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, September 10, 2014

Been Gone Too Long Again

Hello friends ....
Not too much excitement at the moment ... We managed to get all of our moving out and in here finished on time, but now are living in an unfinished home. Yuk ! 
I'm not going to complain any further , it will get finished little by little. 
Now, as I write this, I'm not 100% sure if I have all the pictures on my phone here. 
I don't get on the computer much so I'm making this post from my iPhone again. 
A few things were done on the outside, I'll try to put the before and after photos. 
The shrubs in the front of the house were planted when I was about 7 years old. I would have kept them but they had started getting bare and  turning brown a few years before my Father passed. 
This year we noticed they had some kind of disease killing them. A weird mold or fungus. 
So they got pulled out and I got a good deal on some small box woods to plant there. 
Here is the only pic I can find on my phone of the front of the house with the old shrubs 
The shrubs arent planted yet in this pic , but you get the jist. 
We also pulled out the old concrete steps. Hubby and my oldest son tried to level them. They were sinking on the one side. But years of moles undermining the soil and the concrete was old and crumbly we just decided to get them out. 
My son had an excavator for the day so that just picked them up out of there. We have a lot of woods in the back. He dug a HUGE hole in the woods and buried them. 
This ugly little shack in the back yard was a major eye sore for me. 
It blocked my view of the back woods from my perch at the kitchen table. 
Since we had the excavator and I had 4 of my growing and very strong healthy Grandsons here, the shack was COMIN' DOWN !!

My hubby and the kids made quick work of it. My son Ryan was a pro with the excavator knocking it down and the boys took it apart, separated the metal and burned the rest. It's gone and I'm loving it !!!
I started organizing my craft room and managed to get rid of some junk. 
Here are a few pics of it. I've since changed up some stuff but don't have newer pictures. 

I hung a chair in the closet and stuck my wooden ironing board I. There. Lol
Here is an area at the end of the hallway I fixed up. There's never really been anything there. I wanted a light there but no outlet, so I ran an extension cord around the corner from my room. Lol

Here's me in my ratty tat work clothes busy organizing. Lol 
Till next time !


Gayle said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures - I love seeing your craft room - SO much more organized than mine! LOL

HomeSpunPrims said...

Things are shaping up nicely Robin! When you own a home the work is never done. Enjoy each day and each accomplishment. It will all come together before you know it. It was nice to see what you have gotten done so far. And nice to see your pretty face too! Hugs, Lori

WoolenSails said...

It looks like everything is coming along and of course the craft room has to be first, lol. We have been here for 20 years and it is still in the process and never seems to get done, so don't feel bad;)


cucki said...

Wow I love seeing the sweet pictures..and your craft room is so lovely..
Hugs x

Saundra said...

You have made great headway and love your decorating style. While you may not be done it sure looks like a warm home to me. Congratulations.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Lookin' good, especially the craft room.
What a difference new shrubs can make!
Hope to hear from you and see more pictures soon.
Hugs :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Holy've been busy! Everything looks very warm and cozy. Great craft room! Keep the pics seeing all the results of your hard work!

Prims By The Water said...

Looking good! Wish I had a craft room. Janice

Christine said...

Looking wonderful, Robin !!!! Amazing transformatation .....I love your 'craft room' , they call them' Studios' now !!!
Mine is just my sewing
Thanks for giving an update !

Orange Sink said...

Oh my goodness Rpbin! Everything looks so great! That is a lot of hard work by you and your hubby! The strong Grandsons are a blessing too and so good to help you! Love seeing your beautiful home and the craft room is spectacular! I love your view now too with the shed gone! What a difference!
Enjoy and take some time to just sit and take in that view!!
Cathy G

Susannah said...

Robin, Your home is looking gorgeous. Looks as if you are giving a ton of concern to making it very nice and it shows. I love your sewing room. You are prettier in this new pic that the one for your blog. I love you in pink! Enjoy your blog.


Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Love your new home! Everything looks wonderful and you do too!!

Blessings in the Country said...

The changes look great!! I love seeing before and afters. I also love your creatin' space. So prim and homey! ~Jessica

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Gypsy Quilter said...

Hi there Robin, I've enjoyed reading about the lovely updates on your house. Having lived in many places through the years, I've learned a bit about basements and mold. You may want to set up a dehumidifier and put a dab of bleach in the water catch bucket each time you empty it. Also, consider checking into the options of a french drain around the house before planting anything near the foundation. If there is water seeping in, you'll want it to move away from the house and not be watering any plants near the foundation. That's just a guess on my part. The last place I rented had serious water basement/mold issues. Good Luck!