Before I get into the new publications, another remark first (just to make sure everybody reads it, since not everybody reaches the last paragraph. Actually, do read the last paragraph this time...)
If you have a lovely item of needlework, from which a pattern could be reconstructed, you might consider taking proper pictures and let us have them, with permission to publish. That's what I'm asking of ebay sellers who have an item that's too expensive for us (or just too big to ship, like a chair) and whose photographs are of suitable quality. Quite a number of them give permission, and we owe them many lovely items. Next time, a beaded necklace, design goes back to 1820 because I found it in my Penelope first volume.
The first one is a DMC album, Broderies au point de Croix 1. Actually, we have all three volumes, but some copyright research is still pending. However, Franciska Ruessink has a really really old version, back from the time DMC didn't do color prints yet, and that one is old enough to be published without a single hesitation. She scanned and edited them too, saving me quite some work - thank you, Franciska!
The last one is one of Adrienne's crochet books from the fifties. Table mats galore for those who can handle a crochet hook. Strawberries, leaves, grapes, flowers... Thank you, Adrienne!