Saturday, 13 July 2013

Finish It Up Friday


Today I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday. I finished my needle case from Anni Downs' book 'Some Kind Of Wonderful'. One thing I really enjoyed was looking through my button collection in search of a button to finish it off.

  I saved these buttons (along with some old wooden cotton reels etc) when my parents moved house many years ago. Most of these buttons were in my Nan's stash and my mother was literally throwing them into the rubbish pile when I arrived just in time to save them. She can't possibly have known what prizes hid inside that container!!



Here are a few in close up for you. I just can't imagine what my Nan was making that would require buttons that look like oranges??

 Below...my needle case  finally complete (I did complete the embroidery back in January 2012!! Has been in the 'to do' pile for a while).



So now I can also add this to my OPAM tally
Oh, before you think I'm super organised with all of my buttons sorted into that container, here is the rest of my button collection thrown into a jar. I like to keep the special ones separate. 







10 comments:

  1. Always great to tick another project off, can't wait to make this needlecase the Ill have a matching pair too!

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  2. You've inherited a nice button collection!
    Congrats on finishing up the needle case! Very cute!

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  3. Great work on the needlecase. Thank goodness you saved the buttons....I keep my special ones separate too.....but don't bring that little bunny to Cassilis! It might be dangerous.

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  4. wow this is so pretty,love it,well done on a gorgeous finish.xx

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  5. cute needlebook.........and I have my nan's buttons too.........

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  6. I have the same collection of buttons as you do... many many old ones from my mum and grandmother. They are sooo very handy!

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  7. Needle case is lovely... and I just LOVE the buttons... great save!

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  8. Lovely needle case! So glad you rescued all of those sweet buttons! Maybe because I am a FL girl, I LOVE the orange button! :)

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