Monday, January 18, 2016

More Snow

We are expecting 2"-4" of snow tomorrow so it appears winter may have finally arrived! We got a dusting the other day but it didn't cause any problems on the roads.  I am feeling under the weather tonight so I say, let it snow.

Sew in Love{with Fabric} blogged about my new fabric line, Garden Days. Click here to view it:

Here is the line...

Saturday, January 2, 2016

An Unusual Missouri Winter

Christmas has come and gone and we still have seen no snow to speak of.  I think we got a dusting once or twice but it was gone as quickly as it came. Last week's flooding was unusual for winter time but not so unusual for Missouri.  We have two major rivers that join in St. Louis and we have seen it all before.  After all, that's how Lewis and Clark traveled west to explore.

We had a wonderful Christmas with all children and grandchildren in attendance for two days. It was like one big slumber party and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  As they say, you never know what the future might hold so cherish today!  I have had several friends pass this year and several others be diagnosed with cancer so I have a lot to pray for each day. The Lord has blessed my family and I am so thankful.

I am no longer carrying buttons on my website for patterns. I have started listing some of them on Etsy with the patterns at a reduced price and others on Ebay as 5 days auctions.

I have my new Garden Days fabric line in house now.  As soon as we have time to cut it into bundles, we will offer it in our Etsy Store.  We have several Folk Art bundles and only a couple of the Moose of the Loose bundles left on Etsy.

I listed a lot more on Craftsy. There are 80+ patterns offered as instant downloads now.

I pray each and every one of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas is Just Around the Corner

I was honored this past week to be on Craftsy's Best seller list for downloadable quilting patterns.  If you haven't been to Craftsy, you should check it out.  They offer everything from quilt and craft patterns to cake decorating online classes. They are thousands of classes on there. It's quite impressive!

Here is the link to my PGPeddler Craftsy Store-

I am still working on new fabric designs with five new lines all ready and coming up next year. Christmas decorations are put up and wrapping has begun.  Baking will start soon.

Do you follow me on Facebook?

I will be posting a sale soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sale special on the website through Christmas.  Use the code for 25% off any retail pattern order, no minimum.  Just enter the word christmas as the coupon code at check-out.

I finally updated the website so check it out if you get a chance.  I used one of my tone on tone moose fabrics as the background and I really like it!
If you haven't been there for a while you might need to refresh.

I am a little behind with posting these new fabrics. This is the Moose on the Loose panel....

These are both panels from the Folk Art line...

Here is the panel from the new Garden Days line...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March News

Is it spring yet?
This has been the longest February in history.  January was nice, at least in the Midwest.  February was awful.  Snow after snow and really, really cold!  I got to the point of wearing my winter boots around the house as house shoes.  I think we are finally climbing out of it.  It's supposed to be in the 50's and 60's for the next week.  Bye bye snow.  Good riddance!  My yard is a mucky mess.

I just finished working on another fabric line and moving right into the next one as soon as I can. I have some family vacation stuff coming up and a family wedding in the near future then back to work on it.  We are starting seeds this weekend for the garden- a little later than last year but still reasonably on time for the garden.  I am ready!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas to you and your family during this season of celebrating our Lord's birth.  The weather has been great and the gas prices are down below $2.00 here in Missouri.  Everyone in my house is healthy and I have a lot to be thankful for.  

I plan to spend a few days enjoying my family, kids and grand kids.  My newest grandson is due next week and we are thankful for the six healthy grandchildren that we currently have.  We have a few things planned for the family gatherings and it all involves lots of food!  I am up early to do some baking before the festivities start this afternoon.  Tomorrow's festivities start earlier with our traditional egg casserole and sausage gravy breakfast.  

Thanks to Pinterest, I have added a lot of interesting items to my list of culinary delights this year. I just love looking at Pinterest, in fact, I spend more time on there each day than I do reading the news or Facebook anymore.  I love looking at do-it-yourself projects along with the recipes.   

If you want to follow me on Pinterest, I am listed under prairiegrovegrl.

