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Next June will be our 15th wedding anniversary as well as the time we can say "cancer free" instead of "in remission" since my husband had cancer 9 years ago so I wanted to make something to celebrate/commemorate so I am making a tapestry that shows our lives together from our first conversation in 1989 to our move to the UK.<br><br><br><br>
The scenes I have decided on so far are:<br><br>
1. In 1989 where we met at a party and we talked for 5 hours while other people played scrabble after I heard him singing a Frank zappa song<br><br>
2. I accidently ate all the cake at that party because I was so into our conversation<br><br>
3.Our mutual love of spiders (we both had a tarantula)<br><br>
4. Our first time in England together when we were exchange students in London in 1990 and the feeling that it generated that this was more home that Louisiana and someday we would like to live here (and now we do)<br><br>
5. Saving up and buying this amazing old house that we renovated together<br><br>
6. his cancer and that terrible year where we thought he was going to die<br><br>
7. quitting our teaching jobs and buying a bookstore<br><br>
8. Spending a month in Wales for our 10th wedding anniversary and deciding it was time to look for jobs overseas<br><br>
9. selling all our belongings and moving to England when everyone thought we were mad.<br><br><br><br>
I'm using hand sewing, machine sewing, fabric paint, applique and fabric collage to illustrate the stages of our lives and history together as a gift for us.<br><br><br><br>
I have just finished the first panel--it looks amazing. It has writing as well as a picture. The next one I will make is the cake eating incedent so i am searching for the right silky fabric to make the coconut frosting.<br><br><br><br>
I am really enjoying doing it and it is a true labour of love.<br><br><br><br>
Anybody do textile art?
 

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I hope you'll share a picture of it sometime, it sounds like a wonderful piece.<br><br><br><br>
I love textile art, but rarely see it. My wife had a textile art class a few semesters ago and did some interesting art. We saw some of her instructors work and it was amazing.
 

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That sounds so beautiful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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