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Clothespin Bag Giveaway!!!!!!!!

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It’s Giveaway time!!!!

As part of the Sew Mama Sew! May Giveaway Day extravaganza, I am giving away one hand made one of a kind clothespin bag!  The tropical scenes bag pictured above!!!!

This tropical scenes clothespin bag is made from an old men’s shirt, so all upcycled!   It’s a nice medium weight 100% cotton – should last for many years so long as you don’t leave it on the line in the weather.  A nice gender neutral fabric, the men in the world won’t feel Y chromosome challenged carrying this to and from the line.

Our unique wire framed bags are all hand made. My husband bends the wire and I sew the bags. It’s our own pattern based off of a vintage bag found in his grandfather’s estate. I’ve updated and adapted it to current times… It features a magnet on the lid to keep it open while you’re hanging your clothes out. The wire frame on the bottom of the bag keeps the bag open – for easy access while you’re busy wrangling wet clothes.
All seams are cut with old fashioned pinking shears (to keep the edges from fraying out) and it is all sewn on my 1970’s Bernina sewing machine (thanks Mom!).  And, it easily holds enough pins to hang out several loads at one time.
 (This is a vintage tablecloth bag and is not part of the drawing – it’s just here to show you how the lid works!  Plus, it’s pretty… 🙂 )

All in all, it’s machine washable (simply remove the wire before putting it into the wash).

Lidded clothespin bags are great for keeping your pins from bouncing out while on the line! Growing up in Kansas with all of the wind, that was always a battle… the lid on this bag will help keep the pins where they belong. It also works well for keeping the pins in while you carry them in and out of the house.

Like the bag?  Visit my Etsy shop, Rosy Star, for more fabric choices.  And, more are coming all of the time… so if you don’t see what you like, please check back.  Plus – I can do custom orders!

To win the tropical scenes bag, all you have to do is post a comment on this post and tell me if you have ever or currently or are thinking about in the future using a clothesline to dry your clothes.

Deadline to enter is May 25 – only 3 days people!  I will check the post some time on the morning of May 26, most likely at some point during Sesame Street, and randomly pick a winner.

Oh – and I will ship internationally!

And, as an added bonus, I will select two more folks to get a 20% discount on the purchase of a clothespin bag from my shop.  Just because I like you all!

I’m also looking for clotheslines to profile.  If you have a clothesline up, send me pictures  of it in use (and hopefully one with you standing next to it) and I will feature you and your line on the blog!   Beyond pictures, you will need to give me some basic info about your line… up to you what you include though.   Email me at lifeontheclothesline [at] gmail {dot} com.    I hope to see you and your line soon!

Thanks for entering and have fun with the contests!!!!

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  1. I have to say that line drying my clothes has become my biggest source of calming therapy. Anyone reading this who is considering line drying your clothes, I say do it. Just try it once and you’ll understand! Thanks, Jeannie, for this wonderful blog and all sharing all your bits of wisdom.

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  2. Hey! I USED to have a clothesline till a storm took it out. I used it primarily for my sheets and towels. I want to put it back, but Life has gotten in the way. I plan to put another one up this summer to take advantage of hot Southern summer!

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  3. love my line-use it whenever I can!

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  4. subscribed! i would love this. no dryers in w’a ! x

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  5. Love the clothes pin bag. Brings back lots of good memories.

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  6. Oh, I’d love to be the proud owner of that beautiful tropical clothespin bag! I grew up helping my mother hang clothes on the line, and then when I got married in 1969 our house had a clothesline but no dryer, so I hung clothes on the line just about every day, and with two babies a year apart that was a lot! We retired to Florida a few years ago, and though I have a dryer, I got my husband to put up a mini-clothesline for me because I like clotheslines. I love the tropical print! What a great giveaway!

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    • Ellen – would you please send me pictures of you and your line in action? i’d love to feature you on my clothesline profile in the coming weeks!

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  7. Neat, my dryer just went out so this would be prefect
    texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Cute! I have wanted to use a clothesline for a long time and this would give me a push to actually put one up! As it is I take things outside and look for places to lay them around the yard, then hope the wind doesn’t blow them into the dirt. Yeah, I think I need a real clothesline! 🙂

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  9. I have in the past and will once again, use a clothesline! I’ve finally moved out of a place that had an HOA which prohibited it. grr…

    Thanks for the chance to win, I love the magnet idea!

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  10. G’Day! I’m here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  11. I live in south Alabama so we use our clothes line nearly year round! These are so cute! I had to favorite your Etsy shop!

