Sunday, August 1, 2010

Project Genesis and Mosaic Monday


Project Genesis II

Growing up, we had a long closeline for hanging the wash and it always smelled so good when it was brought in.  Sheets could be pinned out to their full length and were dry in no time.  My mother didn't want an electric dryer so we had lines in the basement too.
When I got married there was no room for a long line so we had one of the umbrella types that worked pretty good.  Now in the the house we're in , there just isn't room for a traditional closeline and hanging things over the deck railing has been OK but I really wanted some sort of line for clothes.
Last year Lee Valley introduced an accordian style drying apparatus that can be attached to the side of a house and I couldn't wait to get one.



As you can see, it folds right back against the brick and opens up to hold quite a few items.  It's located right outside my kitchen door and ultimately gets a lot of use.
Project Genesis is hosted by Suzan at Old Grey Mare and I hope you'll share your environment friendly ideas with the rest of us.
I'm also linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

25 comments:

  1. Judith, it looks like a wonderful idea.

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  2. Judith,

    I have not seen this before! Please give everyone (and me) the link to purchase. :0

    Suzan

    I'm thrilled to have you here today!

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  3. They are just wonderful. I have always use one and absolutely love it!

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  4. I love drying my clothes outside, and have the umbrella type dryer. I have a wooden clothes horse (as we call them in England) to dry some clothes on in the winter. I do dry the odd thing in the dryer like jeans and thick towels as they come out nice and soft.

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  5. I had an extending clothes line for some years but have now reverted to the whirligig/carousel type. No matter what, the clothes smell wonderful, so different to laundry dried indoors.

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  6. This is wonderful, Judith!!! I will have to show it to Hubby! :)
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  7. I love seeing laundry outside and the wind blown, magical scent of freshness! This is wonderful; Thanks for sharing~

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  8. That is a pretty cool device for drying clothes Judith. Clothes smell so nice when they have blown in the breeze.

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  9. This is so cool, I've never seen one before! I have been pricing umbrella lines now I'll have to take a look at this. Thanks for sharing! Theresa

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  10. Clothes dried outside always smell so fresh. What a great idea.

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  11. I love hanging laundry on the line ... something I could do when we lived in New Mexico, but living where the humidity is 70% or more almost all the time ... makes drying difficult if not at all. So sad. I miss it!!!

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  12. That's a great concept. It reminds me of an old wooden one that my grandfather had on his farm. It was right behind the woodstove. I imagine things really dried there fast. Now you get to enjoy that fresh dried smell again!

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  13. Great find, Judith...I love this! Lee Valley has the best treasures, don't they? We are not allowed clothes lines in our subdivision..bizarre but true. I wonder if I could get away with this rack?

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I agree with you about missing board games...and the no-technology day seems a grand idea to me! Scrabble in the morning, reading in the afternoon..sounds like a lovely summer's day...:)

    Lynette
    Imagination Lane

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  14. This is a great idea. Wish I didn't live in a shared condo. I have to get permission to put anything outside.

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  15. This is very cool. I love line dried clothes. Around here though, they would be covered with bird stuff as we are surrounded by trees. But I could still hang this in the laundry room, I think!

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  16. I so agree line drying is best.. I've just moved from an apartment to a villa and finally have a clothesline again!! woo hoo.. australians are pretty attached to their clotheslines.. haha.. maybe as we invented the Hills Hoist... many childhood memories of swinging on the things hahaha...

    Love the nifty line you have now... have a great week xx Julie

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  17. I love the smell of line-dried clothes...When I was a child it was my job to hang out the clothes. In winter they would dry faster than in summer. The clothes would freeze on the line and you could see the steam rise from them as they dried. Sis and I called it "freeze drying the clothes." Wishing you well! Cathy

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  18. Isn't Lee Valley the greatest? The have such sensible tools and gadgets, and this one has to be one of the best. There's nothing like line-dried sheets, and now you can have them on any sunny day.

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  19. This is a wonderful idea!

    I love, like you, the smell of clothes hung out to dry. Nothing like it is there?

    I am always so tickled when i stop and say hi!

    Have the best week hon.

    Claudia

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  20. Mmmm Sheets dried on the line...with those nice windy, sunny days! Mmmm..I can smell the fresh air in them now.

    Lovely blog. Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Hi Judith... I almost missed this.. I am so far behind! I love your folding clothesline, I have been wanting something just like this for the winter!
    Bella

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  22. I need one of these for my house. I have an all paved yard and nowhere to put in an umbrella style. Lee Valley is near me. Thank you so much.

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  23. That brings back memories. I miss a clothes line. I had 2 step sisters 11-12 years younger and spent alot of time hanging out their diapers when I was a teen. I still hung out my kids too. But no clothesline anymore since the 80's.

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  24. That would be perfect on my back porch! I use the old wooden stand up kind, but sure enough the wind will kick up and knock it over from time to time. I don't get too upset thought, the wind is cooling things off a bit on these hot summer days.

    I was too late to link up, but I hope you'll drop by and read my Project Genesis post that I put up today.

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