To illustrate on what level my mind often operates, let me tell you what I was thinking when I was making this block —
I see a schoolhouse… I see a schoolhouse in the woods, in a valley, in the winter, at twilight; and inside, the lamps are lit and the schoolroom has yellow wallpaper. (A little childish? In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, “Eh, could be.”)
Perhaps you’ve noticed that a couple of new fabrics have tiptoed into the fabric pull for this quilt. Probably not – gray is gray, right?
In today’s post, Barbara Brackman brought up the subject of a failed attempt at women’s dress reform in the mid-19th century.
The idea was simple: Out with restrictive clothing such as crinolines, corsets, hoops and long skirts. In with Turkish Trousers covered modestly with a much shorter skirt.
Does it not seem odd to you that women got the right to vote well before society accepted such a little thing as women wearing slacks?