My first shawl with tie-bumpers and buttons is ready. It took some time to make almost a 100 buttons and there is only one way to make that many... keep going!
On each side of the tie-bumpers are approximately 25 buttons in different shades of blue and size. Buttons have a special meaning for me. In the Netherlands we have a special saying to make sure we remember something. Leg een knoop in je zakdoek. When one translates this in English in the correct way one would say: Put a knot in your handkerchief. But the Dutch word knoop can also be translated as button and that's what I did. Although I'm well aware that make this translation mistake I thought it would be a nice idea to make my buttons symbols for memories. Memories which help us to remember the good stuff of life and keeps our hope alive. A shawl is a wonderful piece of cloth to give us a feeling of protection, like an embrace and these buttons add to that feeling.
In the final picture you see half the shawl, the other half is similar. It was a lovely project to work on and I'm really happy with my new shawl.
Hope you enjoyed this journey.