I finished my Prairie Schooler piece! Woohoo, yay me!
I even messed a little bit with a classic. Can you tell what change I made on the design? The top corner was actually supposed to be a pumpkin in a bowl type thing. But I didn't really like it, and for a Thanksgiving piece I thought the tiny turkey in the lower right wasn't enough. So I checked and the turkey on the little 4-square design in this chart fit perfectly into the upper right box. I am happy with my decision to stitch it my way.
I am not sold on the frame yet, it is a little too small, and while it doesn't cover any of the design it also leaves no room for a border around the stitching. I was so excited to find the frame though, guess where? Goodwill of course. The best part was it still was in the original packaging with the original sale tag from Aaron Brothers Framing listing the price as $18.99, and I got it for $3 bucks! I was a little tempted to take it back to Aaron Brothers to see if I could just return it and earn $15 dollars. But it was the exact color frame with the bits of gold and brown that I wanted for this piece. I am hoping it will grow on me.