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« on: March 06, 2008 11:48:45 AM »

Okay, so I made this a while ago, when my then-boyfriend, now-husband were doing a long distance relationship.  I'm posting it because it's the one crafty thing I'm most proud of so far.  The embroidery says "Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great." and it has a little personal message at the bottom.  It's done in black and grey cotton fabric, which I naively thought wouldn't show black cat hair. Ha!  For the backing I used one of those vellux blankets that's all fuzzy and warm.  The embroidery looks white, but it's actually silver. Now, almost seven years later, it's well-used, covered in cat and dog hair, and it has a little hole, but we love it.  Please ignore the random camera spots, and copious animal hair!  Also, my embroidery looks kind of wonky in these pics because I couldn't get the blanket to lay flat on my bumpy bedspread.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 11:54:09 AM »

Thats so beautiful, the fabrics are lovely, I'm not surprised your so proud of it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 11:54:23 AM »

You should be proud! I love it. Great quote, my Hubby and I did a 4 year long distance relationship it sucked but I think we have a stronger relationship because of it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 11:56:05 AM »

Aw, that is really sweet, I like the fabrics. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 11:59:49 AM »

Thanks, guys!  I do think it made our relationship stronger.  Thank goodness for night and weekend minutes!

Also, just for size reference, that blanket is almost large enough to cover the top of my Cal-King bed that it's laying on, so it was a monster to work with.  But I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 01:20:28 PM »

That is so pretty!  Smiley  I love the quote.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 04:50:39 PM »

Wow what a great sentiment. I am sure it helped him get through the tough nights without you. This is too sweet. I love how you dated it and now you can look back and remember the days apart and look forward to all your days together. Cheesy, I know forgive me.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 05:52:24 PM »

Oh, don't worry, we win the "cheesy award", because hubby and I actually get in "I love YOU more" arguments.  It's ridiculous.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008 11:44:18 AM »

Oh wow! That is so sweet. Great job.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008 01:15:43 PM »

that's so awesome!!
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