Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Buttons are picked out & sewn on,

The ends are weaved in (well most of them) and the buttons are finally decided on and sewn on and the sweater is totally finished. (Unless I feel like changing it in the future)....I always give myself permission to change my mind or even re-change my mind. When it comes to a project that I am designing for myself I usually make adjustments as I try it on and even wear it around the house to sort of give it a test wear.

The "Winter Wonderland" cardigan fits perfectly, the sleeves are just the right length and I love it. Although it is spring now so it's turning out to be my Springtime "wear every day" sweater. I have a tendency to wear a piece of clothing frequently if I feel comfortable with it. I'm wearing it right now and it's soft and comfy. I'm sure my friends get tired of seeing me in the same clothes but if I'm comfortable so be it.

They say Albert Einstein wore the exact same clothing every day and his closet was full of the same color clothing. I have a bit of "Einsteinism" in me, I like to buy several of the same pieces of clothing and wear the same thing every day like a uniform for the season.

A sleeveless tank under the sweater is perfect for this time of year's spring weather here in Southern California. I know I will have this sweater for a long time and will get good use out of the work and money I put into it.

The buttons I chose are from a collection of buttons with rhinestones in the middle. They are approximately the same size but each is different color and detail. Picking out the buttons is always kind of a weird exercise for me.

I have a nice and somewhat large collection of buttons, collecting buttons is in my genes. I inherited a big jar of old buttons from my mother. Some buttons are sentimental and some buttons are so beautiful that I don't want to use them. This makes no logical sense at all but it is what it is. This time I was able to enjoy and use buttons from my collection.

Buttons of all shapes and sizes, I love them so much fun to play with. I have so many but I still want more.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

I, too, have a weakness for buttons. Love them! Nice colleciton you have there, Ana.