By Carolyn Hedge Baird. Carolyn's first book is full of needlepoint information. Included in the book are many interesting background stitches, chapters on checkered background stitches, and interesting and unusual borders, most created by Carolyn for class projects. The book also contains a chapter on details and gives advice and ideas on how to do lettering on a canvas. Other fun tips in the book are embellishing needlepoint eggs and using needlepoint to decorate for Christmas. A wealth of fun can be had in Merry Needlepoint.