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Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Christmas Surprises!

I participated in a giveaway on The Rusty Thimble and I got my mail in the week before Christmas and found this surprise from Brenda for participating.  It is the cutest Santa Pillow ornament.  It looked just perfect on my tree.  Thank you so much Brenda!!
Check out Brenda's Etsy shop for more of her pillow tucks and much more.
And be sure and check out her blog.  She has giveaways monthly.

And now for the funny surprise.  I won a basket from Rose on Baskets by Rose blog!  Well a package came  the week before Christmas.  But my hubby's computer had crashed and he bought a new one.  Well the package came wrapped in an HP box and I thought it was part of his puter.  On Christmas Eve he informs me that this is my box!  Well I thought it was too big for my basket by Rose but OH MY GOSH  it was the basket and it is AWESOME!!!!!  So I got an early Christmas present on Christmas Eve.LOL
This basket is a work of art!  Thank you so much Rose!!!!   Rose's craftsmanship is extraordinary!!!!!  You would never buy anything this well built and beautiful in any store!!  I still can't believe I was lucky enough to win this wonderful and beautiful creation!
Check out all of Rose's creations in her Etsy shop.  You will be in awe at her talent.
And don't forget to check out her blog.  You will enjoy reading her posts.

I am sorry it took me so long to post about my treasures but I am battling an asthma attack that the doctor's can't seem to fix so I am slow at everything.  But I really did enjoy my Christmas surprises!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Do You Believe In Santa?

When I was in my 30's, I started playing the fiddle.  Well the fiddle I had wasn't working any more so I told Chester I needed a new on and my fiddle teacher  said it would cost around $2,000.00!  Well he told me to dream on so I told him Santa would bring me one.  Well he laughed and told me to dream on.

Then the week after Christmas a man came into the office where we worked with a fiddle.  It had a beautiful tone and he only wanted $150.00 so I told Chester I wanted it and he bought it.  When the man left I told him, "I told you Santa would bring me one.  I just had to be patient"LOL  He told me that he didn't see Santa's signature on that check and I told him that no but Santa brought it so he could pay for it.LOLOLOL
Well my fiddle teacher told me the fiddle was worth about $2,500.00 and it was a great buy.
Then my grandson Daniel was born and he had a fascination and belief in Santa that I have never seen in a child.  His eyes would just sparkle.  And then he started school and the kids made fun on him and told him there was no Santa.  So Daniel asked me if I believed in Santa and I told him yes.  Well if I believed so did he!
He went home and told his Mom that he knew there was a Santa because Gram believed in him.  She called me and chewed me out telling me that I said I would never lie to my grandkids.  Well I told her I didn't lie.  Then she goes on to say that I don't really believe there is a REAL Santa and I told her yes I do, he brought me a fiddle!!!  She just told me that I had to grow up.  Yeah right, as if that is going to happen!!!!!
So do you believe in Santa?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Traditions as an Adult

Before I go into my Christmas tradition as an adult, I need some help. How do you get the sentences and paragraghs to separate on this stupid new blogger??? I have tried everything and it still just goes on and on and on like the Energizer Bunny!Lol Now I would like to share my adult Christmas tradition. As I told you we celebrated Christmas Eve and then just went to Grandma's on Christmas Day. Well then I got married! Yikes I didn't know there was any other way until my darling hubby informed me that we were not celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve!!! Well I was flabbergasted but he finally won out in the end. And by this time my grandparents were too old to go on Christmas Eve so we would go there first to celebrate with them, then go to my inlaws and celebrate with them and then to my Mom's and have the ham and tea and open gifts with her and my brothers. Then on Christmas morning my kids would come down and find what Santa had left them. And my Mom would come over and see what they got. So it worked out really well. Since my Mom passed everyone comes to my house. Instead of ham sandwiches, everyone brings a side dish and dessert and we have supper. My brother and my nieces and nephews come too so we have a good time. Then when they go home to celebrate with their other families, we open presents with our kids and grandkids. They get sooo excited to see what they are going to get. Then we just sit around and talk and snack until they have to go home. On Christmas Day we get up early and go see what our grandkids got from Santa and then they go to their other families for dinner. But they come by afterwards and snack and we have a good time. I don't really think it matters when you celebrate Christmas as long as it is with family or friends with lots of love to share and memories to make. Christmas is all about honoring Christ's birth and the love he gave and still gives us with his sacrifice. So I hope everyone in blogger land has a very Happy and Blessed Christmas and gets to share it in your special way with your family and friends!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!! Tomorrow I'll tell you a funny about Christmas.

