I suppose it's a little like

sorting buttons

you know - into a rainbow, and then into a line depending on their size, or grouping them according to how many holes there are, or stacking identical ones into little towers. . .

. . .there are so many ways to sort out buttons, aren't there

8 comments:

planetcity1 said...

i love to play with buttons :)

here's a site with tons of 'em to drool over:

http://www.ascuteasabutton.com/

[i confess...the only sewing i do is replacing
buttons]

I, Like The View said...

hey planet! good to have you here. . .

. . .I buy gazzilions of buttons, but is there ever the right one to match a lost one? and can I ever find where I put the spares?

Mel said...

One of the few memories I'm pretty sure is mine and not one someone told me--playing with my mothers' jar of buttons.

:-)

It's a good memory.

I, Like The View said...

I'm glad you have that, dearheart

and me too - my mother kept hers in an old Sellotape tin

I still have it (the tin)

Mel said...

Gee--what a perfect place to put YOUR buttons.... :-)

Apparently my mother cut buttons from 'soon to be discarded' clothing. I don't suppose that was odd for her time....
Have I ever done that? *thinking*

I, Like The View said...

I have to admit that in my former life of stitching and sewing handmade items, I used to buy clothes from jumble sales just for the buttons. . . men's worn out city shirts have really lovely pearl buttons

used them (the buttons) to decorate xmas decs

katherine. said...

I have cut buttons from clothing...and I have bought buttons I didn't need...

I have used them...but never on Christmas decorations...what a wonderful thought..

I want to know more about how you did that...

I, Like The View said...

I'll get around to that one day, katherine.

(-:

what is it about buttons, eh?