We're big fans of Carole and Michael's work and there are two great new books from them to add to your needlework library. Desert Island Stitches II is another portable book that's easy to go into your stitching bag. It covers stitches for borders. Twisty Stitches Vol 1 is for the string art fan and covers Amadeus & Jessica stitches. You might wonder why an entire book is needed to cover those two stitches, but if you've ever done them, you'll get why having a lot of description and photos is a must. These are fabulous photos so you can see where each step of the stitch is supposed to go. You'll get over your Jessica anxieties with this book.