Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas in my Heart


I love Christmas! To think that the Creator of the universe would send His Son, would stoop to become a helpless baby, because He loved me and you and He would rather die than live without us - that's something to celebrate!  Emmanuel - God with us!
Spoiler alert: if my family is reading this - no peeking!
This year is our first year without Granny.  I have her button tins and am making special ornaments for all the grandkids and great grand kids. I made these ones up in less than 1/2 hour,  and didn't even make a dent in the button pile.  I still need to add a poem to the back of each ornament (but it's only half written) and add a hanger. 
I have a whole lot of sewing plans for Christmas but haven't started those yet.  I do have my kitchen decorating almost finished - I started early because I have a couple tea parties planned and have the time n now. Thanksgiving decor is up in the living room. 
Hope you enjoy my pictures!  Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving! 7am special update - I didn't realize it but November 16th is officially  Button Day-rather fitting  for my project! 

I'm posting from my phone so can not put up the raffle copter thingy but if you stop over at our wonderful head elf Marian's blog, www.seamstobesew.com   you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop! There's a prize everyday and Marian has  a free pattern for you too! For even more entries visit the other elves: 

Okay my blogger app is not cooperating  :( and won't let me add the links - please stop at Marian's to visit the others www.seamstobesew.com 

  Monday, November 16

A Stitch In Time

Apple Avenue Quilts

From This To That

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilting Affection Blog

Kwilt Krazy


Tuesday, November 17

Just Because Quilts

Words & Stitches

Feather Your Nest

Patchwork Breeze

Quilt In Piece


Wednesday, November 18

Pink Doxies

Schoolhouse Quilts

Morning Glory

In Stitches and Seams

Moose Stash Quilting


Thursday, November 19

Meadowbrook

Tea Time Creations

Selina Quilts

Living My Dream

Seams To Be Sew 


   

69 comments:

Anita said...

A Merry Christmas to you, too!

Teatime Creations said...

What wonderful treasures your button hearts will become. Special memories of a special person. Thank you for sharing this idea.

cookie said...

Pretty awesome to have a jump on the decorating for Christmas! What an inspiration!

Betsy said...

Beautiful idea and lovely decor

Amanda Best said...

Good luck on your Christmas sewing plans! Merry Christmas!
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Carol- Beads and Birds said...

These ornaments will be heirlooms. Before my best friend died she gifted her button collection to me. I made each of her daughters a button brooch from them. They often mention how much they cherish the pins because it brings back memories of when they played with her collection.

Dorian said...

What a sweet thing to make with all those buttons. I'm sure your family will love them.

Patty D from NC said...

Nice use for all of those buttons!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great idea!!! Lovely pictures too.

Stitchin At Home said...

Wonderful way to use those buttons.

Allison said...

So many terrific projects! I love how you've used the buttons.

Jane's Quilting said...

Buttons, buttons, everywhere. What a wonderful idea and it will keep Granny close through the holidays with everyone.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos! The hearts decorated with buttons are cool--what a great idea, and something my young grandchildren could make too! Thanks for sharing your heart-felt Christmas thoughts and photos!

Susan said...

You have been busy. Merry Christmas.

Danette Stankovich said...

I'm trying to sew my presents for Christmas this year also. Hopefully, I will be able to. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Charlene S said...

I love the idea of giving unique ornaments to remember a loved one. Merry Christmas.

Carol said...

Such sweet button ornaments to share with your grandchildren. I'm sure they will treasure them!

Jen Barnard said...

Your button ornament idea is brilliant.
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genie holt said...

Nice button collection and great use for the ornaments. I'm having lots of tech problems this morning but maybe its the snow in Arizona! So not typical of here this time of year.

Pat said...

Cute ornaments!

cjmont said...

sorry about the loss of your granny; the button ornaments are a sweet way to keep her memory alive.

Denise :) said...

Your button ornaments are just precious!! I may have to make a couple of these this season!! :)

Charlene McCain said...

