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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Leather and Lace

You start with some totally cool leather looking paper that the Hubby picked up last year. You think, "This matches my brother-in-law's couch. What neato thing can I make with it to give as a wedding gift?" You mull. You ponder. You look through this. You get to work.



You stitch away at three little pieces for a week and then you search the stores for three perfect little square frames that you can recover with the above cool, leather paper. You find no such thing. Instead you find a triptych frame and decide to recover just the mat. You dig out your spray adhesive. You spray. You wait. You adhese(?)


You trim, roll and stick. You iron your stitched pieces. You agonize for 35 minutes over arrangement of said pieces. You finally close your eyes and pick randomly. You are totally pleased with the configurement until you realize that it was the first one you tried and you could have saved yourself 35 minutes of worry if you hadn't second guessed yourself.


You snap a picture of the back of the pieces before you place them in the frame and then you totally forget to take a picture of the finished piece before you wrap it up and head off to the wedding. You don't realize this until you are posting about it the next morning and you find no pictures on your camera.



We had a great time at the wedding, just as my new Sister-in Law began her walk down the aisle the sun broke free of the clouds and flooded through the stained glass window at the back of the chapel - it was beautiful and perfect!
I just hope we don't have to wait 10 more years for the youngest Brother-in-Law to tie the knot, we're on a 10 year pattern here folks and the boys are only 1 1/2 to 2 years apart!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Auntie Kate said...

Yeah, for me and "Youngest brother-in-law", it was the question of the weekend. "So, you two are next? when will it happen?" Because of course they all want to mark it in their calendars so they can plan ahead. Oy. We got a 40-minute talk from the Bride's mom about where to go for our honeymoon!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Oberon said...

........you are doing great work.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

I don't know why, but your "Babes in Toyland" comment over on the Babes site had me laughing out loud, for like, a while. And I do love the chicken. I plan on taking her around and showing her the sites, perhaps get some good photo opps.

8:15 PM  

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