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 !"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Feeling patriotic ..

Hello everyone ! I am enjoying my day here working on everything and not do joke about it, but in all seriousness, I think I have ADHD...I have 3 children who have been diagnosed with it, and 4 grandchildren who sadly have it also, and guess what ?? I'm thinking it came from me...I get teased all the time by my family how I jump from one subject to the next when talking, have 4 projects started all at once when creating and several rooms in disarray and started when cleaning...what I usually end up doing is working in small circles till I come to the middle and tie up loose ends...It is more exhausting than necessary, but I've always been like this.....
I have been working on some new designs for my fabric line at  Spoonflower .
With Memorial Day only a few days away, and the start of Summer, 4th of July isn't too far away either, so I have been feeling Patriotic , actually I have been for awhile now.
My newest design for fabric is Americana :

I have been having alot of fun drawing and painting. I have several unfinished projects laying around here in my studio, but what's new ?
I made a collage banner out of a few pics from my bedroom, it's the only room in my home that has an Americana theme.I've been thinking of changing it around but maybe I should leave well enough alone for now. I don't have alot of super primitive americana decor, but I've saved some neat things over the years and my favorites are the Man and Woman printed fabric dolls. They are actually collector pieces from Hallmark and are dated from 1984 ..SOMEday in the far future they may be worth something for a Grandchild who may end up with them ....
Awhile back now , I posted the progress on the Antique Challenge Rug from AAPG.... I had to stop,as I ran out of the right browns I was using for the trees. Well, in conversations with my friend Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives  , she offered to do a swp, some of her browns for some of my Doodle Booklets... YAY, the browns she showed me looked pretty darn close, and when I got them I was so happy, because they were a perfect match !( they look different in my pic) She sent along a few extra pieces of her hand dyed wools because she is a sweety like that !!

 Go check out her wool on her blog, she is really getting ready to make it a full time business selling her hand dyed wools, and you won't be disappointed !
Well, I am hoping and praying for a fun and safe Holiday weekend for one and all !!
Remember loved ones and all those that lost their lives in the line of duty to our great nation !!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

love the new Americana-themed fabric Robin! ~ I've been doing the same, but with a more 'Colonial/Farmhouse' look...I LOVE Spoonflower!
(and aside from being diagnosed as Dyslexic, I too, have ADHD)...I use it to my full advantage by doing EVERYTHING!!!

jody said...

i never seem to get anything done..way to many intrests and projects! i love your fabric and doodles! also love americana! enjoy your evening!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the fabric!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh are so very talented and the new fabric design is just too adorable.
I'm so happy for you and PROUD.

You are too funny describing your 'full circle'

Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend.


From Sherry's Heart said...

Robin,you are doing a fantastical job designing your fabrics!!! Oh to have that talent!!!
Now here's a big ? for ya!!! Can I steal that Angel design that you just added to the top of your blog warning people not to steal LOL????????
The Queen