This is the first of three of my Berlinwork finishes that I would like to show you. I have loved this floral ever since I first saw it in this old Dutch magazine.
They show it stitched on black fabric which is a more striking contrast, but I just wasn't brave enough to try it on black. So I used this blue fabric which shows it off fairly nicely, too, I think.
Then there is this little landscape that was quick and fun to stitch. I found the pattern for it on a wonderful website that has several beautiful Berlinwork patterns offered for free. It's not anything illegal , everything she has comes from very old patterns that are in the public domain. Be sure and check out the link if you like to do Berlinwork. I cannot wait to stitch the one of a mother cat and her kitten!
The last one is part of a large sampler from an issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework Magazine which, sadly, is no longer being published. I didn't feel up to doing the whole sampler at that time, so I just did one of my favorite parts of it, this darling little rooster and hen scene.
I hope you're having a wonderful summer. It's been a good one here so far, we have been watching all of the hay around our house being cut and bailed and our flower gardens are doing nicely. Thank you so much for visiting!