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Friday, January 15, 2016

It's all about the buttons.



Do you remember waaaaaay back when, when I was chugging along on a larger-than-normal knitting project?  I had finally finished it and then it languished.  For months - nay - years.  My excuse was that I had to find just the right buttons.  I did.  This past late summer, Kay's daughter and husband started parting with her giant, bottomless stash in a series of (painful for all) tailgate sales.  I spied these buttons and remembered when she got them.  She had come bustling over - chaos in motion, at least one knitting bag, probably two or three (she had at least six projects in the works at all times), purse, keys, exuberance - and showed me these buttons.  They were thin slices of walnut shells.  She never got the chance to use them on the perfect project, but I have.  And it's not like I need these buttons to remind me of her - I still think of her every single day - but it's awful nice to look down and see them and know that she would approve.

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful memory of your friend, Kay. You know she is smiling with approval and glee that they are being used.

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  2. What a nice way to use something cherished from your friend. Love them! Oh & the sweater too! Green, any shade of green, is my favorite color.

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  3. Love the buttons, and the story.

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  4. Beautiful everything about it. Everything. Hug B

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  5. Susan,

    You'll always remember your dear friend, Kay. A great tribute to Kay.

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  6. Terrific buttons and a memory to match. Glad you put them to good use!

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  7. Okay, now let's see you model that project. Love that color and the cross section of the shell gives wonderful texture to the buttons.

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  8. Beautiful! That's a very touching tribute!

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  9. Beautiful, all the way around. Such a lovely story of knitting, projects, and of course a much loved friend. Thank you for sharing!
    ~~Lori

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  10. That is such a beautiful reminder of your friend :)

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