Childhood Christmas Tradition

My Dad died when I was five so that Christmas my Mom's parents and sister spent Christmas with us. Well this became a Christmas tradition at our home. Every year my Uncle Leonard would pick up my Grandma and Papa and bring them to our house for Christmas Eve. We always ate ham sandwiches and drank tea. My Mom was raising five kids by herself but she always managed to buy the one thing we wanted for Christmas. My Aunt Grace always bought us a coloring book and crayons. My youngest brother and I would lay and color for hours. And around ten they would go home. One year it started snowing around 3 p.m. and I was horrified that they wouldn't come for Christmas because my Papa wouldn't get out. Mom tried to tell me we would still have Christmas but I just couldn't imaging Christmas Eve without my Grandma and Papa, Uncle Leonard and Aunt Grace! I watched that door for hours in sheer panic!LOl And then around 6 in pulled my Uncle Leonard and I was literally jumping for joy as he helped my Papa and Grandma out of the car and walked them to the house!! And when I told him I didn't think he would come, he just hugged me and told me he would never disappoint me! He was the closest thing I had to a Dad. On Christmas Day we spent it with my Grandma and Papa eating at their house and having fun with the entire family. Their house was small so you just found a place to sit and ate out of your lap. But I wouldn't take anything for the love we shared every Christmas. How did you spend your Christmas when you were growing up? Tomorrow I will share Christmas tradition as an adult. Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

I WON!!!!!

Oh my gosh!! I won one of Rose's magnificant baskets!!! I love all her baskets!! I am so thrilled!!!!! Please keep Rose in your prayers while she goes through some serious medical problems!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scented Pine Cones in my Etsy Shop

I just listed some large and small Cinnamon Streusel Scented Pine Cones in my Etsy shop. They smell so yummy! They are adorable placed with snowmen or candy canes, etc. Check out my other Christmas listings while there.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hooter the Owl Elf

Hooter the Owl Elf is my newest addition to my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

And the Winner Is...

I'm sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday but a dear friend of mine passed away yesterday and I was not with it. I want to thank everyone for signing up for my giveaway! I have met some new friends and can't wait to get to know you better. I love blogging and meeting new friends. Without further delay, I wrote down all the names and let my darling Hubby pick a winner out of a bowl. And the winner is..... Vicky of Paintspots N Splinters! Please send me your address so I can put your goodies in the mail Vicky. And Vicky has reached her 400 bloggers so head over and enter her great giveaway!! Congrats Vicky!! You can click on the link on my sidebar to go to Vicky's blog. And can someone please tell me how you get this new blogger to make paragraphs? No matter what I try, the sentences just go on and on and on, like the Energizer Bunny(GRRRR). I hate this new blogger. I would appreciate someone telling me what to do. Until next time.....

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Listing in my Etsy shop

I just listed this Santa Sitter in my Etsy shop. I love the way he turned out! Check out my other Christmas items in my shop. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Today's the Last Day

Just a reminder that today is the last day to sign up for my giveaway. So if you haven't signed up just click on the button on my side bar and leave a comment. Good luck everyone!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Today's My Anniversary!

Today is my Anniversary! I have been married 44 years to a wonderful husband that I love more today than the day I married him. We have raised two girls and have been rewarded with 6 grandchildren, 5 boys and 1 girl. Just like any marriage we have had a few bumpy times but the ride was well worth the end. So today I celebrate the love that we have built over 44 years!

Monday, November 26, 2012

OFG Spirit of Christmas Celebration on Etsy

The OFG Team is launching our Spirit of Christmas Celebration starting today through Dec. 16 on Etsy. There are sooooo many fabulous items made by some very talented artists listed in this celebration! Here is one of my creations that I have listed.

And there are lots more so be sure and head over to view all of the creations. You won't be disappointed! http://www.etsy.com/search?q=socofg&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Since tomorrow will be a busy time for everyone, I want to take this time to wish everyone a Very Blessed Thanksgiving Day!!! Sometimes we take for granted all the blessing that God bestows upon us. So I hope everyone takes the time to give thanks and praise to God tomorrow for our nation being one of the most prosperous nations in the world. I know that we have our problems but we are still the best country in the world! I also hope everyone takes the time to say a prayer for all our soldiers that cannot be with their families tomorrow and their families for having and empty chair at the table. It is hard for families throughout the year when their loved ones are away from home serving our country but it is especially difficult during the holidays. And I want to personally thank our soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they make so that I can be safe and free! God Bless You ALL!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Time for a Giveaway!

