I am currently working on a tapestry piece inspired by the designs in Cath Kidstons book Stitch. It is full of lovely pieces for tapestry or cross stitch. I am adapting the rug pattern for a smaller project using the stitch techniques that she describes. I am also cheating by using wool from my stash instead of tapestry wool.
It is working well so far but I am going to have to have a break from it as I have 3 classes worth of exam papers to mark!