Friday, 1 August 2014


Where did July go?  Here we are into August already, so time to share The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.

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
See you soon.


  1. Pretty and fun looking projects. I like the reds with the yellows, one of my favorite combinations. Hope you have a great day, Heather

  2. Where did July go indeed? It really did fly by! I used to have an Edwardian Lady address book, they really are lovely and filled with such pretty things xx

  3. Books! I love books. The country diary book is one of my favourite since I am young.

  4. I would love to have one of these books someday. They look so pretty and interesting. Thank you for sharing August's entries with us. :)

  5. That poppy rug is absolutely gorgeous!! When you make one for yourself you can add one for me as well!! : ) Have a beautiful weekend!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  6. I absolutely adore all of these books. I never getting bored with them. August, how did we get here already? I enjoyed your post very much.

  7. It's such a beautiful book and I also love the poppies! Old maybe, but lots of these ideas keep coming around again, don't you think?
    I know I shouldn't say it but …. we'll be into December before we know it, the rate this year is going!!! Lovely weekend to you, xoJoy

  8. The rug really is so pretty isn't it! I imagine that it would be an awful lot of work. xx

  9. Oh this brings back so many memories - my Mum made this cardigan back in the 80's and it was so beautiful. Sadly I don't have it any more but I remember being so in love with it at the time. There's something very special about poppies isn't there ?
    Kate x