And the roses in the skirt match the wooden rose applique above it. ♥And I am much happier now that that's all figured-out. The "mantel project" still requires--in my mind--some twinkle lights and a hooked rug, and I want to add a red heart here somewhere too, and I'm thinking about extending the fabric "wallpaper" (in another pattern) to either side of the pink yardstick "borders" so the bare wall won't be showing at all, BUT the skirt, at least, gets me one step closer to the vision I have for this little wall.
Ah! The pure contentment of simply puttering around one's home like this! ♥