The Finery of Nature SAL

The last three weeks seem to have passed very quickly! I’ve been working a bit on my Finery of Nature cross-stitch, this is a Dimensions kit I started ages ago, I found it on the sales table at my Embroiderers Guild so it just required a donation and it was mine. I think someone was probably put off by the fact it was on black linen, I just changed it to soft green instead, which has meant a couple of colour changes, but nothing major.

Three weeks ago I was making good progress with the hummingbird…

The Finery of Nature

Well, I didn’t think I’d done that much as I’ve been a bit distracted by other projects, but comparing photos, I’ve done OK! I’ve finished the cross-stitch on the humming bird, though there is still quite a bit of back-stitch to do, I think he’s gorgeous already!

The Finery of Nature

I’ve started the flowers that surround him, they’re a bit bitty to stitch as there’s like two stitches in one colour, three in another – lots of stopping and starting, but I’m getting there! I tend to start in one area with a certain colour, if there’s thread left I will see if there’s another leaf or flower I can reasonably count to and I’ll do that too. Hence the odd areas of stitching!

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we post every three weeks and it’s a great way to keep motivated, everyone is very encouraging! If you would like to join us please send a message to Avis, otherwise please follow the lins for lots of stitching inspiration;

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

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow-Stitching Sunday , please follow the link for even 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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23 Responses to The Finery of Nature SAL

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    And he’s a mighty fine looking humming bird.

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  2. Jane M says:

    Your humming bird is gorgeous.
    I thought of you when I saw this news article a few weeks ago
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7570775/Hundreds-hummingbirds-descend-bird-enthusiasts-house-homemade-nectar.html

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  3. Oh he is so cute! I’ve never seen a humming bird for real.

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  4. Yes, the weeks are flying by! Gorgeous humming bird ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. claire93 says:

    humming bird looks very fine with his colourful beak!

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  6. Very handsome hummingbird and yes the 3 weeks did go by fast!

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  7. Gail says:

    A fine looking hummingbird! We have them visit our garden in the summer. I love to see the, flitting about.

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  8. He is beyond gorgeous!!!!! I have to mention that one of the things I have learned from you with cross stitch- which might seem odd – is you can change color threads, backing – its all ok. It’s hard for me to work ‘outside the box’ and this was a real eye opener – thanks

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  9. What a beautiful hummingbird! So talented with cross stitch!

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    What a beautifully designed hummingbird! He would make an excellent small too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I stitch just like you, trying to finish an entire thread if possible.

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  11. It’s really wonderful! I love its colors.Hugs
    Carmela

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  12. teamwilsun says:

    Beautiful as always — I think the hummingbird is already gorgeous, but I bet he’ll be even more stunning when the backstitch is done.

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  13. wybrow1966 says:

    You have done more than ok – he is looking lovely!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful bird and can’t wait to see this develop. Jenny xx

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  15. Carole says:

    I love your hummingbird. He’s so handsome ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Connie says:

    That is such a beautiful hummingbird!!

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  17. Christina says:

    Definitely good progress! Such a sweet little hummingbird. I’m loving the colors of the flowers that you’re stitching around him โค

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  18. anne54 says:

    It is so clever how you can achieve the different effects with your stitching. The wings are almost 3D, as is her lovely little tail. Beautiful!

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  19. rutigt says:

    Great progress, Iยดd say!!!! The bird is looking so good!

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  20. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Oh such a pretty hummingbird coming to light! I fed them this year for the first time and enjoyed it very much. Beautiful stitching too!

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  21. magpiesue says:

    He’s a handsome hummer for sure!

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  22. Renee says:

    Your hummingbird looks amazing! I am behind on blog reading and just looked through some of your most recent posts. Wow! You do such amazing work on such a wide array of crafts. The clothes you made look fabulous. And I love your stitch book. The stained glass trees are lovely, too. Beautiful work!

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