Hideko and I am currently in the CQI, DYB RR together. I had commented a while ago on some leaves that she had added to a floral motif. They were crocheted, which I cannot do...yet.
With the last mailing of blocks, Hideko sent me these two wonderful books on crochet. "Jo, you read Japanese?" you are thinking. I am a talented woman, but reading Japanese is not one of my many talents, These books however are really well illustratated, and Hideko has given me some good tips for starting out, so I am going to pack them up for summer, and see what I can do. She also sent a variety of hooks and some motifs.
Thankyou Hideko, you are a kind and generous woman.