Ruth Schmuff has been exceptionally busy lately-- she has new stitch guides for not one but two of my canvases. The Pirate Mermaid is the latest and I am so eager to see the stitched model with all that bling. And talk about happy coincidences, I didn't know about Swarovski's new neon fuchsia and orange pearls when I painted this mermaid's necklace, but what a perfect choice they are to create it!
(I'm pretty certain that mermaids would wear pearls!)
As you can see here, that's only some of the fun in the kit-- there are also baubles, boucle', leather, sequins, gold and silk:
It was only a week or so ago that Ruth debuted the Stars N'Stripes stitch guide, but look how much progress my friend Judy F. has already made on it! Talk about a fast stitcher, this is one of several projects that she worked on over the July 4th weekend. She used Ruth's stitch guide plus added some of her own touches as well:
Can't wait to see the rest! (Knowing Judy, we won't have to wait long!) Hope you all had a fantastic weekend with lots of stitching as well!