Friday, February 21, 2020

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt



Back in the 1970's  when country style and quilts had a resurgence in popularity, looking in one's closet for handmade quilts that Grandma or an elderly aunt had sewn was really "big" and in fashion. Quilts have been stitched by hand only since time immemorial and later were machine and hand-stitched when treadle sewing machines became available to the public from the late 1800's onward. Throughout the Depression Era and into the 1940's, sewing quilts out of bits of leftover fabric and worn out clothing was an essential skill of women and young girls in most households ~ reuse and recycling fabrics was what everyone did!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Share Your Style #244



Welcome to Share Your Style #244! This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all! As always I am glad that you are here and there are so many great posts to choose from to share with all y'all... 

Valentine's Day is just passed but there are still so many beautiful posts out there celebrating the day so a few will be featured here today...



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I am Barbara Chapman your host and I'd love it if you'd follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too. I appreciate your support! Thank you! ;)


Here's what I shared this week at

French Ethereal...

 



I took a short break this weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day with my husband and worked some on writing new posts. Only this one post published since SYS last week although I am working on finishing my son's T-Shirt Quilt post up for tomorrow or Friday.







Here are the lovely roses and the post I shared the other day on Instagram which Mr. Ethereal sent me at school... Thought you'd enjoy them as much as I did!




Here are this week's featured posts...





Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her pretty Valentine's decor sprinkled throughout her home plus a story about being saved from a costly repair... Do stop by and check out her story, won't you?




Debra of Common Ground shared her fun Farmhouse Table Valentine's tableau with its French style feel. Love it!!! Of course I love the big heart since it reminds me of the one I just made for last month's Pinterest Challenge...
;)





Here's a cute post for today... Ann of Apple Street Cottage let "Rosie" write her post today and here is Rosie dressed up for Valentine's Day! Funny, I have been dressing up my sewing gal lately, too... Must be a thing with all of us seamstresses, huh?
;)






Love this beautiful table setting from Sandra at Dinner At Eight who shares some Valentine's Romance for Two in this tulip-perfection post... 


Home Improvement and DIY
InsBathroom Remodeling: Five Reasons to Install A Glass SHower Door

Amber over at Follow the Yellow Brick Home shares this great informational post ~ 5 Reasons to Install a Glass Shower Door.  I immediately saved one of the photographs as it is exactly what I'd like to do in our master bathroom, hopefully next year!

DIY easy and simple floral Valentine's Day wreath ideas for your front door or inspiration for any room in your house. You can even purchase the flowers from the Dollar Tree and make this an easy craft project for the kids. #valentinesdaywreath #diywreath #valentinesday #valentinesdaywreathideas #farmhousewreath

Amber also shared a post about Heart Wreaths... I swooned over this rosy one and I know you will find some wonderful inspiration for your next heart wreath project.



And because I love napkin folding and many of you love it, too...
Here is a sweet post by Lisa of Fresh Vintage by Lisa who graced her Fiesta dishes this Valentine's Day with vintage cards and these fun Heart Shaped Napkins in this tutorial.



Thank you to everyone who linked up this past week (and this week, as well!). A special thank-you to y'all for sharing Share Your Style on your blog or on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and appreciate the love.
Big hugs to you!!! 
:D

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Rosy Valentine's Tea...

 


Valentine's Day is  one day away and with last month's illness I have been behind in sharing with you, but today we catch up a bit with our dining room table set for a Valentine's tea...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Share Your Style #243



Welcome to Share Your Style #243! This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all! As always I am glad that you are here and there are so many great posts to choose from to share with all y'all... 




•Barbara: FrenchEthereal / Facebook / Twitter /Pinterest / Instagram


I am Barbara Chapman your host and I'd love it if you'd follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too. I appreciate your support! Thank you! ;)


Here's what I shared this week at

French Ethereal...






An Elegant Regency Tea at the home of Laura Ingalls Gunn
of Decor to Adore. To see everyone dressed in attire from 200 years ago and Laura's incredible Napoleon and Josephine tea, please stop by! Links to Laura's post, too.
:)





This is a post I shared on How to Make a Baby Quilt in honor
of our little grandson who will be born in a couple of months now!
This proud grandma-to-be will be making many more things for Baby Chapman in the future.



Here are this week's featured posts...



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With President's Day holiday coming up, celebrating with Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln is all the style with Debbee of Debbee's Buzz ~ Set a President's Table with Liberty Blue.



Of course Valentine's Day is this week and here are a few last minute fun ideas! Carol at Bluesky at Home shared 4 Red and White DIY Valentine Heart Decorations.




Rachelle at My Hubbard Home shared How to Add February Charm to Your Home in this post. Love the French style! 





Canadian friend Lori of Dining Delight shared her fun Valentine Tiered Tray Decor and don't you just love it?! I love all the creamware and the sweet little birds... 




Thelma of Thel's Kitchen shared her delicious shortbread recipe in this jam-packed post titled Valentine Sweet-Hearts. Yum!!!




Rita of Panopoly shared some Victory mail from father sent during WWII... I thought this very touching and perfect to share for Valentine's ~ Love Letters from the Greatest Generation.


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Challenge question from last week: On a fireplace, is it a mantel or mantle? Why? Good luck!

Answer: On a fireplace, "mantel" is the correct spelling. The other "mantle" is the kind you would have in a Coleman lantern to light your way or is also another way to say "cloak."

Hope this was a fun mini challenge for you! 

:)


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Thank you to everyone who linked up this past week (and this week, as well!). A special thank-you to y'all for sharing Share Your Style on your blog or on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and appreciate the love. 
Big hearty hugs!!! 
:X

If you've been featured here at Share Your Style... 


Here is a button to copy to your site and your featured posts, if you like!



I'd love it if you'd follow my  Share Your Style board
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(big hugs!)




Let's do it! Happy Valentine's Day and
Presidents' Day to you all!





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Monday, February 10, 2020

An Ethereal Regency Tea...




This past Saturday  was a beautiful weekend filled with ethereal Regency costumes, sweet treats, finger sandwiches, talks on buttons and Regency-era sewing implements and, of course, a bit about the 200th anniversary of Napoleon and Josephine's reign over France, and more. 

Come with me to a tea-fรชte fit for a king {and queen!}...

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