Michelle at Greetingarts sponsored an embroidered button swap. Our mandate: make and embellish five covered buttons—something I had not done before.
Since making my swap buttons, I’ve transferred that learning to make buttons for other things such as my Halloween party hat and the two Bend the Rules clutches I made. Learning new skills is one of the main reasons I join swaps.
Here are the gorgeous buttons I received. Update: sweet Michelle helped identify my mystery buttons. Thank you to all the creative designers for your beautful work.
- Butterfly: Michele of Calico Daisy
- Flower: Monica
- Robot: Michelle of Greetingarts
- Flower (on leaf card): Regina of Creative Kismet
- Leaf: Joy
- Puppy: Shelley
My offering was a crown cross-stitched using DMC 815 on a piece of 32-count clay Irish linen, two strands over two linen threads. The crown chart was a free offering from a French site.
I made a presentation card for each button.
Brownies' Food Drive
Each year some of our neighbors’ little girls let us know they'll be stopping by to collect for their Brownie troop’s food drive. On Saturday my husband and I bought environmental-friendly shopping totes and filled them with non-perishable food items for the Brownies' visit on Sunday. I hope Brownies visit your neighborhood, too.
Amy Butler Bedside Organizer