It's from a pattern from 1894. You can see the pattern here.
It's very pretty but as soon as you put anything on it the beautiful centre is obscured. I was looking at the centre again yesterday and thought how good it would look on its own.
Being in thread weight it would be rather small, so I thought I'd try something in double knitting weight yarn.
I had to modify the pattern somewhat but this is what I came up with.
A very nice coaster. But when I looked closer I thought the centre looked rather like a sun and maybe I could do something with the edging. So this is what I made next.
I love it. Pretty and jolly - my two favourite descriptions. I think the edging now looks like flowers in a sunny garden - so I'm calling this pattern Sunny Days Coaster.
I'm in the process of writing out the pattern and will share it with you very shortly.
I haven't felt that inspired lately - possible overkill of all the knitting and crocheting whilst the Olympics were on - but wow, this little coaster has given me a buzz and I'm itching to create. Bring on all that lovely yarn.