I...have...a...finish!!! Another one!
Don't faint, head between your knees helps to get the blood flowing to your head if you feel dizzy.
Long, long ago in the mists of time, I 'won' a travelling pattern - LHN's Home of a Needleworker. I am ashamed to say that I have had this a lot longer than intended. So long in fact that I emailed Nic of Obsessive Cross Stitcher to check if she wanted the pattern back or for me to send it on its travels again. Nic was more than happy for it to travel so if anyone would like to stitch it just leave a 'me please' type comment for me on this post and I will draw names next Sunday (23/8 or 8/23 depending on where you are from!)
This is what the pattern should look like when stitched.
This is my version of it...
As you can see I have made quite a few changes to it. I didn't stitch the alphabets which meant that I would have had 2 borders next to each other which meant I needed to move the flowery one up and the name down. This meant the crow/blackbird/whatever wouldn't fit in the space so I also turned the border with the flowers upside down with the intentions of turning the bird round the opposite way and fitting it in the space. Then I decided that I didn't really like the random bird anyway so I replaced it with the heart that was between the lowercase alphabet and numerals but stitched 5 of them to fill the space better. I am not totally happy with them though and am thinking of unpicking them and moving them up a row or maybe two. What do you think? The house is exactly as charted as is the 'Home of a Needleworker'. Now to decide what to do with it!