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Thread: My Kentucky Buttons and Grass

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    My sweet sister recently had to make a quick 14-hour drive up to Kentucky and she brought me back these jars of buttons! One jar is filled with glass buttons and she also got two stacked button "flowers".

    When she called me that she was headed back home I asked her if the grass was really blue up there; with her sense of humor she surprised me with a little grass, too. Nah, it's definitely green.

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    Lucky you, I love buttons.

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    What a sweet sister you have....you a sooo blessed...the bottons are soooo beautiful....Love Them...
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    Thank you, my sister is a keeper and I am blessed!

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    Those are awesome I LOVE Buttons!!

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    wow, das a lotta buttons, soniboo! ;)
    Looking at them gives me a funny feeling of nostalgia...funny, huh?
    So sweeeet of sis to bring some grass too. How sweet.
    I love gifts like this so much...took thought and heart :thumbup:
    hugs, you make me smile :XD:

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    Wow, you have a wonderful sister. :)

    I love how she brought you back some grass. I can see you doing that very same thing! :lol:

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    Wow, that's a lot of button. You can embellish a lot of quilts with that.

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    Oooohhhh, buttons! I love buttons, second only to quilting! :-D sisters are the best :thumbup: well, brothers too. Very thoughtful gift.

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    Thank you everyone, I adore buttons and this was so great. Ya'll are welcome to come over and play with them anytime! :lol:

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    What a neat idea I love buttons and have all of my Moms' buttons. Every now and then I use them on a pincushion or some other item and it reminds me of the fun I used to have when she let me play in her button jar as a child

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    That's a lot of buttons for sure. Have fun going through them.

    I washed all my Grams' buttons this spring after having been stored for over 40 years. Also my moms. Just filled the sink with hot water and Dawn, took out all the metal buttons and threads, and placed the buttons in a strainer and dipped up and down several times, then let them sit for about 10 minutes. Rinsed and laid on a dish towel to dry. Clean, shiny, pretty buttons.

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    What a great Sister!

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    I love buttons!!! I got all my DGM'S button collection that she had in old cigar boxes(yes, I still have the cigar boxes)when she passed. I put them in canning jars and got the adapters to make small lamps out of the jars. I get to have her close to me at all times(she's been gone almost 40 yrs.).
    You have a VERY special sister!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I love buttons!!! I got all my DGM'S button collection that she had in old cigar boxes(yes, I still have the cigar boxes)when she passed. I put them in canning jars and got the adapters to make small lamps out of the jars. I get to have her close to me at all times(she's been gone almost 40 yrs.).
    You have a VERY special sister!!!
    Dennise, I do have a very special sister. Your idea to make lamps out of canning jars with your DGM's buttons inside is awesome, what sentimental lamps you have! Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    That's a lot of buttons for sure. Have fun going through them.

    I washed all my Grams' buttons this spring after having been stored for over 40 years. Also my moms. Just filled the sink with hot water and Dawn, took out all the metal buttons and threads, and placed the buttons in a strainer and dipped up and down several times, then let them sit for about 10 minutes. Rinsed and laid on a dish towel to dry. Clean, shiny, pretty buttons.
    This is easier than what I did before when I dumped my buttons into the sink and it took forever to get them all clean and caught. Some of them could swim! :lol: Thanks for the tip.

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    Wow, how brilliant, what a neat sister you have, lucky you!

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