I found the most wonderful ribbon today and brought home a ball of it. It is actually used for crochet (which I may do after I finish this) but the colors were so pretty I thought I would use it for the roses on my block. It is variegated and the colors look a little muddy in the rose, but it gives me the feeling of an old victorian dress so I decided to go ahead and use it. I tried the bullion stitch today for the first time. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be so I will be using it a lot more in the future.
We took the day off from the shop today...(having an empty cupboard will cause that..grin) Hubby has found a few new muscles that he thought had left him long ago. ;)