when we still had the tree

We've chopped down the tree where Grace had her little washing line. So it's good that we have some photos of the area in all its grotty glory.

Grace hanging out her dolls washing

running to get more washing

washing line

She had the bucket of soapy water over by the house and would wash the doll and toy clothes in the bucket and run across the yard with the dripping mess to hang on the line. Not very time and motion efficient, but there you go. I suppose that's not really a factor when you're five.

mitten washer

How cute is this mitten washer? I hope it has a wool setting so the kitten's mittens don't felt.

mitten washer

The illustration is from "The Wonder Book of Favourite Nursery Tales" with illustrations by Jackie Peller and Jean Tamburine. Here's the text.

three kittens

Gosh it's lovely to have a scanner again.