After the millions of crosses in The Birds I needed a palate cleanser of speciality stitches and what better than this Shepherds Bush kit. If my memory serves me correctly this was a gift from an overseas stitcher but it has languished in my stash for several years. However the combination of linen fabric and silk floss is irresistible and I am enjoying this. The bands of specialty stitches give interest although I have reservations about the rose pink angel wings. There are a multiplicity of beads and sequins to sew on at the end and the sparkle may well dilute the heaviness.