I like the Kukaro. I do that when I need to.
We are getting grey overhead again. For several days we've had really dark skies appear and storms with a whole lot of thunder but not much rain. I don't know what this means for our fireworks tonight. I remember one year there was a rain which came in and they did the fireworks as quickly as they could, one right after the other. I hope we get a break this year in the weather. DH always wants to go. I hate the traffic.
I'd like to recommend a book. Was on our "new" shelf at the library. Home Sweet Maison
by Danielle Postel-Vinay - The French Art of Making a Home
. I think especially blessed
should enjoy it. It's about how French homes are organized and run and how their rooms are set up and how it affects their lifestyle. How people interact and families live together (for one thing a sit down dinner every night and NO electronics at the table. It was very informative and I learned a lot about what frustrates me around here.
Here's some links from the book: look up boutis quilts (which are like our matelasse) lovely french whole cloth quilts all over the internet - just beautiful. Another one: (and these are in French which is interesting to hear and watch) comment plier un drap-housse
which brings up 3 you-tube videos about how to fold a fitted sheet. Apparently the French are much neater organized people than we Americans are. (And they iron everything including sheets and cloth napkins!)
And the last one she mentioned is http://www.carbona.com
all about stain removers. At the very bottom are laundry stain removers and there is a whole set of bottles one can buy for all the different stains we get on our linens. I looked up stores where to find these and 1 place is A ce Hardware and there were many others.
Author lived in S. France and has a French husband, they now live in New York city.