"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Button Bouquet

Here is an easy project that I had been thinking about making for a while and finally decided to make it. 

The hay we buy sometimes comes wrapped in wire, other times in plastic type rope.  I am one that likes to find purpose for pretty much everything. With the wire, I have done several things inside and Bill has used it on the farm here and there.

For this project I just bent the wire into shapes and adorned with buttons has become a button bouquet centerpiece.  As a salvage/thrifty person~I shall share that many of the buttons are from clothing that has gone on to become rags, quilts, potholders, and more. 

The jar vase is an apple shaped jar that apple juice came in.  I liked the shape and held onto the jar-for a someday role.

Let me know if you make a button bouquet for your home!

Now here is a sneak peek at my other project that is of the plastic rope...
I am making rugs to have on the porches to wipe our boots with. 
It is a pretty durable plastic and I have an abundance of it so 
all I need to do is sit down and sew it!  I hope to finish at least four 
of these by the end of the year. 

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