Your family will cherish these button hearts forever, not just at Christmas but year round. A very special tribute to your loved one. Nice job!

Needled Mom said...

The button ornaments are a great idea for Granny's buttons. I also love that spoon tree.

Vicki H said...

Your family will love the button ornaments, especially that they had belonged to Granny.

anna brown said...

Love the button idea ty for sharing my grandson might enjoy doing a few for there tree.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

lalaluu said...

Great way to repurpose cute buttons!

Allison CB said...

Cute hearts - love buttons!!! :)

Dody said...

Merry Christmas! I just love all the decorations. Thank you for sharing!
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Calicojoan said...

Ohhhhh tea parties! That sounds delightful! What fun for the holidays!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love buttons and just love what you made with them--
thanks-smiles, diane

Kwilt Krazy said...

Merry Christmas, and what a wonderful way to use those buttons.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Love your ornaments! What a nice reminder of your Granny.

Nancy said...

What a sweet gift. Your decorating is lovely. A blessed and merry Christmas to you.

Anel Winney said...

Gorgeous buttons! What a sweet gift from the heart!! Thanks for sharing!

legato1958 said...

Love your buttons hearts! Thanks for sharing some Christmas from your home.
Susie

delaineelliott said...

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Abbigail said...

I did a similar thing one year. I had an old quilt that was in tatters that my husband's grandmother had made and I cut it into hearts. I added buttons to each of them from a tin of buttons from his other grandmother. I made them for all the kids and grandchildren. I put a little twine for hangers so they could use them as ornaments.

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Sally said...

A Happy National button Day to you! Cute project and I love the Thomas Kincade pic!

Dawn said...

These are a beautiful keepsake, thank you for sharing.

JANET said...

Your tea party sounds like fun!

MissPat said...

I'm sure your button ornaments will become treasured items since the come from granny's button jar. Wonderful idea.

Mary Ann said...

Love the button ornaments. What a lovely way to remember Granny Thanks for the inspiration.

desertskyquilts said...

I love what you're doing with the buttons. That is such a special, thoughtful gift, and one to be cherished forever. She'll be with the family every Christmas through her buttons and your ornaments, and so will you. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love that you are using Granny's buttons to make special ornaments for the family. I'm sure they will be treasured.

Lisa Marie said...

I have so many old buttons, I really ought to try this!

Carole said...

I visited, thank you
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Laura said...

Lots of very sweet projects. Love the buttons!

Joan H. said...

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful ideas.

wendy said...

What a great idea for the buttons. My mom still has my grandmother's button tin. I hope to acquire it when she is done with it. Love old buttons!

Annette Schultz said...

I see your hearts are all buttoned up..:0)
sew cute
in stitches

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for sharing. I really need to get going on my holiday gifts!

Emily C said...

Those are nice! I love the old buttons that remind me of mother of pearl.

Marian said...

Christmas is certainly in your heart Bobbi, the button project is very cute, but I really love that Utensil tree and Nutcracker on the mantel. Very cute and unique.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

You really "buttoned up" some great keepsakes for gifts!

Just Quilt It said...

What a wonderful idea! Now, that is really a gift from the heart, and they look lovely.

Sewgirl said...

What a great way to share your grandmothers button collection! Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

margaret said...

National button day!

margaret said...

National button day!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

What a lovely treasured button ornament. Your family will cherish them forever!

Michele T said...

Your button ornaments is such a great idea!!! Love it!!

Melody Lutz said...

Happy Holidays... Your buttons are wonderful.

LJ said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Granny and the heart of Christmas.

Linda said...

Love all of the buttons!!!

allthingzsewn said...

These will be beautiful memories of Grandmother and you. Great heirlooms.

Harold Draughon said...

My grandma kept her buttons in a pickle jar with a slot cut into the top. I have fond memories of looking through the jar for specific buttons when needed. Cyndi D.

Renee said...

Your button ornaments are such sweet treasures! Lovely.

Theresa said...

Cute use of buttons. Merry Christmas