So much work goes into this stitchery! Look at this lovely floral embroidered work of art. It was designed by Elizabeth Bauman for Better Homes and Gardens in 1969:
This is from a pillow top I found at a thrift store:
I love this one! From an old magazine advertisement for One-A-Day Vitamins:
And this dragon applique is from an old ad, as well:
I truly admire the people who have the talent and patience to create these.