I don't really know how I missed this...
I have been through these boxes at least a million times.
I have collected buttons as long as I can remember. I think I may have been eight when
my love of them began.
I was with my mom at an estate sale ( I still know just the house)
and there was a brown tin full of buttons there. I don't know what it cost but
I asked my Mom if I could have them and
she bought them for me.
My Grandmother always supported me in this collection.
She was always clipping a magazine article with ideas for buttons and
tucking it away in her drawer. When we would stop and visit she
would pull them out.
So.... on my birthday I was looking for something.
I can't even remember what it was but I was searching for it.
I came across boxes I had piled up previously of some of my Granma's things.
I am not sure how I missed these treasures.
2 cigar boxes and 1 wooden bowl FULL of buttons.
The Talk of the Town
Seriously, look at these... I am so happy that Granma was a sewer.
how'd she know that her 2nd Grandaughter would adore all things from the 30's and 40's and
I believe that God had put them there for me only to find on my birthday and think of my Grandma.
She passed away and went to be with the Lord 2 years ago the day before my Birthday. So I think I get a little bit down on my bday's now.. (and I am getting old...)
These yellows ones maybe my favorite!
with all their swirly yellow goodness.
I adore that a lot of them she had written on.
this one says, " Extra Buttons for Marian's sweater made in Florida Spring 1986"
I have that sweater tucked away in my closet on the shelf. Gram always wore a sweater!
I just made this last night I thought it needed a little button... PERFECT!
this is one of my favorite pictures. My Aunt Bee gave it to me when I was caring for my Granma. After I told her how humble I felt washing her feat. She went home and dug this out. It is
me when I was about 2 right at my Gram's feet.
I miss her a lot. it doesn't get any easier. Only knowing that one day
I will be able to rejoice with her in Heaven.
I am happy I was looking for that "thing" I was in a foul mood too because
I couldn't find it.
Thanks for my birthday buttons, Gram.
note: this is the keychain clutch by Keyka Lou Patterns
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