Thursday, 27 October 2011

The B's have it! Basketball, Buttons and Book!

I've been trying all week to get on to do this blog post, life is a bit hectic at the moment. My workplace is going through a restructure and my manager has decided he's leaving :-( and I've been a taxi service while my son goes back and forth to school and Basketball games.

They won their division, my son is the tall one. At 14 he's nearly reached his Dad's height of 6'5", he passed me inches ago!

So what's been happening on the craft front, well lots of secret squirrel stuff for xmassy swaps so I can't show anything there. I did participate in a Swap run by Button Floozies, we had to alter an altoid tin and fill it with buttons. My swap partner was Mary and this is the tin I received, packed to the brim, full of a fabulous mixture!

Love the bling buttons and those raggedy anne buttons. Thank-you Mary!

I also won this lovely book from Christine at Once Upon a Quilt

and look at this goregous project inside, plus there are some other lovelies too.

Thank-you Christine!!

Now if you've read this far this is a sneak peak of the tin I've sent Mary as she has not received it yet.


Mrs A. said...

Loving the look of the sneak view of the box you sent to Mary. Lovely selection of buttons in the tin you received.
Hugs Mrs A.

Kathy said...

Hey Jo - what a great collection of buttons! I have just been to visit the Button Floozies and have fallen in love - there are such wonderful places in blogland :)
Well done to the basketballers - and I share your altitude issues: I look up everyone else in our family!

Sarah said...

WOW he has grown!!! I bet looking eve more manly.

Tatkis said...

Lovely buttons - great idea about button exchange :) and this Cabbage quilt book looks wonderful!


Christine M said...

Congratulations to your son and his team. He certainly is tall!

De said...

Cute buttons! Cant wait to see what you sent to Mary

Kris said...

Life is busy, isn't it? We are backwards and forwards to basketball here too. Have been for years. My kids love it. Have fun with that secret sewing!

Willow Grove - Kez said...

Well Mr tall is a very good looking young man. Must take after mum. Better keep my girls away. lol Lots of secret squirrel stuff going on every where. Love you buttons Lots you can make with them. Great book. You are still very tinny.

Cheers Kez

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi sweetie!!

Sorry to hear about your boss leaving, it's hard when work life is good and then it changes... but new chapters bring with them new opportunities, hope it all goes well! x

Gosh your boy is tall!!! He has five inches on my Aaron at the same age. He's gorgoeus too - you're going to have a string of girls ringing up and hanging about honey!!!

Love your sneak peek sweetie, you have been industrious indeed!!!

Lots of love! Vikki xoxo

Margaret said...

Lovely tin of buttos hopping over to floozies now.

wonderwoman said...

That book looks like it has some great projects - am off to look in more detail! Xxx

Laurie said...

What a fun tin you received -- beautiful colors!

Mary K. McGraw said...

I am so glad you liked the buttons I sent. I received your package and love how you decorated tin and all the lovelies you included. Thanks, it was swapping with you.