Friday, August 31, 2007
Show and Tell
Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.
Today I want to show you my favorite patchwork quilt. Several years ago my sister and I were yard-saling together. At one of the stops we saw some quilts lying on the lawn, so of course I was interested! The lady that was having the sale told me that her husband's aunt had made this particular one about 20 years earlier. Her name was Audrey but she went by "Aud." She lived up in the Appalachian Mountains, in a cabin with no running water or electricity, and liked to pass the time by quilting.
It is a queen size quilt and every single stitch was done by hand.
All the colors of the rainbow!
A year ago I took it into a quilt shop and was told that many of the fabrics are from the depression era.
The top and bottom borders are this sweet horse and buggy print.
The side borders are a scene of a man, woman, little girl and a kitty. Their cottage is in the distance.
Lots of tiny stitches!
I'm looking foward to crisp Autumn evenings. This is the perfect quilt to curl up under!
Thank you for looking at my Show and Tell!
Show and Tell Guidelines
What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.
What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-A favorite treasure
What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.
There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.
Please do not feel that you have to participate every Friday.
How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!
1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No place like Home. If you don’t know the link code, email me and I will send it to you.
2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.
3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name. I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.
That's it! After that, you can start visiting all the other Show and Tell participants!