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, March 12, 2013

A wonderful finish by a sweet lady..and just LOTS of

Hello...Today's post is just going to be a menagerie of random pics and stuff going on...
But first...a talented lady , Sandy Lewis, sent me her finished rug, hooked up using my Freebie Rabbit in a Garden..
Cute story about hers...she has an 88 year young neighbor named Gerald.... He is a sweety she says and can be found in his garden all summer long. He gives much of his bounty to the neighbors and is just really such a sweet ol gent !! So , the bunny in the doodle reminded her of Gerald her neighbor, and so that is what she titled her rug...When she told him about it, she said he was tickled....Here is her awesome finished rug :

Next...I had comments on the sweet hooked Chic in my pic of my Spring corner of my craft area...I did not hook the lovely little chick, and I am so ashamed that I cannot remember for the life of me, who I swapped with from AAPG , that made it... there is no tag on it or signature, and I looked through my other swap goodies around the house and unless they are signed, I can't remember sho made the other goodies either...So, whom-ever you are, nice talented lady...Folks love your hooked chick !!!

I am so excited about the up-coming Rug Hooking Retreat that I will be attending in April !! Margie of  Hungry Hook Primitives  will be joining Teresa and I for the ride down to WV and is our bunkmate !!!
Isn't that cool ?? I will get to meet her , Joanne McIllmurray of Snippets and Scraps of My Mind ... Lori  Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm... Jeni from Jeni's Blog From the Willow ( she is also an editor for Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine)... And who knows who else will be there ?? I feel blessed to be going !!!
Well...have I told you what a sweet Hubby ( Randy my love) I have ?? He really is !! He screwed a piece of wood accross the top of one of my little wooden caddies , and mounted my wool cutter on it !! I am all set now and can take my cutter along with me !!
I am thinking of painting and distressing it a bit ...just to dress it up ...:) looks a bit naked with all that natural wood
I worked a little on my "Wool a Plenty " rug...I wanted to see what the wools would look like in different spots, so I started filling in here and there...I had wanted to dye some new colors for this rug, but alas, my life just kept getting in the way...Just can't take the whole day hoggin up the kitchen like that...I need to wait till noone is home!!!
But here is a little more progress and I did dab some walnut stain on what I've got hooked of the sheep so far..

And lastly... I've been "keeping" Amish Friendship Bread started for some time now...I was given the started by my DIL Hannah a few weeks ago, made bread and started more batches and now today here is what I made...  Sadly I only have 1 bread pan...Used a small square casserole dish and a vintage small glass bread pan of my Daughter Ashley's...I've been wanting to get all new bakeware ...I've lent out, gave away and lost or broken so much of my stuff...geesh..well here is the goods, and 4 bags of starter set aside...
Here is the all of it's moist , cinnamonny goodness !!

And...since we love this bread so much and I think it's fun to keep the started and give it away and so on...I typed it out, added some old timey embellishments...then used grungy Modge Podge , brushed it on and punched a hole in it and I keep it hung on the side of my big handmade cabinet in the kitchen...
Here are the 4 starters and the recipe :

Ok.......all done !! Have a good night all !!


Primitive Stars said...

Evening, oh how exciting for you to o to the hooking retreat, that's the little hooked chick.......that bread looks so so yummy, Francine.

WoolenSails said...

She did a beautiful job on the rug and it looks wonderful hooked. I loved that chick too and I have chick designs, and thought it would be fun to punch them.


Sandy said...

Thank you so much for the kind words on my rug. It was so much fun to hook. Hooking is my therapy, it helps keep my sanity.
I am so excited for your hooking retreat, I get to attend one in Sept. sponsored by our guild, Utah Rug Hooking Guild, we are having Maggie Bonanami for 3 days. Have a fun and safe trip.

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Rugs and Pugs said...

Lucky you to be attending the hook-in. Tell Joanne I said hi and that she needs to blog again soon because I need my Grant Street "fix". She is a dear and lots of fun!!!
Your rug is lookin' good.
Hugs :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Lucky you! Rug camps are so much fun!!! Save your pennies because you will see so many wonderful goodies...and meet so many wonderfully talented hookers!
Your sheep rug is going to be so sweet!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

excited about the upcoming retreat too Robin! can't wait to meet you & all the other gals too ;)
~Love your sheep rug-in-progress!

Julia said...

I'm sure that you'll have so much fun being with all these great hookers. I love your sheep design. Looking forward to seeing it finished.