Monday, July 31, 2006

Desperately Needed Upgrade!

10 days to LA!

For any new visitors to my blog, I’m flying out to Los Angeles to tape 3 episodes of Uncommon Threads a craft show on the DIY channel. The folks at Screen Door Entertainment produce Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty, with host Vickie Howell as well as a few other super cool shows on DIY. I have been working on this for about 3 months, and will appear with Amie from NexStitch and Drew, AKA The Crochet Dude

I’m thinking about how I'm going to transport all of my crochet "stuff” to LA. So I dug around for some luggage, old carriers, duffel bags, and I found an old treasure from my younger (and wilder) days! Yes, dear readers, years ago, in the late 80's, I tried to play the drums, I was really bad, eventually sold my drum set to pay rent. Coincidence or not, but I was in and around LA back then (actually Santa Ana in "So Cal". I moved back to Minnesota, left my dream of being a drummer in a rock band, BUT I kept one of my beat up old drum cases.

Yep, this is one of my drum cases (corney stickers and all) and it will haul my crochet stuff out to LA in 10 days! Yarn in a drum case? Hauling around my crochet stuff in style? Maybe I can find a desperately needed upgrade when I'm in LA!

Friday, July 28, 2006

12 days to LA!!

The count down has begun; I have 12 days until I fly to LA to film 3 episodes of Uncommon Threads (NOTE to MY MOM; click on this link, this takes you to the DIY show listings, I’m not on there yet, but it is a real show on a real network, trust me, this is for real!)

Just to clarify that Note to MY MOM, she wasn’t’ sure if the show was legit and it may be folks just cruising the net to get free crochet patterns from unwittingly gullible crochet designers. She is just looking out for her baby, she says, “don’t sign your designs away to someone else” …well Mom, I did…just to get on TV….hope that is OK with you….did I tell ya I’m going to be on TV?!!

Eye Candy Above - I bought this burnt orange and brown shirt and hope to wear it on one of the episodes. I’m starting to put together outfits for taping, we have 3 shows, and they recommend we bring 5 outfits, so they can help pick and choose. What I think looks great might make me look like a 60’s hippie in a time warp, but then my other outfit makes me look like an office secretary from 1985, so where is my happy medium? I need to hire a ‘stylist’, ASAP!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mimi From Crochet and Other Stuff

I am thoroughly amazed and thrilled to have created such wonderful friendships via blogging and the love of crochet. Yesterday in my mailbox was an air mail letter from the Philippines (yes the Philippines!!) My on-line friend Mimi from at Crochet and Other Stuff created this beautiful initial P for me. I’m so thrilled and honored; I’m still WOWed by this, such a sweet gesture from such a talented crocheter, and half way across the world! This beautiful work of art is now displayed on top of my craft desk, so I can look at it all the time and be reminded how great friendship is, world wide.

Thank You Mimi – you are so talented and so sweet!