Our writer this week, in the Farmer's Wife Magazine writing contest, is from Cascade County, Montana. Her letter is a simple no-nonsense read, revealing the reasons she would want her little girls to grow up and marry farmers. The accompanying blocks accent her comments very nicely.
Our first block is called 'Friendship' and I love the imagery of the four different background fabric each tied to the other with the square (circle) of friendship. Mrs J.J.T. expounds that her first reason for hoping for a couple of farmers as sons-in-law someday, is that "the country home life is more nearly complete in itself, and therefore productive of real happiness." Being friends AND family ....now that's a perfect combination!
"The school or community hall is usually the place for social gatherings which are made a success through the efforts of all the members of the family." Here's 'Square Dance'.
I'm sure the family attended a few of those, don't you!
I'm excited to be nearing the half way point in the Quilt Along and like the black/white spotty fabric addition this time.
The maple tree leaves have deepened their color this week....
and many have fallen onto the ground.
We even had a frost last night I hear.
Time is marching on.
I wonder if the weather is cooling off in California, where Cindy lives.
I always look forward to seeing her blocks and reading her comments about the letters each week. I'm headed there now!