When I was little, I used to love sorting things.
By colour. By size. By type.
We once visited Mrs Bell, an elderly friend of my grandmother’s.
I spent the entire afternoon sorting the contents of her button jar into a long snaking line around her hearth rug.
I inherited both my nanna’s and my mum’s stashes – both very different.
Both are mixed up with bits and bobs like buckles, press studs etc.
Nanna’s buttons are prettier and older. Collected mainly for little girl’s dresses (mine and my sister’s).
Mum’s are more utilitarian. Bought to sew onto the numerous cardi’s she knitted.
These are just some of the contents of one of my several button tins.
I rarely sort through them nowadays.
But I have been looking for Tweetie Pie eyes.
And as its the holidays, time is more plentiful and goes more slowly than usual.
I found I had enough time for a good sort. How very enjoyable!
A lovely way to spend an hour or two.