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 !"

Friday, December 16, 2011

A message.....and Swap Goodies !!!

Merry 8 Days Before Christmas !!! Wow, time is moving so quickly , and just like a snowball that builds up speed and momentum as it rolls along down a snow covered hill, the closer we get the more intense our feelings of being overwhelmed become !! DON'T DO IT !!! Christmas will come no matter what..Just like the profound message in the much loved, but highly under-rated cartoon by Dr. Suess.... " It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!"
Sadly, I am guilty of letting mysef fall prey to these feelings just as much as the next person. So I say this not as a scolding from a superior person to a lowly inferior thinker..but from a fellow distracted, want all things to be just so, run around doing everything and nothing person.
Let's just stop and sit down ( if you are reading this ,chances are you are in a sitting position, and switch your brain to a different train of thought if even for just a moment. Christmas will come,,,, without that extra strand of lights on the tree, it will come ...even if the last batch of cookies cooked just a little too will come..... Whether you get the chance to touch up the coloring in your hair, or fill in your will come.

Did you sit and watch a favorite Holiday show ? Did you pause and take the time to stick a little change or more in the red kettle outside of your local grocery or department store ?? Did you spend just a little extra time to enjoy the festively decorated homes in your neighborhood, even if one house only has a small lighted plastic candle on a window ledge, or aluminum tinsel garland wrapped around a porch post ?
If not...Do it !!
More of tis little message to come later......
On a different note .....
I have to show a pic of the wonderful swap goodies I received to day.. belong to a group called " An American Primitive Gathering " We did a secret santa swap and I am so glad I joined..See the sweet gifts ? Ahhh...I am so blessed !! Thank you Mimi !!


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Wow, Robin you hit the jackpot, I like the hooked items a lot.
I have the patterns I bought from you and I want to make them before Christmas, but I'm taking your advice from your post and I'm not going to sweat it if they don't get made. They can always be birthday presents!
Merry Christmas
p.s. I have gone for a drive just to look at lights and enjoy the season,and always hit the little red pot at Walmart

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Robin, I LOVE all you swap goodies that you got and the hook rugs. You lucky gal.
That chocolate I would eat in ONE sitting. I am a sucker for chocolate!!!!!
Christmas Blessings to you Robin and your family from my family,
Tricia, XO

WoolenSails said...

Mimi made some beautiful gifts, what a treasure box of goodies.


Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Wonderful post Robin. Everyone should slow down and enjoy all that the season has to offer.
It's a shame most don't.

You received beautiful gifts from Mimi.

Merry Christmas,

Oh, and I just bought your valentine angel ornie pattern and can't wait to make him.

Michelle May said...

Such a great post. Made me laugh about touching up the color in my hair. That has to wait til after Christmas. hee,hee,hee.

Such a lovely bunch of goodies you received. Looks like it was such a fun swap.

Now off to look at some neighborhood lights.
Merry Christmas!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Loving this post! I feel like Christmas is passing me by. I haven't had a minute to savor...but I did stop to add to the buckets...and it felt great. And I'm trying to be loving and patient with the kids at maybe I'm doing Christmas a bit differently...thanks for this post!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

thanks for the reminder as I sit her cramming to get the last of the gifts done..and tomorrow they are in the mail.;) thank goodness..then next week a bit more baking and done..will sit down to enjoy a movie here and there.:) and tuesday we are going caroling..I can't wait;) have a great weekend..and I love love love the goodies you received.;)

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Very well stated Robin....we should all slow down and enjoy the season...and remember what it all should be about...Traci over at York Mountain Primitives is having a silent auction for a fellow un-named blogger with financial difficulty...this is what Christmas should be all about. Blessings to you! Patti

Raspberry Lane Primitives said... your swap goodies

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

Beautiful sentiment!!

Love all your goodies from Mimi!!

Have a great weekend~Becky

janet said...

Fabulous post and your giveaway goodies from Misi are beautiful..Have a great weekend..

Kendra said...

Thanks Robin, I needed that little reminder.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Wow Robin....what a haul. Now if that was my package the candies would not have made it to the photo
Today I have been doing exactly what you have suggested.
I haven't left the sofa except for the necessary things you know. It feels good too.

Blessings and Merry Christmas

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
I wish I could slow down and enjoy the season, but I have too much left to :)
Great goodies from Mimi.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs :)

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Thank you for reminding me what Christmas is all about! I am rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get it just right. Last night I realized that isn't going to happen and felt sad and the yearning to make a handmade gift is just overwhelming, but no time. So it will come without my perfectionist ways and the kids will love it just the same as always. Your swap goodies are wonderful, what a great gift. God bless. Cathy