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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Shepherd's Bush Start

I knew as soon as I saw Miss Jane's preview of the new SB Purple Snowman, that I had to start my Red Snowman. She also showed her own Green Snowman, stitched to perfection, which sealed the deal. So I started in earnest!

I love him already.


I'm glad I started on him. But, note to self: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, even entertain the idea that you might be able to steam out a wrinkle on that Cranberry Bog fabby and not wind up with red stain on your ironing board!! Been there, done that. :p

Ever watch Gordon Ramsey in Hell's Kitchen? Honestly, I love that man. Well my husband thinks I need to start a stitching reality show (since I'm so particular about my stitching) called "Hell's Craft Room". It would go something like this--me bullying a bunch of stitching ladies around (and if you watch Gordon, you'll know what I mean) and the conversation snippets would be much like..............

"You call THAT a french knot??!"

"Those backstitches should have been ready 10 minutes ago!!!!"

"What do you mean you don't know the difference between Au Ver A Soi and Weeks Dye Works??!!"

"Put that stitching down and GET OUT!!!!"

He had me LOL with all the stuff he was coming up with. I just previewed the mild. Gordon can cut you to the quick with his words, but I would never do that to a fellow stitcher. Just don't come 'round me with shoddy stitching and we never have to find out, do we? Heeee.

22 comments:

Jane said...

Tammy, you're a funny one! Hells Craft Room, I'd like to see that one. I was lol with that idea!

I'm so glad to have inspired you to start Red Snowman. I love your progress so far and am looking forward to the updates. You're so kind also with your compliment on my Green Snowman. Thank you!!

Yoyo said...

I've never watch a 'reality show', but I bet when 'Hell's Craft Room' debuts I'll first in line to see it, it sounds like my childhood with grandma in the background (LOL). Love the snowman!!

Ranae said...

LOL!! Now I could be on that reality show, lol.
The snow and that sheep are too cute.

Tammy said...

I've seen Hell's Kitchen & was LOL @ your snippets :-) Nice start on Red Snowman.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful start! That fabric is gorgeous!

ROFLMAO I will be first in line to view Hell's Craft Room!

Doreen Lynn said...

I was just going through your blog and I am amazed at how much stitching you do. I always wonder how people have time for anything else in life - it is soooo addictive.

Have a great day!

Jean said...

Oh, that's a riot - Hell's craft room!! The funny thing is, we crafters would be agreeing with you!! You're right - my stitches aren't perfect enough!! I added one too many stitches in that row!! Of course if it's a real show, you'd have to be a LOT meaner and have a few choice names to call us!! LOL! Thanks for today's laughs.

Sue said...

That is hilarious! I don't watch reality shows....but I'd watch that one! Your snowman is looking lovely.

Glenna said...

LOL!

I love the red fabric for that project!

Sharon said...

Your SB start looks great. I love Hell's Kitchen and your husband is too funny!

Chiloe said...

The snowman is cute ;-)

That would be funny to see the poor stitchers being bullied but nobody will want to be on the show !!!! lol Especially me who doesn't master french knots .........

tkdquintmom said...

Hahahaha! Your DH and mine think alike...scaaaaarrrryyy. He calls my sit and stitch "sit and bitch"...LOL! Love the snowman...very cute...and by the way, what's an ironing board? (snicker)

Jurga said...

Very nice start on your Red Snowman :)

Kit said...

That purple snowman is wonderful, and the puffy little sheep is too cute! LOL, love the stitching show idea- he he.

sari.i. said...

LOL, that's too funny! I love Gordon Ramsey! :)

Brigitte said...

Hell's Craft Room would be the only reality show I'd watch but I'd watch it and ROTFLOL.
That snowman is just gorgeous, I love him.

Lucy said...

Hell's Craft Room....I LOVE IT!!!! lol

Cam said...

I love the snowman - and the red background. Coloured fabrics just make a project, don't they?
Ta!

Cindy F. said...

HA!! Too funny! Great post Tammy!
(I'm behind on reading blogs:(
I love the Hell's Craftroom snippets...especially "Put that stitching down and GET OUT!!" Hilarious!! Move over Gordon!
Great start on your cute snowman and I love it on the red fabric!
Hope your week is going great!

stitcherw said...

Your snowman is looking great, he really pops on that color fabric. I don't think I've seen their snowman series. Hmmmm think I need to go check them out. :)
Sue

Lei B. said...

You cracked me up! That was a hoot! I just love the snowman, especially with the cranberry fabric. It is going to look awesome once it is done. Rock on girl!

Cindy said...

LOL :)

You have a great start on Red Snowman! Did you rinse your fabric at all? I'm wondering if it is rubbing off on the light colored threads at all.

BTW...I saw a model of Purple Snowman up close today, and it is too cute. I resisted, though :)