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Project Runway worth watching

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So far, so good!  I guess Heidi and the other producers read my email and made a few changes to the show. The models are different sizes. Of course many entertaining comments were made about what to call the non stick thin models. There were some behind the scene videos that I enjoyed. I like watching the judges close up discussions about the designs. This might be the first time I agreed with the winner and looser .  (I do feel that the designer who went home was put on the show as a sacrificial designer….why was he actually selected to be on the show?)

I have a few days to figure out how to put PR pictures here before tomorrow’s new episode.

Neil and I dined at a new restaurant today. It is called Pei Wei and it was DELICIOUS! We both enjoyed an Ahi Avocado  salad.  I could go back tomorrow, but it is in Orlando. I hope I can find a location a little closer.

I’m going to try to figure out picture insertion from the web now,

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August 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm

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It’s Tuesday, we are still sewing!

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Aren’t girlfriends great?  I’m still quilting at Judy’s house most weeks. We occasionally travel to other locations, but home base is with Judy and her husband,Mike, who is our valet.

Nancy finished the top to a quilt called the splendid sampler. Each week two six-inch blocks were published. There were lots of blocks, I think about 100.  This is Nancy’s very happy version:IMG_0008  I am enjoying Watching Nancy, Claudia and Debbie making the pretty little blocks.

Claudia made this pretty table runner, and Pat did the gorgeous quilting.IMG_0010I worked on one of my last Dear Jane blocks. I’m determined to have the top finished by our next unfinished object deadline in October.

Did you know that project runway started last week?  Actually, it was Tim introducing the designers. It is going to be a crazy, wacky edition!

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August 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Flowers on Friday, Birthday edition

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Neil. Bogie, and Eagle wished me Happy Birthday with these beauties.IMG_20140725_095345_507 (1)I know it’s a pretty bad picture, but it was easier to take a picture with my phone than find my camera.  (Did you notice the cuties in the picture?)

Thank you for telling me that Project Runway had started.  I think it is going to be a good season.  I can’t believe that it is the 13th season.  I wish I had copies of the emails we sent to each other for the first few seasons of the show.  Wouldn’t it be fun to read them?  We were blogging before blogging was invented.

Both of these designers should have gone home.pr1 Even I wouldn’t wear this dress.  Did this person know they were on a DESIGN show? Okay, I might wear the dress in a little quieter print.pr2Nina is going to have a field day with this designer, and his lack of taste.

Did you watch the Road to the Runway?  Tim was very impressed with this designer.  (As in past years it is too early for me to remember names or invent nicknames for the designers.)pr3I’m glad you are watching this season, it is still my very favorite TV show.

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July 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm

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Too Much TV Thanks To The Dierks

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It’s your fault.  Last night I was so nosy that I HAD to watch The Bachelorette to see if we predicted correctly that the cute guy was going to dump whats her name.  Talk about drawing out (my) misery having to watch him whining and whining and whining.    Just tell her you don’t want a rose and get it over with!!!

Luckily, there was an exciting baseball game on TV –  the Rays versus the Red Socks.  I was real man with a remote control, I drove myself crazy flipping back and forth between the Bachelorette and Baseball.   But wait… a rain delay in a game that featured my favorite pitcher.  Oh no, back to Whiney.   I thank your husband for my being interested in baseball.  (Neil also thanks Mike for that.)

And yes, you were the person who told me about Project Runway.  I still LOVE the show.  Some things are different this year.  As you know, Go Bank has given each designer a debit card with $4,000 to purchase fabric at Mood, so they have a budget for the whole season.   Tim is sitting in with the judges, and he can save one contestant from elimination.  The judges will be able to look at the fashions up close after the Runway.

It is too soon for me to pick my favorite designer.  There are a few kooky characters still on the show for the comic relief they provide.  One is a dumpster diver who wouldn’t let his model have and makeup or hair products because he is into sustainable fashion,  Oh, and his model was also barefoot, but he wore gold sparkled high heels????  I expect him to leave this week.  Then there is the hot-tempered Russian who was yelling and screaming at everyone, but who comforted one of the designers who lost it before her design went down the Runway.  Oh, and his model was the one who had to have a “black spot” cover part of her shorts so that the show wasn’t censored.