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  12. I plan on hanging all my clothes out to dry this summer. Teach my kids how I did it in the ‘olden days’.

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  13. I do use a clothesline, and I’d love to win this bag! I currently use an old onion bag; it works, but it won’t stay open. So irritating!

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  14. When the tree fell, so did the clothesline. We lost 5 trees that day. The clothesline has not been put up b/c the grass is too wet for the truck to drive on. It’s a really high on, off my second story deck, so we need the truck.

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  15. I have never used a ‘real’ clothesline, but have often day dreamed about it. I have used drying racks, shower curtain rods, and other creative ways to dry our clothes. I love clothespins and this would a perfect place to store them. Oh, and you are right the vintage table cloth bag is pretty!

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  16. I love hanging clothes out to dry on the line. I started when our oldest was in cloth diapers to sun the stain outs and eventually started line drying everything. Your clothespin bag sure beats the cracked plastic bucket I’ve been using!

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  17. My mom uses a clothesline. Always has and always will. She’d love this!

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  18. I use a clothesline for my clothes all summer. This bag would be perfect!

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  19. yes, i do use a laundry line. In fact, I wanted to build a house 2 years go but not one subdivision would allow it so I bought a house in a subdivision that already had it!

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  20. I have a retractable clothesline outside for towells and swimsuits in the summer and an Amish wooden dryer in the laundry room that attaches to the wall and folds up when not using.
    Would love one of your bags…so reminiscent of my Grandmothers! gknee-d(at)comcast(dot)net

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  21. I could really use one of these- and they are adorable.

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  22. hotpotatoesblog

    When my dryer died two years ago I committed to drying clothes on a line! Love it in the summer. Give in to the new schwanky dryer in the winter. There is a three story building behind me with lots of young kids that work there, (20’s and 30’s) so I bought some huge white cotton panties to put on the line for fun!

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  23. I used to use nothing except a clothes line year round, when we moved last year there was none we keep meaning to put one up winning this nice bag might be just the push we need.

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  24. Great giveaway, thanks! I line dry 90% of my clothes, unfortunately, it’s all in the basement. My property has NO SUN so it takes forever for the clothes to dry outside, plus I end up having to wash most of them again due to the amount of birdie poop hitting the wash!

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  25. I live in the pac northwest where drying outside wouldn’t work to well to much rain, but my mom is in Nevada and does all the time, she would love that!!

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  26. Yeah! I need one of these!!

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  27. I really want to start using a clothesline this summer. Save some energy and clothes smell great from being out in the fresh air.

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  28. Thank you for your generous giveaway and international shipping!! ♥OMG genius! I have gone through so many store bought clothes pin holders and a) they fall off the lineor b) they don’t hold enough pins!

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  29. We have a clothesline, and that bag would be a great motivator to actually get pins so my laundry doesn’t keep blowing all over the yard.

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  30. domestic diva

    We always use a clothesline.

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  31. I would love to hang out clothes, but I live in the city and it’s frowned upon here. I love the fresh smell it brings your sheets.

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  32. We used to have a clothesline growing up. I’ve been pestering hubby for a few years now to put one up for me. I’ll see if this is the summer that it happens! I love clothes dried outside! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. ohhh. love. i am newcto using a line. and i am making a pig breakfast of it. this would be fun to get.

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  34. I received my clothesline for Mother’s/Birthday. It would be nice to have a new pin bag to go with it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  35. I definitely use the clothesline whenever I can. Living in Maine though, the winters are long and I have to use the dryer. Cute bag!

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  36. I need this. Need it. I currently just put my pins back in the plastic bag I bought them in while it sits on the ground. Very inconvenient.

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  37. Theresa Connolly

    We use a clothesline and fresh Maine air! Great giveaway and such talent – you should be proud! Thanks bunches!

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  38. These are great! Just what I need. I do use a clothesline-it is pretty awesome. We put it up last summer to replace the one I had that had seen better days and went to clothesline heaven the prior fall. Now I just leave all my clothespins on the line through rain and snow-I end up running over alot with the lawnmower when they fall off the line-not the best system. Thanks for the chance for this beauty!
    Vanessa

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  39. I love to hang clothes on a clothesline. They spell so fresh! Your clothespin bags are great!. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I use a clothesline as much as possible – and I don’t have a clothespin bag. But seeing yours reminded me of the identical one my grandmother has that I used to get to hold when I ‘helped’ her with the laundry as a small child. Love it!

