We were discussing embellishing existing articles on the Free Form List, that I belong to, and it reminded me of a wonderful story that I had about this very idea. I have worked with making simple mesh garments, then embellishing them, but I had forgotten about my silk jacket. I was deciding what to wear to the guild meeting tomorrow, and because it is near to St Patrick's day, I thought of this jacket. It is a bright emerald green and perfect for the occasion. I was wearing it out to dinner one evening, and I literally dumped my salad bowl into my lap. I rushed it to the cleaners the next morning, but no help for removing the considerable stain that the salad dressing had left. Not willing to toss a perfectly good jacket, that I loved, I bought some black ribbon, and crocheted flowers and leaves and covered the stain. I then added some more applique to the shoulder, to sort of balance it out. I still love the jacket, and get many compliments when I wear it.