Remember waaaaaay back on August 3 when I offered up a spice collection as a Giveaway? Well, August has literally FLOWN by faster than I realized and I'm finally getting my slug-self around to posting the results:
Congratulations Sewfast! Please contact me at djc at cedesign dot com with your mailing info so I can get this box off to you (and off my kitchen counter!).
In other Giveaway news, Mareen — I've also FINALLY sent your Fabric.com giftie on its way via email so check your inbox!
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I made it to Joann's for thread and made some progress on the cammie purse yesterday, but not as much as I wanted. So finishing that is on the sewing agenda for today. This style is the same one I drew up a pattern (and made numerous muslins) for the cammie purse I carry. Except this one is turning out SO MUCH NICER due to better interfacing choices. I can see that I'm going to have to re-make mine, and possibly turn this pattern into another for my Etsy shop cuz if there had been a pattern like this one when I was making that first cammie purse, I would've bought it. So I'm thinking maybe others are also looking for a similar bag style (sans cammie, probably!).
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And in interview news — I had my second interview this morning. I left 90 minutes beforehand to allow myself some traffic congestion, and I was there in 20-25 minutes. So I sat in my car for a while and read a book I brought along (Dreams of My Father by Barrack Obama). This firm has two locations, which are not really close to each other and on opposite sides of Tampa. Last week's interview was at the main office. Today's was at the "satellite." Both are gorgeous spaces, and the one where I'd actually be working is where I was today, with the shorter commute. I got there at 8:51 AM (parking garage stamped the time on my ticket!), so I was driving pretty much during actual peak time.
It went well. After the initial "sit-down," I was walked around and introduced to everyone (and you bet I was noticing what they were wearing - kind of everything from business casual to full business). I take that as a good sign. I also take it as a sign that I may have some serious shopping and/or sewing to do.
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And in other completely unrelated-to-anything news — I switched my car insurance from my current and long-time provider and will now save over $200 per year with the new one. Here's a shout-out for USAA. Wooot!