There have been several posts over the last few years about appropriately valuing the things that you make. Let me start out by saying that I think these are very valid posts and many people probably find them helpful and validating when they price their handmade items, but they have left me feeling a little uncomfortable and belittled when I don't think that I deserve to be belittled. And today when I was washing dishes in my kitchen, I realized the reason why these posts have made me a little uncomfortable.
I never work for free.
That doesn't mean that I make money off of all of my quilts or that I make a decent hourly wage when I do charge money. It means that every time I make a quilt, something valuable happens as a result.
Many of my quilts go to my friends and family. And when I am able to give them a quilt I feel love and gratitude that I am able to have that person in my life and that I am able to give them a gift that helps them feel loved.
I guess my point is that are all in different situations and we are all here doing different things for different reasons, and that is okay and wonderful and I am glad we can be here to support and help each other.