The Finery of Nature SAL

These three weeks seem to fly by, last time I showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch I was skipping merrily round the room having completed the third quarter…

The Finery of Nature

It took me a while to get going on this final quarter, as I was concentrating on finishing my Zen SAL and my Anthea SAL. However, this week I’ve made pretty good progress. I’ve completed the cross-stitch of one butterfly,just got all the back-stitching to do. I’ve also started the second butterfly which is a much brighter affair in gold, turquoise and black!

The Finery of Nature

Hopefully in three weeks time I’ll have finished this butterfly and maybe some of the flowers!

This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we publish our progress every three weeks, which is just enough time to keep you motivated! If you would like to join us please send Avis a message, in the meantime please follow the links to see what everyone else is sharing.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, 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 delights.

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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29 Responses to The Finery of Nature SAL

  1. claire93 says:

    lovely butterflies, and are those strawberries I can see?

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  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Really enjoy seeing your progress with the vivid colours in this piece, Margaret!

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    This is pretty! You are cruising toward the finish line!

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  4. Karrin Hurd says:

    I always love seeing your progress on this piece. Love it, your stitching is gorgeous!

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  5. Sharon says:

    Looking gorgeous! Thats turquoise and gold butterfly colors has me all a flutter šŸ™‚ Stunning piece. Beautiful work Margaret

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  6. Connie says:

    Those butterflies are coming along nicely! The whole piece is going to be beautiful.


  7. Sweet butterflies! Happy stitching!

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  8. Deb says:

    Beautiful! You have made good progress!

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  9. Lovely butterflies – it all looks amazing, near happy dance for you perhaps!

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  10. CathieJ says:

    That piece is so pretty. You are making great progress.

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  11. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Ah, butterflies…just what a garden needs. So beautiful!

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  12. All the lovely colours in this must spur you on to the finish. All the motifs are a nice size to hold interest for as long as they need to.

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  13. Christina says:

    Beautiful start on the butterflies! Sounds like overall, you’ve made great progress on multiple projects. That’s a great feeling!

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  14. Gail says:

    This is a lovely project! The butterflies are beautiful. I usually only work on one hand stitched project at a time. You do well to keep up on everything!

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  15. Jenny Benton says:

    I dont cross stitch myself, but I really like this beautiful design you are stitching. It is coming along marvelously

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  16. Carole says:

    Pretty butterflies šŸ™‚

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  17. Renee says:

    Fantastic progress! You are getting so close to a finish. The butterflies are off to a gorgeous start!

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  18. AJ says:

    The butterflies are looking very beautiful!

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  19. rutigt says:

    Wow! Beautiful!!!!

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  20. Lovely butterflies taking shape Margaret!

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  21. daneesey says:

    Wow, your work is just exquisite! It’s so fun to come back weekly and see your progress!! šŸ™‚

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  22. teamwilsun says:

    The butterflies are pretty — I bet they’ll be stunning when they’ve been backstitched!

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  23. wybrow1966 says:

    They look lovely – and the backstitching will really make them stand out.

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