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« on: March 02, 2009 02:05:48 PM »

When I was about 14, I was going through my parents old records and I found myself listening to Carole King's Tapestry album. I was mesmerized by the picture of Carole on the album cover. She was serenely seated on a window seat, barefoot, wearing comfortable jeans and shirt, her hair a little frizzy and her needlework in her lap. I wanted to be like her.

Although I'd heard most of the songs on the album before, I had not heard the title track, and ever since, I lhave oved the idea of the sad tale being told on a wall tapestry in the way a quilt or hierolgyphics can be made to tell a story. It always inspires me to craft.

So I gathered scraps from my scrap bag and stitched them together as shown here:


 and I then cross-stitched scenes from the song Tapestry (Lyrics here: http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/carole_king/tapestry-lyrics-111688.html) and I interspersed them with the quilted squares.

Here is my Tapestry tapestry


Hope you enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 02:17:05 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful! It really is! Beautiful colors and design.

+1 for the Carol King connection
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009 01:59:03 PM »

WOW, lotsa work!  Gorgeous! What a great song choice...and even smarter challenge entry!  :-)
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009 02:05:45 PM »

My mom loves this and so do I!!! I would totally vote for you
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Sylvied
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009 01:19:51 PM »

Thanks for the lovely comments. I'm glad you like it. Smiley
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