I suppose it’s pretty much the same with everything but the cost of some of the cross stitch charts I’ve seen lately have me kinda wondering what some of these people are thinking. I do understand that folks are trying to make a living doing what they love but some are a little above what I’m willing to pay.
I have more charts than I’ll ever be able to stitch probably but that doesn’t mean I won’t still buy a few when I see something I love.
This morning I looked at a chart and thought . . that would be a quick stitch and it’s cute . . I like it. Then I looked at the price. The chart was less than 250 x 250 stitches and it was $16. It wasn’t a detailed chart at all. I truly believe everyone has the right to price their work as they see fit and I’m not faulting them but it isn’t something I would pay.
This chart, One Nation Under God by Twin Peaks, is 329 x 310 and, for my limited experience, it’s very detailed. The price is $15.29 at 123 Stitch. It’s currently out of stock but will be back soon I’m sure. This is the kind of chart I love. It has words that mean something to me and it’s pretty and goes well in our home. I’m not so much a fan of charts that are just flowers or just birds or just something. I like words! I did buy a couple of just flower charts. One I love and want to do soon is Vintage Flowers. Denise has finished hers and it’s gorgeous. You can see it here.
Stitched on 36 count linen, it would be 17-3/4″ x 18-1/4″. I’ve looked at it for a while and always walked away because of the size. It will take me a long time to stitch, it will take up a lot of room on my few walls but I’ve watched flosstubers who say they have large projects and they stitch on them one hour per day or on a certain day each week and work on nothing else that day. Maybe I can say Wednesday is going to be my “One Nation Under God” day and we eat out or something like that. Actually, you know how I feel about eating out. I can fix a meal, eat, clean up the kitchen in less time than it takes me to get dressed, drive, eat, drive home. We could do Door Dash but someone in my household, not mentioning any names, thinks that’s a crazy idea.
Since I have enough charts to keep me busy for the next 174 years, I plan to be a bit more selective in what I buy from now on. I do love almost every chart I’ve ever bought and if I live long enough, and stop buying charts, I’d love to stitch up everything I have here. What a lofty goal! 🙂