I have read about wool dryer ball in blogs and on Pinterest. I decided to put some together, since they are suppose to cut down on clothes drying time. I had some variegated wool yarn that I wasn't going to use for anything else. It took them a bit longer to felt than I had expected, but I finally got them to work.
I used them in my dryer and I wish I'd made them long before this. They really cut down on the dryer time. (Save $$$) I went down to throw something else in the dryer after a short period of time and found my load of laundry was almost completely dry. I have been using them for a month and I won't go back to using a dryer without them. The only downfall, is that they get in sleeves and pant legs, so you have to collect them when you fold laundry. If you only put one or two things in the dryer, it sounds like some enormous popcorn machine! I can live with both of those things.
I made six dryer balls with two small skeins of wool yarn. It doesn't matter what color they are, so you could buy a sale yarn. I encourage you to give it a try. There are tutorials on many blogs and Pinterest.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Opal found a warm place to hide.
- Do you like avocados?
- Have you ever gone on a roller coaster?
- Do you do cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or needle punch?
- Do you cook with gas or electric?
- Tell me something good, pleasant, or uplifting. Please.
- I do, but ones that aren't organic always seem to make my mouth itch. I like guacamole.
- Yes, but it isn't something I would like now.
- I have done all of these in the past. I bought supplies for needle punch and would like to revisit that craft. I have seen some amazing blogs of this craft.
- Gas. I had electric until two years ago. I used gas at work, in most kitchens, restaurants, and caterers.
- I have been enjoying board games and card games with two of the girls. It's a nice break from reading or watching movies. They always win, but I have fun.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
- What is your favorite kind of bread? (wheat, white, rye, sourdough, a gluten free type, etc.)
- Would you go to an opera if someone you know was in it?
- What is your favorite kind of citrus fruit?
- Are you doing any home renovations or decorating projects?
- If you could sit in a rocking chair and view a beautiful scene, where would you be and what would you be looking at?
- I used to love freshly baked bread, before we went gluten free. Butter and honey on a slice right our of the oven-YES! Now I enjoy our gluten free flat breads and rolls. I found a loaf recipe that slices and it's useful for sandwiches, but it just isn't the same. Feeling better is still more important to me.
- Yes. My daughter is training to be an opera singer. There was a day I would not have wanted to go, but I have started appreciating more things as I've gotten older.
- My favorite is oranges.
- Hubby is tiling the living room ceiling and putting in a new floor. I'm making window quilts for our drafty upstairs rooms.
- I would be sitting n a rocking chair on the front porch of a nice log home, looking out over mountains. A nice sunrise or sunset wouldn't hurt either. Wendell says he would like to have a really big rocking chair and look out over a few hundred acres of carrots.
Wendell and I hope you have a great week!
Posted by Patrice at 9:13 AM