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Old 09-05-2010, 12:53 PM
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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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Old 09-05-2010, 12:55 PM
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Good for You! :-D
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:56 PM
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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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Old 09-05-2010, 01:09 PM
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What a good feeling to know your work is valued :)
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:11 PM
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I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your work!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:12 PM
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Congratulations.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:28 PM
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Congrats!
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