When I completed my most recent scarf/cowl there was a problem well before the last stitch was knit. No question there was not going to be enough yarn. So what, I finished it anyway and upon holding it up realized that all it needed was just the right button. There were buttons in my button baggie, but not “THE” button. In truth, there are a quite few projects lying about in need of buttons.
I jumped online and longingly perused the buttons at www.woodenbuttons.com. The button array had be salivating! This was the place where I would find that gorgeous button that I could picture finish that piece perfectly. Knowing my budget limitations I said a prayer and did a little button shopping.
There were toggles, long and short, rounds, ducks, flowers and domes it was almost overwhelming, almost. I selected a, pretty on the monitor, dark brown wood toggle and a large black disc shell button for a future project. Then it was time to wait.
Arriving at home on yesterday, I flew to the mailbox, not caring that it was hot and humid; I just knew the buttons had arrived. Opening the envelope I was not disappointed! Nestled inside were my buttons, lovely dark chocolate in color, smooth to the touch and just the right size. My surprise was that there were more buttons in the bag than I thought, it would seem that I neglected to read the fine print (ok it wasn’t fine it was at the end of the sentence! ) These buttons were sold in dozens, so there was definitely more bang for the buck.
We are God’s masterpieces! He carefully selected everything about us, our eyes, just the right color, that unique edge or speck of color here or there. He knew that our teeth would set off our smiles perfectly. The joy that I found in a button for a project, He finds in all of us.
Father, thank you for loving me, one of your unique, flawed and imperfect creations and for allowing the beauty of Your grace, mercy and love to show through and be shared with others.
Making His praise glorious!
- DIY Buttons: Am I Allowed to Push Your Buttons? (sarahsuero.wordpress.com)
- My button box (poppyposts-blog.net)