The pattern I’m working on offers the option of putting buttons in the center of each of 6 squares. I’m not sure yet whether of not I would do that, but since I am now done square number 5, I thought I’d take a break and look through my button tins. Every time I found 6 of a kind that might work, I popped them into an egg carton to keep them organized, and to hopefully prevent the cats from turning them into new toys.

I am lucky to have my grandmother’s tin, as well as several more given to me by friends from their grandmothers. That’s a lot of grandmother buttons. It goes to show what brings one person joy can be another person’s clutter. It also might indicate my tendency toward craft hoarding probably has its roots that go back at least a couple of generations.