I became interested in blackwork many years ago but had difficulty tracking down patterns that I liked, so I turned to the Internet and found this delightful pattern. The site didn't have provision for buying online (this was a long time ago), so I sent an email and the lovely person I dealt with suggested that she could send me the pattern in exchange for some Minnamurra threads, which I did - my first experience of online shopping turned into old-fashioned bartering.
The pattern then languished in my 'things I'm going to do one day' pile for many years but finally bubbled to the surface and is now a cushion adorning my couch.
Sadly, I can't find the site where I got it from. I remember that there was a similar sized owl design, which would make a suitable companion cushion. Oh well, it might turn up sometime.
6 days ago