I also made the buttons,,,hand felted with leftover roving. They are red, purple, and black, and look good with the color of cotton-ease, which is called charcoal and is about one or two shades awy from being black.
It continues to be cold here (it hasn't been above freezing for several days, very rare for a place which rarely goes below freezing). Yet, my trashy next door neighbors still felt it necessary to party in their hot tub at 4 a.m. I know it's a hot tub, but isn't it still too cold?