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Thread: I am amazed but I shouldn't be!

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    I am amazed at how many people think I can just crank out a project for them on a very short notice! Just because I have a sewing room and machines and such, they come up with all these ideas for me to do for them! I don't wanna! I don't have the time and if I did I would do mine! Much of it I am not even skilled to do.Just amazes me and yet I know it shouldn't but it still does! I am not alone on this I am guessing?

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    Understand entirely!

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    Same here. There is a young girl at work that wants me to make her a quilt, but has not even offered to pay....i will not commit

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    Amen to that - they think you have all the time in the world if you have a sewing machine - been there, done that! I'm retired and proud of it.

    Just say NO (thank you to Nancy Reagan on that)!

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    I agree...and they think it should be worth about $5/hr worth of labor too.

    I only make things that I plan to give as gifts....I never do a project for anyone. Gifts or charity only...ensures a happy recipient.

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    Do like I did, Learn to say no!

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    I've learned to say no, and if they persist, tell them that they cannot afford me! :)

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    Try collecting from the ones that wants you to, then you do as a favor, then you have to asked and wait for the money. My DH says don't ask and don't do it again. Ya try to be nice :lol:

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    Your right Barb, I only do the things I want to do and usually is a gift or charity! Bless everyone's heart, I do believe people mean well when they approach me on their projects, but it is not my project.

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    Oh yes, that and get volunteer for all sorts of projects. Have good friend that thinks I can make all things fabric.
    Shows me pictures, and then says "you can do this right, it looks easy" No, doesn't get through. So now I tell her if she will find me a pattern I will make what ever it is. She has yet to bring me patterns!! LOL.
    I do love to sew, but don't like filling orders.

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