The copy of the pattern shows that I printed it out in January 2004 - four years ago! I'd love to link you to the pattern, but the link no longer works and I was unable to find anything on the pattern or the contributor.
That's a shame, because I sure wanted to e-mail and thank this person for all the FUN I had making it. The pattern had no errors and was very clearly written.
I need to go now and paw through the button tin some more - or maybe try red string with white buttons, or ecru with pearl buttons.......ETA: found pattern again here