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Monday, May 11, 2009

Blue Monday and Metamorphosis Monday – Cross Stitch Picture

Blue Monday is sponsored by Sally at Smiling Sally.
In February 1980 I went to a house party for selling The Creative Circle needlework kits. Each guest was given a small cross stitch project to begin during the party. Mine was a girl bending down to pet a little mouse. However, I redesigned the mouse into a row of flowers.

I took the finished piece to a frame shop and had a blue mat made to pick up the blue in the cross stitch. It was then placed in a 6 3/4-inch square gilt frame with a round opening.

Since I morphed the mouse into a flower patch, I’m also linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a sweet cross-stitch piece! I love how you framed it! I cross-stitch, too. Do you frame with glass or without?

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Angelic Accents

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sweet cross-stitch piece! Happy Blue Monday.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a precious cross-stitch piece. I also love the frame. So Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

I love the round matting, Carrie!

Carrie said...

All four of the needlework pieces I’ve done are framed with glass. I feel that keeps them dust free. However, I do have some that I bought without glass and I have just left them as is.
All my best to you,

SmilingSally said...

I love, love, love that finished product! Happy Blue Monday.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Super cute needlework! ~Rhonda :)

Kammy said...

Love that frame and the thought of having so much patience to do cross stich !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Joyce said...


Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday blessings to you.
Wow what a fantastic cross stitch and the blue mat really sets it off.
I am so glad you chose flowers not that the mouse wouldn't have been cute but I love flowers.
Such a delightful post today thank you for sharing.
Blessings to you.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

This is just lovely. I really like how you changed the mouse into flowers. Much better. I love the blue mat. Great job!