January 24, 2010

Cross stitch embroidery sampler.

This sampler hangs in my kitchen and was made by my mother. The stitches are very small and it is made on a tight weave. She painstakingly copied it from a very old and worn piece and reproduced it as authentically as possible when she worked at the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen. The original, I believe, was from the 1700's.

I was reading some Dutch/Flemish blogs and came across Lapjes, ditjes en datjes with beautiful photo's of the recent polder winter landscape by Liliane Grauls. She is also a cross stitch embroiderer and is having a 'give-away'. In the land of Blogs give-away's are a common happening. This is such a beautiful piece of work, that must have taken many hours to make and I invite you take a look at Liliane's blog and leave a comment to participate in the give-away. Good luck.


  1. loved reading about the woman in stilettos!

    I manaed a big pic all by myself (just by not altering the size in the first place)but thanks for the advice :)

  2. Hallo Elza,

    Wat een mooi stukje borduurwerk van je ons hier zien van je moeder.
    Ik borduur momenteel het patroon van de Friese Merklap 1786 met heel veel plezier.

    groet uit Nederland van Jacquelien

  3. Hoi Elza dit is ook een heel mooie, wat zie jij veel van de wereld.
    Groeten ELza uit Harlingen



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