"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Farmer's life.....

It is the first Wednesday of the month once again. The month passes so quickly and it is time again for my quilt group to come this evening. The blocks for this month are done and the newsletter printed. These are the four blocks for May.....

And this is my quilt top as far as I have it together today. I have the next row ready to sew together and only need one more block to complete this top. I am going to then work on the red blocks for my mother's quilt top. I like having the top with 25 blocks which is the perfect square quilt for a wallhanging.

Isn't this painting by Alfred Roll beautiful? I know life on a farm is not romantic as we might think. It is just plain hard work but the office is the beautiful countryside. It seems a more natural place for a human to be than cooped up on the fourth floor (I asked Jos what floor he is working on in his building...grins) looking out at other buildings. Hearing the birds sing and the trees rustle as opposed to air condition humming in the background. A life where your bread and butter literally depends on your getting up in the morning and working hard. But then you can sit in the evening and look at the countryside that you are custodian of.

For now, I must be content with my patch of garden and my quilt top...
Manda Lametrie, the Farmer's WifeManda Lametrie, The Farmer's Wife

"I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live."

~ Vita Sackville-West, Country Notes