I'm not sure at this stage whether this needlepoint pattern will work. There's always a stage when you're a 1/3rd or halfway through and you're convinced the design's no good. Usually it works out okay in the end, but sometimes you just have to admit it's a turkey!!
They really are extraordinary things. I'll keep going with the needlepoint as there are elements of it I like and might recycle into another pattern. I've got an idea for the dandelion heads (the white lollipop like thingys) with a line of them followed by a line of stripes then more dandelion heads. But as usual I've more ideas than time!