Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Button, buttons and more buttons

Someone mentioned loving buttons on facebook the other day. There are probably LOADS of button savers out there.
My grandmother started me out as a child with my love of collecting these beauties. She would give us her button tin to play with... a good way to keep us busy and quiet. I still have her tin of buttons plus my own and now jars and jars of buttons.
The box on the left belonged to grandmas also. She kept her card buttons in this box. This was the SERIOUS button box. We'd dig through this one for our blouses, pjs, jumpers... whatever. The button tin was the ODD buttons.. the ones she would take off old clothing before cutting up the clothes for utility quilts....the single buttons and a few other odds & ends. She also had a button hook, some thimbles, googly eyes... just fun odd things. Lots of good memories in that tin!

This quilt is one of those utility quilts (or camping quilts) that she made from the cut up clothing. It's falling apart but I'm not going to fix it. I want it to be just like she made it. If you look in the lower right hand corner, you can see a peek of the old blanket she used as "batting". She didn't waste a thing.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

AH, you made my day - buttons and button tins and button jars and buttons!!

Di said...

Wonderful! I too have fond memories of playing with my grandmother's button jar - and now it's mine!

Heather said...

Hi Deb!
Just a quick comment to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!

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