The Finery of Nature SAL

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…

The Finery of Nature

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.

The Finery of Nature

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.

The Finery of Nature

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.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristinaKathyCindyHelenLindaHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganCatherineDeborahConnieClareMary MargaretReneeJennyCarmelaJocelynSharon

I’ll also be linking in with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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33 Responses to The Finery of Nature SAL

  1. claire93 says:

    looking beautiful!

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  2. wybrow1966 says:

    I hadn’t realised it was part of a much bigger piece. You certainly seem to be speeding along!

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  3. Wow, I loved the sneak peak at the rest of the design, it looks really beautiful and you are making great progress x

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  4. This is turning out so lovely and you are making great progress. Thanks for showing the big picture too. I like that you changed the background too 🙂

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    The design is very nicely divided; mini happy dances are great motivation. The border looks great, and isn’t it such a relief to have it done along with that section!

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  6. Beautiful stitchery! I like the lighter background too.

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  7. Christina says:

    Beautiful! Great idea on your plan to tackle the next quadrant.

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  8. seasons55 says:

    This is so lovely I like it on the lighter fabric, such beautiful stitches looking forward to seeing this progress.

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  9. Good idea to continue stitching the border as you go. It’s all looking lovely so far.

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  10. Karrin L. Capps Hurd says:

    Beautiful stitching, love it!

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  11. That is a lovely spring project! I think it is very pretty on the lighter colour background… enjoy!

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  12. Beautiful! It’s made with love for detail!! Happy Stitching!
    Carmela

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  13. magpiesue says:

    That border is a bit much, isn’t it? Gorgeous, but I can see getting bored with it if you’d left it all to the end. You’ve made great progress this time around!

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  14. CathieJ says:

    I like how the stitching looks on the lighter background. Such a pretty piece.

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  15. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Excellent progress. This will be stunning when done!

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  16. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    I just love this project…so fitting for our spring here. There are two robin’s nests I’m keeping an eye on presently. Happy Stitching!

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  17. Your work looks so beautiful!

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  18. Melody A. says:

    wow, it is so pretty and will be stunning when you are done! Happy Stitching! from Iowa

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  19. Catherine says:

    It’s looking great! I had no idea there were more ‘sections’ to this piece. I love how you are changing the stitching based on your thoughts and changes.

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  20. A beautiful project to work on Margaret and I am enjoying watching it grow.

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  21. Carole says:

    What a gorgeous project! I love it on that colour of fabric too 🙂

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  22. Wow what a stunning finished project it will be!

    Like

  23. Wow what a stunning project this will be after seeing what the finished project will look like!

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  24. rutigt says:

    Looking so great this far!

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  25. teamwilsun says:

    Really lovely — clever to keep work on the border rather than leaving it until last!

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  26. Renee says:

    Wonderful progress! How exciting to be moving on to the next section!

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