I borrowed this book from my local library the other day. I was firstly very surprised to find it (I haven`t had much luck looking for needlework books at the library) and then enthralled when I opened it. What an exciting find! Tips on designing your own samplers...ideas for adapting existing patterns...instructions for many different stitches...inspiration on every page! I just ordered one from Amazon for $4.oo! (used). If you love stitching samplers you should check this one out!