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30 December 2006

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Susan

Those buttons are amazing!! What a great find!

Vicki

When I helped clean out my grandmother's house a couple of years ago, she gave me HER mother's old treadle machine. I discovered that a couple of the drawers held button treasure. I remember sitting 'round the kitchen table with my girls -- all of us taking part in the sorting, exclaiming, coveting. I have always loved the white ones -- LOVE that picture!!!

Norma

What a treasure -- especially since you had so much fun with it. Awesome!

Heather

Great googly moogly...a treasure of buttons!

Melinda

You lucky, lucky girl. I'm also a compulsive sorter, and I also got to play with my gran's button (can - it was a big coffee can).

Michelle

I am coveting your buttons... Especially those Mother of Pearl ones...

Liz

Hm, probably the rings could be used as stitch markers for knitting. Also could be the rings that join two pieces of elastic for a camisole or bra, on the shoulderstraps?

Andrea

Are the rings for curtains, perhaps?

Angie

Buttons are treasure! Rich, you're rich! What a wonderful find.

lv2knit

The button coup d'etat was thwarted I hope! I have that same box of buttons -- almost anyway, but no one is anal enough at my house to sort them. I LOL reading your comments on our blog -- happy new year.

baxterknits

Wonderful buttons, the green are my favorites. They would be so cute on a felted bag.
Envy you the snow (we only got the rain.
And the two kitties looking like the infinity sign are terrific. It is such an "Awwww" picture.

nova

my, what lovely buttons you have!!

elizabeth

Oooh, I love the green buttons! What great pictures! She probably saved those fabic-covered buttons thinking she'd get around to sewing them back onto (the coat?), but never did. I do the same thing.

Marie

I think the rings are meant to be covered with crochet, to be buttons for hand-knits. I too love buttons, inherited my mother's button box and have managed to acquire scads and scads of my own. I need to take a couple of days...weeks? to get them all sorted, though.

JulieFrick

Oooh. I refuse to sort my buttons, but watching you sort yours was wonderful. Thanks!

Siri

What a great find...and such a surprise, not knowing that all those buttons were there all along.
My mom did, and still does, keep her extra and leftover buttons in an old Q-tip box, the kind that slides open like a matchbox. I love poking around in it and sorting them....and still do!

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