I used the "Quick and Easy Penny Rugs" book by Barbie Jo Paquin from "Cleo and Me"
I adapted the pattern a bit, by sewing one less blackbird and pie and cherry cluster, and by sewing quite a few less on the pennies around the border of the rug..the original pattern called for 5 blackbirds and 5 cherry clusters and 26 penny circles to go around the edge of the rug.
Whew. As it was..my adaptation took quite a long time on the first rug as I had to teach myself all of the embroidery stitches. I only sewed 12 pennies around the edge of the rug and only 4 blackbirds and cherry clusters. I really like how this turned out. The 2nd rug is going much faster and should be completed by tomorrow evening.
~The Garden Goose~