This 12" Night and Day block took me most of a day to make. I am so glad it's done! I started out with paper piecing and did 1/4 of the block that way. I ended up using templates for the remaining 3/4. I found the free pattern on-line here: http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NightandDayBlock.html
According to Dictionary.com, a Burletta is a musical drama containing rhymed lyrics and resembling comic opera or a comic play containing songs. I believe the Bronco Bill show the kids wanted to go to is a cowboy movie, part of a very popular series of movies:
Wednesday, May 3, 1916 (written Thursday) -
"As it was 5 minutes before twelve when I got in last night, I decided to leave all unnecessary duties until morning. Howell and I took in the Burletta that the Key West Glee Club gave. It would have been more appreciated, I think, had it not been quite so long and drawn out. We sat with Stub and Fern and had a good time except we became mighty tired. It lasted until after 11:00 and grew rather monotonous.
"I sewed all morning, began making my crepe dress. Then in the afternoon, Mother and I went to town. I didn't have the slightest intention of buying a hat when I went, but Mother wanted me to look at some. The first thing, she showed me one that was a perfect match for my suit - it was also a very stylish hat and looked well on me so without much delay, I brought it home. I wore it with my suit to the play and am really quite crazy about them both. I think I'll like the change from the conventional blue."
"Papa left for Wallace again this morning. It has been a beautiful day and promises to continue so. . .
"Although Papa was very kind and let me sleep this morning, I am ready for bed now!"
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