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Buttons Galore

I think JoAnn’s just supplied me with the button box of my dreams.  It’s sad, though:  At least in my area, JoAnn isn’t  going to carry JHB buttons any longer.  I walked into our local stores and discovered that all JHB buttons were on clearance, priced at 25 cents to 97 cents.

Here’s the haul, spread out on a table:

Guess I won’t be buying buttons for years!  It might be worth a trip to your own local JoAnn to see what you can score, although the walls I encountered were well-stripped even before I got to them — my haul was fron the dregs.

Some dregs!  I’m a happy camper, but sad that this line won’t be locally available any more.

By the way, I stapled like cards together before tossing them in the box.  That way I’ll know exactly how many of each set I have without undertaking a frantic search when I need specific buttons later.

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  1. July 23rd, 2011 at 20:32 | #1

    I meant to add, great minds think alike with the button card-stapling thing.

    • July 24th, 2011 at 06:29 | #2

      We should have been talking! I have no idea why the idea of stapling cards together never previously occurred to me!

  2. July 23rd, 2011 at 20:32 | #3

    Noile, I too staple button cards together so I can easily find the matching ones later. 🙂 I had no idea JoJos was dumping those buttons. I wonder what’s up with that?

    • July 24th, 2011 at 06:28 | #4

      I asked at one store, Kyle, but the manager didn’t know what would be replacing the JHB buttons. As of yesterday, there were three shelves of junk added in place of half the button wall at a different store, so it appears that the answer, at least for the moment is that those wonderful buttons are being replaced by stuff no stitcher would want. Sad, indeed.

  3. July 23rd, 2011 at 18:30 | #5

    What a great haul!

    • July 24th, 2011 at 06:26 | #6

      Carolyn, my grandmother had a marvelous button box that ended up with my mother, the contents eventually (and sadly) dumped — it was so strange to suddenly make one up from an entire button wall!

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