Monday, January 12, 2009

Sample of Blue

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.

25 comments:

Chris said...

You did that when you were nine, good grief girl, I couldn't do that at any time in my life. I can sew, but it pretty much ends there. My friends in Blogland never ceases to amaze me.

Hugs,
Chris

Justine said...

Wow, I couldn't make something like that at age 38! Very cool, Elizabeth.
But wow, that wallpaper is so 70s! Righteous man.

Justine :o )

Patty said...

I did stamped cross stitch when I was nine but I could not have done this! It's really nice and a pretty blue.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Very impressive for you to have had that talent at the age of nine. I've never had any talent in the needle work area.

Love the wallpaper-it is so seventies!

Happy Blue Monday :-)

White Iris Designs said...

WOW...at such a young age, such talent! Impressive!!

bj said...

Why, girlfriend....this is just beautiful What a talent you had as a child and by now it must REALLY be something....
xo bj

Smilingsal said...

Yes, I was a girl scout, but I never did anything that fine. My mom loved me, but she wasn't proud enough to keep, let alone hang anything I did! Happy Blue Monday.

Connie said...

Okay okay, I'm not lurking today, chickee. Just passing through to catch up after 2 weeks of passing kidney stones......Uuuughhhh.....feeling soooo good today. I do love your little needlework project, honey.
Smooches,
Connie

Barbara H. said...

I remember the sewing badge but the not the needlework one -- wish I had gotten that one! But maybe my love for needlework came later. That is beautiful and done at the age of 9! Wow!

Belinda said...

How amazing that you created such an impressive needlepoint piece at the age of nine! Wow! At nine, I was still at the stage of starting a little project of some sort, losing interest, and never finishing it! I'm amazed at your nine-year old focus. :-)

ellen b said...

Good morning Elizabeth!
What a great keepsake that you made yourself! I'm so impressed. It really is pretty! Happy blue Monday!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

jeanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks I fixed Sally's link. LOL. How did I do that?

I am so impressed with your needle work at age nine. Good for you. Do you still do needle work now? Thanks for sharing your blue.

Hugs...Jeanne

Raggedy Girl said...

I love your cross stitch as I also cross stitch. I will be back when I have more time to read some more.
Roberta Anne

bj said...

I'm trying to figure out how to sign up for your follower....remember, I'm old and I'm slow...

Melissa Wertz said...

Most impressive! Good job. Happy Blue Monday!

CC said...

To have made that at age 9, you must be a most gifted needleworker. That's just beautiful. Happy Blue Monday..hope it's a lovely day.

Sweetie said...

How well I remember earning Girl Scout badges and then I became a leader and my daughters earned them. You certainly earned a golden badge for your beautiful work. It shows a lot of natural talent. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love needlepoint, and that is not only pretty, but special!

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mamaoftwins said...

Hi Elizabeth!
I didnt know you were on blogspot! Im so glad you found me. I just started about a week ago and Im having a blast. I found Sarah and AnNicole :) I didnt know they were on here either. I was on Sarahs site for hours before I realized it was her. LOL A total blonde moment for sure!
Im off to read your blog :)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I always wanted to be a Girl Scout! Was in 4-h and could bake a mean ONE EGG CAKE...Happy Monday...beautiful stiching!

Carlotta said...

How nice of your mom to save this from your younger years.
~Carlotta~

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear One! Look at your needlework! It's lovely and you were but a wee one! Hope all is going well with you on this Bluest of Mondays!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dixie's Whimsey said...

beautiful needlework! thanks for sharing!

Dixie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Eliabeth, This is awesome. What a treasure. I wish I had some of my early needlework. You are so lucky your parents treasure things the way they do. Hugs, Terrie