Again, love has blinded me to reality.
The instructions for this wall hanging say to "freehand draw the branch as shown on the piece of fabric."
Um, okay. Sure.
*record scratching noise*
Wait, what? Branch?
Yes, the pattern shows a branch -- a tree branch! One that looks very much like a gnarly apple tree, if you ask me, except that instead of apples hanging from it, there are Chinese lanterns!
One of these things is not like the other.
Chinese lanterns, or Physalis alkekengi, grow along the stems of an 18-24 inch plant.
You can cut them for a vase or container and the stems will dry out, but they don't usually turn dark brown, and they do not resemble an apple tree branch. The pattern even has you using a marbled fabric that resembles wood.
Alas, the lovely "Climbing Lanterns" has presented me with a dilemma. Do I suspend reality and make it as pictured, or go out on a limb and come up with a (possibly horrendous) alternative?
I need a couple of aspirin and some time to sort this out. Comments and suggestions appreciated.