It's been awhile since I joined Mrs. P over at Quilting in My Pyjamas for Favorite Things Friday. Sadly, the last couple of months in 2011 were scheduling nightmares, and favorite things got lost in all the shuffling. But 2012 is a new year and I've been stockpiling favorite things (actually pictures of the favorite things) over the holiday. So I'm good to go for a few Fridays anyway.
My family was very good to me over the holidays and gave me lots of new favorite things. One of the most special were two gifts from my sister.
I know this looks like a frame with buttons and it is that. But the buttons are very special. They come from my Grandmother's button stash. This extensive collection, as my sister tells it anyway, made it's way into the trunk of her car via a well meaning uncle (meaning she didn't find the stash until she got home). I learned embroidery from my Grandmother, who also quilted and sewed gorgeous clothing. I had forgotten all the jackets/blazers Grandma made until I opened this part of my gift.
All those shiny, coppery buttons just right for that fire engine red (Grandma's favorite color) jacket she wore over the white blouse, with the black skirt for Sunday services.
For now both decorate the bookcase in my sewing room where I can see them from the machine. Thanks Sis!
(By the way, the well meaning uncle got an ornament too, along with a note "Bet you thought you'd never see these again." I have a very cool sister by the way, but that's probably another post entirely.)
Check out more favorite things over at Quilting in my Pyjamas.