If your summer travels take you through the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, schedule a little more time to explore the terminals. You’ll find local fresh food, lovely shops and interesting artwork. On a recent trip, I had ample time to browse in some of the shops. Intrigued by this gorgeously-embroidered pillow, I stepped in take a closer look. The pillow was at the top of a pile of pillows in a handsome wicker basket.
My first thought was of my sister Liz – an avid bicyclist. And the message, ‘life is a beautiful ride’ rang true with me.
I lifted the pillow to see if there was the same embroidery in a different colorway and slightly gasped when I saw this:
I quickly snapped a photo of each pillow and dodged out of the store not wanting to bring attention to the flawed merchandise. I figured that wasn’t my job in the store on that day!
I know how this can happen because it’s happened to me. I once stitched three aprons for a friend and didn’t notice that one of the aprons was missing the ‘u’ in Beauties. I stitched and gifted all three aprons before noticing the misspelling! Talk about embarrassed – not only am I an embroiderer but I’m also an editor! We sure had some laughs about the snafu.
I learned to always double check the spelling in the software before sending the design to the machine AND check it again on the machine screen. That process has served me well over the years.
How about you? Have you ever made such a glaring stitched typo?Leave a comment and one lucky winner will receive a copy of Hoop It Up, the Stitching Sisters’ Guide to Hooping.