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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pillow Talk




I had a throw pillow with sticky fingerprints on it and threw the
slip cover into the wash.  I thought the pillow smelled a little
stale, so I threw it into the washer, too.
A short cycle on 'gentle' shouldn't hurt it.
ha.  I came back to a washer full of shredded stuffing! LOL!

It was fluffy and clean so I let it dry there over night.
This morning, it was fresh and really to be put back
into the pillow.  Now I just need to stitch up the hole
that evidently ripped open during the washing!.  Sigh.  :)
But I can say it's been cleaned inside and out! haha.
Maybe a bit of spring cleaning done a little early!

56 comments:

  1. haha you sure go all out with your cleaning
    Should your pillow could pass any ocd screening
    What a mess
    At least it was contained so a mess a bit less haha

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    1. quite the surprise
      to my little eyes
      when I opened the lid
      to see what I did.
      hahaha!

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    2. And this time is was you
      And not one of your five men crew
      Or a cat
      Could blame the brought home dead rat haha

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  2. yes Betsy Im sure this pillow is really clean ha!!
    lol

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    1. SO clean! hahaha!

      and I see on my sidebar you have chicken pie....I need to come visit!

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    2. yeah I have to say this happens me times ago lol

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  3. you are so calm and capable...this would've been a disaster for me!

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    1. haha...well, if you'd lived with my boys for 19 years, you would have laughed and ran to get your camera, too! lol.....I think I did let out a little "Ack!" when I first saw it, though! hahahaha....

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  4. Washing pillows can be exciting. Glad it worked out so you didn't lose your stuffing!! Now that sounds like Thanksgiving, not spring cleaning. HaHa.

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    1. exciting..yes, that's one way of looking at it! hahahaha!

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  5. what a mess! At least you could put it back in though so you saved the day! er, pillow!

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    1. yes...at least a cat didn't shake it all through the house! haha.

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  6. This has to one of your funniest .... and most resourceful!!!

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    1. it was pretty funny...after the initial shock! ha.

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  7. OMG!! That happened to me. But it was a down queen sized pillow. Man there were feathers everywhere.
    I did the same thing and let them dry and then the next day made a throw cushion.

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    1. oh my....that is a little bit bigger! haha. Glad you could salvage it! At least it's contained in a washer!

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  8. How I wish I had taken of picture of my washing machine after I washed a Koosh pillow. Actually, I had washed three at once, and it wasn't the first time. It was just the first time I was literally afraid I had ruined my washing machine. I didn't want any photo evidence of the crime to help incriminate me. I vacuumed miniscule Styrofoam pellets out of my washer for days.

    http://justseven.blogspot.com/2008/08/sky-watch-friday.html

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    1. Taylor has a koosh pillow that I was all the time! Hmmm...maybe I'll rethink that. ha.

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  9. oh Betsy, you are funnier than Jay Leno, love the cleaned inside and out part

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  10. Oy! The projects are never done, are they?

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    1. at least this one had a happy ending. lol...

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  11. lol...at least it is clean now eh? smiles...ha....how many can say they have clean pillows inside and out....now how long will they stay that way?

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    1. this one better stay that way a good long while! ha.

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  12. I looked at the picture and thought "Oh my word, Betsy laundered a goose" hee hee

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    1. Shhh....don't tell anyone...it's the Thanksgiving turkey. It's easier than plucking those feathers one by one. hahahahaaaaa!

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    2. Oh don't worry...he wasn't alive. This wasn't like throwing a lobster in a steamy pot. lol...

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    3. :)
      That's one way to wash a pillow!

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  13. Lifting the lid and discovering that must have been a surprise!
    That must have been a wild spin cycle. Ha!

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  14. Don't tell me... Ikea! ;) How are you, Betsy? I hope you're doing fine.

    I've had to rebuild my blog from scratch (don't ask) and my new address is www.thebluegrumpster.blogspot.com.

    RCB

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    1. No...Laura Ashley! hahaha.

      new blog? I'll be right over! :)

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    2. Laura Ashley! You should send them a letter, Betsy!

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    1. so much easier to laugh...and it was fixable! lol....

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  16. LOL! Now, that's what I'd call a thorough cleaning!!

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  17. Betsy I have to wash some pillows but Im afraid now LOL

    Love the bird in your header is sooo cute!!

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    1. me, too! hahaha!

      Isn't that little bird cute? I love that color.

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  18. OK, one day my neighbor came over and was laughing so hard she could barely form sentences. Apparently the pillow I had put into the dryer after I had washed it had exploded and feathers were flying out all over the lawn from the dryer vent. Buster was covered with them when he came in. LOL (o:

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    1. now that is the most hilarious thing I've ever heard! SO funny!

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  19. What a mess! It obviously didn't phase you though.

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    1. it was a contained mess, thankfully! :)

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  20. Hi Betsy,

    I hope you are all having a nice dinner. I think most of us have had a pillow disaster in our washing machines. I think feathers kept showing up in the clothes for a few weeks. Regular stuffing might not have been so bad. You are the pillow superhero with such a calm reaction.

    God bless.

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    1. I was out having a nice dinner! It's always nice to add to the family and get to know them better! And the food was yummy, too! :)

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  21. Betsy, this post made me giggle big time, hihi.;) I have just started a gentle cycle with a dark and white sweater, hoping the dark has been washed enough time by hand so it would not stain. And shrink.;) (It is hand wash only;) So we will see what will greet me in a about 20 minutes.;)
    Sorry for my absence, have been living my life am still amazed how in the world you manage 5 men and blogging.;)
    Have a great Sunday,
    xoxo

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    1. haha...well, I hope the sweater is fine! :) I know you're loving your happy busy life...and I'm so happy for you! xo

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  22. I am giggling too like Zuzana up there. I have tried this with pillows before too. They come out lumpy and bumpy and are just never the same again it seems. And, I'm going to need an army of pillows for Xmas this year...oiy!

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    1. Can I come for Christmas? :) I promise to help and won't complain about lumpy pillows. ha.

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  23. I want to see the before and after.....

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    1. Well, I didn't take a before photo, because I didn't know it was going to turn into a funny story! haha.

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  24. Washing machine anecdotes... I'll bet there's a book in that...! I've known some really amazing things that have happened in -- or on -- a washing machine.

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