Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Linen 101 & Trivia Contest!

We are re-introducing a segment of our monthly newsletters that people seemed to really enjoy.  It's called LINEN 101, and these posts will have a lesson about linen, and each week there will be a new lesson. 

Where did it come from and how old is this stuff?

* Mummies wrapped in shrouds have been found in Egyptian tombs dating from more than 5,000 years B.C.

* Wall drawings dated 2400-2200 B.C. depict the cultivation of flax.

* Linen is mentioned in the Bible as a noble and valuable product.

* Chackmagne (A.D. 768-814)  played a major role in the revival of flax.

* It was decreed in 884 A.D that all women including Princesses, should learn the arts of spinning and weaving.

* During the 12th century flax cultivation thrived in France and Germany.

* Flanders a country existing in areas of France & Belgium became the centre of the flax industry and went through a period od extraordinary prosperity followed by a deep crisis...More on the crisis next time!

Above information available in: Flax in Flanders Throughout The Centuries By: Bert DeWilde


Be the first to answer the question below correctly and we will send you a FREE Judy's Boo Boo Stick!

Retail $9.50 
Judy's Boo Boo Stick is linen and even-weave friendly - By dragging clipped floss out the back of the fabric, the positioning of the fabric threads are not dislodged and the delicate fibers are not frayed.

There Are Many Benefits To using Judy's Boo Boo Stick
  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers are relieved of the stress of the "pinching" motion of picking threads.
  2. The Boo Boo Stick removes stitches faster than pulling with fingers. needles or scissors.
  3. There is no damage to the face of the fabric.
  4. The alignment of fiber threads are not disturbed.

How many items do we carry that have the word "PUMPKIN/PUNKIN/PUMPKINS" in the name of the item?  Choose your best guess!

A. 504
B. 343
C. 265
D. 685

Just comment below, and if you are right I will comment back!


  1. Replies
    1. You win! Wow, that didn't take long! Please send an email to with your name, and address - I will send your Boo Boo Stick out to you tomorrow!

  2. "I say C."
    Diane Grick
    Silver Creek Samplers

  3. Congratulations Inspired Stitcher - you were really fast on the draw!


  4. I looked to the table next to my chair yesterday - where I thought my BooBoo was and almost panicked! It wasn't in the frog with the scissors... but luckily I had moved it into another resting place.
    Whew! You will enjoy it, Inspired Stitcher!