This is the last of my purchases for a while. (I hope these are not famous last words.)
Yoko Saito's "Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts".
I have been a fan of her work for years and I love the way she combines quilting, applique and embroidery in her work. Last time I was in Houston her work featured on display and it was beautiful. Also at that time she was talking to Martingdale Publisher and a number of great videos went up on You Tube. All her work is done by hand and she is so fast.
There is also a good video of her technique.
Her applique stitching is so well considered and she is able to see in layers. This simple design of wheat heads is given such definition by the use of simple embroidery.
And that little bird applique sitting in the tree on the book cover is so small and perfect.
I may never stitch any of these projects, although I hope I do. However, the pleasure of just looking at such beautiful work is worth the purchase price.