Karen commented: "Call the doctor fast...you definitely have Button Fever."
Micki added "It looks like you've been bitten by a bug and there's no anecdote."
Lynn said "YOU have started a worldwide epidemic!"
(Do you think this might spread faster than the swine flu? People stopped traveling to Mexico, and I don't want to hurt the tourism industry in Utah.)
Another Amy already commented that she is in the process of looking for a Support Group.
(more vintage fabric)
Nancy told me that I have now become the ENABLER. She's telling her husband I'm the one who pointed her in this direction. She read my post at 7 pm and was getting ready to run to the quilt store to look for button fabric, knowing the store would be open until 10pm.
Diane said "You are a sick, sick woman."
(well, I kinda knew that already)
Material Mary suggested I keep the Addiction, saying it's fat free and harmless.
(I'm still pondering the harmless part. If I only buy button type fabric in fat quarters, am I still under control?)
There were a few helpful offerings:
Meliss Jordan suggested gluing big magnets on the back and using covered buttons as refrigerator magnets. She said her daughter has already taken some and put them on her locker at school.
SewCalGal said covered buttons would look great in the center of fabric flowers. She also suggested putting them on night time sleeping masks and using the buttons for eyes.
Elizabeth said she's putting some on pincushions.
Janet said she is making some to use as game pieces.
Maybe there is some good that can come from this disease. My oldest daughter who has never wanted to participate in any of my quilting or sewing projects wrote that she thought the buttons were cute. Even though she has no idea what she would do with them, she was even willing to make some with me. Am I rationalizing in thinking that making covered buttons together would connect families of all ages, young and old? You know, family reunions are coming up.
Do you think my daughter has caught the BUG?
It is, after all highly contagious.
Jane put it simply in her comment: "Must Make Buttons!"
I found this fabric today while perusing the fat quarters. Have any of you seen it before?
Pictorially it shows my first addiction, which in turn propelled me into my button addiction.
Isn't that how these things go?
And before you know it, you are wearing sunglasses and a trench coat at midnight and burying things in the yard.