When I was little I had a fixation with ribbons, my mom had to sew them to all my clothes. I'm not sure I wore anything without a ribbon until I was seven or so. At least. Consequently, I have very formed opinions on ribbons. I have really high standards on ribbon. And this ribbon; it hardly qualifies as ribbon. So I stuck it in my basement and thought I would never use the ugly wannabe ribbon.
On one of her visits, my mom spotted some ridiculous gold fabric in my sewing/guest room closet. When my MIL moved she gave it to me; I'm pretty sure it's leftover from a costume. It's everything you would imagine gold fabric to be. My mom totally made fun of me for it. It's quite flashy. For anything other than a costume it would be beyond over the top.
Well, I just found a use. Not only am I using the gold, I'm using the ribbon.