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, January 26, 2009

I am working on a cross stitch sampler slowly but surely...

I found thid FREE sampler pattern by Stacy Nash on Pattern Mart...If you do the instant download it is free...

I've been in a slump lately ...real bad....some of you experience the same unreal hellish downward spiral.... please say a quick prayer for healing and right thinking again...
My Special pooch Hank, is a gift directly from God to lighten my mood and give me some focus on something different and a bit challenging.... He didn't like his bath too much, but I think it was the hose...he was fine if we just dumped the water on him from a pitcher.

And here he is all proud to bring Mommy his bone....He is almost never without it....can't be in your bare feet...this is a heavy bone( Nylabone) and when it falls it sounds like toes could get


Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

yes, times like that are very hard, and it's worse in the dead of winter. Anyway it is for me. Thank Heavens for Hank! Hope you can get feeling better. :-) Prayers, Lewaina

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I understand that spiral. Keep giving yourself those self talks realizing that it won't always be like this. Also watch your sugar intake ... it really does contribute to despair.

I certainly will be praying for you.


Bren said...

Your sampler looks Great! Can't wait to see it finished, I love that pattern. Hopefully your slump will be short lived. Hank looks like a great friend.
Hugs, Bren

basketsnprims said...

I hope and pray you get feeling better. Hank looks like such a sweetheart and a good companion. I love that pattern, I did the same one. Have a wonderful day.


Leslie said...

I'm sorry that you're having a rough time. Winter seems to get to a lot of people. I know ever since Christmas things haven't felt the same around here. One thing after another and I just want a "normal" day where I feel like I accomplished something. Today I hope to get a little done since the kids are back to school after their in-service. They'll probably be back home tomorrow due to the snow...

I bought your doodles that you have in the bar on your blog the other night :) I haven't started on any of them yet but I decided to go ahead and spend some money on a pattern for a change. I enjoy trying out others work and I love doing your doodles :) I did your freebie Valentine's one this weekend and have it framed in my living room :)

Have a great day!


•♦•©The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

I think we all go through spirts of 'slumpiness' sure aren't alone! This slump will pass....
Hank is quite the fella :)
Love your cross stitch, I just started one also...counted cross stitch takes me FOREVER tho...I don't even know why I started this, heck I have another one I started 2 years ago that still isn't done!

I hope you feel better soon
Hugs & Prayers, Kath

simple~needs said...

hang in there robin!
keep stitching and crafting. there is light at the end of the tunnel. our dog likes showers better than the hose. :)
i got to see if i can find that stitchery. :)


WoolenSails said...

I know that feeling, I think we all go through it, especially after the holidays. I just work on projects that I want to, and enjoy the process of creating.

I have been looking at all the samplers. Haven't made them in years, but would be fun to make some pin keeps.


My Colonial Home said...

Oh I hope things start feeling better for you sooon - wish there was a magic remedy I could think of right now for you!

Hank is just beautiful....look at those eyes!


Ms. ~K said...

Feel better soon my friend....and remember Hank loves you unconditionally!

kelley said...

Hi Robin,

Oh giving Hank a bath...he looks so happy...he is a great spirit lifter for sure! Many prayers and good thoghts heading your way to get out of the abyss...give me an email if you like and we can compare notes...won't be long and you can come visit for hooking lessons...((((big hugs)))

Julie said...

Feel better soon!! Winter time is HARD--Praying for you...Julie

Back in the Day said...

I always get that way this time of year! Your Lab is so cute! We had one a few years ago and he was a handful!

Michele said...

I love Hank...he's tooo cute! Hope you're feeling better soon! I think I'm in the same slump these enery whatsoever!


carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Awwwww, your pooch is very cute! Our Pepper has a nylabone like that too, only the ends are already chewed nearly off! LOL! She is small, but a power chewer!
And we love Cesar too! We also love Victoria Stilwell on Animal Planet.
I hope whatever had you down is long gone. May happines fill your heart!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful dog. I love him already!