Friday, 8 February 2008

I'm So Excited ..

and yet I am also a little bit nervous.

Next Tuesday I am going to start working at Amitie. I am still pinching myself that I will actually be working there in the flesh at the very shop that I just love to visit and spend hours and hours. The times I have been there I have spent minimum two hours. Time almost stands still in there.

Just think of all the fabric fondling that I will be able to do, mountains of fabric - all without taking it home with a huge hole in my bank account. Instead, I will get paid to do it.

Life doesn't get much better than that (fabric speaking that is).

Not only am I so excited about landing a job at Amitie but I will also be working with my gorgeous blogging friend, Louise, who started there last week too. My role will be slightly different to Louise, - I will be making up samples for the shop and the shows. But I am sure Louise and I will be able to have a little bit of a catch up every week over a bolt of fabric or two.

There is only one thing that is bothering me, and that is it will take me about 40 - 50 minutes to drive there - but hey nothing is that simple, I will persevere, I promise you that, as I will be able to hear that fabric beckoning to me (I can hear it already). I don't think it will take me that long to get used to the drive and I know it will be so worth it in the end to be able to work with such amazing and talented people.

Anyway, for those of you who can't get to Amitie in the flesh - Jenny now has an online shop which is this link.

Wish me luck.

Have a great weekend.

24 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oh! How exciting!!! And lucky us too, 'cause we'll get to see all of your new creations -- won't we??? I laughed when I read that now you can fondle all their fabric and it won't cost you -- I'm betting a chunk of that money they pay you will be turned into fabric LOL!!! Have a great time -- how wonderful to see Louise too!

driftwood said...

good luck, hope you have a lovely time with all that gorgeous fabric!

Jen said...

What wonderful news for you, Cathy. I'm so envious. My dream job/career would be to run my own fabric shop. You're almost there (without the stress of it)!

Stacey said...

Congrats and good luck with the new job.
I'll be sure to say hi next time I pop in. Such a gorgeous shop - I'm tipping there'll be a whole lotta fondling going on!

Ainslie said...

Now that sounds very exciting. I've heard so much about Amitie. You'll need some extra-strong willpower to resist purchasing those beautiful fabrics!!!

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

What a great job, make sure you make time to make some things for yourself. Enjoy!!

Violet & Rose said...

Hi Cathy,
I was going to say that I hope that you enjoy your first day, but that's pretty much a given. Have fun.

And does the east link big road thingy help you? I have a friend who is working for them and she says June before it opens. Roll on June, I say!

dizzyjadey said...

How exciting, Cathy! It'll be almost like living in a fabric shop...okay, I'm positively green with envy now. OMG, all that fabric fondling! Well, I'll definitely have to try make it over there when we visit Melbourne this year.

Jodie said...

maybe they can just pay you in fabric!!!

Cascade Lily said...

Cool. I too hope they pay you in kind!

Louise said...

Yippee for us! I popped into Amitie today and Jenny and I agreed that you have absolutely nothing to be nervous about and it's such a lovely calming environment to work in. See you Tuesday my crafty colleague!!

Varenia Jensen said...

your creations are so amazing and i love all of the things you have been blogging about! i found you on flickr, and had to see where the cute stuff was coming from, and here i am at your blog. hope to hear more about your adventures with your new job, sounds exciting! congratulations! :), varenia
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Jelly Wares said...

That's GREAT news... You'll have such a great time working there I'm sure... As for the travel you'll definately get used to that especially if you're loving what you do...

Jodie

Corrie said...

ohhhhh I've been too scared to venture out to amitie in case I totally blow my credit card but with my bday coming up I'll have to pop in and visit!

lucky you!
Corrie:)

Kate said...

Wow - great job - I went there when I was in Melbourne last year and loved Amitie.

fiona said...

well done you! what an amazing job!your right about the time standing still bit!i think a sometime tuesday i will come for a visit, time to meet you and have an amitie hit!good luck!

Cosy said...

Wow and WOW! What a great job. Good luck - you'll be just wizard!

Maybe you could be paid in fabric? I know I would!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats great. The travel thing is ok if you're organised. Download podcasts and set them up for the drive ect. The travel can actually be a good thinking and chilling time. Although if you're driving it eats into your pay. I'm working 10 mins from home (nr centre rd! Will say hi!)for the first time in 3 yrs. Can't say I'm any more organised! But am definitely noticing the petrol cost! but that said, its worth it to do what you love! Lifes too short to waste time in a crap job! (hence years of travel!)
Sorry anon but i've forgotten the password. It's obviously not my standard one!

Claire Falkingham said...

That's great news Cathy, try not to speed to work though!

Little Mysteries said...

Congratulations. What a great job. Hope you have a wonderful first week and the driving is easy going for you.

Amanda said...

Good Luck with the new job, I too work in a quilt shop trouble is I have fallen out of love with the job... the people ... not the fabric though still love the eye candy to bits.

Kali said...

Big congratulations to you on the new job!
Sounds dreamy...Have FUN!!
Kali :)

Drewzel said...

yay! Go you!!!! I'm sure you'll love it :)

sarahau said...

Hi just wandered over via link. Loving your blog! jealous of where you will be working