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An Advent Calendar for Create and Craft TV

Advent

The Advent Calendar

I am back on air on 31st July at 10am and 6pm and will have the new Advent Calendar to show – You will need to get it soon as it needs to be stitched by the 1st December! This project will be exclusive to Create and Craft TV and I will show it for the first time on 31st July.

I am so thrilled for the team at Create and Craft TV – they work so hard to produce this specialist TV Channel and are making such a good job of it. Originally. dedicated to papercrafts, the Channel has grown and grown to include all sorts of crafts. I was pleased and rather nervous when I was invited to add my penny worth over 18 months ago and now I am so glad I got involved. I have to limit myself to two days a month in the studios as it is vital that the Cross Stitch Guild has the lion’s share of my time. I explained on my first visit to the studios in Peterborough that I can spend every minute of my waking hours  (and some of of my sleeping ones!) designing and stitching just to keep Guild Members busy!

A day at the Studios starts early – I leave the house in Fairford at 5am for the drive to Peterborough, and have to arrive two hours before the live show. On arrival, it is off the Green Room for a cup of coffee and to hang up and/or iron my clean clothes.  I put my make up and hair stuff out in the table in the dressing room and then one of the ream takes me to the Studio where the counters or sitting areas are laid out ready to be checked. This is absolutely vital as the  programme is filmed live and there are so many things that can go wrong…..

Back to the Green room to look through my bits and pieces – I take the worked models wherever possible and also things to stitch or demonstrate. Then a short meeting the Floor Manager, Director and Presenter and then a few minutes breather before we go on air. A viewer asked my how I do it live and I have to admit that the only way is to imagine you are talking to one fellow stitcher – not a potential of 8 million – that is not in my mind!

Good news for crafters generally is that Create and Craft TV is doing so well that they have been allowed to extend their Freeview times and are now available from 6am to 10pm via the Freeview service and it is not necessary to  have a satellite and Sky! That’s all for now folks – see you on 31st July

Happy stitching!

Date posted: Sunday, July 22, 2012

Comments

Comments (6)

That looks great, Jane! I suppose we ought to be thinking about Christmas stitching already – just as the summer seems to be starting…

Comment by Christine Berrett on Sunday, July 22, 2012

That looks great, Jane! I suppose we ought to be thinking about Christmas stitching already – just as the summer seems to be starting…

Comment by Christine Berrett on Sunday, July 22, 2012

Just spotted the Advent Calendar kit – I see it has sold out – will you be bringing it back again at a later date? Hope so! x

Comment by Marjorie on Friday, August 3, 2012

Just spotted the Advent Calendar kit – I see it has sold out – will you be bringing it back again at a later date? Hope so! x

Comment by Marjorie on Friday, August 3, 2012

Made a start on it earlier this week Jane. Not sure I will get it finished in time as there are a couple of additions I want to make.

Comment by Roz Walters on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Made a start on it earlier this week Jane. Not sure I will get it finished in time as there are a couple of additions I want to make.

Comment by Roz Walters on Saturday, September 22, 2012

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