Nothing more than a little bit of old-school pretty for you this afternoon.
As the story (prompted by a few Flickr notes) goes, this was the first time I'd tried stretching a piece of embroidery around a deep-edge canvas and it's quite a satisfying way to take the glass/no-glass decision out of framing fabric. The straight seam across the middle is a little less straight than it probably ought to be, but it's somehow less noticeable in real everyday life.
The pattern originally came from this Etsy shop, but doesn't seem to be available any more. Comfortstitching have something not too dissimilar (with added swing and sweet little girl) if you're itching to be stitching a tree of your own.
And on that Parmesan-stink of a cliché, I shall slink off feeling suitably embarrassed, ashamed and determined to do better next time.