Angels in Flight
I put aside my Christmas knitting and sewing for a few angels. In 2001 I got a request via my tatting website for some tatted angels. I was reluctant to tat for money, and so quoted what I thought was an outrageous price per angel. (It works out to about $4/hour of tatting/starching/blocking). Evidently it wasn't high enough, because he writes me almost every year, asking for 2 or 4 angels.
He emailed me a week ago, but I didn't pick it up till Wednesday. By Friday we had worked out his color choices, and I was off to the tatting races. Thank goodness for the snow "event" this weekend, because we put off shopping. I settled in my favorite chair for some speed tatting.
Of all the crazy things, I am almost out of white #20 tatting thread. I have a thread stash the size of Rhode Island, but no white in #20?! I was worried we would have to try to find some locally. There were 2 LYS in town that carried Cebelia and DMC thread, but both have gone out of business.
This morning the angels are winging their way across the country via Priority Mail. I even paid for delivery confirmation. I've learned the hard way he doesn't let me know when the package arrives.
The moral of the story: Make your price high enough so you don't mind making more at the same price; and you can pay for Priority mail without too much pain.