I will list new fabric bundles and quilts in my Etsy Store after the Christmas holiday season.  Due to the new EU VAT Tax regulations, I am no longer going to sell outside of the United States, however, my patterns are still available through Quilter's Warehouse.

For updates on specials and sales, please follow my 
Prairie Grove Peddler business page on Facebook by clicking "Like". 

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

No More Facebook

I guess my Prairie Grove Peddler Facebook page got hacked and no longer exists so I am not going back on there and starting over.  If you hear anything from it, let me know and just know that it's not me.  
Thank you to everyone who followed me!

Meanwhile, I continue to keep selling quilts, cross stitch and supplies on Etsy and Ebay.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December News

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.  We just put up our tree even though it is not decorated yet.  I'll do the lights tomorrow and probably start dipping into the boxes of decorations. I am working on some table runners and hope to have them finished and out on display soon.  Somehow I completely lost my November.  I think I must have blinked and it just disappeared.  Honestly, doesn't it seem like life just flies by sometimes?

We got the garden knocked down and ready for winter.  The leaves are finally gone from the yard and the gutter.  My husband has been busy doing lots of remodeling projects this fall.  Not only have we sold everything we don't use anymore around our property but we cleaned up what we are keeping.  We completely emptied our shop, gutted it and redid all the electric, insulation and drywall. Now it's an extra double garage. I'm sure we will find plenty of things to put back in there once it's all painted.

I have been going through tubs and tubs of goodies leftover from 20 years of retail quilt shows and I have been finding lots of fun stuff to list for sale.  I'm not planning on going to any more retail shows as a vendor so it's time to move it all out.  I still have lots of different flosses, pearl cottons, sewing notions and fabrics to sell on eBay.  I'm not retiring yet but certainly planning ahead.

I have a pattern special on my website this month.  It's the end of the year special this year.  You can get 25% off all orders of $20.00 or more.  It includes all of the patterns and pattern/ button combos on the website.  Just use Coupon Code PGP2014 when you check out.

I have been selling a lot of quilts through my Etsy store and Ebay.  My eBay seller name is patternhutch.  I have the last of them listed on Etsy right now if you know anyone needing a special gift for Christmas.  I may start posting more specials on my Facebook page so check it out.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn is in the Air

Just when I think I am about to cross everything off my list and catch up, I realize there are things I never even added to the list to start with. ~~sigh~~

We got a new puppy last month and she has consumed the majority of my time.  It's actually my son's puppy but I find myself helping every chance I get.  She is a tiny 2 pound Chihuahua named Zoey.  My Yorkie is not quite sure she likes her yet but they are starting to play together when no one is watching.  Zoey has those very sharp puppy teeth and Toto has learned the hard way that Zoey plays rough.  We are still working on the potty training as my son gets busy and forgets to take her out often enough.  Hence, the Pine-Sol smell in the kitchen.  Zoey is such a little joy to have around.  Every time we go shopping, we take her along in a doggie carrier since she is so small and too little to leave home alone yet. No one at the store even knows she is in there. She rides along in the cart and never peeps at all.

My garden  is almost done.  It was a great year.  Our late crop of tomatoes is a hit to everyone who visits.  We usually send some home with them.  I started the last flat of seed around July 4 and we are still getting an abundance of tomatoes.

I still have butter and romaine lettuce growing along the deck rails in planter boxes.  It's my third planting of lettuce.  We planted two crops of sweet corn also.  This is working out rather well.  I did some cutting of my basil plant and rooted them in the kitchen window.  Now I'm ready to pot them up for the living room window this winter. I just love a garden in the living room all winter. I have a few other plants to bring in also.

I did my last craft fair last week with my daughter and it worked out really well. I literally sold everything.  At the end I found another vendor to buy the EZ Up Shelter and even the cash register. While I enjoyed the craft fairs for 30 years I felt it was time to stop.  I am ready for a new chapter in my life and plan to take more time off.  I have a lot of books calling my name and I'm tired of being so busy.  Anybody else feel that way?

I added new pdf patterns to Craftsy-

I am selling off the last of the Harvest Song fabric here-

I also added some of my last remaining quilt models.  Check them out.

I am listing things on Ebay as I have time also. Right now there is some one yard cuts.