Friday, August 22, 2008

Employed

Woo Hoo!!
Starting next week I will be gainfully employed again, part of the working world of the USA, and will finally have somewhere to wear clothes more exciting than gym shorts and tee's.
3 days/week, Perfect as far as I'm concerned.
Lest you think I'll all of a sudden have disposable income for fabric and yarn, think again. There's the matter of a MasterCard bill that I ran up again on my July trip to TC, and a wedding that I'm responsible for a portion of the costs, coming up in October.

I appreciate all the thoughtful responses I've gotten to the question below. You all are making me look at that Scaasi pattern as a real possibility.
Question for the Aussies: What on earth would a hat look like that is meant to wear with a dress like that?

12 comments:

Linda said...

What a teaser! What kind of work? I wasn't going to say anything, but I start a part-time job next week too. Mine is working at a yarn store. I'm a little leery of taking the job only because the owner told me one thing at the interview (she approached me in the store) and then it was another thing when I called to accept the position. So I will wait to see what happens when I go in next week. Don't be too much of a stranger on your blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading about your projects.

Lindsay T said...

Congrats on the job and welcome back to the working world. Hope you like your new job lots and still have time to enjoy all your hobbies.

melissa said...

Hey that's fantastic news, congrats!! I just picked up some sewing blog writing for a few extra bucks a month, so I'm trying very (very!) hard to only spend that on my habit from here on out to devote more funds to the boat renovations...

Claudine said...

I'm so sorry. I mean, congratulations.

toy said...

awesome!
can't wait to see what you sew to wear to work!

Marjie said...

Working - cutting into sewing and boat time....but paying off that MasterCard and wedding are pretty imporant! Congratulations on landing the job; I hope you enjoy it!

Christin said...

Congrats on the new job, Marji!

donyale said...

er - crap - hope you don't expect me to come up with anything.....heh heh.

Liana said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you're looking forward to it for several reasons, and after all, paying the bills is a big part of why we work.

Hats...I'm not Australian, but I'm a real hat wearer. I think you could go with one of the large (not necessarily huge) 'garden party' type hats in a sheer straw with veiling, etc. The main thing is it should be kind of see-through, not an opaque hat. Or, you might want to go with a cocktail hat, which could be anything, the crazier the better. That could be great fun to construct your own! I can't wait to see what you come up with if you go with the hat. (That would be the reason I would choose that dress, if I were not allowed to wear a hat with the other one. Yes, I'm nuts.) :)

kbenco said...

Well, I think Australians like hats more than Americans - I wear a sunhat most days, and for a wedding you can get really fancy.
Take your pick
http://images.google.com/images?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=Melbourne+cup+hats&um=1&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
- although maybe these are a bit too fancy :)

Cafe Couture said...

congratulations on your new job and hope it allows you enough time to continue with your sewing projects!

Cennetta said...

Congrats on the new job.