"Splendor in the Garden" is a whimsical 12" x 21" wall hanging assembled with a layer of lace or burlap background that adds texture and interest to the scene. A backwards facing cottontail bunny is the main attraction in this piece, showing off his ever so fluffy tail. He is quietly sitting among pretty Spring flowers while guarding two juicy carrots that are emerging from the rich garden soil. The background layering for this project can be created using vintage lace from a recycled tablecloth or curtain. You might also consider using burlap or cheesecloth, both natural woven fabrics. The pattern features "Grammy's Wisdom" suggestions for purchasing recycled materials from your local thrift shop to use for backgrounds and layering. Layering adds beauty, texture and dimension to an otherwise plain background. It serves as a beautiful base for applique work.