Thursday, September 8, 2011
Like most, if not all of you, I played with buttons when I was a child. I played with my grandmother's buttons when I went to her house. I would sit on the floor beside her as she sewed. I counted her buttons and I sorted her buttons for hours on end. I loved that old fruitcake tin with buttons in it.
It has been a disappointment to me that no one thought I might want the buttons when they broke up my grandmother's house. I suspect that the buttons were thrown out, tin and all. To compensate, I collect buttons now. I pick up buttons at estate sales because I think it would be sad if they were thrown out.
I still like to look at the buttons but now I use them to finish stitchery projects. I do counted work and frequently need a button or two to close a pocket, a needlebook, or other stitcher's accessory. I also like to use my buttons as props or accessories in the pictures I take of my finished work. There are some pictures of my finishes in my blog. They are scattered throughout; please keep in mind that I started my blog as a way to keep in touch with a very dear friend. That means it is more like a series of letters to a friend and covers a wide range of topics. It does not specialize on one or two topics.
Posted by Linda at 1:52 PM