Upon reading Robin's blog post my comment to her was that I empathized with her issues. You can read about that on her blog: Cranky Crow.
Although it's been many months, years maybe, while perusing a selling site I saw an antique adaptation at a price which was fantastic. I wouldn't have to sketch the original antique, do the line drawing, enlarge and draw on linen. It was there for the taking.
This is a photo from the Kopp book of said lovely original Mary Comstock Bed Rug from which the pattern purchased was adapted...loosely adapted.
Here's the drawn design.
In other news, you regular followers/readers know I've posted a number of Barbara E. Merry rugs on my blog. She was a prolific hooker and her works were among the people I admire. This morning I was notified that Barbara passed away early spring this year. You can read her obituary HERE.
If I could find and afford to buy one of her rugs, this would be the one. Barbara holding a horse rug she hooked.