Walls for the wind and a roof for the rain and drinks beside the fire ~
laughter to cheer you and those you love near you and all that your heart desires.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How beautiful is this???

This is the cover of a German pattern book published in 1882, by Dr Julius Lessing, Director of the Royal Industrial Museum in Berlin. The patterns are beautiful...but just look at this cover! Doesn`t it make you just want to frame it? I think it`s just gorgeous!

The book is quite rare, but Jaqueline of Needleprint owns one, and has made patterns available from it for download.

Every day I thank the heavens for the internet....it has made the world of stitching accessible with just a few clicks. It brings stitchers and information together in a way that was never possible before computers.

I have moved to Colorado, and with Christmas coming, I just haven`t had time to post any progress pics. I do try to put in a few stitches no matter how busy I am though. It keeps me sane!

Keep stitching ladies, and have a very Merry Christmas!


Giovanna said...

It is beautiful, isn't it. And yes, the internet is wonderful for us stitchers - when I think of how much I discovered since I started surfing, the mind boggles.

A Merry Christmas, dear mj, and happy stitching!

Jo said...

wow, it's stunning!

Have a great Christmas MJ

Stitch By Stitch said...

Welcome to Colorado! The cover of that book is stunning. Happy New Year!

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