And the winner is…
winners of the contest.
Top entry came from Rachelle Ambrose, who created this picture. Excellently done, and we applaud her creativity!
Rachelle abdicated any need for the prize—a ~4×4 Home & Garden Burden Cloth. (She uses the two Patio size ones shown in her pic.)
So the winner of the prize is Jennie Dishotsky for the following classy entry, our second place entry:
“I was sad at first when I realized it [the Burden Cloth] wasn’t being offered on the Bountiful Gardens website. Something made me think, “perhaps I can find it online…” Indeed, on the website was the whole story of how it came to be created and why it is still one of the best old style garden helpers. My favorite moment is when one of the young gardeners who helps us create and maintain our organic garden, chooses the Burden Cloth whenever he can, instead of a plastic can. Mine has holes in it, but still functions well. In the spirit of the stories, I am ordering an extra one to give to this young fellow. I know he will be delighted.
Thank you for all the stories and the spirit you bring to the community!”
Jennie’s prize is long shipped. We thank everyone who made the contest a success.
Honorable mention goes to Hilary Bartle.
Timeless’ original 100% cotton webbing restored to all size Burden Cloths.
What the heck is a Burden Cloth?
The Burden Cloth™ is a gathering and carrying tool—folks have carried stuff in a old piece of cloth (or leather, or hide, or…) since time began. Timeless takes sturdy cloth (remnant whenever possible), reinforces the edges, adds handles all in one with the edging—tt’s still just a piece of cloth, but it’s stronger, lasts longer, walks lighter, and is easier to use for a great many garden and household tasks.
In 2001, Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine named the Burden Cloth “One of 50 Tools We Can’t Live Without.” Further, in 2009, the non-profit customer-review web site Cool Tools reviewed it in glowing terms.
The images above show our founder, Carol Jacobs, demonstrating the use of a Burden Cloth for weeding—its original purpose. In the 1990s, she demonstrated in photos on which these drawings are based. The whole purpose of the Burden Cloth is to make one’s chores easier & quicker to complete.
Herbs want to help…
Healing Herbals are Timeless’ second-generation products. Healing herbals you apply where it hurts are hand made from whole dry herbs and organic media (oil or vinegar). Carol herself used Green Comfort™ throughout Timeless Enterprises’ existence—and no one knew she had an age spot larger than a quarter in the center of her forehead, because mostly she didn’t. Long before that, Carol used Green Comfort for its original purpose, to heal bruises and sprains.
Founded in the late 1980s by Carol Jacobs (inventor of the Burden Cloth™) as Timeless Enterprises, Timeless & Daughters is a both a crafters’ microbusiness and a memorial to Carol. We continue as Timeless & Daughters, relocated to Washington state at the start of 2013.
Timeless & Daughters P.O. Box 118, Pe Ell, WA 98572 360-245-3912
Pe Ell Hotel Candle Light Inn 311 Main St. (a.k.a. highway SR 6) 25 miles west of I-5 Chehalis