Thursday, February 21, 2008

Button, button, who's got ...

Remember Marie's Dorset Buttons? Here is another link to some on her site. The one below is the one on the banner she sent me , and you can see the velvety quality of the thread she used. I knew I wanted to try them, and I finally got around to making a few. What fun! (Although, I did find it a bit wearing on the wrist.) I haven't embellished them with any beads yet and they are out of pearl cotton and lack that velvety touch.

Daily Thing: Dorset Buttons (made yesterday)

Another Daily Thing from yesterday: the pieced strips for the table runner.Yesterday was busy. Spend over an hour with Laddie. (Gosh, it is so great to have him so much closer!) Went to the bank. Sewed. Cleaned. And went to a yoga class.

Marty came while I was with Laddie because it was time for his pacemaker check, and Marty does that. When we were leaving, he mentioned that he and Robin were taking yoga at the Wellness Center. I've been debating joining the gym because it is so close to the house, so I decided to go as a guest and take the class.

It. Was. A. Challenge! I've done nothing for the last 6 months and the class provided a wake up call. I was fine on the flexibility, but the strength was another story; my legs were shaking, my bad shoulder aching. Still, when it was (finally) over, I felt that wonderful sense of relaxation. Robin and I then sat in the steam room for 20 minutes. Whoa! What an evening.


  1. These buttons are neat! I can see just making them for a storage jar...the kind of notion that you never know when it will be handy.

  2. Karoda - They are so bright and cheerful. You are right, they would be pretty on display in a glass jar, waiting to fill whatever need arises!

    kimy - Hope you are having a lovely day in D.C.!

  3. I love the colors you used for the dorset buttons. I have a few vintage ones that are white, and I didn't know what they were called!

  4. Bari - Thanks! I find that there was an entire industry around these buttons just fascinating.

  5. I stumbled on to your sight through Sacred Spirit's blog(?) I am so glad I found it. What a wonderful way you have of looking at life AND I love your "daily thing!" You can count on me to visit often.

  6. Clevelandgirlie _ Thanks so much for the kind words! I really appreciate your taking the time to visit and to comment!

  7. Love those Dorset buttons; are there instructions on making them somewhere?

  8. Fran -- Here are two sources on how to make the Dorset buttons. I think the second one was easier to understand.

    The first one takes a little time, but after that they are really easy!


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