I did not want either of those to happen. So I caressed the satiny softness of the flowers while casting about in my mind for an alternative. My eyes lighted upon a pillow I had that needed a case. Yatta!
So I decided to make the pillow case out of the skirt portion of my Japanese dress. I pinned where the hem was, cut the top of the dress off, turned it inside out, and sewed it shut.
And I get to hold on to a little memory of Japan.
Which might just be better than no more stink eyes.