All of my art pieces are given a name. The names are then recorded on a label and hand-stitched to the back of the item. It’s not unusual for me to make multiple labels at the same time because I often stockpile my art quilts until I have several ready to be bound and labeled.
Historically I never have troubles matching the labels with the appropriate art piece. Once the label is created I pin it to the art piece so that it will be handy when it’s time to add it to the back.
Recently I was reviewing the cataloged photos of my finished quilts. As I examined the label on one of them I had to stop myself to take a second look. The label stitched to the backing didn’t have the proper name. I then went looking for the quilt that should have received that label. Sigh! I had totally messed up. I was so disappointed. I had never mislabeled a quilt before. Take a look!
What really gets me is that I blogged about both of these quilts, edited and imported their photos and yet I still didn’t catch it. The icing on the cake is that you didn’t either. 🙂 Oops! Obviously I wasn’t thinking when I added the labels. If I had been, they never would have been mixed up.
Now I have to decide what I will do about it. As you can tell from the photos the labels are securely fastened. The extra steps I took to anchor them to the backing has complicated the process of removal. There is extra space on each of the labels that could be used to write the correct names. Being a neat-freak that idea doesn’t sit too well. Neither does the amount of work it would take to remove and replace the labels.
Here’s where you come in. I would like to hear what you would do.
- Would you leave them as is?
- Would you cross out the incorrect name and write the appropriate one above?
- Would you completely remove the label and create a new one?
Share your thoughts in a comment. I look forward to reading your responses.
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