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    How nice is that! Congratulations!

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    Awesome!! So wonderful that you are being recognized for your talent and being recompensed accordingly. They must feel the love and care you incorporate into your work as well as the craftsmanship!!! Hugs and smiles!!

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    I am happy for you. That lady valued your time and effort.

    I know how I felt so sorry for my mother when she would quilt beautiful quilts for ladies and only got $2.00 an hour. She would sit stopped over the quilting frame for hours on hours working on these. Just trying to make a little extra money after Daddy died. Some of the ladies would give her a little more, but most used her. Mama was afraid if she charged more, noone would ask her to quilt and she needed every penny she could get.

    So, I hope you can sell many more.

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    What a great story. Thanks for sharing and way to go!!

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    that was the way when a member of my quilt group asked me to make a 21st birthday card for her niece. I thought that 3.50 would cover the cost of the 3D flower but she gave me $5 she said it was well worth the money because I did a real good job. I am only learning hoe to do cards.
    I am glad that you were paid well. it does prove that not all think you come from China and can only get little money for your work. well done you :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher
    Good for you, and how nice to have such an appreciative customer. I saw some "designer" bags at a gift shop recently. They were things we here on the board make all the time. There was nothing special about them, but they were very cute and colorful. I couldn't believe the price that was on them. Hundreds of dollars. (Huh?) I need to make more bags. Maybe they'll sell mine too. (Actually, I don't want to sew for money. It would seem too much like a job if I did that, and I don't want it to be my job. But I'm happy for those of you who are successful selling your beautiful creations.)
    I'll be 60 next month and would love to be able to retire from child care. It is a lot of hard work and exhausting. So if I could sew and sell my things I would do it. I'm hoping it move into doing just that and some dog training. I'm hoping to be able to make enough to get out of child care. I think I need to sell my purses for more money too.

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    Yes, now that you say that, I have to admit that I too am paid in other ways as you are and it is nice. I just needed someone like you to come along and remind me of that.

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    MP Speedy is that Luther's coat of arms in the one block of yur picture. it sure looks lik it.

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    That's so nice.Someone who knows you were selling your work too cheap.Good luck in meeting more ppl like her.

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    Good for you. That is great news

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    That was a good thing the lady did! I used too do woodworking and make things to go in the yard. Every holiday I would work till 12:00-1:00 AM and go to bed and get back up at 5:00 Am and head back too the shop. MY yard and orders was full. But I never got anything for my time. I still have people come and ask me about making them some candy canes and I tell them I had too give that up about 15 years ago because of my health. So I am always thankful when someone knows that you deserve something for your time also.

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    Congratulations, I sold one of my doll quilts to a member on the board for twenty dollors, I know it is kinda low, but I am a begener, and the twenty went towards food in the house, as I just had to pay for a doctor appointment, so that money came out of the grocery money. It is always a rough month when there is a doctor appointment in the month. God bless you, and may you get a hole lot more orders. Penny

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    that's just the best story :thumbup:
    good for all of you! :-D

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    It is nice when someone recognizes that being able to sew is a talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny doty
    Congratulations, I sold one of my doll quilts to a member on the board for twenty dollars, I know it is kinda low, but I am a beginner, and the twenty went towards food in the house, as I just had to pay for a doctor appointment, so that money came out of the grocery money. It is always a rough month when there is a doctor appointment in the month. God bless you, and may you get a hole lot more orders. Penny
    I know what you mean by not being able to spell. I check what I wrote and then have to go back and edit it so it sounds right, but some times I still stuff it up.

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    well done, it is nice to be Appreciated

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