Many House Blessings (Haussegen) were displayed in Amana homes above a table or dresser often quoting scripture or reinforcing religious ideas. Some house blessings, done on perforated papers or linen, were original designs while others were patterns ordered from Germany and Chicago. They were embroidered or cross stitched with a fine needle, using wool or silk, and ornaments such as pressed flowers, hair, or celluloid angels were glued to the surface.The perforated paper work was also called "Berlin Woolwork". This was then mounted on foil covered boards to give it strength and an iridescent look. It was eventually mounted on a newly wed couple's wall. One might read," Ein Frohliche Herz, ein Friedlich Haus das macht das Gluck des Lebens aus"--What a wonderful way to praise God.