I have many bazillion craft/sewing books. This one is the one that goes to the island I'm abandoned on (with or without the sewing machine). The art direction on the book alone is inspiring--the cover will give you an idea of the look inside, but even more so. And the projects are smart, warmly and clearly explained and each one comes from a different amazing craftsperson. i love that in the back the author tells you how to crochet, how to knit and how to do all the embroidery stitches you'll ever need. So glad that I met you at Mike's. I super recommend.