This week's letter was written by a farmer's wife in Charlotte County, Virginia. It was a long letter, written by a woman who spent the first twenty-one years of her life in a large city. Her letter was written after spending twenty years on the farm. "I have learned that true happiness is best found in doing real God-service. This the farm woman finds in raising fowls, making butter, curing meat, planting [a] garden, canning, drying and preserving. I find real joy in doing these worthwhile things that need to be done because the world needs the fruits of my labors."
The first block is #20, Churn Dash, in the color of butter.
"No joy born of city pleasures exceeds the joy I feel when my products flaunt the blue ribbon at the state fairs."
#74, Ribbons. Blue of course.
Besides the chores of churning butter and planting squash in her garden, this farmer's wife placed a great deal of value on education. "I believe that a prerequisite of a woman's content, success and happiness on the farm is a broad education--college if possible."
"I can always find great lacks in the city woman's life and I often make comparisons. When it comes to dress and style--we farm women love pretty and becoming clothes and like to appear correctly gowned." I bet she made sure that sense of style extended to her husband as well.
These four blocks had a lot of white in them.
Don't forget to check out Carla's blocks and read what she thought of Mrs. M.H.M. from Charlotte County, Virginia.