Monday, February 14, 2011
Minor Drama w/ the Leftover Cake Teacher's Quilt
Well...I needed a couple more signatures for the quilt from staff. I don't know these people from Adam's housecat...I just go by the signs on the doors. I get to Mrs. Blackburn's door (another 1st grade teacher, not my son's teacher) to get her signature...it's the last one I need. Out comes a woman wearing a birka. Ok, that threw me a little because the name and person did not match, but my son's school is literally the small world ride at disney...there is no racial/ethnic majority...it's one big melting pot being so close to Houston. I press on and ask her if she can sign the quilt for me b/c I did not receive her last signature block in time and I had to construct the quilt without it. She looks confused but she takes that sharpie to my quilt and starts writing something that is NOT Mrs. Blackburn.
Cue Internal Freakout.
I go to the office and I learn that Mrs. Blackburn had a sub today. O.M.G. What was this lady thinking??? I could not think of a way to salvage it.
Anyway, my son's teacher liked the quilt and said she is going to use it to cuddle under at night and to take her grandchildren on picnics. I was so happy to hear she was going to USE it. I have to say I got all embarrassed, red, and weirded out giving it to her with the room mom. If I ever make another teacher quilt I will just send it rumpled up in my kid's backpack!
Any suggestions on how to salvage that block??? I thought about embroidery something over it but couldn't think of anything that would cover a giant signature. I emailed her and offered to applique over the sub's John Hancock...I am still mortified.
Posted by Mary at 3:14 PM