Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mrs. Hutchinson's Spells

I just listed this Mrs. Hutchinson's Spells in my Etsy shop. Head over and take a peek at my other fall and Halloween items.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Look What I Got!

Primpals had a fall ornie swap and mine came in the mail Thursday. I was so excited! Kooikie made it special by wrapping the box in prim paper. But I got inside and look what I got!
A witch hat
a witch boot
a candy corn piece
a scarcrow
a crow
a white pumpkin
a pumpkin man
I sent out acorns to all the people in the swap. This swap was soooo much fun! I can't wait to place them in my bowl for fall.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Winter Celebration from OFG

OFG is having our Warm Winter Celebration at Etsy. Here are a couple of my items listed in this treasury.

Head over and check out all the wonderful items created by the other artists in this team.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Primitive Gathering

I had the honor of being asked to display a few of my items in The Primitive Gathering. They have new items listed on the 1st and 15th of each month. Head over and check out the adorable items listed today and check out my listing while there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Item In my Etsy Shop

The minuste I saw this owl from Paxton Valley Folk Art I had to have this pattern. I just listed this wreath in my Etsy shop. Head over and check out my other fall items. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com I love the way this wreath turned out.

Friday, September 9, 2011

New listing in my Etsy shop

I just listed these 3 Jack o Lanterns in my Etsy shop. This is an Olde Homestead Barn pattern and I love the way they turned out.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Laura's Crow

Laura chose the Lazy Dayz Crow with a Sunflower. Well I have never been too crazy about sunflowers but I love the way this one turned out. Here's a pic of her crow. Laura it will be in the mail today. Sorry it took longer than I thought but I had to make the sunflower and add some finishing touches. Laura I hope you enjoy your crow.

When I gave the choices I just knew that everyone would want the crow and I was amazed at the close run it ran with the ornies and stitchery! Goes to show I don't know much.LOL

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day. We were going to the mountains and get in that cold river water and it rained all day.9sad) But we still had our picnic lunch in my kitchen(LOL) and then played a game of Phase 10. I lost naturally.LOL but it was fun. I hope your day was just as good.
Now for a more serious matter. Please read this email that I received.
American company eliminates Labor Day

Tyson Foods
Eliminates Labor Day in favor of Muslim Holiday!

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you take over America ? One American at a time. Tyson chicken anyone?? None for me thanks!!!! We all need to heed this message!!!!!
Tyson Food in Shelbyville , Tennessee has eliminated Labor Day as a paid holiday in favor of the last day of Ramadan because they have 700 Muslim employees. Tennessee is the newest Hot-Bed for Muslim immigration. According to the 2010 Government Census more Muslims are flocking to Tennessee than any other state in the union.
I will no longer purchase any Tyson products. It's just one more little chunk of America that's been bitten off. If you wish to join me, then let your e-mail friends know this. If we don't stand up for something we will fall for anything. All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
This was verified:
I did not believe even Snopes, so I checked it out myself:
I have nothing against Muslims or any other race but I think it's time that we stand up for our rights! I can guarantee you that if we went to another country that they would not change their holidays or anything else just to suit us. Whether you live in Tennessee or any other state, plese let Tyson Foods know that you will boycot them until they reinstate Labor Day as a holiday. If they want to make another holiday for the Muslims so be it but do not let them take away from us to do it!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What Chow Chow Is

Chow Chow must be a Southern dish.LOl Chow Chow is a relish made out of cabbage, onions, bell peppers, hot peppers, green tomatoes and mustard seed. You grind it up, drain it and then equal parts sugar and vinegar and salt to taste. Then you cook it until done and put in jars and seal. It is soooooo good on pinto beans and hot dogs. You can make it as hot or mild as you want. If anyone wants the recipe, just email me and I will be glad to send it to you.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Oh, The Convenience of Modern Technology!

Growing up my Grandmother put up chow chow with an old meat grinder. You know, the one that you put the veggies in and turn it round and round,etc. And every few refills you had to take it apart and dig the stuff out and start all over again.
When she quit canning she gave me her meat grinder, which I still have, and that's what I used for chow for 30 years! By the time I put up a run, my back was killing me. And even though I had a mop bucket under the grinder the floors were still nasty where it leaked.YUK!
Well, a few years ago I begged my DH to buy me a Kitchen Aid Mixer for Christmas and he reluctantly paid for it.LOL Then I talked my brother, Buster, into buying me a meat grinder attachment for it. Well just let me tell you it is worth every penny!!!
I put up chow tonight and all you have to do is put the veggies in it and it grinds it right out!! No turning, no emptying out and I got finished in 1/3 of the time.
I wonder what my Grandma would have thought about this?
I made it with a processer but it didn't grind it as much as the meat grinder does. Thank God for modern technology!!!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Let me explain

I didn'tmean to worry anyone so let me explain.LOL I don't think anything is seriously wrong with me.LOl Several months ago my left arm starting hurting and it has gotten up into my neck. The pain is excrutiating and nothing helps. I have tried heat, ice and pain pills and nothing eases it. They did ex rays and can't find out what is causing it from that so they said they have to have an MRI to see what is causing the pain.
The problem is I am a big baby!!ROFLMBO!! I am so chlostrophoebic that I can't even ride in a car without a window half way down. I know that's mental but try to explain that when I am in a state of panic!!LOl
So now they have me on prednisone again to lessen the inflammation until they can find out what's wrong and steroids drive me crazy!!!!!! But my friend Nancy from Stitches n Strokes says that the good side to steroids is that I create and create and she loves what I make while on steroids.LOL
But I also cannot be put to sleep because my lungs are too weak so I don't know what they think they are going to do if they do find out what's wrong.
So just say a prayer for me that the pain will at least ease up to where I can stand it. And I'll just have to put the rest in God's hands and accept His decision. Thanks girls! I cherish my blogging and Etsy team friends, Valerie

What a DAY!!!

Sorry I am later than I thought but not only did I have to have an MRI enen though they don't understand how chlostrophoebic I am!!! I came home and slept for 5 hrs after taking the nerve pill to keep me calm.LOL And then when I woke up and starting writing all the names down, my power went out!ARRRRRGGG!!!
But I have finally gotten all the names and number of chances in the giveaway and I had a total of 60 people enter with a total of 174 chances!! So the fastest way I knew to post this was to let my DH choose a number between 1 and 174 and he chose
Laura from Cave Creek Primitives!! Please contact me Laura and let me know which prize you want. After Laura chooses, I will post on the blog which one she took.
I want to thank everyone for entering my giveaway and making it the success it was!! I will be having another one for Christmas within the next

I'm Going To Be Late

I'm sorry but it's going to be later when I announce the winner. I forgot that I had to have an MRI early this morning and I am so chlostrophoebic that I had to take something to calm me down. So I just woke up and I am working on it now but it will take me a while to get it written down. Sorry, Valerie

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Little poem

A lady from OFG sent this poem and this is what my family would say has happened to me!LOLOLOL

The computer swallowed grandma.
Yes, honestly it's true!
she pressed 'control and 'enter'
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm. She
must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.
I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I've even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.
In desperation, I asked Jeeves
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found 'online.'
So, if inside your 'Inbox,'
My Grandma you should see,
Please 'Copy, Scan' and 'Paste' her
And send her back to me.

Last Day to Enter

I just want to remind everyone that today is the last day to enter my giveaway. Here's a picture of the stitchery that goes with the candy corn and acorns in the number 3 selection. Good luck everyone!