My Big MistakeFriday, August 7, 2009
When I make what might be considered a slight error, it can become major headache and problem for others. And I want to let you know that I've created quite a problem for all of you.
On the last Loose Feather pattern, "Summer Basket" I told Norden Crafts, one of our cross stitch distributors, that one of the colors needed for the bonus pattern was WDW Peach. Katie from Nordon then reports to all of the companies and lets them know what colors will be needed for the program. This coordination can take quite a few conversations between companies. After getting the report from Katie, Weeks Dye Works got busy and made hundreds of Peach floss to meet the increased demand.
While all of this is going on....I work on the pattern layout and notice that I used WDW Peach Fuzz for the small flower. I note the correct floss on the chart....but my mistake was I failed to notify Katie.
Norden Crafts in the mean time got all of the linen and floss together and shiped them out to the shops, so when the pattern arrives you can walk into your shop and have everything ready for you to purchase. This is no small undertaking either.
Because of my failure, now when you go to purchase your pattern the WDW Peach Fuzz might not be in stock. I'm very sorry for this...I have made more work for Katie, your shop owner, you for your extra trip to the store and probably have cost Weeks Dye Works extra money for the overdyeing of Peach floss.
All I can say, is look for the color Peach in our next project! And Katie wanted me to let shop owners know they can return the Peach floss and they will replace it with the correct color.
(Katie, I hope the liquid beverage you had last night helped ease the pain a bit!)
The pattern is correct ....I did use WDW Peach Fuzz...but the area is so small I'm sure WDW Peach would work just fine too.
Katie, Miranda (from Weeks Dye Works), all the shop owners (who are probably yanking their hair out) and all of you ...please accept this as a token from me!
I will try next "thyme" to remember to keep everyone in the loop!
Don't forget to respond to the contest too so you have a chance for the tote bag and scissor bags.