This is probably the easiest old sampler motif to identify, as it is very popular. Without knowing what you were looking at, you may or may not have been able to deduce what the birds were doing due to the cross stitch pixelation resolution. Now you know. Only one of the 8 species of pelicans is found in the Netherlands, but judging from the variation in pelican appearance on samplers you would think you could fill a zoo.
- Renaissance by Long Dog
- Permin Sampler 1749.
- I could go on, but so could you. Consider it a scavenger hunt challenge for you sampler enthusiasts.
Did they ever think to ask the pelican offspring? Did the Blood Commission run a series of pelican adverts.... "Blood, it's whats for dinner."
What would your little pelicans prefer? (I'm glad mine outgrew the happy meal phase very quickly.)
On the Dutch Beast, we shall be serving up a simple brown bag lunch. If the kids don't like it, they can trade with their table-mates.