Thanks for the great info you guys gave me on the silk. My goal is to take care of that today as I spent yesterday in bed and then on the couch after staying up all night with a stomach bug. Fun stuff.
Before the sickness hit, I finished up these two pillows. I DID NOT knit them. The kindergarten teacher at my girls' school gave me her mother's Christmas sweater to make into pillows. I cut the front from the back of the sweater and then stitched (with the sewing machine) around the images. The knit tends to pull alot so I sewed it on to some muslin to stabilize it before sewing it to the back of the pillow. I must admit to being a bit scared about cutting this up, but once I started it came together pretty easily. I think that it was a great idea, too. There are plenty of Christmas sweaters out there that no one wears, but would make great pillows to be pulled out once a year. Great gifts for moms and grandmoms too.
That's it for today. Have a great Thursday.