The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Finery of Nature cross-stitch – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! I’ve stitched a fair bit, though not quite as much as I hoped as I’ve been concentrating on keeping up with my Faby Reilly cross-stitches too!

Three weeks ago I had just started the second butterfly…

The second butterfly is now stitched, though I still have all the back-stitching to do on both of them. I’ve started the little flowers surrounding them as well. I tend to start in one area, but if I have thread left over I’ll use it up in another area , hence odd little bits of green have been stitched!

Once the flowers are stitched, there’s just the border to finish and it will be happy dance time – I think that’s a while off yet though!

This Stitch-a-long is organised by Avis from stitching by the see, we all share our progress every three weeks, it’s a great incentive to keep going on a big project. If you would like to join us please send Avis a message. In the meantime please follow the links to check out every one else’s progress.

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, Jenny

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, a celebration of all things hand-stitched.

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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41 Responses to The Finery of Nature SAL

  1. Your butterflies are so pretty, and they will be even more beautiful once the back stitch is done I’m sure. Great progress. Jenny xx

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  2. Gorgeous!! Love those butterflies.

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  3. Sharon says:

    Just love the butterflies! You have certainly captured the finery of nature with the finery of your cross stitching…just beautiful!

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  4. This is so pretty. There’s always something new to look at on this design.

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  5. Oh Yes! Nice butterfly…
    Hugs,Carmela

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  6. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Those butterflies are so gorgeous…this makes me think of spring…and here it is February. Sigh. But not wishing my time away. 🙂

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  7. Connie says:

    I do the same thing! I use as much of one color as I can before moving to the next color. It’s kind of nice to do it that way. I really am enjoying seeing the grow. The butterflies are so pretty and the flower just compliment them so nicely.

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  8. So much detail in this total design and the colours are so lovely, is Spring around the corner!

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  9. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, this is so beautiful, you haven’t got much to do now. Your blog is so inspirational, I look for your postings. I did manage to get a little stitching in my pincushion, the stitches are so tiny and my eyes are not so good these days. It’s not growing as fast as I would like. Happy stitching. Regards Mandy xx

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  10. claire93 says:

    looks like you’ll have this finished in time for Spring!

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  11. magpiesue says:

    No surprise here, very pretty work. 😉 I’ve got some catching up to do on your blog…

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  12. Sarah says:

    The shading in those butterflies is lovely!

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  13. kathyreeves says:

    The new butterfly is so very striking! You have had such steady progress on this!

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  14. Christina says:

    I gasped! The tiger striped butterfly is gorgeous!!

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  15. Renee says:

    You have made such beautiful progress! Absolutely lovely and you are getting so close to a finish – how exciting!

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  16. rutigt says:

    That second butterfly is so colorful! Very beautiful!

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  17. CathieJ says:

    I love that blue and gold butterfly. The colors are so rich. I will be linking up with that SAL shortly.

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  18. So beautiful Margaret. I love watching this progress.

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  19. teamwilsun says:

    lovely colors on these butterflies — feels like spring is just around the corner!

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  20. Carole says:

    The butterflies are gorgeous!

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