The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch with you. It’s a Dimensions kit with a different picture in each quarter, I’m stitching a nest of eggs and a dragonfly at the moment, three weeks ago I was here…

The Finery of Nature

Progress has been a little slow this time as I’ve been concentrating on other projects, but I’ve almost finished the wings and the nest. I think the back-stitch on this bit will make a huge difference, that will be the next part to stitch.

The Finery of Nature

I’m hoping that now I’ve got this big block of stitching completed, the rest of the quarter will be fairly quick, I’ve just got a few flowers and the border to do.

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we post our progress on a project every three weeks, it’s a great motivator! Please follow the links to see everyone else’s progress;

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

I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, follow the link to see lots more hand-stitching.

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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22 Responses to The Finery of Nature SAL

  1. endrickwater says:

    Backstitch does make a difference, doesn’t it? This is looking really good.


  2. so pretty! I love the dragonfly especially x


  3. wybrow1966 says:

    The dragonfly is coming along nicely.


  4. claire93 says:

    backstitch will definitely bring this to life!


  5. It looks gorgeous and yes the back stitching takes time but it is worth it.


  6. nanacathy2 says:

    This is a very pretty kit, I am enjoying seeing your progress.


  7. Lindashee says:

    It’s looking great !


  8. Hi! Sweet the dragonfly.Surely the back-stitch will highlight it.Happy summer!


  9. Looking forward to the detail on the lacy wings.


  10. kathyreeves says:

    That will really come to life with the back stitch added, Margaret. You have so much on your plate these days, that is still excellent progress!


  11. This piece truly is the finery of nature and you are doing her proud…beautiful stitching on this 🙂


  12. CathieJ says:

    That dragonfly is really pretty. I always think that the back-stitching makes a piece come alive.


  13. Sarah says:

    Such beautiful, fine stitching!


  14. Oh backstitching will definitely make it pop! Such a lovely project!


  15. Karrin L. Capps Hurd says:

    Beautiful stitching!


  16. Catherine says:

    this is looking great! I’m always amazed at how much difference the backstitching makes, your dragonfly will be flying off your fabric!


  17. rutigt says:

    Looking good!


  18. Gail says:

    Every stitch brings you closer to a complete project…some weeks we get time to do more stitches than other weeks. Nice dragonfly!


  19. Carole says:

    I love the dragonfly. Can’t wait to see him backstitched 🙂


  20. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Oh I just love your projects-they all speak to me somehow as in saying Make Me, LOL. This one is really coming on nicely.


  21. teamwilsun says:

    The wings will look extra beautiful after you’ve added the backstitching!


  22. Renee says:

    This is beautiful! I cannot wait to see the details the backstitching will bring out!


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