Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Such a simple thing.

We women are funny creatures, aren't we? Well, some of you might not agree. I'm referring to a little female quirk of being happy with simple things. Like having all the washing out on the line and watching it blow dry in wind and sunshine.

Today I changed the sheets on our bed and pulled a face when I took the clean set of sheets from the linen cupboard. Flat sheets top and bottom, which meant messed up bottom sheet every morning, despite being firmly tucked in the night before. I thought to myself, there must be a way to make a flat sheet into a fitted sheet. I spread the bottom sheet out on the bed and studied it. I could tie a knot in each corner and tuck it under the mattress...nah, tacky.

I poked around in my sewing books and other housekeeping hints-type books, but couldn't find anything that mentioned sheets at all. So I Googled. "How to convert flat sheets to fitted sheets" and found this link: Fitted Sheets. I spent the next half hour cutting the corners from my sheet and sewing (by machine) the new edges together, and VOILA! My el cheapo flannelette sheets are now fitted sheets!

3 Comments:

Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

Oh I so wish I could hang sheets out on a line. I could do that at my old place but not here. Great idea. :)

Sunday, 06 July, 2008  
Blogger Alice said...

Good for you! There is nothing like falling asleep on fresh, line-dried sheets. My mattress is extra deep and regular sheets pop right off. I have "sheet garters" that I use to keep them in place.

Friday, 11 July, 2008  
Blogger miss*R said...

what a great idea! I love line dried sheets too.
oh and Joe and I are planning on coming to Victoria in January 2009, I know it is ages away but thought I would let you know. We are riding down !!
I am sending your blog link to a gal from Canberra.. she use to live in Junee and is interested in 'meeting' other aussie bloggers..

Thursday, 17 July, 2008  

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