Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grandma's Pantry Discount

Grandma's Pantry is now offering a nice discount.

Spend $200 or more and save 10%!

Come on by and check out the fabulous products offered and see for yourself how you can save on items you enjoy buying.

This discount applies to all categories.

Stop in at Grandma's Pantry today to start saving your hard earned money now.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Growin Up Years V

Above: The historic Crystal Theatre on Second Avenue of Flandreau, South Dakota was built in 1913.

We lived on a farm 18 miles north of Flandreau, SD.

We would have to go about 3/4 mile to catch the bus to go to high school in town. Now mind you our road was a dirt road and you can guess what that was like when it was wet.

We would have to get home to feed the animals. We didn't mind doing that as we got to know them pretty well. We had a name for each of them.

We had a pet pig that when he was a baby his mother accidently laid on him and broke his back. He would come to our back door and would squeal loudly to get us to come out and play with him. I don't think he even realized that he was a pig as he acted more like a dog.

We finally had to sell him as he was getting to big and it was getting harder for him to get around. We took the money we got from him and bought 2 lambs. We raised them and sold them and then got our bicycle.

Us girls would also sell Gurney Garden Seeds in the spring. That was fun as everyone seemed to be happy that we stopped by.

Grandma's Pantry Is On Plumdrop

My, oh my, I have been busy. lol

Just wanted to let you know that you can also find me on Plumdrop. You can find me under grandmaspantry.

If you stop in, please be sure to check out my blog there. It is short and sweet at this moment but I hope to do a few things with it. You can go to the blog by clicking on the blog icon/link at the top right of the page (in a light colored square with other options in it.)

I would greatly appreciate your visit. Please also note, at the top of the page, just under my header name, you are able to leave a review if you should feel so inclined. :-)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quilting Products & How To Video

I have some really nice quiliting / crafting fabrics and some great quilting patterns in my Bonanzle booth, Grandma's Pantry and I would like to share some of them with you.

There is also a pretty good YouTube video on quilting that I thought you may find uesful that I want to share with my readers.

Here some of my fabric offerings:

Naturally Neutral Batik Fat Quarter Bundle Quilt 24 Pc New

What Are Fat Quarters?

Fat Quarters are the first and most common specialty cuts on the market. Most collections will have Fat Quarter Bundles that contain every print. Also, some collections will have a variety of Fat Quarter Bundles that contain a selection of coordinating prints. They are a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that usually measures 18" x 22" instead of the typical 9" x 42" quarter-yard cut.

Fossil Fern Charm Pack Cotton Quilt Fabric Squares 100 Pcs

What Is A Charm Pack?

Charm packs are the smallest and least expensive specialty cut. Their popularity stems from the fact that they are affordable, easy to use, and the size is very common in quilting. Charm Packs typically include one square of every fabric within a collection so the number of pieces included varies. The size of charm packs may also vary slightly by manufacturer.

Oh Cherry Oh Honey Bun Jelly Roll Quilting Fabric 34 Pcs

What Is A Jelly Roll?

Jelly Rolls are different prints from a single collection rolled together and cut length-wise into 2.5" x 44" strips. They are available by collection and have become very popular over the past few years. Jelly Rolls typically include 40 strips of fabric but occasionally can vary.

Hoffman Bali Pops Cotton Candy 2.5X44 Quilt Fabric 40

What Are Bali Pops?

They are similar to a Jelly Roll but for the way they are wrapped for sale.

Twisted Classics Quilt Patterns 34 Designs Quilting New

A Rainbow of Quilts Patterns 9 Deisgns Quilting New

Here is the quilting video I spoke of.
It comes in 4 parts so you will need to follow through at the end of each video. Enjoy!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Grandma's Pantry On Squidoo & Kaboodle

I have no idea how to do a lot of this stuff but I think I have a start. Technical computer things can be difficult.

Anyway, here are the links:

My Squidoo Lens

My Kaboodle Page

The most difficult of the two is Kaboodle. I still can't figure out how to get my name listed in their store directory. Some of the tools are really confusing and I don't know if I will ever get the page completed.

I wish I knew something about making videos or could find some on YouTube that are relevant to my products so I could add them to my Squidoo Lens. For now, that idea will have to wait.

Visitors can leave notes and vote on some of the stuff on the pages so I hope that you will check them out and participate when you have time.

Now, off to find other ways to promote my products.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Growing Up Years IV

Hello again, it's just Grandma putting some more info into my blog.

You know that when you reach my age you're absent minded and a little slow on the trigger!! (LOL) It's good I'm still able to laugh. I always say aahh ouch when I get up in the morning. You see my old bones just don't like to co-operate.

So much for that, let's get down to business.

What would you do if you were like my sister and me when we first came to South Dakota?

We had never heard the crack of lightening and the bang of thunder (as they say: "It's only God in Heaven bowling and the angels cracking the whip"). We were scared to death and dove under the bed. That seemed to be a safe place although when you think about it: How safe could that have been as if God were to throw a planet at us how could that bed keep us safe? Oh well, maybe he would've broke his arm and couldn't throw.

Do you realize how big this world and everything in it appears to a young child?

It's HUGE!!

One time my sister was riding a horse and I a bicycle and we took off up the road and as we neared the intersection we could hear what sounded like baby kittens sooooo we decided to investigate and we did find some "kittens".

We took the "kittens" home to mom as we didn't see the mother so we thought that they had been abandoned and we felt sorry for them. Mom took one look and told us to get them out of the house and get back into the house and get our clothes off as we had to take a bath as we STUNK. You see the kitties were baby civet cats (they are really a spotted skunk). Even though they weren't very old yet their stinker worked just fine.

Here's a link about "civet cats" in South Dakota:

And here is what Wikipedia has to say about them:

Until next time - God bless you all!!