Friday, June 29, 2012

Air Quotes

Whenever I refer to my job or going to work I have to use air quotes because I always feel a little bit silly getting paid to do what I love.  Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of not-so-fun things about my job (like filing taxes and stressing about whether a pattern is 100% perfect) but to "get" to buy fabric and design and make quilts as my job ~ well that's just a dream come true. 

On those rare occassions that my husband walks into my sewing room during the middle of the day ('cause he works from home) and he can see that I've been sewing for hours I say - with an ashamed look on my face - "I'm working" so he doesn't think I'm a complete slacker because I'm not cleaning or cooking or at a 9 to 5 boring office job that pays me lots more than I make now.  He's supportive, but still...it just feels a little weird.

[L to R: Calli, Heather, Me, Sachiko, Amy and Erika]

So Wednesday night, I had to bail on all other responsibilities because I had a
"work-thing" I just had to go to.  Well, that work thing just happened to be a party.  At a fabric store.  Where they gave a discount.  And served cupcakes.  And gave out prizes.  A party that was designed for us to mingle with other local crafty blogger friends and that just so happened to be located across the way from Cafe Rio (a local mexican fave) and two doors down from a self-serve frozen yogurt shop.  And I may or may not have had half of a pork salad, a red velvet (mini) cupcake and cake batter fro-yo with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups on it, afterwards. (Cafe Rio, red velvet and Reeses PB Cups are three of my favorite things so don't get even me started.  We can have a whole conversation on Red Velvet.  Especially the Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory.)  Anyways, I'm just saying... may or may not have

[L to R: LuLu, Natalie and Heather]

What more could a girl want, you know? 
A night out with the girls, fabric, cupcakes???

[Somehow these little guys made their way into my bag.  I mean, I paid for them, but otherwise I had nothing to do with the fact that I walked by a big table and mentioned something about a quarter and some lady cut me a generous 9 inches of each one,  handed them to me and sent me on my way!  What was I suppose to do!?!]

I really do have the best "job" in the world.

16 comments:

trish said...

Oh what fun! And oh how I wish I did
not live a million miles away from you girls!!! I would have loved to come
along. :o)
Have a great weekend. hugs, Trish

Kris said...

You are a very lucky woman!!

CAS said...

This looked like so much fun. I wish one of our local Joann's would do something like that. It's a wonderful & huge store, & it would be so much fun to spend an evening with fellow sewers and crafters wondering through their aisles.

LuLu said...

It really was such a fun night! I can't wait for MG to do it again. Maybe you should plan one for Just Sew :-)

natalie christensen said...

That was so much fun! I love all of the fabrics you Picked up they are so bright and fun.

jax said...

I love the fabric that came home with you. So much fun to do something like that.

Jen said...

Sounds like work to me!

Maria said...

Party, girls day out, cupcakes and fabric sounds like the best job in the world. Enjoy it while you can, the cleaning and cooking will always be waiting for you.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I always heard that you should find something you are passionate about and then find a way to get paid for it. So, well done!

Cherie said...

Sounds like a great evening! Even with the may or may not have meal and the dropped into bag yet paid for fabrics! =P

Cassie {a serenade for solitude} said...

You do have a fantastic "job"! So happy for you, sis! All three of those treats sound awesome right now. xx

Carla said...

Looks like way too much fun!

Nanette Merrill said...

So jealous! I love some of those girls, too.

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! And you guys all look so cute - looks like you had a great time!!!!

Unknown said...

You look like you had a riot of fun! I am in Spanish Fork. What store are you playing at? I want me some fabric, Cafe Rio, and cupakes now.

Material Girls said...

After cutting these fabrics for several of you guys I decided I better have some for my stash. I try not to take anything from the shop unless I have a project in mind because my stash is taking over the house. Thanks for including Material Girls Quilts in your evening it was a blast having everyone!!
Nadine