September according to The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady was the seventh month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning. The Anglo-Saxons called it @gesrt-monath' Barley month.
Some of the illustrations for September are delightful, the House Sparrows and oats is a particular favourite of mine.
There is also a beautiful illustration of a Goldfinch feeding on thistle seed.
The Country Diary Book of Crafts shows the same House Sparrow illustration stating:
"September blows soft,-
Till the fruits' in the loft."
It also shows a delightful knitted lacy sweater, Sundew.
There is also an embroidered picture, a tapestry drum stool and a crochet cushion cover and shelf edgings.
The patterns are a little old fashioned for todays tastes but the illustrations are still a real delight.
What a wonderful month...A big thank you for all your lovely comments, its wonderful to get to know you all.
See you soon.