Blogger Friend School Assignment 15

This assignment had me a bit stumped. I don’t think I have a funny, crazy, sad, creative or the best story about the family button box. So, do I just show off my buttons or do I tell a tale of them.  I opted for both.  First off, as exciting as this is, here is my collection of buttons:

 I used to keep all my supplies in tins, but quickly out grew them.  I still keep some supplies in tins and my buttons just happen to be one of them.

If you know anything about me you know that I have a strange quirk of sorting things.  My buttons are no exception.

Here are my white buttons that are kept in the smaller tin:



And here are the colored and novelty buttons, mostly sorted by color.


 Now onto our story. 

A lovely neighbor friend from our first home gave most of my buttons to me.  She loved to tag sale and knew that I loved to craft so whenever she came across a craft bargain she would snatch it up for me. (She’s the one who got me my first quilling supplies, but that’s another story.)  At the time I really didn’t sew much, but used them for other kinds of projects.  When my oldest son was little we used to string them to make necklaces.  We made button dolls, and button ‘spinners’ by threading a 2-hole button and then pulling the strings tight to make the button spin.  When he was a teenager, I taught him to sew and how to sew on buttons. (Every kid should know how to do that).  I have continued with the same can of buttons all these years doing the same kinds of things with my younger two children.  I never really gave it much thought until now, but those silly buttons have been a part of my kids’ lives.  Amazing that something as simple as a button can bring back memories of everyday life.


My Scripture passage for this assignment is:

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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9 Responses to Blogger Friend School Assignment 15

  1. byourlove1 says:

    I loved seeing your button collection, love the cans that they come in too!


  2. mamasmurf says:

    ….so organised!! Love the buttons and the tins you keep them in. I also enjoyed reading your post for this assignment very much!

    God bless,


  3. momofneb says:

    Thanks for sharing about your buttons! Hope you have a blessed day!

    ~ Kim

  4. nancysnook says:

    I love your tins that you keep the buttons in….and I love how you organize the buttons by colors. We used to make tons of things with my grandma's buttons…Thank you for sharing.


  5. bethanyrae says:

    Now that is a button collection! I'm impressed. You could keep us all supplied in replacement buttons….ha


  6. daredhead says:

    Wow…your buttons are so organized! Mine are all in a mason jar.

    Very interesting to read!


  7. Pure and Sensible says:

    I was stumped, too. Thank you for sharing! Leinani

  8. MoreLittleWilsons says:

    Ok, so you're the kind of gal who never has messes and piles right.. could you come live at my house? I need some help organizing. lol


  9. andijeane says:

    Your story is wonderful! I love your tins; I like to keep things in tins too when I can.

    Thanks for sharing!


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