A sweet blog reader sent some goodies my way. In one of the boxes were some skeins of silk ribbon for silk ribbon embroidery. I snapped it up right away. It’s been years and years since I touched the silk ribbon but from house to house the ribbon has moved with me. Years ago, I got rib on my old cross stitch stuff, but this silk ribbon floss I’ve kept right here in this old sewing basket.
I ended up down a rabbit hole. I checked to see if I still had my books on silk ribbon embroidery.
I did. Here is one of them…
I have several books. Oh, I loved making beautiful roses and flowers. It tempted me all over again. Oh, I’d love to do it again. I didn’t keep any of the pieces I made back in the mid 90s. I wish I had saved them.
As I was paging through the books I found a few pages ripped from a magazine. OH, that’s right. I put silk ribbon embroidery on a jumper for our daughter Kayla. The dress was similar to this. She wore it all the time. I was pretty positive that what I stitched was a little girl who was jump roping.
I paged through more of the papers…Oh, I remember these so cute.
…and there it was. It was the little pattern I used to stitch the jump roping girl on Kayla’s jumper.
Well…that got me all nostalgic. I wonder if Kayla kept that dress. I’ll have to ask her. Better yet, I wonder if I could find a little jumper at the thrift store and stitch a little girl in silk ribbon on it. Hmm. I have three granddaughters just old enough to wear a cute little jumper.
The hunt is on!! I just might have to pull this out even if I don’t find a jumper. I’d love to make a little pillow for a dough bowl. We’ll have to see.
Many thanks to the blog reader who sent the silk. It was a fun trip down memory lane.
Are any silk ribbon embroiderers out there?? I’d love to know if there are.