A friend of mine sent me a picture of the quilt I made for her a while ago. It's a large applique (steam-a-seam with blanket stitch) of Asian fabrics that a different friend had brought back for me from Alaska. After I SID-quilted the top along the sashing, I was stumped. So I decided to tack the center squares down using buttons. 168 buttons later.......It really felt like "mending" at that point.