Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year 
Started reclaiming and  embellishing a damaged quilt I bought at Brimfield over this past summer.   The first step is just some basic outlining.  This is done two of the nine Hexies I will be using.   

Trying to enhance these little flowers ... tried beads, French knots, maybe ribbon.

New Years day we always go to an Antique Show in Glastonbury CT.  The show was mostly jewelry and Primitives with only a few textile dealers.  I was looking for buttons that would have a thirties vibe.  Here's what I found!   Don't know why but I couldn't resist a small box of rooster buttons.  Roosters in red, pink, yellow, green, blue, brown, and black in all different sizes.    The face button  ,the spastic tennis player, and the red and clear glass buttons I thought fit the bill.

Just might call the wall hanging Cock-a-doodle-doo!


  1. Good for you for giving a damaged quilt a new life....and love your new buttons. Oddly enough, I was poking about in a couple of what I thought were empty tins only to discover they were filled with buttons in need of sorting. Ooops!! Happy new year!

  2. Beautiful work! I love your buttons.