I knew this part would be fun. They're just so darn cuuute!
While having a long overdue chat with my Mom on the telephone, I sewed on a lot of buttons. It's not so much the actual sewing-on of buttons -- it's the way the buttons look when they're attached to the quilted circles, plus the anticipation of how the garland will look once the circles are sewed end-to-end. Ooh, more cuteness. I don't know if I'll be able to stand it.
By the way, there are 70 circles. Now I know why it took so long to blanket-stitch the whole bunch. The garland will be 12' long.