This is the Friday I have been waiting for. Why, you ask? It will be revealed soon enough.
So the farmer's wife this week is from Ingham County, Michigan. I think this is one of my favorite letters in quite some time. She has three daughters, and she definitely wants them each to marry a farmer.
She paints a lovely picture of working hard, but then having time "to read, do fancy work, play with our children and make their clothes in the latest fashion." She wants her daughters to be cultured. "...a cultured person must be a thinker and I am sure there is no other place or work which affords the chance for one to think than the farm does."
As I read her letter, I thought to myself that although it was written in the 1920s, it easily could be written in 2012: "Women of today have greater opportunities and greater knowledge but our problems are more difficult. We must be thinkers in order to build for the health, happiness and success of tomorrow. The farm woman has the time and the place for this thought."
I don't know about you, but I am moving to a farm!!
The first block this week is #5, Bat Wing (so not loving the name of this block...). And for only the second time, I ventured away from shot cottons by Kaffe Fassett. I got the whole Colourbox from Oakshott cottons (which is luscious, by the way). My Kaffe fabrics don't have any black, charcoal or grey, so I used the Oakshott shot cottons for this block.
Here they are stacked one on top of the other:
Carla has to say about this week's Farmer's Wife!