Choices and consequences. I worked on "non-essential" projects earlier in the week. You know the kind: inspiration strikes and you have to drop everything and work on things that weren't even on your list! So consequently I was working on these blocks late last night. Will I ever learn? It might not matter so much. Because....
....Carla and I only have thirteen more blocks to do!!!
But I digress.
The farmer's wife this week is from Portage County, Wisconsin.
She begins her letter by mentioning the public traveling libraries that bring the best of literature to the farms. The work is never the same from day to day, and the view from her window is an "ever-changing delight of cloud and sky, tree and field." She might see a flock of swallows flying by.
I thought one of the most interesting comments was her assertion that "the woman who is a failure on the farm would be a failure in town." My favorite part of this letter was the way she ended it: "I hope first that my future son-in-law will be an upright, honest man and worthy of my daughter, and she worthy of him; and next, I hope he will be a farmer."
I believe she has her priorities clearly in order.
#110 Wood Lily
Five more letters! I can hardly believe it. Thanks to Carla, my partner in this project. We could never have done it without each other. I'm anxious to see what fabric Carla chose for this week's blocks.
Oops. What happened here?
I'll put them all back up on the design wall for a progress picture next week.