Category Archives: sewing

Buttons from St. Louis

Yes!  Well, you might not have to click to enlarge! On our recent visit to St. Louis (mainly to revisit old restaurants), we spent some time foraging in antique markets, shops, etc, and I’d like to share some of the … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 6: Wellington Buttons

“Waterloo!  Waterloo!  Where will you meet your Waterloo?”  ♫  ♫  ♫ That song lyric is from the old Stonewall Jackson recording, thanks to a reader–do you remember it? No?  Well, do you remember the date June 18, 1815?  That was … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 3

Today let’s study buttons that are still on their old original advertising cards. Remember you can click, and double click again to see details in the photos. This circus card is great. If you click the photo to enlarge, you … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 1

Let’s celebrate National Button Week 2013! When word leaked out that red buttons would be featured in the first post of the week, you can imagine the excitement in the boxes, bags, cartons, tins and containers. Every red button in … Continue reading

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The Ironing Board

When was the last time you re-covered your ironing board? Can you find your ironing board? Mine is like a third leg and always ready to go. It’s always set up in the guest room. I’m the type of person … Continue reading

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Valentine Roses

I’m sending you a big bouquet of roses . . . for Valentine’s Day!  These are some of the roses fabrics I have in my sewing room.  Take a little pictorial tour, and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. “She wore … Continue reading

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Old Framed Button Art

Not too long ago the Other Half came home from an auction and gave this artwork to me.  What do you say to a guy like that? It takes some getting used to—and I decided this morning that the time had … Continue reading

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January Afternoon

I’m spending a lovely January afternoon sewing with roses and lace and pearls! Oops!  Just got the call that we’re walking the dogs . . . ah, you don’t know about our visiting pooch, do you?  Hold tight til next … Continue reading

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On the way to a button post . . .

October 3, 2011 “O suns and skies and clouds of June And flowers of June together . . . Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather!” (thanks to Helen Hunt Jackson    1830-1885) My fourth grade class memorized … Continue reading

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