"I am the daughter of a farmer's daughter, who is also the daughter of a farmer's daughter... I come from a line of practical women who also love beautiful things. Grandma talks about how after the Great Depression was over, the first thing she bought, as a twelve year old, was beautiful floral prints from the Montgomery Ward catalog for sixty cents a yard. Imagine that! My own farmer-daughter mama says that she loved the 'chore' of getting cows down from the pasture each evening, because she was able to gather wild irises and dandelions along the way. When we went to Grandma's farm, we slept on a brass beds furnished with handmade quilts, made from carefully saved scraps. This collection is reminiscent of that sweet country life--simplicity with a few fancy flourishes."