I have been whizzing through the sampler which I started about a month ago.  It has been really enjoyable so far and I only have 3 more bands to do to finish it.  I should have smoothed the fabric out better before I took a photograph as it looks a little wobbly and it isn’t.

Now I am thinking about the next project and I might just pluck up courage and go for a project in Crewel Twists which will be a bit of a leap for me but as my eldest points out if I want to improve I need to take a risk rather than sticking with what I know well!  The first challenge is tracking down all the materials including beads.  I am already stuck with the material as it is an Australian book and so I am now hoping that someone on the Stitchin forum will be able to translate the fabric into something I can buy in the UK.