Originally Posted by wellslipmystitches
The part of my message that said, "What will it take to make you feel better(I know you're still privately seething) and resolve the issue?" is the most important. No sense getting ulcers over such a little thing.
I don't know your age, but if you are young, what will you think about this in 10 or 20 years. My point? You probably won't be thinking about this in 10 or 20 years. By all means let us know how this is resolved.
You're certainly right, Jean!
While I didn't go back and fix the stitch, and I probably won't be putting any serious time into making anything else for her in the future, I'm certainly not going to make a big deal out of the situation or hold a grudge.
I spoke with her about what had happened, and explained that I had found it a little bit hurtful that she was that critical of a gift that had been handmade for her child. I even brought up a few of the points mentioned in this thread (such as that little mistakes like that are how you know that something is handmade and that there are people who go out of their way to ensure there is a mistake in every piece they make to show that they are not perfect).
I'm not sure whether she completely believed everything that I said, but she did at least apologize for her behaviour. Hopefully there is something to be learned here for both of us: perhaps she won't be so quick to criticize next time, and hopefully I won't be so quick to over react and take it personally!
Thank you all for your supportive words and suggestions!