The Finery of Nature

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch, considering I’ve been away for most of two weeks, I thinks I’ve done pretty well! Three weeks ago I’d just started the nest on the second quarter…

The Finery of Nature

Three weeks later and the nest is almost finished, just a bit more on the right hand side but I kept losing my place so I decided to do the dragon fly. There’s still a lot of back-stitch to do on the nest but I’ll wait until the dragon fly is finished.

The half cross-stitch works pretty well for the soft inside of the nest. The eggs were meant to be stitched with three strands instead of two, but I decided that was because it’s meant to be stitched on black aida, which would take a lot more covering.

The Finery of Nature

I love the colours of the dragonfly, one wing to go. He’s meant to have great big legs too, but they look too big and almost scary to me, so I’m going to leave them off!

This quarter hasn’t got as many flowers round, so hopefully it won’t take too long, then I’ve just got the border to stitch. I think it will really make a difference when the back-stitching is finished.

The Finery of Nature

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we all choose our own project and just share our progress every three weeks, it’s a great motivator! If you would like to join us just send a message to Avis. Please follow the links to see lots more inspiring stitching.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, MeganDeborah, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for lots of hand-stitching, both quilting and embroidery.

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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30 Responses to The Finery of Nature

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    This is just so pretty.

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  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Great progress – I love the muted colour scheme.

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  3. Steph says:

    Such a pretty piece!

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  4. I like how this embroidery is becoming harmonious and precious! Good Summer!

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  5. Great progress and such a pretty dragonfly, it’s looking really good. Jenny x

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  6. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the dragonfly. My daughter used to call them helicopters πŸ™‚

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  7. The changes you made must be right on because the piece is so lovely and looks perfect. The dragon fly colors are gorgeous too πŸ™‚ Sharon

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    I love the colors on this section. The nest will look wonderful with its backstitching, because it already looks good!

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  9. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Considering you have been away so long it is very good progress. I love watching how the piece is developing.

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  10. Christina says:

    So beautiful! I think it’s a good idea to leave the cute dragonfly without the scary legs, lol!

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  11. magpiesue says:

    I’d say excellent progress given that you’ve been away! I love your latest honey bee small too. πŸ™‚

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  12. I honestly think three threads on the dragon fly would look bulky on the fine fabric you are using and like you would have kept it to two, the colours are beautiful. I love the bird square so if this turns out half as nice it will still be beautiful Margaret xx

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  13. rutigt says:

    Looking great!!!!

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  14. claire93 says:

    love the dragonfly hovering over the nest of eggs

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  15. Gail says:

    Isn’t it fun to watch the dragonflies hover? Lovely stitching! Reminds me of your garden

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  16. Catherine says:

    Very pretty, and I can’t wait to the dragonfly, even without the scary legs!

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  17. teamwilsun says:

    Beautiful design, and lovely stitching, too — you’ve made lots of progress despite being so busy!

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  18. Carole says:

    That’s brilliant progress and I’m loving the dragonfly πŸ™‚

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  19. Renee says:

    Fantastic progress! The nest is looking great and I LOVE the dragonfly!

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