Here is my first attempt at stem stitching on Ruthy. I am finally feeling I am getting it and like the way it looks. I just couldn't resist trying it and it really will open up new projects for me to try. I have wanted to learn to do this for awhile and this SAL has been the perfect time. I just love this project so much too and the colors are gorgeous in it. Everyone is doing such a beautiful job and this is really quite enjoyable. Pardon the shade and sun showing on the photos as I wanted to take them outside and decided to just let the shade and sunshine show up on these.