I think that if I stay focused this week, I might be able to finish Friesland from Amy Mitten. Then I will press and share a nicer picture with you. I've made good progress since the last picture I shared with you.
Back to Decorah...the highlight of the day was being able to tour their storage area. We got to see many of the items that are kept in a climate controlled dark room.
Since they knew we were a needlework guild, they pulled out many pieces for us done in Hardanger, drawn thread work, and cross stitch.
The front of this blouse is embellished with Hardanger:
Here is a lovely doily:
How often do you see Norwegian Hardanger done in color?
A cross stitched blouse followed by an embroidered cap:
One of the most amazing pieces (in my humble opinion) was this beautiful sampler stitched in 1824. The linen was very fine (definitely a higher count). If this were to be reproduced, I would stitch it in a heartbeat!
Will share more with you tomorrow!