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I always like books like this, ones with a huge number of patterns and ideas. Donna Kooler is a well-known needlework author and this book is full of nice design.
The design style here is traditional, leaning to country. There are a number of juvenile cross stitch patterns for children.
The book begins with 2 pages of General Information. The first section is Flora and Fauna, feauturing...flora and fauna including a wonderful floral alphabet.
The next section is Friends and Family with a number of text designs and children patterns.
Next is Heart and Soul, again with some wonderful text designs, hearts, angels etc.
Then Hearth and Home with some sampler type designs, quilt based patterns and objects in your home.
Heaven and Nature is next. It is a very celestial section with a number of sampler designs and such.
Last is Happy Holidays, which is self-explanitory.
All the designs here are shown in a full useable size on a graphed background. Set in graphs like this, they would be easy to make bigger or smaller. Every design and picture in this book is in full color.
There is a lot here.
Published by Sterling Publishing in 1996, this is a hard cover book with 128 pages.
Donna Kooler's 555 Fabulous Cross Stitch Patterns is in good condition. It would be very good except for one problem. Page 41-42 (the front and back of a page) obviously were wet, once. They are dried now and slightly crinkly but still useable.
Other then that the book is very good. The dust jacket is a little scratched and worn at the edges but this is normal.
I checked this book carefully, there is no other damage from the formerly wet page and absolutely no foxing.