Wow I got 300 follwers! I want to thank all of my followers by having a giveaway. It is not a large giveaway because I didn't have time to plan it.LOL The rules are simple. Be a follower of my blog Post it on your sidebar or Facebook for extra chance Like my Facebook for extra chance http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yorkies-Primitives/139807649362900?ref=hl That's it and here is what I have put together on such short notice. I have something else in mind but it will have to be a surprise because I don't have it made yet. The giveaway will last until Dec. 3 at midnight and I will post the winner on Dec. 4 so you will get it in time for Christmas. First a set of my Snowbuddies Bowl fillers

And 3 of my wood ornies
And I hope everyone has a very Blessed and Wonderful Thanksgiving!

And The Winner Is...

First I want to thank everyone who entered our Blog Hop Ornament Giveaway! This has been so much fun! I have met some wonderful new bloggers and can't wait to get to know you better. So without further delay. The winner is Kim from Valley Primitive Stitches. Congrats Kim! Please email me your address so I can put your ornies in the mail. Now for a surprise!! I go over 300 followers during this giveaway and so I am having a giveaway of my own!!! I will post more about it later today so be sure and check back. Until next time...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

First Craft Show

Well I had my first craft show today with Laura Kay and Bree and it was a BUST! Whoever put this together did no advertising so LK was just out the enrollment fee! There was maybe 20 to 30 customers all day! The sign at the road was so small we didn't even see it. LOL But whatever they say DO NOT believe Bree or Laura Kay if they tell you that I slept in the car the entire day.(HEE HEE) But we did have fun together so all in all it was worth it. You can never spend too much time with your family! Oh and don't forget the giveaway ends Sunday so if you haven't signed up be sure and head over to The Rusty Thimble to get the list of crafters donating the ornies! Just click on the button on my side bar to take you there. Until next time...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

At Last! The Blog Hop Ornament Giveaway!

At last here are the rules and photos of the awesome Blog Hop Giveaway. Some lucky person will win all the ornaments seen in this collage!! These ornament were made by many talented bloggers so get ready to go to each blog and sign up to win. Here is a collage of all the amazing ornaments that all the talented bloggers have made for this giveaway. Good luck everyone!!!

Rules You will go to www.therustythimble.blogspot.com and find a list of all the bloggers that are giving away an ornament. Go to each blog and enter to win all the ornaments. Leave a comment on their blog. Each blogger will have their rules for entering to win the ornaments. Be sure to leave a comment while on my blog on this post for a chance to win mine. You must be a follower in order to enter. That's it but if you would like to share on your blog or facebook, twitter, etc, I would appreciate it.
The giveaway will run from November the 12th through November the 18th with the Winner announced on November the 19th If you have any questions drop me a line.

Who Would Have Thought

I got a special order for one of my Believe Stars in Pink! And I thought YUK!! this is going to look pukey!! Well was I ever surprised! After I got it finished I actually like it and pink is my least favorite color.LOL But here is what my Believe Star looks like in pink. So if you ever want anything that I make in a different color just drop me a not and we will work something out. And maybe I will be surprised again.LOL

I have also listed my first Santa in my Etsy shop. I love the way this Santa turned out! I will be listing more this week.
And don't forget the giveaway starts in the morning so be sure and check back for a photo of all the amazing ornaments in the giveaway and the rules for entering. You won't be disappointed, Until next time...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I Know, I'm Late But...

I know I'm late posting this but I just have to share this picture. These last two weeks have been a nightmare so I haven't been able to post. I love Halloween but never have trick or treaters. Well the doorbell rang and I bout jumped for joy thinking I had a trick or treater at last. I open the door and honestly did not know who it was until he spoke. It was my youngest brother Mike, (Britt's Dad) dressed up in a quilt.LOl Isn't he just toooo cute?

And then my niece surprised me with my grnaddaughter, greaat niece and great nephew. So since these were my only trick or treaters they racked up on candy! All three of these were just adorable.
Be sure and check back tomorrow for a giveaway post. Until next time...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I'm In the Christmas Spirit!

I know it's early but I'm in the Christmas Spirit! I have listed some new Christmas items, Snowmen and Gingerbread Men and will be adding my first Santas by Wed of this week. Here's my newest creation and keep checking back to see my first wool Santa this week. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Something New

I used to make wreaths but haven't done so in several years. Well I decided to make some wreaths this year. Here is a Gingerbread Basket Centerpiece that I just listed in my Etsy shop. I will be adding more wreaths and baskets in my shop soon.

Monday, October 22, 2012

And the Winner Is!!!!!

