The "Around the Year Quilt Book" brings you a unique heirloom-quality project for you to create for your own family - and generations to come. You will stitch 12 wonderful blocks - one for each month of the year - each featuring the adventures of Rosie and her faithful friend Bear. Rosie and Bear are the very best of friends and get into all sorts of mischief together, though in these blocks they are on (nearly!) their very best behaviour! Rosie is based on the author's memories of her own daughter's childhood - enjoying summer holidays, Christmas celebrations, picnics on the beach and parties in the garden. Her albums are full of photos - and even when he can't be spotted in the pictures you can be sure that Rosie's faithful companion Bear was not too far away. Indeed, he was probably just out of camera range, getting into some mischief or other while nobody was taking any notice of him. Whether you're a quilter who is trying out freestyle hand embroidery, or a stitcher seeking to create a special quilt, you're sure to achieve a good result as there's nothing complicated at all about this project. And of course, if you have a special child of your own, then why not consider "customising" Rosie, perhaps changing her hair, or skin colour, to reflect your own child's? This is sure to make your quilt very special to, and treasured by, its lucky recipient.