First, thank you so much for all the kind comments regarding my whining. As soon as I started reading your thoughtful words I began to feel better - just knowing that there are others that feel the same way and allowing me to vent brightened my day. A big hug to each and every one of you!
Second, there will be a shop update on Friday the 23rd. Yes, the day after Thanksgiving. It will be at 10 a.m. Mountain time (9 a.m. on the West coast and 12 noon on the East coast.) I hope you'll have time to take a peek amidst all the other happenings going on.
I've been having fun going through my button stash and making these little button bouquets. It's a great way to highlight some of your favorite vintage finds. I'm planning on putting up a tutorial for them after the holiday weekend.
Here's the supply list if you're interested in making some: a wooden spool of thread (I get old ones from the thrift shop), 3 or 4 buttons, floral tape, light weight floral wire, green crepe paper, some wall putty or clay or something similar, narrowish ribbon, glue, a small piece of felt for the base, wire snips, and scissors.
**oops! Thanks to Sarah, I corrected the East coast time zone!