First I want to thank everyone who participated in this giveaway! I especially want to thank Brenda from The Rusty Thimble for hosting this!! I have never participated in a group giveaway before and this has been really fun. I have met new friends and found very interesting new bloggers! Thanks for all my new follwers!! And now without any delay the winner of my Snowman Sitter is The Sunflower Cupboard! Please email me your address and I will put your Snowman Sitter in the mail! For a list of all the winners go to www.therustythimble.blogspot.com and she has them posted. And there will be another giveaway in November for ornies so be sure and check back to see when it begins.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Just a Reminder

In case you haven't entered the Winter Wonderland Giveaway at The Rusty Thimble Blog, head over and enter for a chance to win one of 24 items created by 24 different artist!! This is an awesome giveaway with awesome creations for Christmas! Just click here to be directed to The Rusty Thimble to sign up.

I have also added a new item to my Etsy shop. Head over and check out my other Fall and Christmas items. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meet Mr. Snowflake

If you love snowmen you just have to love Mr. Snowflake! I just listed him in my Etsy shop. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Newest Creation

I have meant to make one of these Pumpkin Pie with Pilgrim Crows for a couple of years and always got sidetracked. Well I finally made it and I LOVE it!!!! I think this is probably one of my favorite items I have ever made. These crows are just toooooo adorable! See what you think? This is available in my Etsy shop. www.yorkiesprimitives.etsy.com

Also if you haven't signed up for the Winter Wonderland Giveaway at The Rusty Thimble, head on over and sign up for a chance to win one of 24 prizes made by 24 different, very talented artists. Just click on the button on my sidebar to take you there.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

My Newest Creation and More

In the last 4 issues of Create and Decorate, Wendy Waldron from Whimsy Street Designs has shared a pinkeep for each season and I love these pinkeeps! Thanks to Jacquie from Hand of Belapeck, I now know how to get wool here and fix it for crafting! Thanks Jacquie!! So here is my first wool pinkeep creation. It is listed in my Etsy shop.

I love this Poinsettia Pinkeep!! I will have the fall pinkeep finished in a couple of days that I made from the wool that Jacquie sent me. I will post pics of it then. And The OFG Team has launched out Christmas Celebration that is going on now until Oct 12 so be sure and click on the link on my sidebar and see all the magnificent Christmas items these ladies have created!! Here is one of my listings in the Celebration
Finally don't forget to hop over to Brenda's blog, The Rusty Thimble, and enter for a chance to win 1 of 24 Christmas items from 24 different artists! There are some fabulous items in this giveaway! The link to enter the Winter Wonderland Giveaway is also listed on my sidebar. Well it's time for a nap.LOL I'll be back in a couple of days.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Winter Wonderland Giveaway

