Yes, today is a beautiful, sunny, although very cold day. After a week of dark, misty and foggy days, this is
a very welcome sight. The temperature is hovering just above zero, and they tell us that the snow is on its way from the north. Snow in UK means - chaos. Lets hope that here in the south we don't get so much of it.
I am in final stages of hand quilting Fernhill, so I should be able to show you the finished quilt soon.
In the meantime I can share with you the latest book by Yoko Saito "Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece".
Not many of Yoko's books are published in English; if translated, it is usually into French.
As you can see from the cover, there are 29 projects here, mainly various bags and fabric baskets,
but also a couple of quilts and some small objects. I like Yoko's designs very much, although I prefer brighter colours to Yoko's somber choice.
The pages in the book are very shiny, so this is the best I could do.
This lovely box with applique is probably my favourite design, it could be one of the projects to make this year.
The book comes with full instructions and a set of full size pattern sheets in the envelope at the back of the book. All the photographs of the projects are at the front of the book and the instructions after that. I would prefer to have the individual instructions with the corresponding photograph, but that is my only criticism of the book so far.
The pattern for the second part of Christmas cross stitch project, "Santa's Village" arrived this week, this one is called Poinsettia Place.
As always, I have enough projects to keep me going, as I am sure you have too.
So I wish you HAPPY STITCHING for the coming week!