This is my homage to my adopted state of Wisconsin. The calf and farm scene represent a Wisconsin agricultural heritage, especially the dairy farms which I live among. The violets in the corner are the State Flower. The cardinals, the Red Admiral butterfly, and the bee are frequent, welcome visitors to my yard. The motifs are taken from several designs, counter-clockwise from the bottom:
1. The farm scene (stitched 1 over 1) is from a Julia Lucas design entitled "Fieldstones" which was published in "Stitchers World" magazine (date unknown).
2. The violets (1^1) are from Linda Culp Calhoun design "Violets So Fair" which was published in the Leisure Arts publication "Sweeter Than the Rose" book.
3. The cardinals (1^1) are from another Julia Lucas design entitled "Nesting Pair" published in Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine.
4. The Red Admiral butterfly and the bee (stitched 2^2) are from a Marjolein Bastin design entitled "The Four Seasons".
5. The calf (1^1) is from a Jaquelyn Fox design entitled "Little Boy Blue" published in The Needlecraft Shop's "Timeless Treasures" book.