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 !"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finishd my Needle Punch......

I actually got my needle punch done, through terrible head cold and sinus infection...only bits of sleep and half of the time doing it half
It's not perfect by any means...I couldn't find my weaver's cloth, so I just grabbed a piece of muslin...big mistake !! All of you who do needle punch need no explanation....But, the weave of the muslin is different, and when I would get to certain spots, when I punched through the fabric it almost started to rip...the threads in the weave came apart and left huge spaces and the the loop of floss wouldn't stay in...Huge lesson learned...
Going to do another piece, smaller and simpler.....just to keep the practicing going...I'll get better , I

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quick post and Thank you my dear sweet blog pals !!

I forgot to post another talented ladie's goody that is up fopr bids on Ebay..thia a wool hooked rug by "Plumruncreek" Isn't it awsome?? Go bid !!!
And now...Thank you to all my sweet precious blog pals ! the prayers and well wishes were felt ..I mean it, it was like a warm soft blanket fresh from the dryer, wrapped around my shoulder after a shower on a chilly morning....I feel loved and covered in your affection...Sorry if I get mushy, but hey, I do feel like this..I love you all !!No real news yet, but some initial blood work, sugar, cholsterol, etc, has come back ok....waiting on results of sono of my thyroid...positive thoughts here,,,
Hugs to all,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lots of stuff...long post...some good some not so good..

Well, I had a busy weekend doing alot of little projects, and it felt so good to check things off my list of things I wanted to get done.
Here is a little shrub that sadly, died this summer..It wasn't lack of water, but just the opposite, there was a lot of run off and our soil is like clay, so the roots sat in too much water. I pulled it and let it sit in the sun behind our little shed and voila ! It now has another purpose..God bless the little
So hubby cut a little piece of wood for a base, I painted and sanded it. I did a little "pruning", probably could have done more...??I need to adjust the lights on it,I was in a hurry to get a . I also made some blak and spicy wax pumpkin ornies. I bought a bag of these cute little ones on Etsy and then thought heck wonder if I could make my own ? I found a wilton silicone cupcake pan and bought some super cheap black votive candles. I sprayed the silicone pan with Pam spray sprinkled in some cinnamon. I melted the wax in an old tea kettle and only filled the spaces about 1/3 of the way. They popped right out, and I rolled them in cinnamon and cloves...I took a large needle and heated it up every time and made the holes for the wire, which I need to hunt't remember where I put it I have so many little craft containers...geesh...
Then...I started a punch needle from my Freebie feels good to do up some of my doodles...I don't do it alot, lack of

And now...I don't do this as often as I should..I get so busy and caught up with other things, but i need to give these ladies credit and tell them how much I appreciate their talent, and words of encouragement about my designs.
This first punch needle is by Karen of "pinesandneedles" on Ebay

Secondly we have a punch needle piece by Rebecca "goodwool"

And lastly but certainly not least a punch needle by Doris "luv2punch"

If you likey then hurry and go bid on these beauties !
And now it brings me to the not so good news..I could use prayers...I went to day for a sonogram of my thyroid. I have had problems with hypo(low) thyroid and take medication. Past few months I have been feeling worse and worse..Too many symptoms to name. Now, remember I am a nurse, and so my distaste for doctors and hospitals and medicine, is would never have gone to my family doctor had it not been for the fact that the pain and fatigue and other symptoms are sometimes debilitating. During a routine physical exam, which included palpating my thyroid, it was noticably larger and hard on the left side. So the sonogram and bloodwork ( 4 vials full,,,,lol) were ordered. I'm praying it is just enlarged due to not working to capability and maybe I'll just need to up the dose of Synthroid...
So...There you have it...Probably the LONGEST post I've ever
Love to you all !!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

*NEW* Fall Freebie Doodles

I decided to add a few more freebies for Fall..I have Christmas doodles started..oh what fun !!!

New Price on Hag Doll...


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One of the designs in new booklet...

I love playing around and coloring my doodles in with my paint program..I sure wish I had something a little more elaborate, but I don't know if I would ever be able to figure out any other

Monday, September 12, 2011

FALLAPALOOZA.....*Fall Pattern Sale*

With the much cooler temps coming our way, and my love of Fall, AND cooler temps, I have decided to offer a Fallapalooza Pattern sale...
All this week, I am having a buy 1 get 1 free pattern sale on all Fall/ Halloween or Thanksgiving Patterns...All you need to do is buy the pattern you want and for the second free one, add which one you'd like in the comment section when you make the paypal payment and I will email the freebie to you pronto !!
Click Here to see all my patterns on PatternMartHappy Almost Fall !!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

*New* Thyme To Be Thankful Doodle Booklet

Thyme To Be Thankful Doodle Booklet

Thyme To Be Thankful Doodle Booklet

Cute Folk Art style doodles perfect for Autumn/Thanksgiving.
These doodles are perfect for ...

Price: US$5.00

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I have been drawing and re-drawing for the past 2 days...Just sitting on my computer and at my table doing what I love...hope you like this little booklet, just a few doodles more perfect for Thanksgiving....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Selling Blog

I started a new blog just for selling my finished items & online yard sale goodies. I have my Ragstuffed Old Hag Doll for sale on there right now..
I had purchased the domain name "Piggy Went To Market Primitives" about 2 years ago and never did anything with it, till now...go visit ... Click Here

Thursday, September 1, 2011

She's Done...New doll and PATTERN.....

Here she Rag stuffed Old Hag Doll ....She was fun to make and should fit right in with Halloween/ Fall decorating. She has her bag and book with "Cures" and an old pencil, and I have all the fun little directions in the pattern for them.
Thanks for peeking!

Ragstuffed Old Hag Doll

Ragstuffed Old Hag Doll

This pattern comes with neat instructions on how to create the primitive pencil and book of cures. ...

Price: US$5.00

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