I will be brief tonight. There is much to do and I can hear the tick of the clock almost like the beat of the telltale heart, except I haven’t killed anyone… yet.
The quilts that I have been boring you to tears over are due on Tuesday. I have one to go and am hoping Sunday will be the day for it. Through some brain lapse, I invited friends over on Saturday so we will be entertaining while I still have much work to do. In a way, it’s a nice diversion and I will enjoy taking the time off. On the other hand, I will be kicking myself on Sunday when there is still much work to do!
The auction program came out and the opening bid for each quilt is $50. I almost lost my lunch right there in the kitchen. $50?? For a freaking handmade quilt with children’s hand prints and artwork? Monogrammed with the school name and class? Are you kidding me? I know it’s just an opening bid. I know this. I have told myself this about 76 times since yesterday.
Apparently to some who don’t know what goes into making a quilt, or six, the price would be that of what you would get at Target. I’m here to tell you that’s wrong.
I am trying to remain optimistic that the price will go sky high at the auction. And really, it doesn’t even matter what they go for. The pat on the back I have already gotten is all the payment I was ever going to get. It’s just a bit insulting to have worked for 30 hours on something that might sell for $50. Of course, I will be bidding on ALL the quilts until the price gets to at least $150.
The first bid conversation was to put them at $300. Then maybe $350. I was worried they might not go at that price. Or worried too high of a price would just scare people away. Somehow there is a whopping difference between $350 and $50. Literally and figuratively.
I think there were too many people involved and yet not enough at the same time. Figure that one out!
So I still have at least 6-9 hours to go on the last quilt. $50 is not much incentive to get it done. Oh, and I’m working on the photos too. Some will be paper mounted for $3. So you can get 5 photos for $15 or a quilt for $50. Makes perfect sense.