Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lots of stuff...long post...some good some not so good..

Well, I had a busy weekend doing alot of little projects, and it felt so good to check things off my list of things I wanted to get done.
Here is a little shrub that sadly, died this summer..It wasn't lack of water, but just the opposite, there was a lot of run off and our soil is like clay, so the roots sat in too much water. I pulled it and let it sit in the sun behind our little shed and voila ! It now has another purpose..God bless the little
So hubby cut a little piece of wood for a base, I painted and sanded it. I did a little "pruning", probably could have done more...??I need to adjust the lights on it,I was in a hurry to get a . I also made some blak and spicy wax pumpkin ornies. I bought a bag of these cute little ones on Etsy and then thought heck wonder if I could make my own ? I found a wilton silicone cupcake pan and bought some super cheap black votive candles. I sprayed the silicone pan with Pam spray sprinkled in some cinnamon. I melted the wax in an old tea kettle and only filled the spaces about 1/3 of the way. They popped right out, and I rolled them in cinnamon and cloves...I took a large needle and heated it up every time and made the holes for the wire, which I need to hunt't remember where I put it I have so many little craft containers...geesh...
Then...I started a punch needle from my Freebie feels good to do up some of my doodles...I don't do it alot, lack of

And now...I don't do this as often as I should..I get so busy and caught up with other things, but i need to give these ladies credit and tell them how much I appreciate their talent, and words of encouragement about my designs.
This first punch needle is by Karen of "pinesandneedles" on Ebay

Secondly we have a punch needle piece by Rebecca "goodwool"

And lastly but certainly not least a punch needle by Doris "luv2punch"

If you likey then hurry and go bid on these beauties !
And now it brings me to the not so good news..I could use prayers...I went to day for a sonogram of my thyroid. I have had problems with hypo(low) thyroid and take medication. Past few months I have been feeling worse and worse..Too many symptoms to name. Now, remember I am a nurse, and so my distaste for doctors and hospitals and medicine, is would never have gone to my family doctor had it not been for the fact that the pain and fatigue and other symptoms are sometimes debilitating. During a routine physical exam, which included palpating my thyroid, it was noticably larger and hard on the left side. So the sonogram and bloodwork ( 4 vials full,,,,lol) were ordered. I'm praying it is just enlarged due to not working to capability and maybe I'll just need to up the dose of Synthroid...
So...There you have it...Probably the LONGEST post I've ever
Love to you all !!!


KayH said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way!
Kay in AR

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Robin, the wax pumpkins turned out very nice~ You'll have to share a pic of the tree once it's decorated.
Sending prayers your way that you feel better soon.

Autumn Blessings,

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love your tree! And your punch needle is turning out great too :).
Great to see finishes from other people on your work. must be so rewarding!
Will be sending out prayers for your thyroid. I have had an underactive one for over 30 years, so I can relate to "ALL" the symptoms that can be caused by it. Really praying it's just a medicine adjustment that you need, and close monitoring for a while.

mainely stitching said...

Thinking good thoughts for you in regard to your thyroid issues!

Beckyjean said...

Love your prim tree & little pumpkins!!!

Sending positive thoughts your way.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thanks for sharing your little projects - love them. Sending prayers you way for a good outcome to the thyroid problems.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Great punch needle finishes.
Prayers and hugs coming your way!

renee said...

I like your new tree, although the gardener in me mourns the loss of the shrub. I am glad you are having some time to create~ you do such beautiful work! I just need a few hours to sit and look and make decisions. I will pray for you that this appointment bears good news. Please take care of yourself.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

just beautiful pieces using your awesome designs!!! Hope everything works out for ya Robin...Blessings, patti

Christine said...

Prayers for you Robin, thats it's an easy fix to get you back to normal. The NP's of your designs are great, the last gals must be really fast! Seems like you jusyt posted that drawing!
Love your wax ornies....they turned out great!

Rachel said...

I'll be keeping you in my prayers that everything is ok!

I LOVE your little tree~that is a great idea! All the punch needle finishes are gorgeous too!

Hope you feel better soon & receive good news.

Angie Berry said...

Aw, love your cute little prim tree. Love the wax ornies you made! I LOVE playing in wax so very much, lol. I got addicted to it after my first time and now I search my home, my crafting area, and every where I go for things that I can wax, hehe. But I have never made any ornies... too funny. That is a great idea though on how to make your own. Now I need to hunt down some silicone molds. Thanks for your instructions.

How neat it would be to see finished pieces from patterns that you have created. I'm glad you share the finishes with us!

Sorry to hear about your health issues Robin. I will definitely be lifting you up in prayer. I wish there was more I could do for you but I know there is great power in prayer!

Rebecca said...

Robin, you're an inspiration! Praying for good news and keeping you in my thoughts.

I love your little tree and how you created something beautiful from something that didn't quite make it in the garden!

Jacqueline said...

Love your "tree" and hope to see it decorated.

Best wishes and prayers coming your way.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

How fun to be able to do ONE OF YOUR OWN
I don't have any of my own!!!

I am sending huge prayers that everything is just a fluke right now and can be handled with increased meds.

Hugs, Karen

Doris said...

Robin, so sorry about the thyroid problems. I had them for awhile a few yrs back and understand. Hope you feel better soon. You are in my prayers.

Trudy said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way Robins.
PS Love the wax pumpkins!

Carolyn said...

Lifting you up in prayer Robin.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Thank you so much!!!! I just made some wax things today for the first time and had no idea how to put holes in them to hang!!!!

I need to find a pumpkin pan like that. I have one that looks like a jack o latern that I poured today.

Heather said...

Oh, what pretty things! And i love that lit up little spooky and perfect for the season!