Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Nanna's Button Tin

Button Collection

My Nanna kept her buttons in this tin for as far back as I can remember. 


When I was little and we would visit my Grandparents for Christmas, Nanna would pull this tin out for me to play with.
  
I would sift through all of the buttons matching them up and marveling at the myriad of button types and how pretty they all were. It was like a treasure chest full of gemstones.

I've seen this same tin in a vintage and collectables store recently with an asking price of $25 and it was in terrible condition. I wonder what they would have priced my Nan's tin at?

Well, it doesn't matter what they would have asked for it, they aren't getting it. Nan's tin is staying on my sewing room shelf as a snapshot of one woman's button collection.


I guess that means I have another collection now. 


Do you have a button collection? Did it start off as someone else's? What do you keep your buttons in?

I'd love to know!