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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • SPRING:
    • Linen and Lace-
            Handkerchief & Lace Bedroom Set(sewing)
            Tasseled Bedspread(crochet)
            Ruffles and Roses Vanity Set(sewing)
    • Especially for Her-
            Woven Ribbon Pillow, Pincushion
            Potpourri Nosegay
            Pierced Paper Lamp Shade
            Pretty Kitty(pancake toy)
            Stenciled Shaker Boxes
            Potpourri Sachet
    • Flowers Everlasting-
            Everlasting Blooms(fabric Lavender Lace Asters, Peonies, Azaleas, Cosmos, Velveteen Pansies)
    • Easter Parade-
            Beautiful Easter Basket(painted)
            Easter Bunny Pals(gusseted toys)
            Bunny Baby Set(applique quilt, crib toy)
    • Needle Arts-
            Camellia Needlepoint Coasters
            Americana Needlepoint Box
            Cross-stitch Shaker Boxes
            Five Flower Pillow(cowslip, wild strawberry, wood sorrel, clover, forget-me-not)
  • SUMMER:
    • The Great Outdoors(woodworking)-
            Summer Parlor Furnishings(floral chintz for wicker)
            Under-a-Tree Picnic Table
            Adirondack Chair
            Pretty Lattice Planter
            Garden Arbor
    • Fourth of July Picnic Gear-
            Chuck Wagon Place Mats
            Gingham Buffet Rolls
            Watermelon Tray & Coasters(painting)
            Stenciled Picnic Basket
    • Country Rugs-
            "Welcome Home" Hooked Rug
            Knitted Rag Rug, Pillow
            Needlepoint Rag Rugs(Running Horse, Folk Art Baskets, Peaceable Lamb, Mr Mallard, Log Cabin Squares, Cat Napping)
    • Dolls and Teddies-
            Big and Little Sister Dolls(pancake dolls)
            An Old-Fashioned Girl(doll)
            Baby Louise(doll)
            Babette the Needlepoint Bear
            Tiny Teddy(crochet)
  • AUTUMN:
    • Preserving Nature-
            Wild Grasses Wreath
            Sweet Citrus Potpourri
            Dried Rose Mini-Wreath
            Pressed Flower Picture
            Decoupage Flower Accessories
    • Harvest Time-
            Creative Carving from the Pumpkin Patch
            Cornhusk Pilgrim and Indians
            Elegant Crocheted Tablecloth
    • Wood Crafts-
            Wooden Bear Rocker
            Tabby Bookends
            Strap-hinged Box
            One-Drawer Book Rack
            Six-Drawer Spice Chest
            Fancy Grained Trunk
            Folk Art Cradle
            Colonial Wall Rack
            Wooden Prop Plane
            Sit-On Bi-Plane
            Sit-On Lumber Truck
            Freight Train
  • WINTER:
    • Christmas in the Country-
            Quilted Ornaments(heart, tree, candy cane, checkerboard, appliqued heart in center square, pinwheel, pieced heart, four-patch center, embroidered heart center)
            Wood-carved Ornaments
            Calico Wreath w/ Quilted Ornaments
            Balsa Wood Creche
    • Quilts for a Winter's Night-
            Square-in-the-Middle Quilt
            Courthouse Steps Quilt
            Pieced Star Quilt
    • Chill-Chasing Afghans-
            Fluffy Afghan(crocheting)
            Violet Afghan(crochet,cross-stitch)
            Pineapple Strip Afghan(crochet)
            Aran Isle Afghan(knitting)
            Sample Stitch Aran Afghan(knitting)
            Aran Pillows(knitting)
    • Be My Valentine-
            Hearts & Checkers Quilt(partchwork,applique)
            Baby Love Knit Cardigan, Cap
            Beautiful Beaded Boxes
            "The Heart That Loves" Cross-stitch Keepsake
  • Crafts Basics and Abbreviations
  • INDEX
  • Photography and Crafts Credits

Title: Country Crafts
Author/Designer: Family Circle
Format/Publication Date: HC:1991
Publisher: Family Circle Books, NY
Language: English
Page Count: 220
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0933585209

SUMMARY- Each subcategory of the season isn't just one project, but a scattering of projects - and from many different disciplines. There's sewing, of course, but there's also crochet, ribbon weaving, pierced paper, stenciling, fabric flowers(all sorts), soft sculpture toys, quilting(cute Bunny Baby Set), needlepoint, cross-stitch, woodworking, rug hooking, knitting, drying flowers, pressing flowers, decoupage, pumpking carving, cornhusk dolls - in fact, so many interesting projects I ended up having to go back and page by page add in all the various projects to the ToC. It took a couple of hours - probably woulda gone faster if I hadn't stopped to gawk quite so often. I had expected not to like this book - anything that I expect to be geared for "fast and easy" is usually too blah and generic for me. But I was so wrong about this one. There are a LOT of really lovely and sophisticated projects in this book that would be fun to work up.