December 3, 2008

Draped in Buttons

I love buttons a lot. In a way I consider them a sort of Totem like good luck socks, or invisible shield, and often wear button jewelry for just that reason. Probably the only thing I could say falls in the superstition category for me. I can jump up and down on cracks all day, when my nose itches I just blow it, ladders and black cats...bring 'em on. But buttons are special.

The grey and brown ones are crochet, and the blue and green ones are just stitched offset, the necklace on side view is like brickwork.

One of these days I'll photograph the vest that always gets comments at quilt shows and other places where stitchers hang out.

Wednesday Thankies
Several A+ days for unsocialized dogs in training
Les Schwab and free tire repairs
Friends who help when called upon


Pieceful Afternoon said...

Those necklaces are so charming - can't wait to see the vest. I'm made fabric photo frames with buttons all over them - I too love buttons. Good idea - button totem - goes well with my crow totem - I think crows would like buttons - they are shiny and pretty.

Lady Farmer said...

What a great way to show off all those precious keepsake buttons!
Lovely idea!

Anonymous said...

My button collection started when I made a button charm string to use as part of a display of charm quilts. I scrounged lots of different buttons and strung them like the green necklace, The idea of the button string is to collect 999 different buttons, then adding one from your true loves jacket! By the time I counted I had nearly 1500!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Wow! Yeah! These are grouse!!
I think I am going to make more thread cutter necklaces for 2 friends for CHristmas (sshhhh!) - I hope they don't see this comment!!!

A vest eh??? Bring it on!!


P.S. I open umbrellas inside. Who cares???