December 20, 2011

The Giant OH NO!

Crayon Quilt Revised Finished
Yesterday I received a call from my daughter's teacher.  It started with "The Quilt is lovely,
 but there was a slight edge to her voice and I should have guessed something was wrong.

I missed a child!  How does that even happen?  I was so careful!  I had all the strips folded together in a bag I tied off and I laid everything out on the sewing table in the way it looked best and then sewed it together.  I've checked through the bag of strips that no one picked and everything, but no sign of the missing strip.  
Hand Stitched Spelling Mini Quilt Detail

So I spent the entire rest of the day creating this.  It is a purple piece of paper, the color was selected by the student, and this week's spelling words hand stitched on letter by letter into a mini quilt, complete with a 10/10 and the word Excellent on the paper.  I had the mini quilt nearly done when my daughter came off the bus with my vagrant quilt, and I appliqued the little mini quilt on.  Then I folded it up and off it went back to school today.

I feel so bad.  I tried to be so careful.  We all make mistakes but I never wanted to miss someone.  I was so concerned about making sure everyone's spellings were correct...  In retrospect I should have requested a typed class list "just to be sure" but as the teacher wrote the names on the papers they were all easy to read and I didn't see the need.  I sure hope he likes his addition to the quilt.


Hazel said...

It's not the crisis that is important, it's how you deal with it - and this, if I may say so, was brilliantly dealt with! Well done for such quick thinking - and excellent recovery!

The quilt looks like a million dollars - I'm sure that your DD is very proud of you. And I hope all can see the funny side in due course!

Debbie said...

OH My! Great recovery.

Belinda said...

What a great way to "fix" the problem!

stitchinpenny said...

He just deserved a little special attention and you gave it to him.

QuiltSue said...

What an awful sinking feeling you must have had when you found out, but the way you dealt with it was so clever and creative.

Heather Landry said...

I'm sorry about that Liz! I know how attentive you are to detail and it must've totally bummed you out! I think it looks GREAT with the little addition.