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Happy Valentine's Day, my lovely stitchers.

Princess Proclamations
February 10, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh my goodness.  The holiday for love is upon us.  I have to say that I believe this winter is kind of flying by, for me anyway.  But then, I've had my nose my laptop researching what's going on in the needle art world. Doesn't seem like 'work' at all.   :-)

So, Nashville Market.  I've written about how excited I am to attend for the first time this year.  I would love to meet the designers in person, see what great patterns they have in store for us in 2017, and just and overall good time. Unfortunately, it is not meant to be for me this March.  I will be having surgery on Valentine's Day and can't venture that far from home so soon after the surgery.  Darn it! 
You know what they say about the best laid plans.  I believe there is another show in the fall.  Fingers crossed.  But, FEAR NOT!  I will still have access to all the new 2017 patterns.  I'm disappointed not to attend, but I'll be there in spirit.  :-)

I have been inspired by the Boleyn linen that we brought in from Europe.  I adore it!  We have created our own line of imprinted linen.  We call it French Market (Marche Francais) and are currently offering it as a 30 ct creme brulee, cut to 8.5 x 13.  We are going to offer additional designs very soon.  I can't begin to tell you how fulfilling it is to create something and to find out that you all love it, too! 

French Market

If you are looking for a gift for yourself or a stitching friend, check out our adorable needle minders or 'needle nannys' as the manufacturer calls them.  These are very strong magnets that feature some of the most popular patterns by some of your favorite designers.    Here is Strawberry Fields by Blackbird Designs, one of my favorite designers.
Strawberry Fields

To order, just click here and it will take you directly to our website:     The Princess & the Peddler

Tell me, dear ones, are you interested in knitting?  I am considering carrying some higher end yarns if I can determine there is sufficient enough interest.  I am considering fair trade hand dyed yarns from  Manos del Uruguay (the hands of Uruguay) a non-profit organisation, which was developed over 45 years ago to provide rural women with jobs in local villages. The ethos and aspirations continues until today - where women are still committed to the same purpose - to provide cost-effective and collective developments that will continue to improve community life for the women in Uruguay's countryside.  Please provide me some feedback if you are interested.  You can email me at:

And, last but not least, my valentine's gift to you!  Thank you for helping make my dream come true. 
I am offering a coupon for 20% off your entire order good through 2/17/17.  Just enter this code:


to get the discount.

Until next time.

The Princess & the Peddler


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