Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Good News and the Bad News

First of all, thanks to all of your for your positive thoughts. Thanks to them I have an announcement to make.

First the good news.

I got the job.

And the bad news?

I got the job.

The good news is that I'll have a regular paycheck. This is something that is iffy when you're an entrepreneur selling on Etsy. The bad news is that the job is at a large fabric and craft store.

You're all aware of my addiction. It's been well documented.


Right hand bookcase filled with fabric.

And here.

Left hand bookcases filled with more fabric.

And there's more.

Men's shirts, processed and stored in the closet, waiting to be turned into aprons.

That's one wall and the closet. I ran out of room and store MORE fabric in the little alcove in another bookcase.

Overflow bookcase with decorator fabrics and larger yardages.

Unfortunately, my shipping department, which is tucked in the corner, exploded and created this mess. Don't tell OSHA.


99.9% of this fabric was purchased that last time I worked in a fabric store. Did I mention that the new employer also sells yarn?


Oh yeah, another addiction.


There's lots stored in my closet with those men's shirts. Getting a job at a fabric and craft store is like giving an addict the keys to the pharmacy. Something like that.

You gotta admit that I've organized my obsession. It was necessary because the whole thing was getting away from me. But this creates another problem. The desire to keep it organized means that I've developed another obsession!

And so it goes.........

The job includes a discount and I've made a loose promise to myself that I'll only buy deeply discounted merchandise and only in a color I might not already have. Can that be possible?


chocolatechic said...

Congratulations on the job.

Yarn! You will be surrounded by yarn and fabric???

I'll pray for you!

Susan said...

Wonderful, but DANGER, DANGER!!

Mary Rex said...

Congratulations! It will be wonderful to be around things you love, and I am sure you will be able to be very helpful to the customers. Maybe after a while you will become immune to the urge to buy!

Lisa D. said...

Good luck, may you have an iron will!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm glad you got a job and I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get more of a paycheck than I would if I were working there! blessings, marlene

Tess said...

I feel you are doomed. Put your driver's license in your pocket and leave the rest at home.


Vee said...

Yay for landing that job! Yes, Suzanne, you can do it. You can set an intention and keep it and we'll all say a prayer for you, too. Oh it's grievous to be surrounded by temptations...

Becky said...

Congrats on the job....I don't know what to tell you about the addiction. I worked for an auction company and I ended up paying them from where I spent over my paycheck!!
Hope you do better than I did!

Kelli said...

Congratulations on the job, that is so exciting! Have fun putting all the fabric and yarn to good use and a great project!


Susan said...

I'm envious of your fabric stash. A long winter is ahead and you are ready for it.

betseysumners said...

Wishing you the very best with the new job. Would love to be one of your customers but I believe I am a few too many states away...sigh!
So hoping this does not eat away at too much of your blogging time as I do enjoy my "visits" with you.

Leslie T said...

Congrats on getting the job!
One time my mom worked in a bakery and she lost 40 pounds. She developed an immunity to sweets, they no longer tempted her and she happily sold pies all day while taking nary a bite. Imagine! Perhaps you will become inoculated to the siren song of fabric and yarn. Maybe??? One can only speculate. :)

Steph said...

Congrats! Hope you get a good employee discount!

Pamela said...

Congratulations on your new job! I always thought it would be fun to work in a fabric store. good luck with limiting your purchases!

Ang. said...

Congratulations! And good luck keeping your buying down. :) I have always said I would love to work in the fabric store during the Christmas rush. Just for the discount!

Mary said...

congratulations....... Hold strong, friend. Love your stash pictures. I drooled over your neutrals. That is not as fun for me to buy, so I don't have nearly as much.

KatKit13 said...

Congrats on the job!! And you'll be fine. Just keep the checkbook at home. And the debit cards. And the cash. Hide the sale papers in the garbage and blink innocently when customers ask "Is this on sale!?"

What fun! I'm actually jealous - that kind of store and the holidays coming!?!?

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, you are in serious trouble!!! But it should be lots of fun!

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm sorry it's take me so long to get here and offer my condolances and congratulations!

Renae said...


My that's quite a stash!!

Katrinka said...

Looks to me like you could start up your *own* fabric store!
Congratulations on getting the job though. It'll be fun to share the experience with you.