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 !"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Creative focus moving on to another season....

It's no secret that I am not fond of Summer !! I'm not friends with sweltering temperatures and  stifling humidity....lol
allthough, I will add this....with the warmer temps I am in much less pain related to my osteo arthritis...I LOVE the cold, but it puts me in soooo much pain....Yesterday I spent alot of time outdoors, walking in hot parking lots, sun beating down on the black pavement, but I didn't really hurt...I was pretty overheated at times, but being pain free is a bonus !!
Ok, so the reason for that rant is this. I am happy Summer seems to be flying by this year. I am so excited to start on Fall/Autumn creations. I even started figuring in almost 3 weeks Fourth of July will be done and over with, and I can justify focusing on the Fall season with my designs....
I was doodling a design that is popular in quilts, and was going to do it in  some everyday deep prim colors and then my mind wandered to fall, so I began going in that direction...I love the color combinations I started to use, and it's a little different for me, so I feel even more creative just using shades and hues I don't normally lean towards....
It started out with a doodle, then some adding in color in paint on the computer, and it just kind of gave me a rough idea how I wanted to proceed...

Notice the jumbled mess that is my floss I'm using ???....lol...it started out as nice neat piles of floss and as I keep punching , I get more hurried to grab the next color.....it doesn't stay orderly for long....lol


Here is the progress I've made so far.....Why is it that the back of the design is so interesting ?? sometimes I like the look of the backside better than the punched side, but in this design I am really happy with the front and the look of it !!...



this is going to be a pattern, and as soon as I finish the piece I will be getting the pattern finished and available for those of you interested....
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Ashley ( my oldest daughter) is coming over today and we are going to hook and clean..I joked about making a pun...instead of cooking and cleaning, we are going to hook and clean...I did all the cooking for the rest of the week yesterday, after I got home from grocery shopping, so we will be able to have some fun..
she started on her bird I drew up for her....I'm so proud, as I think she is doing a really great job !!!
Have a good day everyone !!
Robin

21 comments:

earlythreadworks.com said...

Wow Robin, this is beautiful!..Looking forward to seeing the finish.

April said...

I love the new design !!!

Pendleton Primitives said...

I'm with you about summer. At least here it stays mild on the coast but husband dreams of moving back to Arizona and I'm not to fond of that notion. Your work is beautiful and it's nice that your daughter shares your crafting passion.
~Christina

Ronnie said...

It is wonderful, can't wait for the pattern. I like Fall the best, not to hot and not to cold, just about right!

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Robin, everytime I see 1 of your new creations, I'm totally amazed at the reach of your talent. Its wonderful you embrace it like you do! Everyone benefits from it! Thanks,
Mary Jo

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Beautiful! I love the colors as well. :)

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

the colors in your new work are beautiful...they look like Indian Summer to me (a favorite, but fleeting time of year) anmd also the design reminds me of Pennsylvania for some reason?
in any case, i love it.
~Lori

Kim said...

Very nice design and colors. Every year I say I am going to hook for winter during the summer etc, but it never happens :)

WoolenSails said...

Love the colors and the design, that is beautiful.

Debbie

Prims By The Water said...

Love those colors. Looking good! Take care, Janice

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

I love your new design. The colors are lovely.

The Wool Cupboard said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors, Robin! Can't wait to see the whole design finished.

Linda

Karen - My Colonial Home said...

I for one LOVE THESE COLORS...these are about all I use in decorating...I'm not a summer hot weather person...I'm yearning for Fall - don't want time to fly by that fast, just the temps!
Beautiful creation as usual...love everything you set out to do.

I read on down to your daughter learning to hook...how fun to have someone to do it with now and then.

Karen

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Your talent ALWAYS amazes me...Awesome , awesome pattern and perfect execution !!!

janet said...

I love the new pattern and the colors..
You do fabulous work..
Have a wonderful weekend..

Christine said...

I love you new banner Robin!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
LOVE your new pattern. That would also make an amazing hooked rug!
I am just the opposite of you. I despise the cold!!! I wish we had 4 months of spring, 4 months of summer and 4 of fall and totally by-passed winter :)
Hugs,
Lauren

Jeanne said...

Love the colors on this one !!! Can't wait for it to be a pattern. Your work is lovely.
~Jeanne~

TeresaM said...

I'm so late at seeing this Robin!!!! Love it!

thesimplequiet said...

Robin, your work is so beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your finish!

rebecca

doris said...

What a wonderful color combination and the design is wonderful, love your new rug.