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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sewing With Nancy
See end of this post to view this show!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season and are looking forward to a year full of creativity and fun. We are starting the year off with a bang here at MODKID!  To back up a bit, last November, I had the amazing opportunity to film 2 episodes of the popular PBS TV show, Sewing With Nancy. I traveled up to Beaver Dam, WI and met up with the delightful Nancy Zieman for a day of planning, then the following day we traveled down to Madison to film in the PBS studios. The focus of both shows was my book, Sewing MODKID Style, so we shared lots of techniques, tips and tricks for sewing with knits. Oh, what fun it was!!

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you probably saw these photos already, but for those of you who missed it, here is my "quick & dirty" recap of my experiences while filming Sewing with Nancy. Excuse the dark and blurry photos... that's Instagram for ya!

Here I am at Nancy's studio with the sweet and delightful, Nancy Zieman. Everyone at the studios was so great! I had a wonderful time there.



That afternoon, I had tour of Nancy's Notions. What a wonderful place that was!



The following morning we got up bright and early and drove down to Madison to film in the PBS studios. Here I am getting ready for hair & make up. Yes, I felt like a super star! haha



I went into a little room to practice reading my lines from a teleprompter. There's a first time for everything! If you look closely on the far right monitor, you can see the lines I say at the beginning of Episode 1.



When I finally walked into the set, I was not prepared for what I saw! WOW! It was HUGE... and gorgeous!! I must've looked like a kid in a candy store. I just kept spinning around in delight and walking from one place to another asking silly questions. Everyone there was so sweet and totally humored me.



Here is a shot of Nancy and I filming one of our segments. I was incredibly nervous, but I didn't need to be. They made it so easy for me. The crew is so professional. They have been doing this for over 30 years so it's like a well-oiled machine. We barely had any re-takes and were completely done filming both episodes by 3 p.m.



Floor manager, Greg, was a pleasure to work with! Here he is waving goodbye at the end of the show. I will cherish this experience forever!



And now.... the moment we've all been waiting for! Episode 1 is live on the Sewing with Nancy website. Below is a screen shot of the page. Click HERE to view the show. If you are having issues viewing it there, you can also find it HERE. Both episodes will also air on PBS stations nationwide, so if you'd like to watch the on your TV, check your local listings to see when they will air.


But wait, there's more (said in my best Billy Mays voice, haha). The folks at Nancy's Notions have put together this awesome bundle for you which includes a copy of my book, Sewing MODKID Style, a copy of the DVD with both episodes, plus all the notions (elastic, pins and needles) you will need to begin sewing with knits. It is a great price too! Check it out HERE:

http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/sewing+modkid+style+starter+set.do?sortby=newArrivals

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations Patty! You keep growing in business opportunities and in creativity. You are truly a blessed woman to get to do what you love and I love being able to enjoy your new patterns and fabrics (now that I can get them locally at my JoAnn Fabrics) :)

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    1. Thank you, Tani! Your words mean the world to me. :)

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  2. How fun! I had no idea Nancy was based in WI! I can't wait to watch your segments!

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    1. Thanks, Betz! We need to catch up soon. :)

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  3. Congratulations, Patty, you sew deserve this. I love your fabric lines and my granddaughter loves her Happy Days tank.

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    1. Oh, that's wonderful to hear! Thanks!!

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  4. I loved reading this post! I got to meet Nancy last January att a Babylock event. She is so talented and so sweet!

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    1. Isn't she so! I adore her! I will get the chance to review her book next. Can't wait!!

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  5. Just bought the book. So would have rather gotten this! One week too late.

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