Thought I might show you some of my vests that I made back in the 90's. I walked into a fabric store and there was a lady there that was doing silk ribbon embroidery and I fell in love with it. I took a lesson and started buying books and then I found Judith Baker Montano and she put Crazy Quilting with her silk ribbon embroidery and I loved it. So I had to try my hand at it. The first vest I'm showing you is one I made for my aunt. She is 93 now. She lived with me for about three years. She loved bright colors. The second one is the one I made for myself. My favorite color is purple and you can tell by this vest. It has a lot of pins on it that I collected and some were given to me by friends. Some of the buttons were my Grannies, they are very special. The larged framed embroidery was done for a Christmas present for my Mother. She loved it. The three that are hanging together I made to put in my room. And the last one I just did it for fun. I made lots of thing during those years and gave away. I made a vest for my best friend and did ribbon embroidery on a denim vest for her. It had roses on the front and back. I think she probably has more of my work than anyone else. She loved my work. I may start doing some more of this since I'm not painting much any more. I know I have one project I'm going to do with CQ and embroidery and sewing machine drawers. Hope you enjoy!
Hope everyone has a restful night and wonderful tomorrow.
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