It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch, it’s a Dimensions kit I spotted on the sales table at Embroiderers Guild. It was meant to be stitched on black aida but my eyes aren’t up to black so I’m using a duck egg blue linen instead. Three weeks ago I was just finishing the first quarter…
I didn’t think I’d stitched that much this time, but looking at the photos is quite encouraging! I’ve stitched the top border, I’m trying to do this as I go along as I think doing it all at the end would not be a good move, I’d lose motivation very quickly!
There’s meant to be some french knots dotted around the edge of the flowers, on the pattern they are yellow and gold, I was thinking of changing to a more subtle colour, but at the moment I’m feeling it’s busy enough as it is, so they might not appear at all, or I might use a shade which will just give a bit of texture.
I’ve just started the next quarter with another lily of the valley. This part has a birds nest with three eggs and a huge dragonfly. I think the nest could be quite tricky in that it would be very easy to miscount. I think I’ll keep up with the flowers around it so I have a few points of reference.
This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis from Stitching by the Sea, we post our progress on a chosen project every three weeks, it’s perfect for keeping the motivation going. If you would like to join us please send a message to Avis. Please follow the links to see lots of stitching inspiration.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon
I’ll also be linking in with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.