Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?
If you have always wondered who the "WHO" in that saying is, the answer would have to be.....ME!!! Actually, the saying comes from an old fashioned game for children where the object is to find the one who secretly has the button! Whoever correctly discovers the one holding the button, becomes the one who gives the button again, and so on and so on!!! It was supposed to keep children entertained for quite some time, as you can imagine! Sadly, no one would have wanted to play with me though, because if I had the button, I would have kept it, as well as searched for the button box and hidden!!! I LOVE BUTTONS!!!!!
I don't remember when my love for buttons began (ok, it is an obsession!) but I have a big, or rather, a HUGE collection of them....all sizes, shapes, colors, styles, and can never seem to have too many!! I keep them in old Ball or Mason jars, and have actually tried to separate them into colors!! One day I got the idea to try to do the colors into groups or 2 holes or 4 holes, but quickly came to the conclusion that no normal person would be doing that, so I stuck with the color idea!!! Did I mention that I LOVE BUTTONS???
I actually use them quite a bit, and when I am creating something, I will get out the appropriate jar, dump it out and look through the pile for the PERFECT ONE!! I love the feel of them as they run through my fingers, almost like sand, and never get tired of looking at them and playing with them!!!
So the next time you hear someone say, "Button, button, who's got the button?", you will know the answer is, "Julie! Who else!!"
Buttons And Patches And The Cold Wind Blowing,
The Days Pass Quickly When I Am Sewing. ~ Author Unknown