Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Button Book - FNSI results

With all the excitement of the giveaway and the return of the OnlyChild, I forgot to blog about this week's Friday Night Sew-In. Heidi and Bobbi decided to host TWO in December to help us get all those projects done.

There's a bit of a backstory to my first finish. A couple of months ago, you may recall, I attended a conference in Canmore with my whole staff. While I was there, I saw these awesome boots in a shoe store:

I was chatting with one of my colleagues, Sue, in the shoe shop about how much I loved the buttons on these boots. The next week, when we were back at work, she brought me this book:

She said she had bought it a while back as a gift for someone but it had never made it to the intended recipient. So she gave it to me!
It has wonderful stories and sayings about buttons along with pictures of some of the most beautiful buttons I have ever seen. This was my favourite (of course):

As a little (belated) thank you, I made Sue a Button Tree:

It is 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" - a little fabric card or tiny wall hanging. I hope she likes it.
I've also made some progress on the OnlyChild's Christmas ornament. I didn't have any time to work on it since last weekend so now I'm finding myself pressed for time to get it finished. Well, I have a week, but I know it's going to be a busy few days at work until we finish for the Christmas break.

The OnlyChild got home last night around 9:30 pm. She is so happy to be sleeping in her own bed with AbbyDog snuggled up beside her!
We're making our preparations for Paris in 10 days. She is so excited!

And so am I.


Bobbi said...

that button tree is adorable!!! FANTASTIC!

merry christmas and happy new year!


Those are very cool boots!
Paris!!! That is a dream!!
Merry Christmas!

Rachel Slote-Brown said...

Like the button tree.
Enjoy Paris.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the button tree...!

Dogwood said...

Sweet...all very sweet. I love buttons.
Happy days to you.
Hugs, Dogwood

Pat said...

The button tree is cute and so is your daughter's ornament (what is finished of it so far, that is). New Year's Eve in!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- how could you two not be excited? I'm even excited for you! Looks like a fun button book -- and a very cute thank you!

Lynne said...

I think I would be excited too!

As a child, I love looking at my mother's button collection - now long since lost or given away!

Vicki said...

Popping in via FNSI. The button tree is really gorgeous.

hwscutie said...

The tree is cute!