I'm so looking forward to getting out in the yard. Today it should hit the high 40s and tomorrow in the low 50s. I finally went out in the yard yesterday and picked up branches and twigs ripped down in the harsh winter winds. It really felt good. My hands felt good too, because I was wearing my new Ethel Gloves!
I love garden gloves, like most of you do, but I'm not crazy over the cheap cotton ones. I own some because they have been given to me and I don't like them to go to waste so I use them for my dirtiest jobs. But I have a passion for a good quality glove and then I usually don't like to wear them because I don't want to ruin them.
At the moment I first put my Ethel Gloves on, I let out a sigh. It was almost as good as chocolate. They "fit like a glove" with their four-way stretch. Very flexible and lightweight. I hardly knew they were on. With the rubberized grip on the palm and the re-inforced fingertips, they should last a long time.
So I got brave and gave my new gloves a test run by picking up all of the twigs and branches, some were pretty nasty with wet decay and mosses. They were wonderful. I never once had that feeling that I had to rip them off like I usually do. Although I regretted that they now have dirty palms (sniff),
UNTIL I discovered that they are machine washable.
(I'm sorry, I was so excited, that I forgot to take a picture of them brand new, clean and pretty.)
These gloves are here to stay, and I'm sure I won't hesitate to wear them again. Now, let's pray for good weather so I can really get down and dirty.
I found this website helpful in choosing the correct size for me.
If you're interested in purchasing some of these gloves, Ethel Gloves is offering a 10% discount just for my readers. All you have to do is type in the word THYME in the discount code field at checkout. This offer is good through April 3rd!
Ethel Gloves would like you to have a chance to give these wonderful gloves a try. Here's how you can win a pair:
1. Leave a comment about why you would like some Ethel Gloves and tell me which pattern you would choose if you win.
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This Giveaway ends on Thursday, March 12th at midnight ET
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