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Wednesday, February 07, 2018


....and you will receive!
(mainly because I have nothing else!!)

A couple of people have asked to see my button collection so here you go....

Sorry about the glare!

My buttons are guarded by 'Elyron' my sewing room dragon, who oversees all that I do.  The shelf they're on runs almost the entire length of one wall of my room.

The reason for all this downsizing of buttons was not only to get rid of w-a-y too many, but also to make room for this....

I received this wonderful hand-made magpie for Christmas and needed a place to put him/her.  Getting rid of four of my button jars gave me just enough space to display my magpie.  A win/win!

Another quote from an anonymous source.."Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around"


  1. Wonderful button collection, my dear.

  2. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Hi Mary Anne wow thats a lot of buttons,your magpie looks fantastic there xx

  3. The buttons are cool but that magpie is AWESOME!!!!

  4. Buttons galore! You sure beat me in the button collecting. Very nice magpie gift you received. I like the embroidery links. Thanks

  5. You tease . . . we need a panoramic shot of the button wall. LOVE the magpie!! What a sweet gift! I pinned the heart sachet pattern - very cute! Those embroidered pieces . .. oh my goodness!! What works of art! Thanks for sharing all of your links and contributing to my growing desire to get back to stitching of some kind.

  6. Your button collection is impressive. Did you make Elron? He's the best!!
    xx, Carol

  7. Gee Elyron, we are just looking - honest! No thought of getting closer! Keep that magpie on its best behaviour!

  8. You Sweet Mary Anne are button wealthy! How delightful to have them displayed where you can enjoy them. Elyron is a magical mascot and I do hope he makes good friends with Magpie. You have shared some amazing embroidery links. I am in awe. Happy Valentine’s Dear...xo

  9. Thanks for that view of your workroom/button collection.
    And I enjoyed the different embroidery links. The 'lichen and moss' stitches
    are amazing.

  10. Jars of pretty buttons all in a row. There is something terribly satisfying seeing a row of colourful buttons all together. Elyron is very cool and the magpie is a handsome fellow. The thought "birds of a feather flock together" comes to mind.....=)

  11. Elyron is gorgeous! Did you make him?
    Love the magpie too!
    Barbara xx

  12. Your button stash is awesome and to think it was even bigger before the Magpie came, they all look so attractive and of course, the bird is the icing on the cake!
    Wren x

  13. Somehow I missed this post! And I was one who asked for a picture. lol Your line-up of button jars is so cheery. And I love the Magpie. And Elyron! He (I assume it's a he) is an interesting sewing room guardian.

  14. oh my goodness...button envy. I do love your magpie too...he's very classy. (just like you lol)


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