I just wanted to post a quick update for those who've been waiting for new posts on my latest finds and help with either buying or selling old sheets. This is for all of you who are as obsessed as I am with finding old-fashioned, strong cotton sheets that crinkle loudly and satisfyingly....
Here's an excerpt I wrote that summarizes what's been going on with the blog. It's from a note I just sent one reader by email:
Thanks so much for contacting me. I'm still doing ongoing research on this, yes. I haven't posted in a couple of months because of health issues for myself & family - my child is starting school for the first time (he was homeschooled before) and has brought home every virus known to mankind this season!
For this blog, I'm working on a couple of requests of people who emailed me, and I'm also working on getting samples of stuff to review. I regularly do product reviews, but usually of stuff I buy myself. Since my sheet budget has spiraled to zero after buying way too many old sheets, I have to find SOME way to review more sheets...so I'm going to try to see if [some of the bigger suppliers] will send me samples....
In any case, do let me know how it goes. I really enjoy doing this blog. I am always on the hunt for good household products such as one could find in yesteryear (my current obsession is wooden utensils).
So I hope the latest round of illness will be gone soon and I can post again with updates on my current stash of sheets - though I will tell you quickly that all the sheets I got from eBay are universally hardy, wonderful, and sturdy, though I wash them heavily and often use bleach.
In the meantime, I hope y'all will continue to let us know what you discover - the good, the bad, and the ugly.