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December 2010
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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.


Hey, have you considered decorating your square with closely grouped stripes on each end, some sewn-on fringe on the ends parallel to the stripes, and knotted strings on the four corners?

What a great idea!

I once received a wedding invitation accompanied by a piece of fabric. I was pretty clueless, and the request that came with it said something like "please add your blessings" or words to that effect. So I did, in fact, write on it and send it back. Only much, much later did it occur to me that maybe I was being asked to produce art, and the cloth had an even weave presumably for the benefit of needleworkers. I am not an embroiderer or cross-stitcher or whatever, though, and that didn't even occur to me until it was too late. (I wasn't able to attend the wedding, so I didn't see how it all came out.)