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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monkey "See"

My sock monkey is slowly reaching maturity; a heart has been pinned to her chest and for eyes, a "perfect" set of buttons has been selected from Granny's button box. So now that she can see, she is searching the studio for embroidery floss to create a mouth so she can speak.

In the meantime, I'll be in the laundry room pretending to do the wash while I am searching for my stamping supplies. It is past time to think about making Christmas cards! I'll be back soon....
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Granny's Button Box

When my husband and I married (almost 51 years ag0) one of the things that my dear MIL gave me was a "starter" button box. She said that it was a tradition to pass down buttons from the family to newly weds. I still have a lot of those same buttons and I have felt compelled to add to the collection over the years. My early memories of family button boxes (often round tin containers) were the searches through them to replace a missing button or to find a complete set for a new garment. There were other reasons to look in the button box -- to make spinning toys, fancy necklaces and to play the game "Button, button, who's got the button?"

Today I played "button, button, who's got the button?" as I went searching in my button box to find a perfect set of eyes for my new sock monkey. She will arrive on my blog soon.

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