Barbara and Bill are caravan club friends. They recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Armistice Day, and I wanted to make them something special. Barbara loves buttons and has a huge collection in many beautifully shaped glass jars. I made them a cushion featuring a jar with a red lid and stitched a selection of buttons inside the jar. The brown fabric used is particularly suitable as it is printed with little jars of buttons with red tops. I gave them their new cushion at our weekend caravan rally.
Barbara and Bill were very touched with the gift, and Barbara spent a lot of time looking at all the buttons I had stitched on. She proudly showed it off to the other caravan club ladies, and I know it has gone to a good home. It will find a place on the couch amongst the knitted cushions Barbara has made and decorated with some of her own button collection.