Kate was the winner of this challenge, which was to create a design to showcase diamond jewelry.


I was happy to see Swatch at my last visit to New York, when I visited Mood on the hottest day of the year.

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July 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm

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I’m confused, is it Duct tape or Duck tape?

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I am enjoying project runway this season.  The challenges have been actual challenges, not simply make a pretty dress.   Two weeks ago,the designers had to make a prom dress, with a catch…duct tape. Well, to answer my question, the challenge was sponsored by Duck brand Duct tape. This season is interesting because every week is a team challenge.pr11-ep7-michelleamanda-fThis dress was the winner.  A bit bizarre, but it was made out of duct tape!pr11-ep7-stanleylayana-fWhen did prom dresses become short? I thought this was cute.  The judges and I liked the bow. So move ahead to last week, Heidi must have come up with this project, and she was out of her mind.  The designers only know how to make clothes for female models who are 6 feet tall, size zero.  The most complaining and whining occurs during the real people challenge.  Imagine the most ridiculous people for whom they could be asked to design clothing .PR11-ep8-layanarichamanda-fYep, it was a male review (aka strippers)and the clothing had to be easily removable.  The designers had NO IDEA how to make clothes for men, let alone these specimens.  The clothes were HORRIBLE.  Heidi wanted to Auff everyone. I would have turned this episode off, except that Nina GIGGLED during the entire runway and the judging.  It was hysterical!!!!  I hope the producers return to an actual design challenge this week.

Totally changing the topic, I like to read mysteries.  I have a new author to follow.lgI recommend this book.  I am going to overdose on him, I have 2 more of his books downloaded to my Nook.  If you like lighthearted mysteries (is that term possible?) I enjoy Harlan Coben’s books.

I always enjoy you posting entries that  mention your wedding, brings back great memories!

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March 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Project Runway – A new Season begins….

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and with it the hope that I will enjoy the last episode as much as the first!  Prior to the first episode was a Road to the Runway.   That was a fun introduction to the designers.  The entire season will consist of team challenges.  (It was worth watching this episode just to see the designers faces when Heidi dropped that bombshell.)

The team that played together well actually did the best.  Each designer made an outfit that showed their aesthetic and used NYC for the inspiration.  The winner was a 48-year-old Christian Siriano replica with a handle bar mustache. He constructed a gorgeous two piece wool tailored suit made in very little time.pr11-rr-daniel-f

Second was this outfit that looked much more attractive on the model walking the runway.pr11-rr-richard-fThe third place was won by the first American Indian contestant.  It is hard to tell, but she painted the “building scapes” on the top layer, then cut slits to reveal the blue sheath underneath.  She really did capture the look of the skyline.pr11-rr-patricia-fThese three looks were from the winning team.  One deserving person was sent home from the losing team.  According to Nina, the outfit that sent the designer home was the least constructed thing that has ever been sent down the runway.  I agree.   Sew far, Sew good!

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January 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

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I haven’t given up on Project Runway

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What an amazing year you had! The picture of you and Mike is beautiful, I’m glad you had such a wonderful vacation.

Yes, I’m still watching PR.  I wonder if I am the only one.  I love Joanna Coles, from Marie Clare magazine.  She is the Tim Gunn on the All Star episodes.  The show is down to 4 designers.  This week the challenge was to make an outfit for a woman who is a veteran of the armed forces.  I like the challenges that are for real people.  Joshua won, as he should have.  joshuaUli is probably going to win.  Her veteran asked for and received and “Uli” dress:uliNeither woman looked happy in the pictures above, but both were beaming  on the runway. I will skip the other two pictures, the dresses weren’t very flattering.

I am 8 episodes into the first season of Downton Abbey.  How did I miss out on this for so long?  I am now timing my quilting by the number of episodes of the show it takes to finish a quilt.DowntonAbbeyWhat a great show.  I LOVE the costumes, and have fallen in love with almost every character.


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January 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

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