A couple of months back I knit a new vest. Black and sparkly gray colors with a beautiful teal stripe down the back. But I had troubles finding the perfect ribbon! But yesterday I hit the jackpot!
My Faithful Sherpa laughed when I excitedly told him that I found the ribbon for my new vest! I couldn't figure out why, though.
"You're just like Victoria Elizabeth Barnes!" He said thru his giggles.
"You remember, you just read me her blog post about her DIY upholstery post."
I love Victoria Elizabeth Barnes. (http://victoriaelizabethbarnes.com/) She touts herself as "Dictator. Procrastinator. Hoarder". Someday I want to be her when I grow up.
Her post the other day was all about reupholstering a Jeff Jellif loveseat. You can read her post here: http://victoriaelizabethbarnes.com/diy-upholstery-john-jelliff/
I've been carrying around two little balls of the teal yarn in a ziplock bag in my purse for so long that the bag is starting to come apart! But I knew someday I'd find my ribbon.
Yesterday I spend the day at our main office in San Francisco. We had filming to do for a new project. We filmed five experts in the early childhood education field having a discussion on adult learning. Truly fascinating!
I left the office at 4:30 and started to head back home. It was Knit Night at Barnes and Noble in Corta Madera and I was excited to see my friends.
But I was in San Francisco, and although we live just across the Golden Gate Bridge, I hardly ever drive into the City. Too much traffic and it's always hard to find parking, especially for a big Chevy Tahoe!
But, since I was already here, its the perfect time to see if I could find a ribbon store!
I found the best store ever! The Ribbonerie. (http://www.ribbonerie.com/). Oh my goodness!
Look at how utterly delicious these ribbons are. Beautiful vintage ribbons.
And anything else you can imagine!
I'll definitely brave the traffic, I promise not to curse too much at everyone, and I'll happily drive six times around the same two blocks to find a parking space just to go to the Ribbonerie! It's that worth it!