We have been on holiday in Boonah, living the country life and while we were there, Charlie bought me this book for my birthday. There are heaps of cool projects in there to keep me krafting for the next year I think... So fighting the urge to get to the machine, I put my feet up and read, and I actually learned a thing or two about proper sewing and cross stitching techniques! I usually do not have the patience to read such things but Pip makes it easy to read, and some good illustrations for visual learners like me. So I can definately recommend this book to learner sewers and crafters alike. 5 stars.