The mermaid is from a Dover Book. I fused her and then zigzagged it down with nylon thread (after all, it's just a curtain for a bathroom for a boat). I satin stitched in lime green around the whole thing, hoping that it would help it stand out a little. He was begging for it, and I gave it to him, but I wasn't happy.
So, last winter, when he took the boat out of the water, I asked him to return it to me. I wasn't crazy enough to rip the stitches out to separate the front and back (after all, it's just a curtain for a bathroom for a boat), so I stitched a batik around her in a larger circle and used the blanket stitch to stitch that down. It is FAR from my best work, but, this bears repeating, IT'S JUST A CURTAIN FOR A BATHROOM ON A BOAT! LOL!
mermaid close ups