The Anglo-Saxon name for November was 'blot-monath;' (blood-month) the latter name probably alluding to the custom of slaughtering cattle about Martinmas for winter consumption.
November take flail,
Let no ships sail.'
'If there's ice in November that will bear a duck,
There'll be nothing after, but sludge and muck.'
The craft book shows some delightful dried flower arrangements and a stunning toadstool, a crochet pot holder which I love. I actually intend to crochet a couple for gifts.
I love these two books and although a little dated some of the crafts are relevant today and can be adjusted for modern times the artistry is second to none a real pleasure to browse. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have.
See you soon.