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 !"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Working on Wool Applique runner pattern and more....













I've been working since Sunday on a wool applique pattern for a runner..It's called "Twas The Night Before Christmas " ( not very original ,I know ). Now, I added the year 1822 because that is when the story(poem actually) was first written, it was published in a New York newspaper under the title "A Visit from St. Nicholas" It wasn't until 1844 that it was credited publicly to Clement C. Moore , when it was included in an anthology of his works.... So...learn something new everyday huh?...lol
I snapped some pics while I was arranging the pieces for placement, and still need to stitch it together then, finish writing out the pattern. It can easily be done up as a hooked rug, punch needle piece or a stitchery also.
and...Yesterday I recruited my 18 year old daughter to paint a bench that hubby had made me years ago. The Hunter Green and natural wood was just soooo country 80's and 90's ....lol...I still have to sand down, distress and go over with a stain....
Now....I am having a Christmas Giveaway !!! I'll post pics tomorrow of the goodies and rules to be entered.....For now, have a super dee duperty great evening !!
Robin

15 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm loving that wool applique. I like the addition of the date! I'm working on some penny rug mats right now...it's pleasant to stitch.

Prims By The Water said...

Lovin your wool mat. Makes me want to rush Christmas..but it is just around the corner. Take care, Janice

Maggey and Jim said...

I love that runner.. in the wool.. very aprapo?. The bench looks wonderful, is that lamp black??
Maggey

Raymond Homestead said...

Love the wool applique!

annie said...

I love that pattern, you do wonderful work. A great change on the chest! Hope you have a wonderful week!

TeresaM said...

Your runner is so cute Robin!!! I hope to start an appliqued mat this evening using a pattern from your last Winter pattern book! It's been calling my name for 2 weeks now and I just haven't had the time to start!

Your bench is going to look so nice with its make-over!!!

Jacqueline said...

Love your mat. You do beautiful work.
And isn't it amazing what a coat of paint will do !

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

wow Robin...love your new wool rug!! so adorable!! love the redo too. can't wait to see the GAW!!
patti ;)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great runner! Good job on the bench, too.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

moosecraft said...

Wonderful pattern! Sign me up for a copy! :-) In the meantime I will try to decide whether I want to applique it, or hook it! Great job on the bench too! It's always a great feeling to have talented helpers!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

I think you've outdone yourself with the Santa mat. It's totally wonderful! I'll definitely be purchasing that pattern. ~Roberta

Nettie said...

Robin ...I love the wool applique runner ,you are doing a great job ...I better check out some of my patterns ,thanks for giving me the incentive to start something ,I have been in a rut lately...
Nettie

Kitty said...

your wool applique is gorgeous! I so love the theme and I just learned alot about "Twas the night before Cmas"! thanks for the info! The black paint already looks sooooooo much better!

Christine said...

Love your wool runner!!! Are you doing a pattern? Pretty please!
christine

WoolenSails said...

I really love your santa pattern, really nice design and layout. I am trying to grab your snowman cabin, but it won't let me.

Debbie