I finished crocheting this piece a while ago. Last year? The year before? Since then it's been sitting around with several dozen loose ends. This week I finally mustered up the energy to weave them all in. I gave it a gentle washing and blocked it out to dry. The plan now is to get it framed. Hopefully that won't take another year.
The pattern is a replica of a doily in the collection of the Laure Ingalls Wilder/Rose Wilder Lane Home & Mueseum in Mansfield, Missouri. I began working on it quite a while ago, and now I can't find the website where I originally found the pattern. Apparently it's since been published in the May/June 2008 issue of Piecework magazine, so there are lots of blogs and websites with the pattern and photos. Here's the image I worked from.