As more and more people learn that I sew and quilt and have a longarm, I am receiving more and more requests that I make something for them.  I sweetly (well, as sweetly as I am capable of anyway) explain to them that I am retired, and sewing or quilting for hire would be work.  Their response is that I must enjoy sewing and quilting or I wouldn’t be doing it, so I should want to make something for them.  I sweetly (see above) respond that sewing and quilting for hire takes all the fun out of it because I am now responsible to someone else and would feel a lot of pressure to a good job.  But they still don’t get it.  How would you tell them “No” so that they would understand?  Your comments are encouraged and welcome.

Hope you are having a wonderful day,