On Monday, I made reference to a wonderful surprise I received in the mail. It was a package from Karen Ruane of Contemporary Embroidery. She sent me four exquisitely embroidered white buttons. The picture does not do them justice. All of her work is extraordinary. I look forward to reading her blog every day to see what new item she has come up with. Here are a couple of pictures of the gift I received. Check out her blog: http://karenruane.blogspot.com/ and her etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/contemporarystitches . Any ideas on how I should use these buttons? The only thing I've come up with so far is an organza flower with lots of layers and the button would be the center.