Everyone is human – I love my human-ness. Until I screw up. And it is inevitably a stupid thing – and, of course, always comes at a bad time.
Recently I sent a few sweaters into a mag – I had been given about a month to do two of them. Although I didn’t feel rushed, apparently I wasn’t as careful as I should have been.
A stripe motif on the left front is one row shorter than the right front – and I never even caught it! – what am I, blind? I had this thing sitting on my mannequin for a week while I worked on the other sweater; I did finishing work on it; I petted it everytime I walked past it and had a friend who’s a good fit model size try it on – and never noticed!
Friday I got an email from the editor apraising me of this unhappy fact – they’re not very happy with me – they’ll probably cancel running the sweater and heaven knows what else Editor emailed photos, which was good because it’s such a stupid mistake I probably wouldn’t have believed I’d made it without the proof.
I asked if I could get the item back, make the correction and return it overnight – still waiting to hear if that’s an option.
I hate it when I screw up. Blech. It sits in my stomach for days like a lump of oatmeal.
On the up side, finished a birthday sweater for a little friend and didn’t have any buttons to match the sweater – so I pulled out my sculpy and made a few – here they are!
Some of the edges browned a bit,
but I think that adds to the “realness” of the look!
Oh, and I dropped off my jewelry and bowls to the
South Orange WINTER CRAFT & QUILT SALE
December 12-15, Noon-8pm daily – Admission FREE
Preview Reception: December 11, 7-9pm
I’ll be there for the opening on Wed, 12/11, if anyone else wants to come by!