Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's amazing what turns up when you're least expecting it...


from a pile of old metal buttons,
there is a passing interest
to sort through them,
to feel what they are made of


to think about where they have come from
wonder about what kind of garment they were on
but
there's always a special one,
one you want to keep,
one you weren't expecting


what a lovely surprise!

what's the nicest surprise you've had today?

Carole :)

4 comments:

Nathalie Thompson said...

A nice surprise this morning was a phone call from my mom.

These buttons are a stunning display in black and white. They would make very nice note cards!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gotta Love buttons, all buttons, any buttons neato Carole!
One nice surprise (not including watching the birds bath in the angel fountain) was in my mailbox...I am in a collage box round robin, really exciting and fun!
oxo

Annette said...

A nice surprise, receiving an old cream pure wool blanket from a friend, yes, she had told me about it, but I didn't realise it was so big! I was expectiing a baby blanket, it's a single bed size.. I will dye it using natural dyes and leaf imprints.. mmmm another surprise when I unwrap the bundle..
Those buttons are goreous, is the heart one made from clay?

Dianne said...

I've been catching up on reading your blog this morning. Your work is beautiful!