Blue Monday, so good to me, Blue Monday, it was all I hoped it would be... [modified from the Mamas & the Papas]
Are you ready for another fun Blue Monday with Smiling Sally? I hope you'll visit all of the participants that have signed up on her blog!
Like many of us, I was a Girl Scout. Working to earn badges was a great way to learn so many things. I probably would have picked up some of my crafty skills through my mom anyway, but having a goal made finishing a project that much more important. There were two sewing-related badges, one called Sewing that covered basics like hems, buttons, threading a needle, and the other called Needlework, which was more of a cross-stitch and crewel work badge. Our first project for Needlework was a stamped cross-stitch. I did an Amish farmer, and it hangs framed in my parents' hallway today. You'll get to see it on another occasion.Nearby hangs my second project, a sampler kit with four different stitches on blue linen. From the year on it, I made it when I was nine, and I'm pretty sure it hasn't moved from that wall since then, especially because the wallpaper hasn't changed! I really like this piece, and someday will have it hanging in my own home. My mom keeps trying to give it to me, but I don't want her hallway to look bare like the vultures are circling for all of her things.I hope you enjoy all of the blue things on display this week via Smiling Sally.