I am over the moon to hear that Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs with their phenomenal talents have created a new book to support the samplers in the Spencer Museum of Art in Kansas. Their new book includes 11 projects inspired by the schoolgirls in this collection. I don't know yet - their wonderful book is due for publication in August - whether they include this sampler with its mind-boggling image of a beam engine that you can see above. (This is a first as far as I know and I am such a great lover of beam-engines!) But we are all in for a treat that is sure. The book which has 104 pages will be available via Norden Crafts, Hoffman Distributors and The Kansas City Star. So, do order your copy now, happy in the knowledge that 50% of Barb and Alma's royalties will go back to the museum. To see more samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art just click here.