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, April 13, 2022

Long Time No See………

 If you see the last time I posted, it was about a year ago. The horse was all I had finished for a long time. Picked it back up a week ago , and now I’m waiting on wool I had to order to finish the background. 

I’ve finished this piece and the pattern for the punched image and hanger( together) is available in my Etsy. 
Now …. I was having problems responding to comments on my blog , I tried everything. It might work now, I don’t know …. So please please, if I don’t respond , please know that I’m grateful for everyone that takes the time to comment ❤️

Friday, May 7, 2021

Slow Progress

Well, I’ve finally begun my re- entry into the world of rug hooking. I almost burned up in the “ atmosphere” before I even touched down. 

I get too worked up worrying about all the I shoulds and I needs. Lol

This is the design I’m doing and hoping to get it finished and putting it out as a pattern  

I also having troubles commenting on others blogs, and the comments on my own blog  I do most from my phone and I get error messages  …..

So , please forgive me if I don’t comment back to you  and I will try to get it sorted out  …

Here is a little stitching I did from my Folky Flower Pots Doodle Booklet  , I’m thinking of some decorative stitches as a border  … it was fine on hand dyed muslin  I don’t recommend it as it’s quite tough getting even a brand new sharp needle through the fabric. I have some hand dyed Osnaburg and I know that would have been a better choice  .

Have a lovely day everyone  😊

Friday, April 16, 2021

My offerings on PHM


Last night was the update on Primitive Handmades Mercantile. I was late getting my listings on ... Then early this morning I went to check them, noticed my PayPal buttons weren’t added correctly. I had to re-do them all. 

Busy hectic day yesterday and still getting all set up to start rug hooking again. 

Here is the frame and stand I got. 

Soon..... sorting through and organizing my wool today. 

Not sure why... I’m sure it will be a mess once I get going anyways. 🤪

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Getting closer ...

I’m getting a stash built ...

I’m getting closer and closer to finally being able to really set up and do some serious rug hooking. Oh, and I’m going to give the Oxford punch a try with narrow wool strips. 🤪

I just received my goodies from Primitive Homespuns Wool And Needleworks.....

Getting that wool stash and other needfuls. 

And I won a sweet canvas tote bag with stars on it. I love it. Thanks guys. 

Run, don’t walk , if you need wool or stitching supplies, patterns you name it, these guys are THEEEEEEE BEST 🥰🥰🥰

I purchased a stand , should be coming next week and for now hit a used Bliss cutter off EBay  .... it had a #6 blade on it snd came with an extra #8 YAY  

But...hubbs accidentally chipped the #8 blade putting it on and it SHREDS  the wool  so guess I get a new #8  oh well, C’est la vie  😊

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

***New*** Folky Flower Pots and progress on yarn hooking


I finished this little set of Folky Flower pots last night and it is added to my Etsy.

I was so tired but my computer was acting wonky, so I didn’t want to stop. Phew. She’s got a few more miles left in her I hope. Lol

And so close to the finish line on my hooked yarn mat. 

Have a great day. Going to be in the 60’s here today. Windows open already. Lol 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Come chat Live chat on YouTube


Going to be live with Doreen Brannan today on her YouTube channel Privies and Prims. 

We will be chatting and punching and I will be hooking and talking about my experiences with hooking this small rug with yarn instead of wool strips. Come on over at 3 pm and say hello and hit the thumbs up button it really helps her YouTube

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Progress on a hooked yarn rug


I was desperate to start hooking again. But alas I really don’t have much wool ( just small pieces here and there) so after seeing Saundra Porters challenge , I decided I could just draw up my own tulip and try booking with yarn. 

The foundation fabric isn’t even actual linen for hooking , but it’s something I had purchased from JoAnns years ago ( I think a large weave Aida cloth ) 

I only have a little 8” x 8” punch needle frame. Sooooo, I drew the tulip in the fabric ( it’s not even traced on, it was free hand and isn’t even symmetrical 🤦‍♀️

Well, I had only a few skeins of yarn that were actually what I’d venture to call primitive colors. 

It was looking quite sad , and let me say , hooking  with yarn is not for the faint of heart. The loops fall where they may, and even capturing the yarn without separating it is an art. Yikes. Well I finished the flower and made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby for the speckled yarn for the background. 

Saundra, I hunted high and low for fabric, shirts t shirts ... nothing that would even remotely look presentable with these colors. 

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised to see it coming together after I began to hook the background. 

Ok enough rambling about one little rug. Lol

Have a great rest of the weekend folks.