Sunday, 15 April 2007

Wash away the Winter

It's still only April and yet we have had the most gorgeous few days. It has been as warm as any summer day.

Loads of jobs were done outside.

The summer slipcovers were washed and dried on the line along with a huge quilt.
The garden table and chairs were power sprayed clean and hubby even finished the little shed that we have nicknamed the dunny because it looks like an outside loo.

For any of you international fellow bloglanders you may or may not know but as soon as the sun is out most of the British nation make a mad rush for it, sunblock in hand - the expression - mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun - comes to mind. Well forget midday - ALL DAY!

Yes a good weekend was had by all. I just hope that it keeps up for this week at least cos I have loads more quilts I could wash!!

It doesn't bear thinking about.
Just call me the washer woman, well it will take a few years to get through this lot and that's just the start of it!! So I guess I am hoping for quite a few sunny days then?


Ragged Roses said...

Thanks for the lovely comments! I'm having one of those wash day Mondays today (first load in washing machine). You were right about all your quilts - you do have a lot and they are all gorgeous. Hope you get some time to enjoy this weather.
Kim x

Lallee said...

Ginny, we have wonderful British neighbors who have a vacation home next to us. They are on their way over here tomorrow. I know they always hate going back home after visiting Florida if England is gloomy. Enjoy your sunshine! I'll tell them to bring some extra sun back home to you when they return ;-)

Marie said...

I'm pleased to hear that you are making the most of the sunshine. Every time I have called my family in the U.K. recently, they have told me that they are enjoying glorious weather. Here in Toronto, we are still waiting for Spring to arrive - cold and windy again!
I love your blog and will visit again soon.

Gill said...

WOW your quilts are GORGIOUS, must be great to get them all out for a good wash :-}

Here in Australia, we are at the begining of Autumn, the waether is still good, blue sunny skies.

Take care

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purple cucumbers folk art said...

thanks for the comments sweetie,I just slap the dog and spit in the firew,my youn'ins say I just dont have the time to worrie about beibf sick,to many other things to be done and life to enjoy,And I am fixing to be a Nanna again in 7 months!

OhSoVintage said...

I like that postcard and your amazing collection of quilts. Isn't it great to get things dried outside and several loads in one day - think all Britain has been washing yesterday!

Clare said...

Hi Ginny,

There's nothing like getting the washing out on the line in the sunshine and a nice breeze is there?! Then there's the lovely smell of line-dried fabrics - mmmmm!

I gave our outdoor table and chairs a good scrubbing over the weekend - as you say, we English head for the great outdoors the moment the sun shines!

Clare x

PS. I love your pretty boot hanging on your quilt cupboard!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What beautiful quilts! They will smell so lovely after a bath and some sunshine!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh, good for you, Ginny! I know the weather has been glorious, I am so glad. My family in Holland and Scotland have been outside with the sunblock too.

Your quilt picture is just so gorgeous...I am amazed at the sheer number of PINK ones!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i adore that graphic - too darn cute =) my, you have oodles of lovely quilts... debbie

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

So glad you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine! It just puts a whole new perspective on things, doesn't it?

LOVE Those quilts!

Vintage to Victorian said...

I love those quilts! Isn't it great to have some sun and get outside at last.

Sarah and Jack said...

What a gorgeous cabinet of quilts you have there!

anna's attic said...

hello ginny,my name is ann,and im new to the blogs.
but i had to ask do you sell any of your gorgeous pink quilts or are you a horder like me,regards ann. said...

hi ginny,you were the first person to email me a few weeks ago and i replied right away thanking you!
i have been away for a few days and on getting home and checking my new blog, i realised i had sent the email [for you] to myself!!!
i keep doing stupid things on my blog,but i have no one to help me [as hubby is no good haha]so its still trial and error,also i have put your 'Twinkle Pink'on my blog,but i cannot get it to open,please let me have the correct name to use,best wishes ginny have you had any sun this week!ann.