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…
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.
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.
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.
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.