Last Christmas DH and Connecting Threads did a great job filling my stocking with all kinds of treats, and I wanted to comment on one I've fallen in love with. I am new to applique and had read about how silk thread can help make one' stitches almost invisible. I've been appliqueing using the YLI Neutral gift set from CT and it's amazing---the thread is strong, yet finer than a hair, and I'm feeling like an expert with my tiny, really-and-truly-almost-invisible stitches. How does it compare to other silk thread? My options are limited where i live, but I did pick up a couple of spools of Gutermann's silk thread (I love their quilting thread!), but the Gutermann version is much thicker and coarser, really indistinguishable from the cotton. Oh, and the Roxanne applique needles? they're great too!