The hardest part is writing the instructions down in a coherent way so that I can pass on the pattern for others to make.
My version is slightly bigger than the original, due to finer thread having been used for the original. I was also concerned that the original doily did not lie flat as the outer panels had too much volume in them. I therefore reduced the stitches in this section which changes the shape of the pattern in the panels but conforms to the overall idea of the pattern.
I think the lace sections of the panel are far more clearly defined now.
I will complete writing out the pattern over the next few days, converting it from my oversimplified shorthand to clear instructions. I will also have to think of a name for the doily pattern, that might be the hardest part of all!