Thursday, April 25, 2013

100th Post Anniversary & Design Wall Weekend #4

Whoo-Hoo!  Today is my 100th published post!

Little Stitch book by Christina Fairley Erickson
Hand-dyed wool/acrylic felt, hand stitched with hand-dyed and
commercial pearl cotton, embroidery floss and yarn
This week, I've been working mainly on finishing up some little hand-stitch samples which I'm making into books.  It's a bit different from my typical heavily machine stitched and freemotion quilted pieces, but they've been fun and relaxing.  Here is my first book I've completed:

I'm still a little unhappy with my binding, but I think it may just require more practice to get it right.  Since this was my first time to actually complete a hand-made book, I'm pretty happy with it.

Binding of my book

Stitch sampler on cover- Running Stitch, Back Stitch,
French Knots, Seed Stitch, and Fly Stitch
Running or Straight Stitch Sampler

Back Stitch Sampler
Seed Stitch Sampler
French Knot Sampler

Fly Stitch Sampler
Now to some fun with Design Wall Weekend!

Design Wall Weekend #4 -- What do You Have on Your Design Wall?

What kind of blogs should link up?

I think that it's best to have content that matches the content and interests served with the blog that's hosting the party, so please only link up if your blog post is about any of the following:
  • Quilting and fabrics 
  • Fiber art of any kind
  • Hand & machine stitch or embroidery
  • Mixed media art
  • Book-making, art journals, and sketchbooks
  • Tutorials for any quilting, fiber, mixed media, sketchbook and other arts
  • These can be works in progress or finishes

Rules for the blog linking party

  • If you follow my blog, I'll follow yours!  PLEASE make sure to comment and tell me you're following, and I'll visit and  follow yours too.)
  • Please take the time to visit other links, everyone loves new visitors and comments!  Try to comment on at least two other blogs in the party.
If you would like to add a button to your blog you can copy the code which is below my buttons and add it as a gadget on the layout page of your blog. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

You Might Also Be Interested In:

Dyeing to Embroider; Five Days in Stitch Heaven Hand Stitch Variations

Other Great Blogs to Link Up with and Check Out!

The FreeMotion Quilting Project

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Nina Marie Sayre's Art Quilt Blog

What a Hoot Quilts


  1. It's a beautyful little book, love the colours!

  2. Neat! I love the book it's so pretty!!!

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post! That little book is FABULOUS!!!! Makes me want to thread a needle and get busy. :-)

  4. Wow! Beautiful! The french knots are my favorite. I always love it when folks do the really dense knots. I've never had the patience for it myself but will look at it 8 days a week! :)

    I dont have any fiber posts to link up this week, but would love folks to come visit...

  5. I love your book. Gorgeous work!

  6. This is a beautiful book, the colors, textures, I just want to touch it.

  7. Wow, Christina! This is really gorgeous. The binding is cool, too. I can't believe all those French knots - super cool! :D Thanks for linking up at TGIFF

  8. Love the stitch sampler book. :) Congratulations on 100 posts. It's pretty amazing how it seems to take forever to write them and then all of a sudden there's a hundred and you sorta wonder "how did that happen?"

  9. Wonderful stitch sampler...terrific idea. French knots are my favorite!

  10. What a lovely book! I love the colours and the binding. Very nice!

  11. This little book is beautiful. Such a lovely way to display your gorgeous sampler stitching :)

  12. Hi, Christina. Congratulations for your 100th post, for that very pretty stitching book, and for organizing the "Design Wall Weekend". I hope to participate once I get through the next month or so.
    best, nadia

  13. Oh honey, your binding is beautiful! Gosh we are terrible with ourselves!!!! I love this book. I've never seen anything like it before. It is inspirational. And also very very very congrats on your anniversary write up!!!!! That is no small feat. You sound so busy, but you also sound so happy with all you do around this. What I liked is that each page looked SOOOOO different. I don't do fibre art so I am so impressed with what I see "the binding TOO!" haha! {lovies} samara and Happy Balzering Week to you!!!!

  14. 100th post, wow. the little book is wonderful. I love the colors and all the texture.

  15. I love your little book. What a great idea!! What kind of fabric/fibre is the background? It looks so yummy