I'm sorry that this is a wee bit late. But, here goes!
How WONDERFUL is a BUTTON?
Well, I think they are most wonderful, until...
I start to think about making a button hole...those, I don't
really like to make...although, I've made quite a few of
them in days gone by.
Yesterday... I did a post...a poem about
Buttonhead. And, I promised to show you a few of
my buttons...the sewing/clothes kind. =)
Some of these are newer and some older. I have
some of my most WONDERFUL- fond memories...when visiting my
grandma...because, I sorted buttons for her. With needle and
thread I would "sew" together all the buttons that looked
exactly alike. These "sets" would be all ready to be re-used
...on a new garment.
My grandma told me that she never gave away any of her
old, worn-out or too small clothes without taking
ALL the buttons off first. When, she was little, she said
buttons were hard to come by. Taking off the buttons, before
giving the clothes away...was taught to her by her mother.
Many times, I've left the buttons on the card until I
was going to use them. Obviously, there were some
planned sewing projects that never "grew" into a real
"live" garment...that needed these buttons. Unfinished
clothes items? Who? Me? aaaaw come on...
Many of the buttons in the group below are at
least from the 70's or before...some are
also from my grandma's button box.
if you notice, the two bottom grey matching
buttons that kind of have a bar across the middle of
the inner circle? These are heavy metal ones, heavier than
a coin of the same size. I'm not sure what the exact content is.
I'm remembering, vaguely,
...I think, grandma told me these were taken from
This picture below...you can see that there
are still threads on the buttons. Yep, these were
ones that had been removed from previous made
clothing...original thread still attached.
The two sets, below, are ones that I actually
sewed together when I was about
7 or 8 years old...while visiting my grandma.
This photo is the top of one of my curio cabinets.
And, I've put buttons from my grandma's
button box, in a jar..to display them.
I'm really grateful for these special
They connect me to my grandma.
While writing this post...I've felt a bit bad that I
don't display grandma's buttons so that they can
be seen and enjoyed with more detail...maybe, I need to
do this! Do you have some suggestions for me?
What about you do you have buttons passed down generations?
Or, some very special ones?