About a year ago it was time to go out and find a part time job as my girl is facing some pretty hefty college bills (if things break her way and she goes to that expensive out of state private school). That job ended up being at a big box home improvement store. The job is okay, I can pick my hours, the pay is decent. I punch in and out and that is that. But lately I have been thinking how I don't really LIKE the job all that much and if something else came along, well, I might give it a go.
Then, last Friday out of blue from our locally owned Viking Sewing Machine dealer and sewing shop came the call out for an empolyee! Seriously, this is a job that speaks to me. Many years ago I sold things; cell phones, yellow pages, newspaper advertising, vitamins and even Dobermans! Selling a sewing machine, well, to borrow my favorite phrase, easy, peasy! And of course, one also gets to sell fabulous fabric, marvelous and so so handy sewing notions AND (here's the part I would not be able to resist) teach classes!! So, I applied for the job, had an interview and start tomorrow. Love, Love, Love. My friend Amy literally squealed with delight when she heard, "that is soooooo YOU!" I couldn't agree more. :)
Aside from my job soul searching and some serious sewing, time has allowed me to peruse my stash of old(er) sewing books. There is one that I keep going back to over and over and it is this:
|Published in 1988 by the Simplicity Pattern Co.|
A sampling of what's in the book:
|Detailed fitting guide - have you ever seen that hip circle measurement shown on the right? I haven't.|
|Nothing makes me happier than a nice seam finish! How about you?|
The book is widely available on Etsy and at Amazon. I think it would be invaluable to a beginner but is great for an intermediate such as me as well.