Friday, March 23, 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday: The Heart of a Farmer:

This week's letter is from a wife in Ransom County, North Dakota. To answer the question of whether she would want her daughter to marry a farmer, she first begins by asking her daughter the following questions:
1. Is he fit to be the father to your children?
2. Will they be proud to call him Father?
3. Is he kind and considerate?
4. Has he strength, courage and ambition enough to make a home, in every sense of the word?
5. Is he willing to sacrifice some of his boyhood pleasure for her sake?

She feels that not only do boys on the farm not have "the temptations of the city boy and have a cleaner, more wholesome environment," but "the heart of the farmer is in his home."

As a wife to a farmer, she wants to help her husband by not only doing household chores but also studying up on the problems farmers face and helping her husband to solve them. She also makes a point of using the community center to guard against the monotony of farm life.

I have a feeling that her husband meets all the criteria to make a good father and husband, and that they work together as a team.

The first block this week (and I'm thankful that there were only two this week, as the last two weeks have each had four blocks!) was really easy.

#4 Basket Weave.

The next one took a little more time. Mostly because I tried a shortcut (which didn't work) and I had to start over and make it with templates.

#44 Gentleman's Fancy.

I'm always interested to see what Carla has to say about the letters--always fascinating as she actually lives on a farm and I'm a city girl. Her blocks are always bright and cheerful, so make sure to see what fabrics she has chosen this week.

The winner of the Modern Madness giveaway is #3 Mama Pea! Congratulations! Ever since I lost my comment numbering gadget, it's nice when I don't have to go too far to find the winner. Yeah, I'm lazy like that...

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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Susan said... #

Lovely as usual! The colours are really calming!

Mama Pea said... #

Beautiful blocks! Love them both. A lot!

Thank you for the prize in the giveaway! I am so excited! :-) You made my day!

tubilinha tiacarminha said... #

Cores acertadas em cheio,lindas.Parabéns

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Gorgeous blocks, again!! I love the colours you chose this week!

Carla said... #

Pretty blocks, as always, Cindy!

Terriaw said... #

Wow, gorgeous blocks! I really love that first one - such cool colors and contrast.

Deborah said... #

These are really wonderful color combos!

Carla said... #

All your blocks look so great together : )

felicity said... #

Love the blocks as usual, Cindy! My comment numbers came back when I switched away from embedded comments.

Jen said... #

All of your blocks are beautiful, Cindy! Was that letter an exerpt from the book? I haven't looked into the Farmer's Wife quilt along much because I have been attempting to not add projects to my long list. But I am thoroughly interested in checking out the book now, even if just to read. Thanks for sharing!!