It's rare that I would actually run (not walk) to a book store to get a copy of a book, but this is one of those times.
Today I got my copy of 120 Original Embroidery Designs by Yoko Saito and it literally blew my socks off.
ISBN978-4-529-04653-4 for those of you who just HAVE to get your own copy. I special ordered it from Kinokuniya and they got it for me within one week!
Not since I picked up Ms. Saito's Taupe Applique book have I been this excited.
In this book Yoko Saito combines quilted applique and piecing techniques along with embroidery details to create projects that are out of this world.
Themes are beautifully represented in various motifs including numbers, alphabet, musical notes, botanicals, a desk top tape dispenser (adorable - go figure!), and the cutest little airplane you've ever seen. Of course final projects are purses, and small boxes, but patterns could be used on any quilt you can imagine.
Need I mention again that I'm in LOVE with this book?
Oh, and to top off this incredible week, I won a quilt kit over at Kathie's blog, which I have mentioned before - Inspired by Antique Quilts. Having never won anything before, I'm really walking on clouds. I think they are taupe-colored ones!