Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Who's Got the Button?

Didn't there used to be a child's game where they sang, "Button, button, who's got the button?" Anyway, I have the buttons! A whole big box and several jars worth.

A family friend's dear departed mother had owned a small quilt shop, sadly before I knew her, and left a lot of odds and ends when she passed. I am lucky enough to have received a few big boxes of things from that stash.


This past weekend found me making a few hair do-dads for a little girl and I needed some buttons for the felt flower centers. I went rummaging around in the giant button stash and found just what I needed. Love it when that happens!


In addition, I found some treasures to share with you. I wonder how old these button cards are?


Then there are these buttons above, which remind me of Croquet balls. If my daughter was still in love with fairies, I might be inclined to set up a tiny game of croquet on a patch of moss.


Does anybody know what these mother-of-pearl things are? They don't look like they could be part of a clasp. The slot is about 3/4 inch long and the backs are plain.


Finally, there are these Bernina buttons. You guys know I am a Janome girl, so I'm going to give these away. Identify yourself as a Bernina user who lives in the USA in the comments below, making sure you're not a no-reply blogger or I have an email for you, and I will pick a winner.

27 comments:

  1. I am a Bernina girl! And I live in the sunshine state of Florida :-) Love the buttons!

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  2. Am I a Bernina girl? Yep! I have three vintage 830s, Lucy, Sparky and Ben. Then there is my 810, Wee Willie. Me and the gang live in Oregon.

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    1. I have the vintage 830 Bernina as well. Just love the speed and reliability.

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  3. I'm also a Bernina gal! Love my 630 with the cutest "skin" ever (my adorable cocker's face). ;) If I had lots of space and unlimited funds, I'd have two or three more. I also love those buttons and live in Nevada, where I'm playing with my modified FM foot. :)

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  4. My Bernina is my go-to FMQ machine...love it. Would love to win the buttons.

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  5. I am a Bernina. I love the buttons. I named mine Fluffy.

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  6. I don't live in the US but my sister does and she's a Bernina owner. She has just started to free-motion quilt even though she has quilted for years and has quite a few tops to be quilted. I just got her to start reading your blog for all your great free-motion quilting tips. Keep all your posts coming!

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  7. The two items in question look like bake-o-lite. They were probably decorative on a jacket. That would have been in the 40's or so.

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  8. All of those buttons are such treasures. I am a Bernina girl. It is so nice of you to share your treasures

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  9. I am an Indiana Bernina girl, I have a Virtuosa 150 and an older Record 730 both I adore.

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  10. Aren't these just the cutest ?! Yup, I'm a vintage Bernina girl x 2. Thanks for sharing these treasures with us ! Sue

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  11. I love these and am shopping for a Bernina now. So adorable.

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  12. What a fun collection of buttons--especially the cards--so cute! Although I do a lot of sewing on my Juki, I am a Bernina gal too--I own a 440. I've never seen the Bernina buttons before--they are adorable.

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  13. What fun finds! I'm a Bernina girl in CA.

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  14. Definitely a Bernina gal. Bertha (830), Bernice (640) and Baby (230) all play together here in San Mateo, California

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    1. You are so lucky to own soooo many wonderful Bernina machines. Your are a true Fan of Bernina products. It's hard to say NO to a Bernina.

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  15. I bought my old Bernina 830 back in 1979. These are a great workhorse of a machine. Love your new button collection.

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  16. The buttons are adorable! Bernina girl here 2 - 830s, both purchased in the late '70s - mine and the one my MIL bought at the same time, plus I also have a 160 and a 440. Love them all!

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  17. What darling buttons. I have a Bernina 1230 purchased 20+ years ago and love it.

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  18. Don't you just love old buttons? My main machine is a Bernina 750, plus I also own an old 830 Record, among other vintage machines. I live and sew in Minnesota!

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  19. How cute. I'm a Bernina girl...I have two! an 820 and a 215, and love them. Thanks for your generosity. :-)

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  20. Love those Bernina buttons. I love my 1130 and 1630. I am in Pennsylvania.

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  21. On the mother of pearl things: zipper pulls?

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  22. I am a Bernina girl! I love my Bernina and hope to add another one to my collection of sewing machines. Thanks

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