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 !"

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Added Sailors Delight to Etsy and my finish


I added this design to my Etsy shop. It was originally in the Wool Street Journal years ago. 

This is actually one of the larger rugs I’ve completed and it was given to my son and dil as a wedding gift because they both love Americana decor. 

My Etsy shop is Birdinthehandprims 

And this is my finished punch needle piece for my #birdinthehandprimitiveschallenge. I printed my design a little too small I really had a tough time with some of the elements. 

Have a great rest of this beautiful Sunday. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Some wonderful finishes by others.


Look at this sweet lavender stitched pillow made by Debbie St.Germain ... this is one of my freebie doodles I offered here on my blog . 

This next one is a finish of one of the challenge doodles , punched by Jo Leedy Ritter Wick.... so fun to see what others do with my doodles. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Started my first challenge punch... and my scratch pad...

 Hello. Wow sunshine and warmer temps here in NW Pa. 

I started to punch my first challenge design  I printed mine out just a bit too small, but we shall see how it ends up  my punch frame is only 8” x 8” so looking at the design, that tell you how small it is  

And, this is what I do when I’m impatient and on hold on the phone. Anyone else do this???
Enjoy what’s left of the afternoon. 

Monday, February 22, 2021

Second option for doodle challenge


After posting a poll on my FB , another majority voted for a Spring Animal. Sooooo... here it ,,,

You can enlarge, make smaller , hook, punch needle, embroider, wool appliqué , cross stitch. Show me your pics and id love to post them here and FB and Instagram. 😊

Here is the plain line drawing :

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Freebie Doodle Challenge

Yesterday I posted a freebie doodle challenge on my FB,,, Now the only requirement is to enjoy the doodle and send me or post pics of progress or finishes, I'd love to post them on my social media platforms( FB and Instagram) and of course here on my blog....Hoping it will give you an extra little plug promoting your work or selling your goods.....

      You can punch needle, rug hook, wool applique, embroider or cross stitch....

The margins are a little big so feel free to make them smaller as to not have " Dead space".....

.I've drawn this up after placing a short poll as to what folks might like in the design, but it was almost split between Everyday Floral or Sampler and Spring Animal....

So I will be posting a second design with a Spring chick in



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Sneak Peek at PHM Update Offerings


I’ve been busy busy busy. Here are my offerings for the PHM Update tonight @9pm. 

Check all the other wonderful goodies by my fellow artists out as well. 🥰🥰

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Keeping busy


I’ve been busy getting ready for the Primitive Handmades Mercantile update. My Rabbit punch will soon be a complete pattern with color chart, diagram , detailed instructions and supply list. The design on the right is a freebie design from Rhonda Thomas of My Glory Stars. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Primitive Handmades Mercantile Freebie

Ooops forgot to post the doodle , not just the painting. 

 This freebie doodle is being offered on PHM this month. 

It’s a little doodle from a painting I did. 


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Lazy days......


This is my go to area. I sit here snd have my medicine, my purse , my scissors, pencils pens....mail gets sorted here, my Keto snacks are here... since I look at it so often during the day, I thought I’d show it. Oh , and yes I forgot to change the date on my calendar thingy ... lol

I’m going so slow on my punch needle. I need to get it finished to start on another one. Here’s my slow progress. 

Hope everyone is having an easy peasy day also 😊