One possible origin of this phrase is that before the days of sprung mattresses, one method of creating a comfortable surface to lie on was to stretch ropes across from side to side of the bed frame in a criss-cross pattern. The ropes sagged after a while, and it was necessary to tighten them from time to time.
There are examples of these beds at some of the homes in the historical park where my husband works.
So, when Big Buckaroo began working on bunk beds for our boys (which will end up in our cabin one day), he designed them around this idea.
Big Buckaroo built the beds without screws or nails, only dowels. Yes, I know, he is ALL THAT and a good carpenter. I am a blessed woman.
Well, I guess I better get to work on the quilts I have been planning for the bunkbeds. My to-do list is getting longer and longer. Maybe I should just take a break and enjoy a yummy, calorie-filled snack. Um, well, I guess that is not on my healthy eating regiment.
Ugh, o.k. I am going to cut fabric now!
The Park Wife