When I first saw this design, it evoked a mid-century holiday vibe for me. Something about the shapes of the cypress trees and the flowers reminded me of my Grandmother's glass Christmas ornaments. She painstakingly stitched them with fishing line to the valances in her living room every year for the holidays, so they would be visible from the outside. She had made the most wonderful draperies from bark cloth that had a distinct mid-century design, and her ornaments accented her living room so perfectly. This design made me feel like I was back in her cozy living room, admiring her handiwork, munching cookies with my grandparents. <sigh>
When The Man saw the completed piece, he declared "it looks like Christmas!" Since he had never seen Grandma's house at Christmas, I thought hmmmmm, I wonder if anyone else thinks this? Anyhooooo, I thought it was the perfect thing to stitch for the holidays, and The Man chose this lovely light blue Kona cotton which is odd, because Grandma had used this same color throughout her home. It seems as if this is everyone's favorite color!
I love this so much, it's going to be Christmas every day at our house.