I have veered off from the pattern and made some of my own architectural details..... I made the doors brown and I used a 3 x 2 cross stitch on the roof which I think gives it features that are reminiscent of old European churches... dark, wooden doors and a tiled roof. I also picked up the pattern in the berry trees to the right and left of the church and used it to give the windows a stained-glass effect....
I also just finished reading a wonderful book.... The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. It came recommended by Marsha on the Scarlet Letter Year Blog, so when I saw it on the shelf at my library it was my new pick! A wonderful story about an English Quaker girl who travels to America to live in Ohio in 1850. It is a perfect book for needleworkers, especially quilters, as there is so much detail about the craft. I found it so interesting to learn more about Quaker life and religion. Definitely two thumbs up! Thanks for the recommendation, Marsha!
Happy Stitching to all!