Ok, changed the thread colour to a cream on Traceys advice and what a difference! Was trying to hard with the red I think, much as I loved the Magnifico thread. Sticking with the mussels, and then some wavey lines. Am really pleased with it, its not brilliant but it is getting better all the time.
My phone keeps deleting all my photos for some reason, so I lost all my photos from the jelly roll race day unfortunately. Oh well, we may just have to do it again!