I may possibly have an order (my very first) for this doily / centerpiece and if not I wanted to make another one anyway. I'm waiting to hear the size of the doily that is needed and then see if I can tailor this to accomodate that size. Actually I am hoping that by using a smaller hook I will be able to achieve the size as I really would like to keep all the rows as they are so beautiful to the finished piece.
Its from 1917 and an amazing piece of work. This one I made several years ago and at that time it was the biggest project I had yet to tackle in thread. Seven rows were done tonight ... 53 to go! I was talking with a woman today who has made 10 of these with the 11th started! Wow! She completes one in one to two weeks. I think I will need at least double that time. Would be more then pleasantly surprised if I could do this within a week or two. Time will tell, however, I'm not looking to push but to enjoy the pattern. I love old patterns and would love to find more, just can't get enough of them.
The link for this magnificent pattern is here: http://www.anniesattic.com/free_pattern_day/Between_Meal_Centerpiece.html