I am not sure I should announce it here after looking at all your wonderful work - but I have finished the second sampler it is on my blog http://maggies-textiles.blogspot.com. It is far from where I want to be. I am exceedingly doubtful about my picots and all of the work could do with considerable improvement but I have learnt a lot in finishing these two pieces and that is what it is all about.
Thanks Vera for your kind words. I agree with you totally about how to learn - it is just that I have left it so late and my not so perfect eyesight and clumsy fingers don't help the process one little bit! I am not grumbling - just explaining why it is taking me so long to progress - any way the learning process is so much fun - it really is the main thing , isn't it?