Rough Linen Giveaway Winner

It’s time to announce the winner of the $250 worth of Rough Linen!  Did you win? I dunno!  Well, actually I do. I do know who won. But I’m not going to tell you this very instant because I’m doing what they call “building suspense”.

So how’d your day go?  I spent the entire day in my p’jamas writing posts.  I only stay in my p’jamas all day, maybe once a year.  These particular p’jamas smell like drawer because they’re winter ones I haven’t worn this season yet.  They are an indistinct colour of green with stripes and Howard Holt kitty cats all over them.

I would love, just once in my life to have a nice lookin’ pair of p’jamas.  My best p’jamas are  a set of really old oxford cloth Polo p’jamas that have the nice, normal sized Polo horse on them.  Not the ridiculous raccoon sized polo logo on them.  Or the super fancy, swirly emblem with a big R and L.  Just a nice, plain, discreet polo player.  Yup.  They’re my favourites.  I can answer the door in them when the mailman comes without feeling like a dolt.

Oh.  You don’t care?  Fine then.  I’ll talk about something else.

How ’bout who the winner of Tricia Rose’s generous giveaway of $250 worth of Rough Linen?  Drumroll on your knees please …


Congratulations Rough Linen


You are the incredibly lucky winner of Rough Linen stuff.  Just shoot me an email at to claim your prize!

If you didn’t win.  I’m sorry.  I hate that sick, gross feeling you get when you don’t win something you were *sure* you were going to.  It’s like spending all day making a dinner you think is going to be delicious that ends up tasting like a 7 year old, freezer burned, tv dinner. That you found in the toilet.    Well, it isn’t exactly like that, but you get the general idea.  There’s disappointment and a life lesson involved.

Suck it up.  More giveaways to come!



  1. Marti says:


    Is it really so difficult? 😛

  2. Kat says:

    Congrats to Lynne Pratte, now if she could send me her address so that I can go steal her prize! *did I type that out loud?!*

    Kat 🙂

  3. Rebecca says:

    Argh! I really wanted those sheets. Seriously, I felt like I was destined to win them. Aw well, congrats to Lynn. Even though I don’t know her, I kinda dislike her right now;)

  4. Susan says:

    Dislike is not a strong enough word! This means all out war! Now I have to make my bed with my perfectly folded sheets that I have put away in the linen closet in alphabetical order! … Well not really… I haven’t put them in alphabetical order and I bet if we looked really carefully they aren’t perfectly folded either. Hell I don’t even have a linen closet but I sure would have liked those sheets! Oh well better luck next time. I will take my rolling pin outside wearing my beautiful rubber boots to see if my ordinary sheets are dry yet so I can sleep tonight…..hmmmmm Congratulations to Lynn! Do you have any idea how lucky you are?:-)

  5. Diane says:

    Wow, I actually did get a sick feeling when I didn’t see MY name – but congrats to Ms. Lynn. *sigh*

  6. gloria says:

    Not only did I feel destined to win those sheets, I could really have used them. And not to make anyone feel bad (ok, maybe just a little guilt wouldn’t hurt) but just so’s you know, the sheets on my bed right now, the ones that I’m about to climb in and lie down on, are patched. (sniffle) That’s right, I said patched. Because recently, I thought, “right, self, it’s time we bought good sheets–you’re heading for the last round-up (not dying, at least not that I know of, just not getting any younger), and once in your life you ought to buy the good stuff.” So I did. Paid a pretty penny, too, I don’t mind saying. And what do you think happened after a few washings of these high-end linens? They ripped, that’s what. So there was nothing for it but to sew a big honkin’ patch made out of a horrible old sheet that was lining the linen cupboard shelf–probably something like 19 thread count and old enough to have been around when Moses was a boy. So rough they could take the skin off one’s fanny if one happened to sleep in the buff, which one won’t be doing any time soon, I’ll have you know. So there you have it. A true hard-luck story if ever there was one. Oh, wait… It was the table cloth that I wanted to win, not the sheets. Nevermind.

  7. Gknee says:

    Well thanks for nothing mean congrats to Lynne, you lucky bitc…lady. Enjoy your new linens!

  8. Meg says:

    KAREN! You spelled my name wrong again! I know that L and M are quite close in the alphabet, but really? P and C are nowhere near each other!

  9. Lucy says:

    Well, fine…. I’m holding both you and Lynn responsible for my long winter of incredibly uncomfortable sleep. “Lucky duck,” as we used to say.

  10. Lori says:

    Oh I do wish I would of won !!! Well hope you (Lynne) know just how lucky you are. Oh if they come up missing don’t come looking in my direction. Hehehe

  11. Emily says:

    Noooooooooooooooooo….. I was sure it was mine

  12. pve says:

    I’d like to make a reservation to lay around all day on those linen sheets in my pj’s and eat burned tv dinners and watch bad tv.
    congrats to lynn. I hope she plans to lay around on those linen sheets.
    My dog Bentley is jealous. He was really hoping to win.

