I have been working on a couple of pieces using the Vintage Advertising Images I have for sale on my Etsy site http://www.inthefold.etsy.com/ as well as working on improving my silk ribbon embroidery.
I used the directions for the antique rose in Judith Baker Montano's book Elegant Stitches. I did have to modify it a bit as my first try was a disaster trying to follow the exact number of stitches she showed. But when I reduced the number of petals the flower formed a little easier.
The darker pink ribbon is some of my own hand dyed.
I also had a small issue with the image getting a little "puffed up" after the other crazy quilt patches were added. To make it lay flat, I cut a slit in the backing material and inserted some Misty Fuse and pressed into place. I did have a few stitches go through the fused area with no problems.