Stitching pictures later tonight or tomorrow a.m.; meanwhile, thank you for your kind comments & e-mails .... a few more links you might find interesting.
DAS DEUTSCHE STICKMUSTER-MUSEUM CELLE Very nice pictures
Article re. Museum Celle
Operation "I Embroider & You?" Trust me, check it out : )
Westmoreland Museum pictures of PA Samplers
The Embroiderers' Story Blog: "Over the next year, we will be recreating a 17th-century embroidered jacket. The Embroiderers' Story will chronicle its progress"
The Needle's Excellency by John Taylor -- Godfrey's Bookshelf has many on-line books from the 15-19th century.
Maryland Sampling 1738-1860, samplers