Sunday, July 25, 2010

No Way, Nope, No

What would you do, dear stitching pal, if you spent days stitching a sampler floss tag, and then finished it as a gift for someone else, and when you sat down to pack it for mailing, you realized to your horror, that you stitched the wrong Initial for their last name.

a) cry
b) send it and play dumb
c) start over after making a commitment to wear your glasses when reading, and never again assume that you know everyone's initials.

I think that you can guess what I am going to do. Now, to figure out who has the initials of the original booboo. Join me in a short cry.




Parsley said...

What to know I'd frog it! No way my OCD would let me do anything else.

Jackie said...

Oh no! No way to fix the one initial? No way at all? Hugs to you.

Blu said...

I'm admit I laughed when I read that. But it's just awful, specially since you were almost at the packing.
But at least you didn't send it out! And this way you get to RAK someone else...

Emily said...

I'd cry .... then tear it out and restitch it!! and cry some more :)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Oh how sad. I am notorious about figuring a way that I can frog the letter out and put back the right letter... even if it has already been finished off. Most times you cannot tell that I did so. I am a stinker. LOL

Meadows08 said...

In the words of my DH, "Stinger!"

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so sorry for you. there is nothing worse then a mistake seen after the fact. Once I made a quilt, my very first sane quilt. I had a very old machine, and very little know how.

I got the top made which was out of materials my mom had used when we were young to make all kinds of cloths for us.

I layered it and sewed it together I turned it inside and and to my utter sadness the batting was on the outside. I could of died.

I am sorry about your initial blooper. I hope you find someone with the initials and it will of been ok:)

I hope you have a good night!

Ann Flowers

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Just know that it happens and to the best of us. You simply curse yourself up and down and let the frogs do the rest. A laugh or two may come out of it later but a tear or two when you first see it.
Be always in stitches.

Ma Teakettle said...

Thanks, gals, for your kind comments :)

Sadly, it is interfaced, glued, and corded around the edges, it is finished as finished can be, so frogging is impossible :)


Ma Teakettle said...

Anyone with the initials LR?


Peggy Lee said...

Awww shucks...LR are my middle and last close! LOL
I think I'd sit there with my mouth hanging open in disbelief for a very long time. I've done things like that too many times to count!
Maybe this was all meant to be and you'll find a new friend with those initials! God works in mysterious ways, ya know.

staci said...

Oh No! I am so sorry...but dang, those are not my initials! Is there a way to glue a charm or button over the initials so you don't have to start over?


Ellen said...

Poor thing....

I think I'd first cry, and then move on. At least you hadn't sent it. Remember how on my grandson's birth sampler I stitched the other grandmother's name as Janet and not Janice? It was all over-one linen thread.

I like Staci's idea of trying to cover up the wrong initials with something like two cute buttons and then adding the right initials.

Another idea is since the piece is already assembled, for the new initials how about making a small square piece (like a pinpillow or scissors fob size-wise) with her initials and attaching that to the thread ring. Think it would be cute, and perhaps you would start a new trend.