I'm practically famous! Oh yes indeed! Well, that's how it feels anyway. Here are the contestants for a new television program. No, wait. It's not like the others. Really. I promise.
It's called Great British Sewing Bee, and I just finished watching the first episode. It's a BBC program that isn't broadcast in the United States. A sewing friend sent a link to the first episode on Youtube: Great British Sewing Bee Season 1 Epi 1 . My connection to fame? Well, Ann Rowley (lovely lady on the far right in this photo) is a valuable and always helpful member of my favorite sewing forum. I have learned so much from her. Spoiler alert: She shines in the first episode in which the contestants complete three sewing projects.
Oh and here are the profiles of the contestants. From Ann's profile:
Sewing has always been a part of Ann’s life, "I can’t imagine life
without sewing. It’s a part of me". She goes "snoop shopping" when she
visits the shops to get ideas for her own creations. One of her
grand-daughters has started sewing which Ann is thrilled about. She
hopes that by taking part in The Great British Sewing Bee she will
inspire the next generation of sewers.
Congratulations to Ann on being one of 8 of the 1500 who tried out for this program. I'm looking forward to next week's episode. Oh, by the way, the contestants are all very nice; the judges are knowledgeable and kind; and the commentator enriches the program by asking and explaining many of the sewing terminology and processes. No crazy wild drama in this program -- yea! I have a feeling I'll have another post or two about this program.
As far as I know, Ann doesn't have a blog, but she has photos of her beautiful work here.
And as for me and my sewing, I'm off to Oregon for a week of sewing pattern fitting classes. Color me happy happy happy!
P.S. Have you watched the first episode of the GBSB yet? What do you think of it? Would you want to be a contestant? How would you have tackled those first three projects?
Blessings and peace...