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  41. i don’t use one, but i think we should start..maybe this would be the spark to us putting in one!

    thanks for the sweet give-away!
    email in profile or
    nicmowat (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I do line dry my clothes – in the summer outside in the sunshine, in the winter in the kitchen with the wood stove. And i am often chasing my clothes around the yard . . .

    yobethie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. sandra parsons

    Hi from Australia! We dry our clothes on the line all of the time- well except if it’s raining and we need something in a hurry1 🙂
    There is something special about the clothes dried in the sunshine- they feel so good.
    We have a rotary clothes line ( designed by an Aussie) but our neighbours have the old style long lines. Both are great.

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  44. Oh I miss my clothes line so much… Hanging out clothes ment some time in the sun, kids can play in our back yard, smelling clean wet sheets… I even took a towel out and slept under the full line one time!!

    xo Steph

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  45. I use a line a bit like yours but have a special patented adjustment system at the end (rope and nail). Of course here in Tasmania the weather does not always allow complete drying so I do have a dryer to finish off with.

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  46. I have a clothesline in the backyard and use it all the time. I could def use a clothes pin bag!!

    emaillaurawick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Oh My Gosh…I have to win this. After 39 years of marriage my husband finally hung a clothesline for me and I do not have a clothesline bag.

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  48. yes, I line dry my family’s clothes during the summer months! Great giveaway!

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  49. I always use a clothesline – weather permitting!

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  50. I just moved and haven’t set up a clothesline at my new house, but I line dry if I can. I remember my mom drying clothes in Idaho in the winter and bringing the frozen stiff diapers in.

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  51. I used to always have a clothesline. I want one again. I think with a beautiful pin bag like yours, I have my husband tie some rope to the trees. I love them.

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  52. I have a clothes line up and it is used for a variety of things… It will be used to dry my sheets, and blankets, my finished quilts are hung on it to be photographed and it has even had a dogs leash attached to make a tempory run for my dog when she get the attatude that she isn’t going to listen to me when I call her in from the yard. OH and my line has had old blankets attached to make a tent for the grandkids… so many used for a piece of rope…

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  53. Elizabeth McDonald

    No, I do not use a clothesline now — I live in an apartment. One of our daughters — with 6 wonderful children — uses hers every weekend! I love your clothespin bags!

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  55. Great Giveaway! I don’t use a clothesline, but I do dry my cloth diapers outside sometimes! it makes them bright and fresh!!

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  56. I use a clothesline in warm weather and a drying rack all winter! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Awesome! I love it.

    I currently have drying racks that I lug outside whenever the weather’s appropriate. But I’ve been thinking about how nice a proper clothesline would be.

    (if I were lucky enough to win, I’d definitely get a clothesline set up in my backyard!!!!)

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  58. i DO use a clothesline and i don’t have a clothespin bag! i need to win!!
    phillandlesley at msn.com

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  59. I loved using my clothesline in our old place, this one we have to use clotheshorses.

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  60. I used a clothesline for years inland in California. I could dry 5 loads of wash a day in the summer faster than the dryer. It was so hot and everything looked as if I had ironed it. I just have a really short line now b/c we are in a track home (:

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  61. I’m gearing up for the weather to turn so I can go back to using our clothesline. Love your bags!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Jane T in NW Louisiana

    I haven’t seen one of these in a long time. Love the way it has a flap on it. Thanks.

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  63. What a neat creation. You do wonderful work. and Yes, we use a cloths line!

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  64. Mine is plastic and not too stable, I love yours!

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  65. I line dry most of my clothes, but hang them up inside the house (in our radiator closet). I’ve been wanting to buy an actual clothesline for outside as well, but living in the UK, weather is so unpredictable even in the summertime, so I’ve been postponing it! I’d hate to hang up a load of clothes, leave the house for an hour, and come home to rain…which happens a lot here LOL!

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  66. I don’t own a dryer (on purpose) so yes I use a clothesline…lots! These bags are great, love the magnet & frame. My creative aunt recently made one by sewing shut the bottom of a toddlers overall skirt outfit and hanging it on a hanger.

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  67. I love drying my sheets outside! some items I use the dryer for. thanks!

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  68. Although I love drying outside – I am limited due to allergies in my family. I still hang some items out though! thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  69. I would LOVE to win this bag! I dont have an official clothesline as that is against our Home Owners Association rules but I do line dry DD’s cloth diapers on a line a put up and down! I have my clothes pins in a ziplock bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Suzanne dot jourdan at gmail.com

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  70. What a clever idea! We are on break from S. Africa so I’m not currently using a clothes line but in SA I only use a clothes line!

