and then I didn't do anything else with it, because I have had a cold and when I get home from work I just have to rest -- no time for creating, darn it!
But today I took a day off and stayed home sick. Doing so *really* hurts when you are a temporary employee and have no sick time, but sometimes you just have to take care of YOU.
I had posted a couple of photos of the pieces on Facebook when I started it, and a lot of my creative friends asked to see it finished. So I decided to scan each panel and post them here. That way, you can have a banner of your own: just right click on the photo to open it to full size, save it to your computer, and print each panel out onto cardstock paper. (You can get cardstock at Wal-Mart in the office supply section, with the regular printer paper.) Cut out each panel, punch the holes (which you can see if you look closely at the top of each panel) and string on ribbon. I used some satin cording, and tied it in simple knots.
This chick among the tulips hardly needed any embellishment -- but I did put a doily beneath her, another vintage ribbon rose, and some newer flowers on the side.
I hope you love it as much as I loved making it!