Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Endeavor

As a child, my Grandpa played a fiddle. I loved hearing him play and when I was sad he would play to make me feel better. My Mom and Grandma always talked about Papa playing for the barn dances and how he was the best fiddler and caller in the community. Papa's always wanted someone in the family to play the fiddle too.
Well several years ago Chester took me to a country show in Pigeon Forge and they had a young boy that played the fiddle in almost the same style that my Papa did. It made me miss my Papa so much that I told Chester I wanted a fiddle. Well he laughed and told me I didn't know how to play one so he wouldn't buy me one. Well after several weeks of nagging, I got my fiddle for Mother's Day that year and started taking fiddle lessons.
Needless to say, I am not the fiddler that my Papa was but I can play it decent. So I am now starting a new endeavor.
My daughter, Laura, runs a daycare. So we have decided to teach the children how to square dance and line dance. You have to remember these are 3-5 year old children.LOL But I am so excited to be calling and playing a fiddle for square dancing. I believe my Papa is smiling down on me and giving me his blessings. I can't wait to see these kids trying to square dance. This is going to be a hoot. And at their age, they aren't going to care how good I am or am not.LOL
We are going to put on a short skit and Laura is going to charge admittance to help raise money for day care equipment. Wish me luck. Until next time...

My Easter Bunny Swap

Last month I enterd an Easter Bunny swap on Rabbit Hollow Prims and my partner was Angie from http://www.lovetheprimlood.blogspot.com/ Well I had a mix-up with my postal carrier but I finally got my package today and I love it!!!

Angie sent me the cutest bunny holding a chick that she completely hand stitched!! I could never do that great a job on hand stitching. Hers is amazing! And she sent me a set of silicone scented lights in Easter colors! They smell sooooo good and they are perfect for an Easter basket. Now I can't wait to make my basket with eggs and chicks for these lights.LOL
You should go over to Angie's blog and check it out. I know you will love it.
So now to share a pic of the goodies I got. Isn't that adorable? Until next time...

Monday, March 22, 2010

And the winner is...

Hi everyone and thanks for entering my Easter giveaway. This has been the biggest giveaway I have had so far! I've met new friends and have had lots of fun with this one. I wish everyone could be a winner but unfortunately there can be only one.
My husband drew the winner out of a bowl of names. I tried to take a pic to post but my batteries are dead and I am waiting on new ones to come in the mail. Now let's tell who the winner is! Drumroll please.......
The winner is
Please send me your mailing address and I will put your package in the mail. Thanks again for everyone who entered. Until next time...

Friday, March 19, 2010

One more day

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that you have one more day to enter my giveaway. I will be drawing the winner on Sunday and have the winner posted on Monday. Good luck everyone! I have also listed a new item on my selling blog. Go over and take a peek www.yorkiesprimitivessalesblog.blogspot.com Until next time...

Monday, March 15, 2010

All's Well

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the catarac surgery went well. Other than having the usual discomfort, I am fine. I want to thank everyone for your prayers and your words of encourgement. God bless you all, Valerie

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Check out this giveaway

Go over to http://www.primcrafts.blogspot.com/ and enter to win these adorable bunnies.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Good News, Not So Good News

First I'll tell the good news. I have opened a new selling blog. I am so excited about this and Karen of My Colonial Home Blog started a new blog with Popular Selling Blogs on it and I am now listed on that blog too.
So if you haven't checked it out yet, here is the link. http://www.yorkiesprimitivessalesblog.blogspot.com/ And all you have to do is click the link on the right side of my main page that says popular selling blogs to go to all the selling blogs that Karen set up. Thanks Karen!

Now the not so good news is that I have to have cataracs removed from my right eye. I knew I was going blind in that eye but didn't know why. So I went to my doctor and its a huge catarac blocking my vision.
And I know this is a relatively simple procedure but they are having difficulties with me because of my respiratory problems and the fact that I am allergic to so many meds. But the procedure is scheduled for Monday so I may not be on here for a couple of days. I will let you know how it goes. But please say a prayer for me Monday that everything will go okay. Until next time...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Just Around The Corner

I love Easter. Not only is it the beginning of spring, it is also a reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made for us all.
So I am having an Easter giveway to celebrate the oncoming of sunshine, rain and the beauty of flowers and trees. I am having trouble deciding between two items for the giveaway so the pictures won't be posted until Monday, but you can start signing up now for the giveaway.
All you have to do is leave a post here. If you would like to put it on your blog, that's fine.
I will take entries until Sat. March 19. The winner will be announce on the following Monday. So just leave a comment and you are entered.

If you do not have a blog and want to enter, you can email me at valerie999@comcast.net and I will put your name in the pot.
Well I have decided what I am going to give away so here is a picture. And you know there may be a few extra goodies thrown in? Until next time...