This is a digital file
This listing is a file for embroidery machines, not an embroidered item. It is a filled-stitch Pennsylvania Dutch Hex sign for a 5 x 7 frame. About 13,500 stitches. If my understanding of the symbolism is correct, the birds (distelfinks) represent love and friendship and good luck and are often symbolic of happy households. NOTE: The little "combs" on the birds' heads are connected. They are not connected on my test sew (picture above), and the trimming was a pain, so I connected them in the final version of the design. The design is available for immediate download in the following formats: DST, EXP, JEF, PES, and VIP. Most other formats available on request, usually the same day.I tested the design on thin cotton with .40 wt. thread and iron-on stabilizer.