make this starch and use it on my husband's shirts. It had to be cooked and then thinned with water to the right strength. It was poured onto the wet clothes and wrung out and then the clothes had to be hung on the clothesline to dry. Then the clothes had to be sprinkled with water and let sit for a while to evenly distribute the moisture and then they had to be ironed. What a job that was! They looked really nice when they were all finished.

Ivory soap was used for everything. Bathing, clothes, shampooing hair, there were all sorts of uses for it. Most women bathed their babies with it because it was "99/44 100% pure".

The Octagon and Fels-Naptha soaps were used mostly for cleaning, floors, woodwork and anything that needed a good scrubbing.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk back through time. It seems like it was just yesterday.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update on my Amaryllis.........

There are now 5 blossoms open!Every one of them is just as beautiful as the others!I did pollinate 2 of the flowers. Below shows the pistil (female part at the bottom) and the stamens (the male parts that has the pollen on them). Hopefully, the pollination will take and I will get some seeds from this beauty. It takes about a month or so to get seeds. I'll keep you updated.

'Til next time, Love ya, Jean