My inspiration for this penny rug was my friend, Barbara, who I recently saw during my trip to Virginia! We ate lunch at the Martha Washington Inn at Mount Vernon and while shopping in the beautiful gift shop I found this cute pie bird with a cherry on his chest! He now has a special home! The penny rug design is called "Blackbird Pie" from Leisure Arts book on "Quick and Easy Penny Rugs". I had just the perfect wool for the pie crusts! My friend, Karen, found this piece for me to be used on a previous winter project. Thank goodness there was enough for my crust! The rug is about 20 inches in diameter. I may sew some black buttons in the center of some of the pennies. Wouldn't that be great!