Well, not really about Anne Shirley, but more about Rachel Lynde and her knitted quilts. And actually, this post is more about a weird convergence of alot of things. Anyway. Bear with me.
A few weeks back I wrote about how I wondered what the tobacco leaf quilts that Rachel Lynde knitted would look like, and I also wrote about the handwork I wanted to try while I was on vacation in South Carolina. Same post. Weirdly not really that close except that they’re both bed coverings. I brought along a number of different flowery fabrics, some solids, and little snippy things, and worked here and there as time permitted.
One super rainy day we went out for one of the best lunches ever (seriously, Po Pgs BBQ on Edisto Island is amazing, and the Lee Bros. wrote about it in their cookbook). After lunch we had decided to go to the Edisto Island Historical Museum, which was just down the street. Lots of historical stuff donated by local families, a super cute “wild animal” exhibit of taxidermied things, and then I walked around the corner and saw this
“That’s sweet!” I thought. I had travelled all this way and saw a bed with the same embroidery, and what a cool coincidence! That’s when I went around the other side and saw this:
For reals. It made my skin all creepy crawly with goosebumps. Pretty cool convergence of things.