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#203720 - 12/08/11 04:20 PM muslin  
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It seems very strange for me to see Marie-Antoinette wearing
a dress made of muslin. How times must change. My mother
made sheets and pillow cases to support our family's income
when I was a boy. And I remember it being very stiff, even
after washing before sale. Of course more washings made it
more pliable, but wearing it as the queen did gives me
the shivvers.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#203723 - 12/08/11 06:06 PM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
... but wearing it as the queen did gives me
the shivvers.


When were you Queen, Luke? or are you still?

(Is this a cue for a rendering of "Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly ..."?)


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#203725 - 12/08/11 06:54 PM Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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#203730 - 12/08/11 11:22 PM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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"...Lavender's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be my Queen."

old english folk song


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#203732 - 12/09/11 01:40 AM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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I remember it being very stiff Perhaps she needed a lot of support...

#203734 - 12/09/11 02:07 AM Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
"...Lavender's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be my Queen."

old english folk song


Never heard it. Sorry.


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#203739 - 12/09/11 10:41 AM Re: muslin [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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When I was in Russia, the hotels we stayed in had muslin sheets. They were quite pliable and very comfortable.

#203743 - 12/09/11 07:28 PM Re: muslin [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
"...Lavender's green
When I am King, dilly dilly
You shall be my Queen."

old english folk song


"...Lavender's blue
When I am a Queen, dilly dilly
I'll be through with you." laugh

The silly rhymes society

#203749 - 12/10/11 12:50 AM Re: muslin [Re: BranShea]  
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Lavender's blue: wasn't that a song, many years ago?

#203767 - 12/10/11 01:22 PM Re: muslin [Re: Jackie]  
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Yes, Jackie, it was. I forget which group sang it, but it did fairly well in the charts for a week or two over here. I guess we're talking about thirty years ago, when you were jest a lil gal


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