Man oh man, was Lauren right when she said this book is a 'must have'. I received my copy in yesterday's mail and have been going thru the book over and over trying to decide what design I want to hook.
There are 12 rug hooking patterns to enlarge including the July 4th Parade so it does include the boy pulling the dog in the wagon along with a kid on a bike and one pushing a wheelbarrow ~ oh so adorable. There is also a mermaid pattern, a big fish, Moby Dick, a game board, lighthouse, bathing beauties, vintage swimsuit, just to name a few.
There is so much to look at that I have to keep going thru the book to look again because it seems I see something new each time I peruse it. The photography is wonderful with beach scenes and stores, which I think are probably in Nantucket.
Oh, there is also a section on rug hooking basics and a how to on binding. There are are also two quilt designs and a handy dandy tote pattern. At the back of the book there is a wonderful article about Polly's passion of helping the wounded Marines. If you would like to learn more about this program and how it helps families, check out www.semperfifund.org
All I can say is you better hurry and get your copy before they are all gone. Here is a link to contact Polly for your copy. http://www.minickandsimpson.com/