A few years ago, someone sent me a link to Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel, Embroideries. Her other books and film, Persepolis are much-better known and I finally read all three of her works this fall (thanks, Elli for loaning them to me!). Embroideries is a work apart in that it deals exclusively with the women in her family sitting around for a ritual of drinking tea and telling secrets and sharing gossip. While "embroidery" could refer to the embellishment of the stories, it has a much more specific meaning that is related by one of Satrapi's aunts. I'll have to let you find out for yourself what "embroidery" means to them.
Related: The Subversive Stitch