Saturday, April 4, 2015

Company coming, busy cleaning

Good gosh! Is it really necessary to turn everything in the house up side down just to give one room a good cleaning...



Right now I'm taking a break...having a baked oatmeal bar and a glass of cold milk, which is very good, by the way! 

We have company coming next Tuesday. Seeing as how I've turned our only other little bedroom into a sewing room and that's where she will be sleeping...I needed to clean. With the cats sleeping on the bed and the dust from the litter box behind the bed, and the lint and dust from cutting and sewing well it is a mess.

Got about a quarter mile of washed ruffly curtains blowing in the breeze on the clothesline...



Tuesday morning I'll put the clean sheets and bedspread on the bed.

Remember the three peach trees that have been in pots up at garden? A few weeks ago I finally got one of them transplanted. The roots had grown through the bottom of the pot and deep into the ground. After a lot of back breaking pulling and tugging, I had to chop part of the roots off, then with a knife cut the pot away. What a job! Looks like the little peach tree might live. It is blooming...


Thinking of you all and wanted to say hello. The wind has surely dried the curtains by now so I'll get back to work. Thank you for visiting. 

Love,
Henny



29 comments:

  1. Your guest room will smell like spring when you are finished. Peach blooms, how pretty. I'm sure Miss Peach Tree bloomed to celebrate her liberation from the pot. Happy Easter, Henny and family.

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    1. Happy Easter Cynthia. It's amazing how that fresh air smell comes in on things dried in the sun.

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  2. I am not a good housekeeper so wait until the last minute to tear things apart. BUT, it feels so good when you step back and see your accomplishments.
    Enjoy your company!

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    1. That's true. I wait until the last minute too! Thank you!

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  3. Yes, overnight company does mean a lot more cleaning than just company for a few hours. There is all the bed linen to be changed and washed and dusting and vacuuming to be done and generally a guest room ends up with a lot of odds and ends just stuck in there supposedly for the time being but which have to be put away. It does usually here at least mean turning everything upside down. Nice for you though since your weather is more springlike and you can wash stuff and dry it outdoors (the smell of sun dried sheets is just delicious) and your windows can be open and the room can be aired out which makes such a difference. And too that will be one less room to have to take into account for spring cleaning. How nice that will be.

    Have fun with your company and have a happy Easter.

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    1. My thoughts exactly! And, you're right about the extra room catching all the odd and ends. I am always sitting things in the sewing room until I can come up with a place to put it. Thank you and Happy Easter.

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  4. Aah, what a cozy little room to sleep in......
    Freshly laundered sheets and curtains, always brings Spring to mind,
    Enjoy your 'guest time' and a delightful Easter to you and yours !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. I know your place must be beautiful today, on Easter! The Easter Bunny is probably staying with you. : ) Happy Easter.

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  5. Hard to think of an image more springlike than those fluffy curtains billowing on the line!

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  6. There is nothing nicer than the smell of fresh washing it should be a real delight for your guest.

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    1. I agree and hope it will be a delight. Thank you. A Happy Easter to you.

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  7. Don't work too hard! I hope you have a wonderful visit. Happy Easter.

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    1. Happy Easter Terri. Not much danger in me working too hard these days. : )

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  8. Hi Henny: I would feel so cozy in that room and I love the big window. Great for watching the birds. :)) I love your birdhouse. Did Poppy build that? Enjoy your company and have a Happy Easter.

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    1. Hey Deb. Poppy did build the big birdhouse for me. It is looking a little rundown these days. He built it in 1999. Happy Easter!

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  9. Happy Easter! I hope that you and Poppy have a wonderful easter! Enjoy your company!
    Love you

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    1. Happy Easter Vicki! Hope you and those boys and Frank have a wonderful Easter too. I miss the grandchildren being small and wanting Grandpa to hide the eggs. Dan used to put money in those plastic eggs to hide along with the real Easter eggs. They grow up too fast. Love you!

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  10. I love your ruffly curtains hanging out to dry! So Home-y. Happy Easter!!

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    1. Thank you. Happy Easter to you! I enjoy hanging clothes on the line!

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  11. That is a great clothesline! Happy Easter! Enjoy your company! :)

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    1. Nothing like a great long clothesline! :) Happy Easter to you and Far Guy and Chance...well and all of your family!

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  12. Happy Easter, Henny and Poppy. I know your guest(s) will love whatever you have prepared for them. Staying at your teeny tiny farm would be such a pleasure. I bet there is a nice ham on your menu. Will there be any egg hunts around the place? Hope it is lovely weather and you have a great day!

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    1. Happy Easter Pam. There won't be any egg hunts this year. It makes me sad that all the grandchildren are too old for things like this. Easter Day used to be such fun with the children begging grandpa to hide the eggs. Dan would put money in some of those plastic eggs and hide them along with the real Easter eggs. I would bake a ham and have potato salad...the usual stuff. Your grandchildren are at the right age to enjoy Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny. Hope they are with you today.

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  13. That's a lot of ruffly curtains. I hope you don't have to iron them too.

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    1. Oh, thank goodness I did not need to iron the curtains! Happy Easter Linda.

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  14. Found you while indulging in some blog hopping, the curtains blowing in the breeze have made me look sideways at mine. I love the bonnets and the new apron, while I do not wear a bonnet I have a good pile of aprons. I do not have anything like yours though, I am now off to follow.

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    1. Pam, thank you! It makes me happy that you saw something in my blog worth following. I struggle with blogging and know just enough to get by. I'm so happy to have you!

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  15. I love the bedroom decor. I would also love to have a spare bedroom for sewing and guests. That is just wonderful. Happy Easter to you . xx

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