How could I forget how much fun it is to work with ribbon or fabric and do ruching! This flower was from a class with a lady who teaches needlework, embroidery and design a local sewing center. Her bags are works of art and they were all decorated with ruching!
This flower is silk charmeuse cut on the bias and done with zigzag ruching. The leaves are 2 types of ribbon. I've done a bit of ribbon work with Candace Kling who is the goddess of ribbon work. If you can find her book - get it!
Hmmmm now I have all these ideas running around my head just when I need to concentrate on a big project.