The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s time for a mini happy dance again as I’ve just finished another quarter of my Finery of Nature Dimensions kit. I think I’m getting a bit quicker the nearer to the end I get, this quarter took just over three months. Hopefully I might have it finished by Easter, that would be nice.

Three weeks ago I was here…

The Finery of Nature

I haven’t done a huge amount as Christmas and other projects got in the way but I finished the border and added the french knots to the flowers. I’ve made smaller french knots this time and I think they look much better. The pattern uses three threads for the knots, I think I just used two threads for the first half. This time I just used one thread and two loops and I think they look about right…

The Finery of Nature

Of course this does mean I’m going to have to pull out the others and re-stitch them!

The final quarter is of two butterflies, hopefully they won’t take too long to stitch.

The Finery of Nature

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we share our progress every three weeks, it’s a great motivator! If you would like to join us please send a message to Avis, in the meantime please follow the links to see what everyone else has been stitching over Christmas.

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, AJ

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

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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25 Responses to The Finery of Nature SAL

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    You find such pretty projects, and you have made very good progress.

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  2. claire93 says:

    well done for the mini happy dance!

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  3. Oh my goodness that is soooo pretty!

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  4. Gail says:

    Great reason for a mini happy dance! Looking forward to seeing the butterflies! This is a beautiful piece!

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  5. CathieJ says:

    I love that project. I look forward to seeing the butterflies.

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  6. It’s very beautiful!

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    Wonderful work, Margaret! The new French knots have a lovely, delicate feel to them. It will definitely be worth redoing the others.❤️

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  8. Karrin Hurd says:

    Gorgeous project, love, love, love it!

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  9. Oh how beautiful!
    I vote for no unstitching… unless you really can’t stand it.
    Most people can’t tell the difference at all.
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  10. Sharon says:

    Just lovely and great progress. I love the dragon fly with the nest of eggs. Your work is always top notch and a treat to see 🙂

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  11. Three quarters done already! It’s looking gorgeous. I think the knots look fine but I’d have to make them all the same as well. It’ll be worth it.

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  12. Renee says:

    The hummingbird is adorable and I cannot wait to see the butterflies! Gorgeous work!

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  13. Connie says:

    Great progress!! This is such a timeless piece. I can’t wait to see the last quarter with the butterflies!

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  14. Christina says:

    Absolutely stunning! What a joy to see all three quadrants complete. Looking forward to seeing you work through the last one!

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  15. Alcea Rosea says:

    Just the butterflies to go, it’s gorgeous. Lovely colours.

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  16. Such a beautiful pattern. Nice progress so far.

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  17. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Yes, you are definitely in the home stretch now. I wonder what is waiting to be stitched there in the last quarter. THis is turning out so beautifully!

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  18. Carole says:

    That is gorgeous! The smaller knots definitely look better. More delicate.

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  19. Kim Sharman says:

    I shall do a happy dance, too. Your Finery of Nature is splendid. Such beautiful stitching you have done.

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  20. anne54 says:

    Simply stunning Margaret!

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  21. Gun Adrian says:

    the embroidery has a touch of old fashion colors and I think it´s lovely!

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  22. magpiesue says:

    I almost missed this! It gets more gorgeous with every completed square. 🙂

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  23. teamwilsun says:

    Beautiful beautiful, as always. Final lap!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous cannot wait to see the butterflies.

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