What's wrong with this picture or why being slightly dyslexic is not helpful.

We are going to a wedding next weekend. The groom is the son of dear friends and is a pretty amazing human being. His bride is his match in the wonderful department.

Last night I got to work on a challa cover to make as a wedding gift. The text comes from a liturgical poem recited Friday nights in synagogue. In the poem, the Sabbat is referred to as a bride, it seems like a fitting line to use on a wedding gift challa cover.

I decided to use Ultrasuede for this piece. It feels so good to paint on Ultrasuede. I also like that it is so easy to care for. Once the colors are set, the challa cover can be hand washed like a pair of stockings and hung up to dry. It's beautiful, isn't it? Actually it looks great, unless you can read Hebrew. I must have gotten distracted while I was doing the calligraphy.

When my husband came home, he immediately noticed that I had left out a letter. AAARRRGGGHH!!! I thought about cutting the border out  and then redoing the lettering. I seemed quicker to just start from  scratch and then salvage the border another time.

No, I'm not done with the border yet. The decorative work is about 1/2 way done. I have to think about how to edge the piece.


  1. oh, I am sorry you had to do it over. :(
    but I guess at some point in the future, when time is at even more of a premium, you will find you need a ready made border.

    I hope all your "at home" kiddos help out with the other things you usually do so you can get this done.
    Sandy in the UK

  2. The kids at home do help with mundane bits of help...like laundry and dishwashing and cooking.

    son #1 just took a look at the unfinished challa cover and said" It needs more blue."

    He's right.

    My kids don't make a whole lot of art, but they, all three of them, have a good eye.ee have excellent visual memories and a terrific sense of design. It is always good to have their perspective. So I will be adding more blue.


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