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, July 2, 2012

Birthday Game Giveaway Winners .....

Hi Everyone !! Busy morning, so I apologize for not getting to this sooner !
But first...
I wanted to show you a pic of Ashley's ( my oldest daughter) first rug hooking project. she did some practice circles and a square before doing this Bird Design I traced from one of last years  simple summer doodles.. The colors are not what she would normally have chosen...way too bright, but she wanted to use wools that I'm not using alot of ......Mistakes....yes...but she thoroughly enjoyed doing it, and I noticed alot of improvement and relaxation as she went on...She is excited to try something else, and so am I !!
I had a great Birthday yesterday !! It was just easy going and a quick trip to a yard sale where hubby got a scroll saw , blades and a booklet of tons of patterns for $10 !! Can't wait to see some neat things he does with it !!
Then a cookout at my son Josh and DIL's Hannah's house for dinner ... Nice and relaxing ...
I have some super excitiing news, that is to me, like a Birthday present from my heavenly father ! hard to divulge info yet, but I will soon, promise...Let's just say, it has to do with our living
So.... I took the count from the comments ( 25) and ran it through Random Generator 3 are the numbers :

So that means that :  Jacqueline
                               Wooly Red Rug ( Laurie)
                               Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies
ARE THE WINNERS !!!! Congratulations Ladies !!!
 Jacqueline will be receiving the Liberty Doll ( Sweet Pea Primitive's Pattern) and some of my New fabric design swatches.
Wooly Red Rug ( Laurie) will be receiving some nice sized pieces of wool in Halloween colors !!
And, Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies will be receiving 2 fat quarters of my new fabric designs and small bag of Cinnamon Scented Rose Hips and cinnamon sticks !!

Some of the guesses were really sweet and ...wait...toooo sweet !!!
I enjoyed reading all of the comments of course but here are some facts about lil 'ol me :
I was born in 1958 ..... 2 months early. I only weighed 3 lbs when I was born, and was hospitalized in an incubator for 6 weeks after my birth. I  feel very blessed when my Birthday comes around, just thinking that premature babies didn't have a very good survival rate 54 years ago ... My Dad always says I was actually very healthy and no problems , even my breathing, just too small to come home..
 I almost was born in the car on the way to the hospital...I was born in the exam room in the ER ...
I almost had to wear leg braces like Forrest Gumps, as my feet were turned inward and I walked on the insides of my feet, but 2 years of Orthopedic shoes ( ugly huge heavy oxfords) cured it ?? I remember when I was finally able to wear my first pair of Red Ball Jets sneakers like the other kids !!!!! too funny ...
I played the lead in Oklahoma( Laurie) in our School Musical and my hubby played the male lead (Curly)
We were actually going together before the tryouts...oh it was a fun time !!!

I wanted to learn to play the trumpet like my Father...He thought it was too masculine...He tried to get my brother to, but he hated it !!
In 10th Grade, I snuck my Dad's trumpet to school, went to the band director and asked him, if I learned how to play the trumpet, would he let me in the band ?? He said ok ( thinking it wasn't going to happen )...
I talked one of the trumpet players in the band allready, to teach me the scale and the proper finger placemement ..... 2 weeks later I was playing 3rd string trumpet in the school band...In my Senior year I went to District Band for French Horn .... Simple determination ...
Someone said their guess was I've never flown on a plane...I have quite a few times actually...Sadly first time was when I was pregnant with my second child...It was to fly back home to Erie,Pa. from Anaheim, Ca. for my brother's funeral...He had been killed in a car accident drinking and driving ..... I was grieving, pregnant, scared by myself, but had to do it .....
Someone else's guess was that I was an artistic child...Oh so wrong !!! My  Mother was an artist...Sold her paintings all over the area...She also was a substitute art teacher at the Catholic Grade School I attended...
I HATED ART !!!!!!!  no...I  LOATHED it !! I sucked at it !! I couldn't draw a straight line or an even circle to save my life...Nuns yelled at me for my sloppy art projects ...My Mom just laughed...she figured I  had other talents and art just wasn't one of them...That is why to this day..I cringe when I call myself an joke ! it just doesn't feel right.....something almost un-natural about it !!!
That's enough about me !!! I've got stories to tell !! but that's another Ladies who won I will be emailing you to get your addresses to send out your prizes..
Thank you for playing along with me !!!


Saundra said...

Congratulations to the winners, Happy belated birthday!!!!! And I think Ashly's first hooking project turned out FAR BETTER than mine did. I think a little of the hooking talent and creative bug is rubbing off on your daughter.


Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Congrats to the winners! You must be so pleased that your daughter is picking up on a passion of yours. Very interesting post--we ALL have stories to tell that would surprise everyone!! LOL!!--Jan

BumbleBeeLane said...

Congrats to the girl...Was neat learning more about you.Hope your special day was filled with joy!~Amy

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Such a fun post! Thanks for the bio ~ lots of fun facts! Your daughter is on her way ~ that's a cute little mat ~ good teacher!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to your winners! And thanks for sharing some of your memories!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to the winners!
Your daughter's first hooked piece is wonderful. The acorn (or the hook) doesn't fall too far from the tree.
Thank you for such a delightful post and sharing so much with us. It is so much fun learning about fellow bloggers.
Happy and safe 4th to you and your family.
Pug hugs :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all the interesting info!! Loved Your daughters rug!!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to the winners!
It was fun learning more about you and the photo is so fun, what memories.


TeresaM said...

What a great memory and picture of your high school years with hubby!!! You are so funny and talented Robin! Love the trumpet story!

Ashley did a great job on her first hooked rug!!!

Your material looks so nice Robin.... can't wait to see it in person! Are you happy with the quality of it?

How is that inventory building for Discover Presque Isle craft show? I'm still way behind!

TheRustyThimble said...

A Late Happy Birthday to you Robin
I missed it!! Been too busy lately to read or enjoy computer time

Great rug your daughter did
Wonderful fun facts about your life
Love your fabric so Sweet, need to get me some of it!
Have a Happy 4th of July

Raymond Homestead said...

Great job Ashley! I'm hoping someday I will be able to learn how to hook! Very interesting reading about you Robin. It's just too funny how you didn't like art, that's so amazing to me! Congrats to the winners!!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thanks so much for choosing me as one of your winners! I sure enjoyed reading your post and learning more about you!
Glad you had a nice birthday and can't wait to hear your news.

woolyredrug said...

Thanks so much for this fun game! It was great to learn more about you and fun reading everyone's guesses! I'm thrilled to have been picked...awesome prizes...Thank you, Thank you!

Ashley's mat is charming...looking forward to seeing more!

Have a safe and happy 4th! ~L

Jacqueline said...

and this is lucky winner #1 chiming in. I am so thrilled to win some of your work.

Enjoyed reading about you and seeing Ashly's rug. She is a chip off the block for sure.

Thanks again.

Linda said...

Robin, how fun to read all those little interesting facts about you.