A few days after my post in November 2009, my husband fell ill, first with pneumonia then his lung collapsed twice. He has only one lung, so this was extremely serious. He was hospitalized for extended stays 3 times from Thanksgiving week '09 thru May '10. He's doing much better now and I'm finally able to get back to learning CQ and embroidery. I am so glad to get back to it. I'm not as afraid of the fabrics and silks, and threads as I was before. Maybe because I faced the most trying time of my life these last few months and now I know I can handle just about anything, LOL
For Valentine's Day I made a heart shaped cushion for my mother, on which I did a bit of silk ribbon embroidery. I can't show a photo of it because I don't have a camera and I can't figure out how to scan it to my laptop. My desktop computer has a virus (sigh, it's always somethin').
Some of the stitches I learned on Youtube. If you go to Youtube.com and search for 'silk ribbon embroidery' or 'how to make a silk ribbon rose' and use search phrases like that, you'll find a huge amount of helpful tutorials.
My needles are calling my name....