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Monday, August 21, 2006


Remember the linen I cleaned for a friend while I was on holiday? Well, these are some pictures taken on the day I brought it back home, and Ken thought I had bought it all at an auction!
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8 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Gina, how sweet of you to do all that work for your friend, even though I'm sure there were lots of 'pretties' there....=)

Stash Queen said...

Did you use some special techniques and/or washing solution to clean all this linen?

Gina E. said...

Hi Maggie and Cici, thanks for your comments! Cici, I use an Aussie product called Napisan to soak all my linen. I forget what the American equivalent is called, but it comes under the class of oxygenating cleaners, or something like that. It does NOT contain ammonia or any kind of bleach. I soak my linens in it overnight (or longer if they are badly stained), then rinse them in cold water, and hang them on the clothes line to dry.

tkdchick said...

That's a lot of linen!

Medieval Lady said...

Oh my! You were busy.
-Patty

Crazee4books said...

I can just imagine my DH's face if I came home with a similar pile of books in boxes (to store for someone or something). He'd have a bird!!! Cheers Judy

Lee-ann said...

OMG! Gina I did not know you ment "that much" to go through! goodness you had a big job ahead of you, the lady must have been thrilled to bits with your help............Now you can do mine! :o) just kidding!

You are a lovely kind lady Gina true and for certain
Lee-ann

Chelle said...

Oh my goodness, that is a serious pile of linens! You are such a dear to undertake that much cleaning, especially while on holiday. Wish I could have seen Ken's face when he thought you bought it all, that would have been priceless!