I was incredibly touched by Riversong (Caroline). I had commented how pretty her candle mat was and next thing you know in my mail box was this gorgeous treat for ME! No reason, not my birthday or Christmas.. just because. How grand is that? Her work is amazing. The back is hand stitched, I tried to photgraph it for you but the flash kept blocking it out (grrr), amazingly TINY little stitches. There is nothing better than a gift from made with love. So Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!