The Bride’s Present for her Groom

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Today a lovely young bride brought in her finished Afikoman Bag for us to photograph. She is married less than a month, and this is a surprise Passover gift for her husband to use at their first Passover Seder together.  Her grandmother is an old friend of mine and actually purchased the needlepoint canvas for her granddaughter as a graduation gift.  The young woman rapidly completed the afikoman bag.  When she got engaged, she then bought stitched a coordinating matzoh cover and pillow set. They are all ready now, and Passover is next week.  What a heartwarming gift!  All those hours she spent stitching and stitching…. I almost wish I can see the groom’s face when he gets his handmade heirloom-to-be.