Hi! Welcome to Diana's About Me! page. I am a button collector (plus hoarder of many other things!) and a dog obedience instructor. I have been collecting buttons since 1997. I am a member of the National Button Society, the British Button Society, the Washington State Buton Society, Valley Button Club, and the Uniform Button Club. I am a past-President of Valley, and have been the Bulletin editor for the WSBS since Dec. of 1997. I like uniform buttons (as you can tell!), as well as many other types of buttons. I truly love the pictorial buttons and especially go for the dog, horse and building buttons. Along with the uniform buttons, I also like livery and hunt buttons. (And yes, Tina, this is all YOUR fault!!) :-)
To see some of my other buttons, look here:
Building Buttons Dog Buttons Horse Buttons
Right now we have three beautiful Australian Shepherds. They are loads of fun, and sweet boys. To see the Aussies, click here:
Glen Ey Australian Shepherds!
I have shown my dogs in both obedience and conformation. I began training my first dog when I was 12 in 1972 (ok, now you know how old I am!). That first dog was an Irish Setter, and I put a CD title on her, and enjoyed showing her in Junior Showmanship. Since then I have owned and loved a Brittany Spaniel and 6 Australian Shepherds. So far, all of my dogs (except the newest ones) have had a CD (Companion Dog) title, and one Aussie had a CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) title. Our youngest dog has now gotten our first Champion title! I teach both private obedience lessons and group classes. For more information on my obedience training, check out my Everyday Obedience page.
Along with buttons, I also collect books - usually children's illustrated dog or horse books. Some of my favorite authors/illustrators are: Albert Payson Terhune, Paul Brown, Margaret Johnson, Diana Thorne, Dorothy Lyons, C. W. Anderson, Sam Savitt, Margaret Kirmse, and many more. If you have any older dog or horse books that you are interested in selling, please contact me - maybe you have something I am looking for!
I am also an active seller on eBay, under the name heftifam. Primarily, I sell books, but will also occasionally put up some of my uniform buttons as well as glassware and porcelain items. If you would like to check out my eBay auctions, you will find them here:
Please feel free to contact me at: Diana to ask any questions about buttons, books or dog training! I will help as best I can, and if I don't know the answer, I will try to steer you in the right direction!
The Hefti family portrait. Taken Christmas 2000.
Our Web Sites!
Family Home Page Glen Ey Aussies Everyday Obedience Diana's Buttons
Thank-you so much for visiting my site. I hope you have enjoyed it! Please check back often - I plan to add new buttons, plus additional articles of interest and a page of links. I am "official" - you can now easily find my site by typing in www.dianasbuttons.com Diana