crisp cotton sheets, drying in the sun

I do love to watch sheets billowing in a warm summer breeze. Knowing that they will be completely dry and ready to fold at the end of the day. That the smell of outside will keep in the linen press (in the bathroom even) for a good couple of weeks. The way the sheets snap when you fold them.


Feeling and smelling that outside crispness when you crawl into bed. Especially when the day was so long and busy that you forgot that you changed the sheets that morning.

This doona cover is 300 (or 350, but more than 250 which is the standard below which I don't think it's worth going) cotton percale from Target in a sale a couple of years ago, with many more years to go. Not my favourite colour doona cover (although getting better as it fades) but the nicest feeling one. Affordable luxury of the best kind. We also have a sheet set in cream, which I bought at the same sale. Divine.


  1. I too love the sensation of crisp clean sheets - although I dont dry mine outside these days...:-(
    It seems like one of those little luxuries - which is a good way of looking at a regular household chore.

  2. I've just discovered your blog, completely dedicated to WASHING!!! Wow!
    I fully understand, nothing but nothing can beat washing dried in the garden!! you can see some of mine at