I took a day off work and purchased one of a limited number of tickets to attend a taping of one of my favorite shows on TV, Sewing With Nancy. I think I started watching SWN about halfway through the first year she was on public TV, or maybe the second season. I taped it the old fashioned way, on VHS tapes. I watched them over and over. Every year at Sewing Weekend I would buy the full season of booklets that Nancy wrote to accompany her shows. She even autographed a few of them.
So how could I not attend the event marking three decades on public television??
The drive to Madison where she tapes was uneventful. The WPT volunteers were there to help us find the studio. We walked past carpenter shops and prop rooms into a studio with black walls and lots of cameras and ceiling lights.
I was early enough to get a good seat. I choose to sit on the right side in an angle row where no one was sitting in front of me, because it usually happens that the tallest person in the place will sit in front of me and block the view. Think dance recitals where I don't get to see the dancers in the center...
|Left to right Donna, Gail, Pat, Nancy's director I think, Nancy, Natalie and Eileen.|
|From the other angle you can see Mary Mulari, third from the left.|
Thanks Nancy and WPT for 30 great years, and I look forward to many more to come.
If you're not a supporter of Public TV, IMHO you should think seriously about becoming one! And by all means watch. You're sure to find something you will enjoy.
Keep on sewing.