Besides, since there is a long way to go in this motif making process, I think it would be worth the while to turn the written instructions into chart. I never learn to read crochet charts, let alone charting one myself. Maybe it is just my good luck. This one time I wanted to chart the one I need, it turned out to be not an easy one! Well, at least I know the crochet stitch symbols now ... not total loss of time.
Yesterday, I went to Kinokuniya Bookstore (which I am really grateful to have one in my area!) and picked up a copy of Quilts Japan and haven't stopped mentally bowing to those Japanese quilters! Just look at this "Spirits of the Jungle" quilt and the coffee-themed accessory set: