Dutch Beauty was made around 1790 in the Low Countries and contains 68 wonderful creatures. It's charted by Permin of Copenhagen. The booklet explains the symbolic meaning of the motifs and I think they're so interesting.
I'm stitching on 32 count cream Belfast over 2 using the suggested DMC threads. The finished size is going to be about 40 x 25 inches! I must say I'm intimidated but I've seen pictures of this completed and it's glorious in its size. I'm going to proceed one stitch at a time and move on to other things (no shortage there) when I grow weary.
An "aerial" view (I had to stand on a bench):
The windmill is a symbol for energy and life. The bridegroom offers a gift.
The rooster symbolizes wakefulness. Perfect for me.