On the 'Liberation Front', enough time has passed that I can confess to being beyond my 20 year 'Longarm Addiction'. Yep, 'QuiltALottie' has left the Studio' for a new home and a new owner with LotsAQuilts to quilt.
Talk about making SPACE...the studio space has doubled with the selling of the longarm quilting machine. So LIBERATING! Now I have room to spread out the 'BUTTON COLLECTION'.
I know, it's swapping one addiction for another, but honestly, I have been a 'ButtonAholic' since childhood. I've learned that it's in my DNA since discovering my grandmother Minnie's 'Button Collection' mixed in with my Mother's 'Button Collection'.
According to the National Button Society, households have long followed the practice of snipping buttons from clothing headed for the rag bag.
"The impulse to collect is a basic part of the human psyche."I can not tell you how LIBERATING that statement is to my psyche. To know that it is not an addiction, but a normal thing to scrounge through ragbags, to rifle through thrift store clothes racks with snippers and be tempted to snatch and run when spying collectible buttons on strangers shirts. I have no problem with people I know...I just snip and say..."You will just love the necklace and earrings I'll make from these buttons." Then I give them a handful of safety pins.
Did you know a BEAD COLLECTION is a 'basic part of the human psyche', too?