If her daughter wants to marry a farmer, here are the 5 questions she will ask her:
1. Is he fit to be the father to her 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?
5. Is he willing to sacrifice some of his boyhood pleasures for her sake?
With a "yes" answers to this quiz, I'd say a young man, whether from the city or the country, would make a wonderful mate, don't you!
Gentleman's Fancy-Block #44
She feels that, "With few exceptions, the heart of the farmer is in his home; that of his city cousin is too often in a down-town club or playhouse."
Basket Weave-Block #4
Okay, I'm not really loving this Basket Weave block. It looks like a swastika to me. I should have paid more attention to my color placement to avoid this look. Bummer.
Our author expounds that, "Above all, let us not make workshops of our homes." By that, she encourages more places to go and do to "get out and shake off some of the dust of monotony"."Let's get out of the rut!" she says. Cindy is never in a rut with her blocks or musings. I hope that you are following along with her sampler blocks, as well.
Now, if you are feeling in a rut yourself, I've just the thing to help you shake it off today, brought to you by my crazy, non-farmer son-in-law and my granddaughter, Lula. Watch and smile...