Thursday, September 9, 2010

Beeswax, birds and buttons...

Since Monday was a holiday here, I didn't get back into a routine til Tuesday.
Then that day was spent wrapping prizes to be mailed to the giveaway winners
from last week!
Congratulations, winners!
I mailed them on Tuesday between Tropical Storm Hermine downpours!
So I'm finally enjoying some time to regroup in the art room.
Last week I noticed the above piece that I started over a year ago and never finished.
Well, I'm still struggling with it.
I added some beeswax to it..
which doesn't show in the photograph.
This morning I glued that red button
on the front and some creme ones on top.
Still needs something...
So I tied some lace on the side...
Then I found some green trim that I forgot to put in my embroidery package to Margaret..
so I laid that on top....not sure....
Any thoughts?
So... then I decided to photograph my buttons that were sitting there all sweet and sorted.
Back in the 80's we made button bracelets that were sewn on crocheted metallic elastic!
My mother crocheted the bases and BFF Virginia and I sewed our buttons on!
We wore these!
(at least I did)
Now some of them adorn my button jars.
Below is one in black and white on my red button jar.
Here is my green and pink bracelet (a fave) on my creme colored button jar....
I often snip a button off to use! ...and I've been working on my little house stitchery that I ordered from Charlotte Lyons! BFFVirginia and I both ordered from her without telling the other one. We do that a lot. (Pam Garrison rubber stamps.... remember??!!!!) Which reminds me I was going to do a giveaway
of those stamps...
Okay...will do that soon!


Caterina Giglio said...

i know, I didn't get started on this week until tues either and have been behind ever since! your new piece is lovely and I like the green trim!

Unknown said...

I don't know where you find time for MORE stitching (I am just keeping up with our QB5 RR)! Sweet cottage design.

You COULD wear those button bracelets again and be all the rage! :)

Jeanie said...

Any thoughts? Yes. Way, way, WAY too gorgeous! This is simply beautiful -- love everything about it. (And great idea for the buttons!)

My verification word is "savori" -- and I am "savori(ng)" this post!

Jeanie said...

Any thoughts? Yes. Way, way, WAY too gorgeous! This is simply beautiful -- love everything about it. (And great idea for the buttons!)

My verification word is "savori" -- and I am "savori(ng)" this post!

Lorrie said...

Not getting started on weekly duties until Tuesday is the best part of a holiday Monday.
Your bird piece is so pretty. I need to get back to last sampler, and I've ordered Charlotte Lyons Stitch book.
Have a wonderful day!

Dogwood said...

i really truly love what you have done to that wonderful bird piece. great additions. aren't buttons just the greatest. love all the colors, shapes and sized.

~*~Patty S said...

ooo those mourning doves are precious ... Love your beeswax canvas, the green is very nice, did you try holding it up to the bottom?

just a thought, the daisy trim is super too!

I just took a break from trying to make your and Virginia's cutie patootie flower buttons....easy you say ... not sure that mine look quite right. Heading for a peek at yours!

Margaret said...

Love your canvas and I do love the green but perhaps I'm not the best (unbiased) person to be asking about this colour!
Fab button band around your jar and you get to pick them off like grapes!

natalea said...

I think it looks great! I love beeswax on anything so I say that's a good addition!
happy weekend, xo

Suz said...

Love that picture, Linda Jo. I say, the simpler the better.

I got my wonderful treats and I am going to send you a thank you personally. I am so scattered because we leave for Prague and Croatia tomorrow. I absolutely loved everything and you wrapped it so beautiful. It is such a treat getting a gift from an artist. I love the notebook. I have made some similar...not as nice as this. Your stitching and the perfect flower just made it! The heart is so sweet. I have a great heart theme going on with this one, one from Patty and one from Elizabeth of Creative Breathing! How funny is that. You are so lovely to have this nice giveaway. I could not believe my good fortune!!!

Sending hugs and thanks your way!

Anonymous said...

I think the bird piece is gorgeous! Great job!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a graceful post filled with your lovely images...I agree the green raw edge trim is just splendid and oh so graceful. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

~*~Patty S said...

Well it sure was fun to see this post the first time actually :)

off to explore further!