    Let me know if you want to host a pve design work of art sometime.
    You are always giving and kind not only to me but to chickens and that is to be admired.

  13. mimi says:

    Congratulations Lynn, what a prize !
    i was sure I was destined to win, seeing as I came by at the 11th hour, having somehow missed this post.
    Ah……karen, you did say more giveaways to come?

  14. Robyn says:

    I never win anything! It’s just SO not fair 🙁

    But congrats to Lynn. Maybe she won’t like them and she has her own give-away;) Does she have a blog?

  15. Mary says:

    Definitely not surprised. The last thing I ever one was a can of peanuts at a Father Daughter Brownie banquet in 1963.
    Congrats to Lynn!

  16. Jan says:

    I won a T-shirt at a restaurant the other night (no, it wasn’t wet!) Nice to win, but not as nice as those sheets would have been.

  17. kate says:

    sleepover at lynn’s!

  18. Janet says:

    Congratulations Lynn, and Thank you Karen for the contest.

  19. Carol S says:

    Congratulations to you, Lynne Pratte!! I am … uh … happy for you. ^~^ (my emoticon attempt at a weak smile). Actually, I am happy for you now that I have worked through a really fast period of grieving for those lovely sheets. Enjoy, girl!! 🙂

  20. Jules says:

    AHHHH! bummer! I would have been shocked if I won so I actually don’t have that disgusting feeling..I never win crap!
    Congrats to Lynn though- enjoy!

  21. Babie Knoop says:

    So ready to move on from disappointment and life lessons….maybe I will stay in my jammies all day long today! ha! No really….congrats to Lynn Pratte!

  22. Gloria says:

    Well I know that I won’t be rolling in the sheets with them…..Congrats Lynn!

  23. Jenni says:

    Lynn Pratte, you are so lucky!

  24. Jen says:

    So sad for me. So glad for Lynn.

  25. taria says:

    rats. she darned well better appreciate them for all of us, or maybe we should all go buy some so we could enjoy too. congrats to her.

  26. Renee says:

    Well,…I guess I need to change my name to ‘Lynn Pratte’. Rats for the rest of us, but congrats to Lynn.

  27. Tamsen Mitchell says:

    Congrats Lynn!

  28. Ruth says:

    Congratulations to Lynne cuz I knew I wouldn’t win anyway! 🙂 Sleep like a beauty and may the rest of us win the lottery so we can go buy our own Rough Linens!

  29. Sharm's Outlet says:

    Congrats and Enjoy the sheets…

  30. Rose says:

    Congrats Lynne!

    Bring on the more giveways!!! Someday I’ll win!

  31. Carole McGinnis says:

    Ok, I am sucking it up. Congrats Lynne – I am so jealous!

  32. Janelle says:

    Hoorary for Lynn! I think Rough Linen should henceforth refer to their wares as Lynnen Sheets.

  33. Nancy says:

    Well Miss Smarty Pants Karen..I’ll have you know that I won an umbrella last night you just give those sheets to someone else cause I’ll be busy showing off my fancy la-de-da umbrella..HA!! Congrats Lynn

  34. AnnW says:

    Do you have Target in Canada? Nick and Nora flannel or cotton PJs $25 for cotton, and $30 for flannel. I have several ones with sock monkeys, new flannel ones with Santa Claus and a lot of nice ones in between. They are very well made. They used to have their own expensive line, but I think they only sell to Target now. I wanted to try BedHead a site for PJ’s but theirs are $100 on sale. My target ones have never worn out. Ann

  35. Annie Miller says:

    Just knowing that Trisha Rose is out there making gorgeous linens–her site is now on my “go to” list when seeking that perfect gift. Plus, I put Trisha Rose into my husband’s “favorites” list and said, “For my birthday in March, go here…”

    A great contest, a generous gift from Trisha Rose. Lynne, let us know how you LOVE your winnings. Send a pic!

  36. Stéphanie says:

    Congrats Lynne! (How about a photo of you in your sweet, wonderful, new sheets? ^^)
    Enjoy! 🙂

  37. Stéphanie says:

    Sorry, misspelled your name, so congrats LYNN! (how many s are we supposed to add? missspelled? mispelled? misssssssspelled? Do not know, I do french s …)

  38. Jessy says:

    Congrats Lynn. If you need me I’ll be ironing my stupid wrinkly not linen duvet. Hmph.

  39. Erin Hall {i can craft that} says:

    curses I didnt win! congrats lynn

  40. Not Lynn Pratte says:

    Darn!! congrats Lynn ;p

  41. Louise says:

    Nah, no life lesson involved here, not this time 😛 Congrats Lynn! … *big sigh* lol

  42. Anita says:

    Congrats Lynn!

  43. cheri says:

    Just reading these post cracked me up!! I love honest, lousy losers. I’d have any of you over if you promise to be this entertaining!!! (and bring nice gifts…)

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