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Mama Deb [userpic]

Okay, you have to know this. I *hate* cutsey-poo things. I really do.

And this, to me, is really cutsey-poo. I know some of you will disagree, and maybe think it's lovely. I just. Ick.

My brother-in-law's future sister-in-law just sent us a square of fabric to decorate to be part of a personalized chuppah (wedding canopy.) She thinks it'll be great because she had a girlfriend who did this.

And - my goodness. How *twee.*

And, well. We were hoping they'd use the same chuppah we did.

Their grandfather's tallis. You know. Family. Continuity. Tradition - something that will be sadly missing from this wedding otherwise. We haven't suggested it, of course.

It *is* their wedding and they have the right to decide what to use.

Except - they will now HAVE to use this chuppah because it'll be made by all their friends and family. Whether they want to or not. And. Foo.

Edit: M does know about it - he told Jonathan they were going to do what he called an "AIDS quilt" sort of thing, but Jonathan didn't realize it would include us, so he never said. So. Well. And he doesn't think it's so bad, either.


a friend of mine had all her friends who knit or crochet make squares for her huppah. it was nifty keen. andnwo they hav ea really cool throw for thier couch. they descided they were making a new tradition that way... sometimes it is really ncie...

As I said, I expect people to disagree.

I like older traditions myself. Also. Your friend decided to do it herself. This is a "surprise" from the sister.

oh i didn't get that on first reading. as surprises go that is sort of an imposition... that actually rahter changes my oppinion... if a couple wants to break form tradition, is their choice, but it can't be achoice that is made for them...

I agree with tpau, including the fact that I didn't read carefully the first time. If the couple were doing it themselves, I could see it as sweet. But how long does the sister-in-law plan to keep it a surprise? Until the wedding.

Also, things like this are usually though up by somewhat crafty people, who don't get that others just aren't up to their speed. I just know that some squares will show absolutely breathtaking beauty and care, and some will be initials scrawled on in smeary Sharpie.

I'm *so* tempted. I have the sharpies....

I wouldn't do that. I have ideas.