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Thread: Good news!

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    This summer I have had the privilege of doing several projects for others. One woman had purchased a baby quilt from me about two years ago - for twin great nephews - and she asked me to sell her one of my bags I'd made (with flip flops appliqued on it!) for a diaper bag for another neice of hers. Then her granddaughter decided she wanted a backpack like purse for school - just delivered it to her this morning. They'd gone out and purchsed the fabric, I had the pattern and it took me about one and a half weeks to get the finished project to her - just this morning. I had agreed to take $35 for the bag (keep in mind THEY purchased the fabric). When she received the bag she came to me with the money and said she did not agree on my price - I nearly fell off my seat - I thought I'd be taking less... She simply said, "You are barely making minimum wage at that price. One look at that bag and others are going ot want one. (the sister has already asked for one!)." She said, "You are selling yourself short, you have great talent and I'm giving you a bit more money." And she handed me the money. We were just beginning church so I couldn't really look - but after - she'd handed me $50!!!! I was so pleased... this means she is willing to pay $70 for the bag!!! We had to celebrate so after church we took the boys to get subs for lunch - something they've wanted for a couple of months now - the extra money went towards the subs!! :) Word of mouth and I'm getting more and more projects to do - I love it!!!

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    Good for You! :-D

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    I am certainly glad you discovered a customer who truly appreciates your work. It helps all of us to feel better about our work.

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    such a happy story, and i'm glad quiltes are finally gt paid for what we do. congratulations!!!

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    What a good feeling to know your work is valued :)

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    I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your work!!

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    Congratulations.

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    Congrats!

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    :thumbup:

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    Congratulations :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It is so nice when you meet someone who is so nice and understands the time and love we put into our projects. Good for you and I bet you get a lot more sales now.

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    That is great! Good work gets rewarded. Hope the trend continues. I hope you all enjoyed the subs too. Congrats!

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    congratulations, what a nice lady to realize the value of your work and to remember and recommend you..Keep up the good work!!!

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    Fantastic! :thumbup:

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    What a great feeling that must give you. Congrats!

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    That is good news, indeed. Your work apparently speaks for itself. That is wonderful. God Bless that nice lady for not taking advantage of you.

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    How super to be appreciated!

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    congratulations..always feels good to be appreciated for work..

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    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!

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    So great to be appreciated! I also tend to under estimate the value of my talents.
    Had an example just this week...my dentist's (woman) daughters are in a wedding today. One dress arrived months ago, other one just came in. Dentist called me, asking if I would be on "standby" to shorten the dress if it arrived. Said yes I was willing. Dress arrived, I shortened the satin outer skirt, the netting underskirt and the lining. And pressed everything. When I delivered it (my choice), the dad asked "how much do we owe you?" I told him $25. which he felt was very reasonable. Guess I should have asked more, as no discounts are given in the dentist's chair! Why do we do this to ourselves?

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    I am so happy for you.

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    Congrats :thumbup: Did you by chance have any pis? You know we love 'em.

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    Nice to see your hard work rewarded-and appreciated! Kudos to you!

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    Wow that is great! I love it too! Nice to get paid isn't it?

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