Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. -Chinese Proverb

I just realized that I complete forgot to post a picture of the little bag I made for Mo for her birthday. I made it using the Buttercup Bag patter from MadeByRae. The picture is horrible partly because the lighting as bad and party because I forgot to take a picture of it until right before I went to wrap it; trust me it’s a lot cuter in person.

On another note, I found out the other day that my Mum reads my blog (Hi Mum!), so now I need to be careful not to show any pictures of things I’m making for her before she receives them. I had to tell her not to look too far back through my posts because I show some pictures and talk about what I’m making her for Christmas (it says birthday in the original post, but I just was not able to finish it by then, so I made her Madeleine instead).

I keep saying that I’m going to show more pictures of my vintage Lucy Maud Montgomery books and then life gets in the way and I forget to do it. Here’s a picture of my 1954 Harrap (British) edition of Anne of Ingleside.

This is my first edition (1919) edition of Rainbow Valley. The cover is a little beat up but it’s really not so bad and the interior frontispiece is gorgeous (tissue paper intact).

I have at least two more books to show, including one that I got for free on the weekend!


  1. That bag is adorable! So cute!

    And wow, those books are amazing! I love old books, they have such a beautiful delicateness to them.

  2. What amazing scores. I adore first edition books. So much history!

  3. Hey, is "Ann of Ingelside" a book of Anne of Green Gables? I loved this books when I was a teenager and a few years ago I read it again!
    Great quilts!

  4. I am trying really hard not to be jealous of your vintage Lucy books. Book are my loves (I'm also an elementary school librarian sub) and anything with an old copyright and adorable cover just makes me giddy! Thanks for sharing them in the photos!

  5. I found this site off of Google Images while searching for the first edition of Rainbow Valley. Is this really the first first first edition ever? I've found one I'd like to buy, but as I can't see it, I'd like to make sure that this really is the first edition. Please email me (within the next two days, preferably)!