sat near a window in Gran’s sewing room.
filled with buttons from family old clothes…
brass buttons, glass buttons, lace buttons;
buttons guised as roses, apples and angels.
Many generous folks donate fabric scraps and samples they no longer have a use for, and others find great treasures at bargain prices.
It’s wonderful how people can make beautiful and useful things from those materials which are too lovely to send to a landfill.
Our friend brought in a wall-hanging she was working on. She had cut squares and circles from felted wool then blanket-stitched them in a grid over a dark background. In the center of each colored applique she featured a pretty button.
Isn’t this a nice way to display all those buttons you’ve been collecting all these years?