HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SLEEPING ON LINEN BEDDING? IS IT A MUST FOR YOU OR DO YOU PREFER SOMETHING ELSE?
Linen: what I know about it is absolutely nothing, except I’m in love! Have you ever heard anyone say once you’ve slept on linen sheets nothing else will ever do?
In my quest to see what all the hype was about I decided to order a few yards of linen to make an apron and pillow cases from. The apron still hasn’t happened but I did manage to make linen pillow cases and shams for our master bedroom. I must say they are heavenly and them more I wash them the softer they get.
We normally sleep on flannel sheets in the winter but I started doing some reading on linen and kept seeing it’s cooling in the summer and warming in the winter. Well to me it sounds like the perfect fabric for sheets. I like to keep two sets of sheet for our bed and at the end of every season they get disposed of and I purchase another set when I see them on clearance and always from Garnett Hill.
It’s that time of year when winter sheets are on clearance so I decided to try linen instead of flannel this time. After doing much reading I know I wanted 100% linen not a combination of linen and cotton. I received my Garnett Hill flyer in the mail (perfect timing right) with the winter sheet clearance going on.
I seriously think my phone or computer is reading my mind at times. From experience I know markdowns from Garnett Hill don’t last long so I hopped online and ordered a set of king size linen sheets. My hopes were for a more neutral colored pair but no such luck, I was to late.
Rather than pass up such a good deal I went with the ocean blue set. I was hoping it was closer to a gray, green but nope the color on the computer screen was exactly right. It wouldn’t be my first choice but I’m going to learn to love them. After all no one sees them but hubby and I, oh and you all now.
I washed them twice before putting them on our bed. Wow do they create a lot of lint and I’m amazed at how heavy and stiff they are when wet, but I know that’s all part of linen. Once dry they’re light weight and soft again though. Just to let you know hubby doesn’t care what he sleeps on so he’s not in love like I am.
Every week when I wash the sheets and put them back on the bed I say to him isn’t it so nice to crawl into bed with nice clean sheets? He says sure but what he really means is he couldn’t care less. I on the other hand just love the feel of clean freshly washed sheets.
I did notice they don’t fit as tightly a the sheets I’m used to so I’m not sure if that’s just a linen thing or maybe these run a little bigger than I’m used to.
I’ll have to put a reminder on my phone to get my order in a little earlier next year and maybe I’ll get the color I actually want. Or maybe these will hold up so well I won’t have to replace them as soon. I’m anxious to see how they wash up and wear over time.