Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Dryer Lint Hypothesis & An Exchange Gift

I am thankful to everyone who has weighed in with their ideas regarding the origin of the fluff that has been plaguing our house since we moved in (see yesterday's post if you don't know what I'm talking about).  There are many reasons which I won't bother to go into right now that would make the dryer lint hypothesis implausible so my suspicion of it coming up through the floor vents is the only likely scenario I have at this time.  Many thanks to Marly for her screen/cheesecloth idea.

I've spent most of today making the house fluff free, then securing cheesecloth underneath each vent register.  If the fluff is indeed furnace/air conditioner related, the results by this time next week should be fluffless floors underneath the furniture & fluffless furniture legs as well.  I will keep you informed.

Yesterday I received my exchange package in the July Mini #1 - Surprise, Surprise swap which I participated in on Ravelry.  The person who received my name did a great job of sending me things I mentioned I would enjoy in my profile & swap questionnaire   : )  
I can't believe it's Sunday night already.  This weekend has really flown by.  Regrettably I haven't spent as much time stitching for IHSW as I had hoped but at least I got a few stitches in.  I will post about that tomorrow   : )


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh dear....I have been away much too long....You've been invaded by FLUFF and Marly to the Rescue has you cheesclothing your vents??? Yikes....! I came to catch up a few days ago, got to one post, got called away, and come back to mayhem....You've got my attention turn down the volume on your p/c so you don't keep hearing the "you've got mail" notification.... Looks like a sheepy fun swap....! Happy (belated almost I fear) Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Девушка с пяльцами said...

Shirlee, I also have that awful fluff in me flat and I do exactly like you! The exchange is great! So you love ewes, huh? Me too!

Anonymous said...


Your exchange present is lovely!
Hope the idea works and you don't get any more fluff.

cucki said...

Hello deary
Lovely exchange gifts ..
Big hugs xxx

Peggy Lee said...

I can't wait to see what the cheesecloth collects! Our house was insulated with the blow-in stuff (I hate it) and it took a long time for the vents not to blow a fine dust into the house. Hubby has since insulated more with the good stuff!

I too didn't get nearly enough stitching in this weekend. I really want to take part in the IHSW next month. I've already prepped Masterchief that he will be fending for himself in the kitchen that weekend!

Angela said...

Good morning Shirlee, Your post about the fluff baffeled me as well. Is is always such a pretty blue color? You will have to definitely keep us updated on this situation. Great swap goodies. Hoping you have a great day.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a cute little exchange!!!