This week's writer was from Marion County, Indiana, and her writing style amused me. She starts out by saying, "There are two types of folk in this world who 'muss up my disposition,' to an absurd degree and I'm not sure which is the more obnoxious to me..., I think the people rank first who admit that life on the farm 'is all right for a few weeks in the summer, when you can hard all the fried chicken you want, for nothing; and it might be all right all the year 'round, if you had all the comforts of the city.'"
#21 Contrary Wife. The writer certainly has a contrary tone to her writing. As far as the block itself, this was one of the easiest blocks to construct to this point.
I can just imagine her wagging her finger when she says, "Let me tell you that the woman who can't keep her mind well-balanced and happily busy, on a farm, would probably be an entirely useless member of society, no matter where she lived." Ha!
"We live in one of those much-talked-about homes where folks do not have all the modern conveniences but we do have good books, good music and a wealth of flowers and growing things about us. Above all else, we live together, working and playing and planning together..."
#35 Flower Basket. I do not like this block. I don't like the colors I chose. I do not like the handle. But I'm not changing it and decided instead to move on. In the scheme of 111 blocks, who will even notice? How is that for being contrary?
#8 Bouquet. By contrast, I really like this block. It was easier to put together than I anticipated and I would probably make this one again.
#65 Peaceful Hours. While there was a lot of work to be done on this family's farm, I'm sure they enjoyed peaceful hours after the work was done. I was dreading this block, and not anticipating peaceful hours. Advice? Templates and pins are your friends!
Carla has to say about this spunky farmer's wife.