This month received it's present name from the Emperor Augustus and was selected not as being his natal month, but because in it his greatest good fortune happened to him. As July contained 31 days and August only 30, it was thought necessary to add another day to the latter month, in order that August-us might not be in any respect inferior to Julius.
The Country Diary book of crafts holds some real delights, a little dated for todays tastes but beautiful none the less.
My favourite is the Poppy tufted heart rug, I keep admiring it but that is as far as it goes. Admiration from afar and then put back on the bookcase. May be one day....
Thank you for all your lovely comments and suggestions on my last post about the Times magazine. I have copied the pictures I want, I am now going to mount and frame them for my craft room. The magazine is on its way back to America where it belongs as I have gifted it to a dear blogging friendMichelle at www.finchrest.com.
See you soon.