Sorry I didn’t port last week. It was a CRAZY week! We had a wonderful long weekend away in Vermont skiing over the holiday weekend. So needless to say my Monday blogging and computer work didn’t happen last week.
My little guy took a lesson learned how to ski. There was no stopping him once he got the hang of it. He’s gonna be hard to keep up with on the slopes soon!
I have to say, I was a little shell shocked at the price of an hour ski lesson. $140/hour! This got me thinking about when people say needlepoint is such an expensive hobby. Let’s break it down.
Let’s take a 4 x 4 canvas, like one of Melissa Prince’s movie coasters is around $55. It takes the average person about an hour to stitch a square inch in basketweave. Threads obviously vary from piece to piece. But let’s just say the threads cost $50. Depending on how you finish the piece, that can vary greatly, as well. I’ve finished the coasters many ways . . .framed, pillows, coasters. So we’ll say on average the finishing is $100. That’s 16 hours worth of entertainment and sanity with a completed project for the bargain price of about $205! Doesn’t sound so pricey now. . .does it?
I’ve always felt as long as you’re doing something you love, you can’t put a price on the satisfaction and the way it fills your soul.