The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….Hello all. I hope you are doing well and reading good books. I’m glad January is almost over with because January through March are the dreary cold winter months here and my least favorite time of the year. The weather lately has been bitter cold. I’m grateful I am working fully remote again through next month at least so I don’t have to venture out in the cold.
onto my updates…
recently on the blog:
I shared my thoughts on 1984.
reading now: (both are very good)
Our Trespasses: A Paranormal Thriller by Michael Cordell
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
in my mailbox:
I found a next to new hard cover copy of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King at a local used book/record shop.
I’m hooked on I Am A Killer on Netflix. We watched Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far which is based on a true story and is very good.
crochet: (with ranting)
I made a unicorn. The curls took the longest to make, nearly 4 hours to make and attach. I’ve named him Lafayette (from Hamilton).
After sharing pics online, a few people messaged me wanting this unicorn. I am flattered that people like my work but it gets to a point where it’s a bit much sometimes. I didn’t want to sell this item to begin with, I worked on him a full week and I work full time as it is. But I did message a price out of guilt to one person who is distant family.
Basically I quoted the price to cover the materials and little else. Materials for this alone cost me about $25.00 and the price I quoted meant I’d get paid maybe $1.25 per hour which is absolutely ridiculous anyway. In the end, they seemed to think I was just going to quote the shipping cost. As low as I quoted they didn’t even expect to pay for the price of materials let alone for my work. I don’t understand some people. Do they work for free? Why should I then? I didn’t want to sell this item to begin with is the irony of it.
If you crochet or knit or create has this happened to you? Where people either expect you to make them items for free or expect to underpay you?
I crochet for my extended family all the time and for my close friends also and I love seeing them enjoy what I make for them, it comes from my heart. That’s one of the things I love about crochet, it makes people smile. And I do take commissions, when it’s worth it because again, I don’t work for free.
But for people to expect me to make things and for either free or for pennies, I find it insulting.
If you’ve made it this far, sorry for the rant and thanks for listening. Happy weekend from Lafayette. 🙂
That wraps up my updates this week, what have you been up to? Stay well and happy reading!
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