It seems black is the new red in stitching circles. That is, black work is the new red work. I am not quite ready for black work, so have taken the Hawkes Bay option and gone with navy.
It's a pretty funky sampler. I bought the pattern from Sublime Stiching. They have some cool designs. I am not sure what I will do with mine when it's complete. Maybe hang it on the wall in the lounge.