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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

{My Embroidered Roses in 19th Century Danish Pattern}

Just before we came to the USA I had to finish this 19th century Danish counted cross stitch embroidery with roses in 47 colors, on black cotton. It was very hard to see... but I'm often called a pit bull so once I start something I won't let go of it. Easy said for doing this in The Netherlands, where sunshine is sparingly; especially in April. It was meant to be a pillow but after straining my eyes and working so hard there was no way I would use this as a pillow, so we had it framed by our favorite Irok Gallery. click it. Scroll down to see the pattern and me working on it and the finished hand made wall hanging framed. All for the LOVE of roses...

It really had 47 colors of DMC mouliné embroidery floss; quite a challenge as it had to be counted on the black cotton and with limited light as the sun is very sparingly in April, in The Netherlands. This was again, like my knitted rose sweater, from the Dutch Ariadne magazine for handwork.
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Anyone interested in this antique pattern, I can provide it to you for a small fee.

Danish Pattern by Permin - Copenhagen, Danmark

Here I am, April 1983, still in The Netherlands working on it. Mauzie my Dachshund is in the chair next to me. The sweater I'm wearing is also handknit by me. You further can see the filet lace crocheted curtains that are now hanging in our veranda here in Georgia/USA.

Finished hand made work; framed and haning on the wall in our living room.

Detail of my counted cross stitch hand made work.

Here it hangs on the wall behind my leather chair for reading. On the left you see our indoor shutters folded open.

This you recognize from my earlier blog about: {BOOKS In Our Living Room} (click it).


  1. Hei Mariette,

    Ik heb veel respect voor jou, al dat mooie handwerk wat je maakt.
    Hier in Norge doen ze ook meer aan handwerk vooral breien! Ik ben er inmiddels achter dat borduren niets voor mij is. Breien en haken vindt ik leuk.

    Lieve kaart had jij gekregen van je nichtje, met mooie tekst!

    Fijne week,

  2. Beautiful work Mariette!
    Kisses and happy new week.

  3. Liebe Mariette,
    da hast du ein wunderbares Kunstwerk geschaffen. Ich weiß, welche Arbeit das ist - ganz unglaublich. Aber das Ergebnis ist herrlich und es ist eine Gute Idee, es als Wandbild zu benutzen. Als Kissen würde sich die Stickerei irgendwann abnutzen und das wäre jammerschade.
    Liebe Grüße,

  4. Hi Mariette, congratulations! really are very versatile! I understand when you frame your finished work. After all it cost you, that's the most accurate desicion. Likewise the pattern of roses on black looks beautiful! You are very good at these tasks! I could never knit anything. If I use the sewing machine and have done wonderful things, but work such as crochet and knit a sweater come to believe is something that not everyone knows what to do with perfection. Hugs, Rose Marie

  5. Jeetje, wat n werk, Mariette! Heb al jaren n borduurwerk liggen met hortensia's, maar heb er geen tijd voor(of maak ik niet).
    Wens je n fijne week toe!

  6. Hi Mariette,
    What a wonderful work of art. How stunning as a wall piece with the light above. I love seeing you working on your stitching and your sweater is gorgeous. Such talented hands for your beautiful creations. I also love to stitch and have worked on napkins last week while overseeing some of the kitchen work that I could not be involved with. LOL~~ Got to keep moving!! I can not sit still.
    Love your gorgeous valances in the Netherlands. So glad you have them here in GA too.
    Your home is beautiful and I love the indoor shutters.

    Hope you have a great week and happy creating.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  7. It's really beautiful Mariette,
    heel mooi, en wat een precies werkje.
    Mooi om naar te kijken zo aan de wand, dan heb je eer van je werk,

    Fijne avond,

    liefs Janny.

  8. Liebe Mariette das ist ja ein wahres Kunstwerk,wunderschön,aber dazu braucht man wirklich Geduld und gute Augen.Du hast recht als Bild ist es besser aufbewahrt .Du hast gefragt wie lange ich in Japan war,es waren 11Jahre,eine lange Zeit,ich vermisse heute oft die Kultur und auch das Land.Obwohl es in Österreich angenehmer ist zu leben.L.G.Edith.

  9. Mariette, this is an incredible work! Forty-seven colors on black cotton! wow, that's lots and lots of work. But it's sooo beautiful! A true piece of art!



  11. Hi!! again ...

    I´ll not use in my business .. I really want to stitch for my mom .... as a gift ... I can sign anything you want for that ... I have many other old ... that I never use or will use ... I respect copyright too ... but if you don´t want make a deal with me can you please tell me the year of publication and number of the issue ... I´ll search for by the magazine ...

  12. It' s so beautiful, dear!It's a piece of art!Bravo!Kisses from Greece!


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