That is the question.
(And no, I’m don’t mean my kids).
I’m talking about my quilts.
Layla with a quilt I made about 10 years ago. It’s still one of my favorites.
I’ve had several people tell me lately that I should sell the quilts I make.
My husband mentions it all the time (although that might be because he knows how expensive material is when I have to buy it).
But it’s hard for me to charge someone.
I put a lot of time, energy, and material (which equals money) into these blankets.
And I give it away.
Partly because I give them as gifts to friends and family.
Also because I doubt my work. I’m worried the person spending money will not like what I made.
And because I fear that if I turn my quilts into a source of income I will lose passion for my hobby. Quilting reminds me so much of my Aunt and I don’t want that to go away.
How do I put a price on something I make with my own two hands?
I don’t know.
It could just be my inner wall of fear stopping me.
Maybe I should just try….
Speaking of trying something, we have a Mint Paddy Martini featured at One Martini at a Time that works for celebrating both St. Patrick’s Day and Girl Scout cookies.