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  71. Thank you for the great giveaway. It’s lovely.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
    I have been thinking of putting up a clothesline in the back.

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  72. What a user friendly bag! We had a line at various points growing up, and I have plans for putting one up here, but have yet to do it.

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  73. Our snooty town had clotheslines BANNED until a few years ago, when the premier of Ontario banned the ban, lol. My hudnand and kids put up a fantastic clotheslines for me for Mother’s Day 2 years ago, and I use it every spring/summer/fall 🙂 I also have a drying rack for winter/rainy periods – I love not getting to use my dryer less and less 🙂 I mainly use it for jeans and towels to eliminate the crunchies, lol. Thank you for a lovely giveaway 🙂

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  74. Oh my! I grew up using a clothesline! Wish I had one now-I miss the smell of line-dried clothes. I love your bags.

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  75. I’m half Italian, clothesline is cultural to me ! I love to see laundry hanging on a wire, must be in my genes… And I’m crazy with clothespins, I never mismatch the clothespins I use to hang one piece of cloth… And I never use my drier at home, I just prefer when clothes hang on the line !

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  76. yes! i use a clothesline (albeit in my garage) and i have a drying rack by my washing machine…but i envy my mom and sister who have proper clotheslines!

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  77. I live in Germany and here it is totally common to dry your clothes on a clothes line. I love it!!! We just bought a dryer a year ago and only did so as I had a small baby and we do not have a drying room – which are also common around here – to dry clothes in during winter. I do not like dryers at all!!!!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    Come on over to enter mine if you like. You can win some costum-made buttons. 🙂

    Love Ms Muffin

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  78. That bag is so cute. My husband has all the materials to make a clothes line, we just have to get the chicken coop done first. I cant wait though. I am kind of geeky excited about it! Needless to say I am going to need a clothes pin bag, hadnt even thought about that!

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  79. I have actually thought about asking the hubby to make me a clothesline, but today’s guest poster saying she had lived in places with restriction made me think we should probably check her as we haven’t lived here long and there is an “association” of sorts that has to approve out buildings, new fences etc… The bag is adorable.

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  80. I use a drying rack to dry many of my clothes – does that count? The clothesline that I have is used by the kids to do whatever it is that they come up with on any given day. And then the clothespins are used to secure the quilts to the clothesline.

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  81. I do line dry a few items. My biggest challenges are the wind and where the sun hits our yard at different times of the year. It’s quite bright here in Vegas, so I have had a few items that faded.
    Thank you for your kindness and generousity (even if I am not a winner this time around)!

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  82. We had a long, three line clothesline when I was growing up (4 children) and being the only girl, I did a LOT of hanging laundry on the line. Ugh! I hated it then. Of course, I am now BEGGING my husband for a clothesline. It’s a bit harder in this area as opposed to the rural area I grew up in…but I am going to get my clothesline this year. Just have to figure out where they sell them in my area! (I need one of those hexagon ones)

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  83. I love it! And it’s great you used recycled fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  84. We actually don’t own a dryer and even when I did, I never used it. Maybe it’s because the weather here in Sydney is mainly sunny and I much prefer when my clothes are dried in the sun.

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  85. We rent our house and in the rental agreement we can’t put up a clothes line but as soon as we buy a house I plan on using a clothes line!
    Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

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  86. I have been looking for a clothespin bag! Currently I’m using a craft apron tied at the neck. Not very pretty or comfortable. Sometimes I feel like I should hide some snacks inside since it looks like a feedbag around my neck! We live in Iowa, so the winters are too cold for outdoor drying, but every Spring we look forward to the wonderful fresh smell of clean laundry. We have five kids (all grown now) and every one can tell you how to put the laundry on the line to minimize how many pins you have to use!! In the past three years, even my husband has been known to haul it out to the line. It’s probably me, but I could not find anything that tells me how to actually BUY one. Thanks for any information. Jo Ann

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  87. I really lovbe your site.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you develop thi site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own website and
    want to find ouut where you got this frdom or what the
    theme is called. Thanks!

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  88. Please tell me if I can purchase this from you. I am desperate. These are so hard to find. The last two bags I purchased from the grocery store just disintegrated from exposure to the sun.
    It’s been many years since I have been able to purchase one with a top, which I love! Please email me and let me know if it is possible to make a purchase and the cost…Thanks so very much!

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