I looked into the future. After this week, there are just nine more editions of Farmer's Wife Friday. Carla and I will have completed all 111 blocks! We are both planning on using the same setting, which is interesting, although not really surprising since we think along the same lines very often. It will be interesting to see our completed quilts with different fabric styles, yet the same setting.
It was exciting for me to see where this week's farmer's wife came from: Marion County, Kansas. Mark and I went to college (Tabor College), in Hillsboro, which is a small town in Marion County, Kansas. In fact, we got engaged at Marion Reservoir.
I tried to glean something familiar from this letter, since for the first time I could actually visualize where this farmer's wife lived. She certainly enjoyed the company of her family, where "farm people eat three happy, chatty meals together nearly every day." She enjoyed privacy and seclusion from living on the farm, where her children could play outdoors in a playground of "acres of grass and trees."
I'm sure she had a garden, probably with both vegetables, and flowers.
#36, Flower Garden Path
#106 Wild Rose & Square
I didn't live on a farm in Marion County, Kansas, but I have many fond memories of my time in that area.
So let's review a little bit, shall we?
Here are all the blocks so far:
Here are all the blocks that have just one color plus Kona snow:
Carla has ever been to Marion County...but you'll probably have to wait until Monday to find out!