Brenda from The Rusty Thimble is hosting a Winter Wonderland Giveaway. There are 24 wonderful prizes to donate to 24 winners! The rules are below with the prizes and the 24 artists that have donated prizes for this giveaway. The sign ups art at Brenda's blog so be sure and go there to sign up for this giveaway. Here's the snowman that I have donated for the giveaway.
A Winter Wonderland Giveaway A Winter Wonderland Giveaway A very picture heavy post 24 wonderful prizes 24 Different Winners Several bloggers have joined together to donate handmade creations to get you in the mood for The Upcoming Holidays ******************** The rules to enter are at the bottom of this post but please do scroll through and visit these gals I want to take this opportunity to THANK each and everyone of them ***************************** A Sweet Christmas Mouse donated by Carol of the ButtermilkCreekfarm blog
http://buttermilkcreekfarm.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttermilkcreekfarm A Wonderful Rolling Pin Rack donated by Carol of the Firecracker Kid Blog
http://firecrackerkid.blogspot.com/ A set of four penny rug snowflake coasters donated by Connie of the Primitivecountrycabin Blog
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCabin http://myworld.ebay.com/primcountrycupboard?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 http://countrycabin.ca/ http://primitivecountrycabin.blogspot.ca/ A sweet felt Candy Cane ornament donated by Cyn and MJ of The Oldemessybucket blog
http://theoldemessybucket.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/cynzplace An Adorable Snowman Pillow donated by Cyn of the Cynzplace Blog
http://cynzplace.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/cynzplace A Wonderful Snowman Top Hat donated by Deb of the MyStitchesToTreasure blog
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mystitchestotreasure http://mystitchestotreasure.blogspot.com/ http://pinterest.com/djbures/
http://www.sweetbearcreekwhims.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetbearcreekwhims http://www.sweetbearcreekwhims.com/ http://www.facebook.com/SweetBearCreekWhims A fantastic Quilted Ball Ornament donated by Laura of the Rhodescreations Blog
http://rhodescreations.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/rhodescreations http://laurarhodes.blogspot.com/ A Great Santa donated by Lisa of The Moonlitstitch Blog
http://www.themoonlitstitch.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/themoonlitstitchhttps://www.facebook.com/themoonlitstitch An sweet Snowman Hat with flicker light donated by Lecia of the Farmhouseprims Blog
http://farmhouseprims.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/farmhouseprims?ref=em This sweet stitched pillow and the next prize of the Santa claus sign is donated by Robin of the Primitivehutch Blog
http://primitivehutch.blogspot.com/ http://www.primitivehutch.com/store/Default.asp">href="http://www.primitivehutch.com/store/Default.asp"> An Awesome Sleigh Bells Tree donated by Sara of the Salmonfallsprims Blog
http://salmonfallsprims.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/salmonfallsprims https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381470231923779.87332.100001824171510&type=3 A Great Christmas Floral arrangement donated by Sheila of the Season of Thy Heart Blog
http://seasonsofthyheart.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/countryimpressions https://www.facebook.com/CountryImpressionsFloralDecor A sweet Snowman Make do donated by Kim of The BarnHollow Blog
http://thebarnhollow.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebarnhollow https://www.facebook.com/thebarnhollow A Sweet Christmas arrangement donated by Steph of the Frontporchprimitives Blog
http://www.frontporchprimitives.blogspot.com/ A Stump Snowman donated by Brenda of The Rustythimble Blog
http://therustythimble.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/RustyThimble?ref=em http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rusty-Thimble/150163381680858 A cute Jingle Heat Hanger donated by Sue of the Wickedfaeriequeen Blog
http://wickedfaeriequeen.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/WickedFaerieQueen?ref=em A wonderful Winter Greetings Sign donated by Sherry of the Ties2ThePast Blog
http://www.ties2thepast.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ties2ThePast http://www.barnquiltstore.com/store/Default.asp https://www.facebook.com/TheBarnQuiltStore http://www.ebay.com/sch/ties2thepast/m.html?_adv=1&_dmd=1&_in_kw=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1 A Great Wood replica of a Vintage Sock stretcher donated by Tiff of the FoldedGingham Blog
http://www.foldedgingham.blogspot.com/ An adorable snowman donated by Valerie of the Yorkiesprimitives Blog
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yorkiesprimitives http://yorkiesprimitives.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yorkies-Primitives/139807649362900 http://pinterest.com/yorkiesprims/ A Sweet Snowman donated by Vicky of the Vicky's Art Blog
http://vicky-myart.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintspotsnSplinters https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paintspots-and-Splinters/141867899181670?ref=ts&fref=ts And an Adorable Christmas mouse donated by Wendy of the Ravenwoodwhimzies Blog
http://www.ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ravenwoodwhimzies https://www.facebook.com/RavenwoodWhimzies?fref=t You will be eligible to win only one of the above prizes But at the end I will throw all names back in for a chance to win A $20.00 gift Certificate To use making a purchase from any of these Wonderful bloggers donating prizes, that is right you will be able to select The person's shop you would like to spend $20.00 shopping with This is donated by me Brenda of The Rusty Thimble Rules are as follows You do not have to jump through the hoops but the more you do the more chances you will have at winning!!!!! Or you can select to make a comment on this post. Please be sure to leave a way to contact you if your email is not easy for me to find 1. leave a comment on this post..........also each one donating will be putting together a post on their blogs, if you go and make a comment on those posts and let me know that you have you will get an extra chance for each one you comment on 2. Be a follower of my blog...........new followers are welcome...........if you select to follow the other blogs that belong to each one Donating a prize, please let me know that you have done this so that I can check and add yet another chance for you to win, once I check I will add your name another time for each blog you opted to follow. If you are currently a follower please make sure by clicking on their followers to see if you have signed up to follow their blogs We as bloggers appreciate our followers 3. Share this giveaway on your blog sidebar, Facebook page, or twitter and get chances for each one You can use the following button and link it to this post please
4. Make an actual blog post about this giveaway and get another chance if you do a blog post you can use the following thee photos for it Please limit your entry to one comment if possible if you leave something out and need to make another entry that will be fine, please include all the chances you are in for This giveaway will end on October the 21st with the winners announced on Oct the 22nd I hope you take the time to visit these gals blogs, follow them and comment on their posts. Also visit their shops, and Facebook pages. Thank you for signing up and ************************ GOOD Luck to all who enter