I want to make some book covers, so have set up some fabric ready to do some machine stitching. I've trapped ribbons and threads between some black fabric and some blue chiffon. I think it will be interesting to see how different it looks once I've added some stitching over the top. I've been in Canberra for a couple of days and visited my favourite bookshop - Clouston and Hall at Fyshwick. They sell remaindered books. I was very excited to discover a copy of Celtic Inspirations for Machine Embroiderers by Valerie Campbell-Harding and Maggie Grey for about a third of the original price! I snaffled it very quickly and have been browsing through it. There's lots of inspiration in there.