Well Hello there~
Before we get soaked, let's go inside.
It's been raining the better part of two weeks,
Can I put the kettle on for you?
You should stand by the wood-stove to warm up and dry off a bit.
I'll be right there.
There we go.
Now, I wanted to show you something.
I began doing this years ago,
but you know how some things just kinda slip by
until you have a project on your hands.
It's these buttons, you see.
I've always kept my buttons.
I know lots of folks say they're not worth keeping,
but I keep 'em.
Whenever I go to cut a shirt for rags or a quilt,
I take the buttons first.
I haven't bought buttons in years.
They come in handy.
Mr. LB is constantly loosing buttons.
I just go to my dish of ugly, man buttons and find one the right size.
That doesn't sound very nice, but that's what I call them.
I was recently pulling some shirts apart for a project and pulled these.
Then what I do is get safety pins and string the buttons on those.
If there are too many, I just use a second pin and hook them together.
Then certain colored buttons go in various jars.
When I need buttons for a project, I just go to the jars.
This is the part that's slipped.
I have buttons in the bottom of this little basket,
and that wooden box,
and a variety of little dishes sitting around.
So now it's a project~
gather up all my buttons and put them to right.
I might need bigger jars.
Oh listen, the water's hot.
Why don't you pick which cup you want to use,
and we'll sit and chat.
By the way, how are you at sorting buttons?