By now many of you have seen my episodes of Sewing with Nancy on your public television station. (Also available FREE from Nancy here:
If you have seen the shows, I think you will appreciate this story.
A little background…
My daughter, Faye and I traveled to Beaver Dam last February for filming two episodes of Sewing with Nancy. After spending a preparation day at Nancy’s office in Beaver Dam, we travelled to the PBS station in Madison, Wisconsin for filming. The day started with a little “hair and makeup” then we moved to the studio. Nancy explained a few things and we started–no rehearsal.
I was a little nervous…whenever (on the very rare occasions when) I am sitting across from someone I admire greatly and I have five cameras pointing at me, I get a little nervous…
Not bad nerves, but a definite surge of adrenalin…
YOU get the picture.
We started at the coffee table for a little on-camera conversation. (Sure, just two BFFs chatting over coffee!?)
Then we moved to the sewing machine where I definitely felt more confident and comfortable.
Nancy showed a few quilt samples and then it was my turn.
I started by talking about the importance of doodling. Then I demonstrated doodling…
(Surge of more adrenalin)
From the control room….“We can’t see the doodles. Lori’s hand is in the way”
After several minutes of adjustments, the solution was that I needed to hold up a clipboard with my left hand and hold the pencil at the eraser end with my right hand. And I had to rotate my right hand up while I doodled. (Okay,sure, whatever helps…)
So I launched back into my spiel and started doodling…
Now my little nervousness at the eraser end of the pencil looked like seismic tremors at the business end!!!
My doodles were a shaky mess!
Is anyone gonna call CUT???? Please!???
But no one did…so I continued…
“You will notice if you doodle long enough your lines will get smoother” (and my doodles did get smoother–a bit)
(I hope this gets edited!!!)
Seismic tremors were not cut from the final edit…
Sometimes, you just have to laugh!
To add to the hilarity, Faye was up in the control room with quilt designer, Paul Leger from Paul Leger Quilts who was also filming that day. After I finished stitching the segment, he leaned over to Faye and said “Wow, your Mom is a lot better quilter than she is a doodler!” LOLOLOLOL!
I find a sense of humor really helps in these moments!
What about YOU?
Have YOU had an embarrassing moment lately?
(Was it on film?!)
How did YOU handle it? Laugh? Cringe? Cry? All of the above?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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