This past week I have been busy finishing up some items that put me in mind of "Anne of Green Gables", and the other wonderful Lucy Maud Montgomery books. Lucy Maud Montgomery had a special way of describing people, homes and scenes in her stories. So many times when I think back on one her books I feel that I can almost imagine having been there; the braided rugs on the floor, the large open fire place to read by, a cat curl up on the cushioned seat of a rocking chair,the smell of apples in the orchard or roses in the early summer.
So here is my attempt at adding some "Avonlea charm" to every day life. : )
My mom was so kind as to help me photograph my new tapestry knitting bag . She also inspired me to sew this bag. Years ago mom sewed several knitting bags for knitting shops. The design of this bag is one that my mom and sister Hannah designed.
"Diana's Ruffled Apron" as the fabric and design made me think of an apron Diana Barry would have worn in the movie "Anne of Green Gables".
This is one of my favorite apron patterns! It is the Edwardian apron pattern from Sense and Sensibility. I was also really please with the sage green calico with pink roses I found.
A lovely oval pickle dish! I found this in my travels to estate sales and barn sales. I thought it was so pretty I could not resist purchasing it, but then discovered it did not really go with my blue and white themed kitchen.
And last but not least a copy of Tennyson's poems! For those days when you want to walk through the woods reading "The Lady of Shallot". : )