You have seen my comment 'channeling Magdalena' on a few blog posts when working on one of her designs. Now wish I'd kept notes on my thoughts/questions while hooking her rugs. One such recent question I'd ask .... is that meant to be a hooked paw print on the Great Granddaughter's Rug.
It wouldn't be the first time someone wrote a journal to the creator of an antique textile, as there is such a book called "Dear Jane".
Brenda Manges Papadakis kept a journal of her thoughts/questions as she was replicating the 1863 quilt made by Jane A. Stickle. The book was a good read in addition to getting the pattern pieces which are offered inside the book.
In 2011 a few of us on Rughookers Yahoo took a challenge to make our own Jane Stickle hooked rug. It could be any size and could take a little creative license. There were no prizes as this was a group challenge with a deadline date and those who finished in the allotted time had their rugs published in a section of Rug Hooking Magazine. This was my version which is hooked in #8 cut.