I sew "free" for close family - mother, husband, son, daughter, sister, etc. - sometimes for nieces & nephews. But I sew for them on MY time - not on demand.
Except for one annual embroidery project that I am in the middle of right now for VorGuy - and he makes sure that I have DINNER on days when I am embroidering eight, ten, or more shirts in one day. He may do takeout, he may grill, or he may have leftovers from a restaurant from the weekend - but I do NOT cook on these days. And I really like it if I don't have to reheat my own leftovers...but he's not feeling well and I'd rather not catch it, if it's contagious. (I don't think it is - but I have been known to be wrong and I will admit that I've been wrong in the past. Sometimes...)
Twenty-nine (?) down, one on the machine, and only thirty-seven (?) to go. I forgot to count the danged pile of things and I have no intention of pulling them out of the stack just to count when I will be handling every single shirt at least five or six more times as it is (hoop, embroider, trim threads & stabilizer, wash to remove markings [soap], dry, and put on a hanger).
That one project has a deadline of "as fast as possible" - which is why I negotiated that he take care of the meals these few days a year...if you want something done with high priority and high speed but done well - you have to free the worker from distractions, as much as feasible. Getting takeout seemed feasible to ME!