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At first, the author's name threw me. Jim Williams was the guy who was murdered in both the book and the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil".
Obviously, this is a different Jim Williams. I also have this book in the used/rare Needlepoint Design Books Category.
I am impressed with this book. The designs are "country" but there are no duckies and few kitsch designs here.
There is a chapter called Country Animals. Itt has 2 different but handsome roosters, a fine sitting hen, a baby chick (maybe I spoke too soon about duckies) rabbits in clover, a rainbow trout, birds nest and of course a sleeping cat.
Each design is given 3 pages, for complete directions, a color key and a full size full color graph.
The rest of the Chapters are:
Garden Fruits and Vegetables with some unusual ideas like a slice of watermelon shaded pillow and wait until you see the Indian Corn.
Favorite Flowers, which includes a sampler rug. Each letter is graphed with it's own flower.
There are a number of rug designs here, one interesting rug combines needlepoint with crochet.
Published by Taunton Press in 1997, this is a brand new first printing edition of the book. It is a large glossy cover paperbound book with 103 pages. It is filled with pictures, all of them in color.