2/09/2019

A button snob for sure!!!

When I joined the Idaho Historical Button Society last fall I somehow missed getting on the mailing list for their bulletins so Simone kindly sent me five back issues which are packed with fascinating information.  I read two issues last night and confirmed that I know next to nothing about any buttons unless they are mother of pearl.....and then mostly if they are paintable or not.....
 
Over the years I occasionally buy a mixed lot of buttons such as this ebay purchase in 2012 but I am mostly again looking for extra large paintable buttons.  Did find quite a few in this batch but somehow could not get motivated to paint on "plastic."  What a MOP snob I am...  Now and forever I will look at buttons differently...  Some of these I used in CQ workshops and they are scattered in bags here and there in the house and in the barn.  They definitely deserve another look.  I am hoping to get back to painting this week and even though I still tire easily I am eager to do something productive.
 
I am handling pampering rather well though.  Here DIL has my hair in curlers and I am soaking my hands in preparation for a manicure.. But no matter what is going on Morris is right in the middle of everything.  Up until today someone has taken me every day to the mall to walk and I manage a mile now and getting stronger and breathing easier every day.  But today we are expecting a big winter storm and I would rather be home and warm and safe because I know how quickly our road can drift shut.  It is one thing to walk in a warm mall and an entirely another thing to struggle up a country lane that has drifted over...
 
I am worried about big dog that showed up yesterday near our neighbor's farm.  He has never had a dog and shouldn't.  This dog is St. Bernard size and has obviously recently had a litter of pups.  She's covered in burrs from weeds in the forest and very wary.  DH is trying to find out if we need to call someone to help her. Over the years we have had so many issues with this neighbor over how he abuses animals that I shutter to think that here we go again... I am concerned she has had a litter and hidden them somewhere.



6 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

You are looking well! Hair rollers! Manicure! WOW you are being pampered!

Marilyn said...

Pampering is good for the soul :). Enjoy. Give Morris a hug for me.

cq4lefleur said...

Glad to see you being pampered. You already are walking a mile? That is amazing. As soon as this snow melts I know you will be out in the garden putzing. Until then, happy painting.
P.S. Button society tomorrow is postponed til next week. We have at least 12 inches of fresh snow; it’s snowing like crazy and several more days predicted. Winter is better late than never. It is so beautiful.
Kathy2

Helen White said...

Good morning Gerry, I'm so happy you're feeling well enough to blog again. Everything you blog about you manage to make so interesting. I am a lover of buttons too, but really don't know that much about them. I keep meaning to find a source for those mop buttons, they remind me of opals. I do have some 1 inch square buttons made from coconuts ... swirly browns and very smooth. My bosses wife brought them back from Bali a few years back. I wonder if they would be good little canvases for painting on. If you are interested, send me an email with your address and I will send you a few to try. Hugs for now and enjoy the pampering, you deserve it :)

Marjorie Hair said...

Gerry, Glad to hear you have your DIL helping you. I just love my buttons too. For awhile I was also purchasing bags of misc. button from Goodwill. Every purchase was like a treasure hunt. I have tons of MOP buttons if you need some. Do you like the ones with shanks. Here is my email if you need for me to send you some. Marjhair@aol.com

doni palmgren said...

So great to see you and Morris so content and comfortable. Get well soon

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