What's up with the title of this book? It's an American idiom that means 'to be genuinely warm-hearted and friendly' according to the NTC's American Idioms Dictionary; 'authentic, first-class' according the the Robert & Collins English-French Dictionary. And, to me, that pretty well describes creating with wool!
This book is full of fourteen projects, some have been previously published as "Doubles" along with their companion counted thread project. Quilt Shop owners asked me to compile all my little wool designs into one book, and I think that was a great idea. They didn't all fit into this book, plus I wanted to add some new pieces, so another book will be released with more designs.
All the projects are created with Weeks Dye Works over-dyed wool, Pearl Cotton #5 and six-strand floss. Because of this, all supply lists specify the colors, pattern or solid, and fibers for details. That makes it easy to find exactly the same supplies I used and to color match fibers. Of course, other brands of wool are fabulous too, and you should certainly use what you have on hand. Two of the projects are displayed on Stix, available as a set, with one each 8", 10" and 12".
This 32 page book contains supply lists, patterns, tips and stitch illustrations to help with the details. Buttons to embellish some of the designs are from Hillcreek Designs and are listed with each project.
©2014 Patti Connor