Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Today is my Anniversary

Today is my anniversary. I have been married to my husband for 42 years. I can honestly say that I have been fortunate to have had a blessed life.
We have two girls, six grandkids, 3 extended grandkids, 2 nieces and a nephew that have grown up with my grandkids and they are all very close. I thank God for giving me a very loving family.
Until next time...

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Swap Package from Nancy and Reminder

I got my package from Nancy today and WOW!!! It's AWESOME!!!!! Our swap included one wooden item, 1 item of choice and 3 ornies. I opened the box and everything was wrapped so pretty. She also had a Santa on the top of the box.
The wooden santa is just adorable!! and the snowman is soooo cute!! And she got me the moose as a canadian sidekick and I LOVE it!!! She also included the cutest snowman with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Thanks Nancy for everything.
I have also looked for a shaving brush everywhere around where I live and can't find one. So Nancy put me one in my swap box. Thanks for everything Nancy, you rock!!! Now I will start my makeover in my bathroom!!
Now I just want to remind everyone that my giveaway ends tommorrow, my 42nd anniversary. WooHoo! So if you haven't entered, you better enter now. I am including 2 surprises in my giveaway!
And will everyone who was in the swap that hasn't sent me pics of your goodies please send them them to me. I am going to put a film of the Christmas swap on my blog at the top. valerie999@comcast.net Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Ornie's 11 & 12

Here are number 11 & 12 ornies that are included in Brenda's giveaway. I LOVE that sheep! I just have to win.LOL But her giveaway ends tommorrow so you better head on over and enter.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Last Giveaway for the year

I know I am late posting about my giveaway that I promised but I have had some medical problems that got in the way. I'm sure we have all been there. But as promised, I am having my last giveaway for this year on my sales blog. Just click on the picture at the right top sidebar and enter to win.
The winner will win this snowman. He is made with lightly stained muslin that has been weighted so he can stand on his own and stuffe with fiberfill. I have sewn on black beads for his eyes and embroidered his nose and mouth. He has black buttons down his front. He has rusty nails for arms and is holding a rusty star that has been attached with rusty wire.
Then I have made ear muffs with navy blue fleece fabric. They are attached with rusty wire. His scarf is made from navy blue fleece with snowflakes. I have fringed the bottom of the scarf.
Finally I put some snow tex and diamond dust on his head, ear muffs, scarf and the tips of the top of the star. So head on over and enter to win.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My New Candle Mat

I just have to show you my new Poinsettia Candle Mat and Wrap. It's made from winter white and burgundy acrylic felt. I love the way it turned out. See what you think. It's listed in my etsy shop.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Brenda's 10th ornie

Here is Brenda's 10th ornament for her giveaway. If you haven't entered her giveaway, head over and enter now. She is having some awesome ornies!

Look what I Got!!

I just have to show you what I was lucky enough to get for free!! It came from my daughter and son in law's farm that they bought last year. It's a door from one of their old barns. And they were going to burn it!!!! I couldn't believe I was lucky enough to get this for my front porch. I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas, Valentine's Day and all the seasons! I am leaving the paint just like it is so that it show the charm of old days. Drop me a line and tell me what you think. Until next time...

My Ornie Swap through OFG

I entered an ornie swap through OFG and I got Kris from Painted Kreations. She painted me three adorable ornies, two from wood and one cow bell. I love cows so I loved the cowbell. But just look at the detail on all these ornies. She is a very talented painter.

And when I opened the package, I saw a box with an angel painted on the front. Well I kept thinking where do you get a box that cute to send your items in?LOL Then it hit me, she painted it!!! I think that is the neatest idea. I just wish I could paint. So I am going to display the box along with my other Christmas decorations and how cute is it going to be that I have an angel box with the postage stamp on it? Thank you so much Kris, I love everything!!! And here is a link to her etsy shop so you can see some of her other creations.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Christmas Swap Goodies

I entered a swap on Crow's Creek Primitives and my secret partner was Deb Turner. I opened the box and Oh My Gosh! It was packed with goodies. I got the most adorable Christmas Stocking with a skiing snowman on it, a rusty star that she painted, 2 blackened santas and 2 blackened snowmen, 2 bunches of red berries, and a little snowman pick. Just take a look at this picture and see what an awesome swap I got. You can visit Deb's blog at http://debsprimitivecountrykitchen.blogspot.com/ Thanks Deb!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Punkin Seed Production Giveaway

Head over to Pumpkin Seed Productions to win these adorable salt dough ornies.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rusty Thimble Ornaments 8 & 9

Here's the picture of The Rusty Thimble's ornaments 8 & 9 of her giveaway. Head on over and enter to win.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just a Reminder

I just want to remind everyone that Monday is the last day to sign up for my snowmen giveaway. Just click on the link on the right side to go enter.

Just a Reminder

I just want to remind everyone that Monday is the deadline for sending your swap packages out. Please send a picture of what you are sending so that I can add it to the video that I am putting on my blog with links back to your blogs. I also want to thank everyone who participated in my swap. This one has been so much fun. Until next time...

Look what I made

I wanted a poinsettia candle matt and could not find one like I wanted so I decided to make my own pattern. I love the way it turned out. See what you think. I will be having the pattern for sale by next week.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remember Our Veterans

This is my brother, Buster, who served in the Vietnam War and was one of the lucky ones who made it home, but he was never the same. The horrors of that war stayed with him the rest of his life. He suffered with flashbacks that woke him up in the middle of the night screaming. He had panic attacks that took us forever to get him out of.

On this Veterans Day, please take a moment to say a prayer for our veterans. We need to remember that without them we would not have the freedom that we are so blessed to have.
I want you to think about those who are serving and those who have come home. We realize the danger that they are in while fighting but unless you have had someone come home from war, you have no idea how it changes their life. Not only do they fight for our freedom but they pay for that same freedom every day of their life. So please never take your freedom for granted because someone has given their life so that you may have it.
If you see a soldier today, shake their hand and tell them how much they are appreciated. But don't let that stop today. Do this every day throughout the year. When someone took the time to shake Buster's hand and thank him for his sacrifece, it gave him pride to know that they appreciated it.
So I want to take this time to thank every soldier and every nurse, doctor or anyone else who has sacrified their life so that I may be free.
I also want to thank all families that have made sacrifices both while their family members were at war and when they come home helping them adapt to life outside of war. And my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones during war.

Two More Ornies from Brenda

Here's two more ornaments that Brenda has made for her giveaway. If you haven't signed up, just click on this link. http://www.therustythimble.blogspot.com/ Until next time...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Picture of The Giveaway

Well I reached my goal of 50 followers on my sales blog so I thought I would share a picture of the rest of the giveaway. I have added 3 ornies made from an Olde Homestead Barn pattern so now you get 6 items!! There's still time to enter so just click on the link on the right and enter now to win these adorable snowmen.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Giveaway at Rusty Thimble

Brenda at TheRusty Thimble is having a huge ornament giveaway. Here are 4 of the items that she is having and she is adding weekly until she reaches 12 ornaments. So hurry on over and enter to win these awesome ornaments.


Jennifer at Busy Bee is having a giveaway. Head over and join for a wooden item made by her and her husband.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Swap

Hi, just a heads up on the swap. If you have not emailed me your address, please do so at valerie999@comcast.net If you have not received your partner's address, please email me and let me know that too. Remember the goodies are suppose to be in the mail on Nov. 16. Thanks and I hope everyone is having fun putting these swaps together. Until next time...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I am having my first giveaway on my sales blog. Just click on the picture at the right top sidebar and sign up there. Until next time...