Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Adventure: before; during; after

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We got home last night to a few excited kids and a few whose little slumbering bodies wouldn't accommodate our return flight delay. I thought I would say just a little more about the experience of doing the show. The actual taping was such a very small part of the entire production. Weeks spent on the projects getting just so, sending up samples, taking photos of the kids, studio, etc. just in case we covered that in conversation the cameras could throw those up on the television screen. Lots of preparation for a few minutes that could go any direction really because its live. Anyway. I thought you'd enjoy seeing a little glimpse of the art department at the Martha Stewart offices where I spent an hour or two of the afternoon before the show touching up the projects and getting to know the stylist/artist Hosanna and a few other folks. One thing I can tell you for sure is that place is filled with very sweet, down to earth, friendly and very talented people who made me feel so comfortable. Really. Could have hung out in there all day.

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The nerviest part of the whole ordeal was of course the morning of the show. I did not sleep at all and was too afraid to snooze through by taking ty-pm or anything. So that's me up there in the comforts of my dressing room very early and very nervous. I had to arrive about 3 hours before my segment to go over the process a few times in front of the cameras with my producer, get hair and make-up done. It was so weird! I was on the set while tons of people were hustling around, about 5 cameras on me and my producer who was standing in for Martha, all of them waiting with bated breath for me to talk, move, do, so they can adjust stuff figure out the right angles to shoot the segment from etc. I looked at all of them and told them the last time I had this much attention I was about to give birth. They thought that was funny and looked relieved all they had to do was film me.

So after the run-through I went back to my dressing room for a few minutes, could hear Julianne Moore through the walls but suddenly was so focused on doing my thing right, that I didn't even feel the urge to go meet her. I just thought hey, cool, there she is. I was soon ushered into hair and makeup, just exactly like you think it would be, 2 stylish women there to do each. Deb, the make-up girl? Could have talked to her all day. It was so fun to watch her hands move around my face in the mirror. I asked her if she painted, and she affirmed she has a fine arts degree. I told her I could tell by the way she held the make-up brushes, then she picked up her brush set and showed me that they were artist brushes and not make-up brushes. It was like watching her paint a portrait of me on my face. And not nearly as icky feeling on the skin (for someone like me who does not wear much when I even do wear any).

Then back to the dressing room all primped, to sit and watch the show taping live awaiting my turn. My producer kept me company and kept assuring me everything would be great and that no matter what happens, whether any of the likely questions get asked or not, just make sure I move through the project from start to finish. I got all mic-ed up and then was taken to the doors the second that Julianne's segment was done. The set itself really looks just exactly like TV, all light, bright and clean. It's like when you look through those side doors to the studio it feels like you're looking at a TV screen. Surreal. They wooshed me into place and I met Martha. Really such a pretty woman, even more so in person. Jeff said the same. He was in the front row looking a little nervous but beaming. Then all of a sudden everything seemed really easy looking and simplified somehow. It was like, oh yea, is this all? Okay. I can talk to a person and show them how to do something, no problem. The idea of a live camera and thousands of people watching is really too abstract to even comprehend. So once it came time to do it, really not so bad. I think if I were to do it again it would be a piece of cake. Well maybe not. Just that the fun part would likely start sooner than it did this time.

after

After? Oh that was such a relief and I was not really overcome with a desire to see the segment. I was just glad I could relax. And boy did we! We had a wonderful lunch with my good friend Donna Wilder (creator of Free Spirit Fabrics among other wonderful attributes) and the publicity team from my publishing group at a cozy French restaurant. Hit every spot that I had! Fish and chips on a rainy, windy, cold NYC day. Perfect. And cappucinos too. Yum. Then a 3 hour nap at the hotel room intermingled with reading all your sweet comments on the laptop and talking to friends and family on the phone about the experience. Then out for Italian and more good friends that I got to spend time with in the city.

Friday Jeff and I took our sweet time waking up then spent the day just the two of us, shopping, eating, walking, and just doing whatever we wanted which is so rare. I finally went to Central Park for the first time (Jeff had taken a run there earlier in the morning) even though I've been to the city countless times. It was so beautiful and the trees reminded us of home and we started to look forward to that place as we slowly diffused the previous days' events. Going home to our home, reading all your thoughtful, encouraging, and funny comments was such a treat for me, and I really did feel like you came along with me. So thanks and thanks and thanks again for every word, every step of the way. I am a thankful girl.

Now to the couch. Hope you're having a good weekend. I did finally watch my segment online line last night. So weird to see that person who is suppose to be you. I barely remembered anything I had said until I watched it. I did remember saying that I don't make my bed, because the producer told me that the whole staff was cracking up, because Martha automatically assumed that meant someone must be making it for me. Funny. In case you were making your bed or something else weird when you should have been watching my segment, here's the link where you can see project part minus the intro and finish and heres the page where you would search for the "fabric silhouette" link on Nov.15th to watch it in its entirety. I will probably have a live video link in the side bar here soon and at the website. Oh and I am REALLY thrilled so many of you have said that you wanna make a silhouette! That is so gratifying. Enjoy yourself friends!
MMMwahhh. That was a kiss. AM

104 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Glad you're home safe, sound, and relaxing...you deserve a break!

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  2. Hi Anna Maria! You were great! Yes, it was funny that Martha assumed someone made your bed for you. We all should be so lucky! I really enjoyed the segment and the cool project. Hubbie and I were thinking of all kinds of cool things you could silhouette. Can you tell us about the process of being selected to do a segment? ... Or did I miss that post? Thanks for sharing your adventure!

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  3. Congratulations. Martha has long been a favorite of mine. It would have been amazing to be there! Congratulations on your success!

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  4. Yes, I caught that bit about the bed-making! Funny! I've already decided to try to get tickets to the show next time I'm in NY. Did I hear correctly that the audience gets gifts? Your fabrics, Julianne Moore's book and bundt pans? How cool!

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  5. How fun! I'm so glad you posted the link to the video. I'd set my DVR to record it, and ended up recording the wrong episode. What a great project! And thanks so much for providing the templates - that looks like a great thing to do for/with my daughter.

    As always, I am so amazed at your ability to do so much with five kids! You rock! :)

    ~Rachel

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  6. Thanks for the backstage peek! You really were wonderful on the show. I was wondering what Martha thought about the bed comment. As someone else who doesn't make hers (well, rarely, when we change the sheets and stuff we manage it) I was curious what the queen of domesticity would make of the comment :0).

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  7. Yay! So much fun to read about your adventures! You make everything look charming and easy.... just one of your talents I guess : )

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  8. I have to say that I totally cracked up when you said you didn't make your bed either. I loved it that you said to Martha....well, who makes your bed?...and then noticed she moved on to another subject. Must be nice to assume that you have someone to take care of that for you!

    GREAT JOB. I LOVED THE SEGMENT. and am looking forward to doing the project soon!!

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  9. You did great! You had a natural air, and didn't seem nervous at all. I would have been a quivering mass of goo.

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  10. Welcome back! I really enjoyed your segment on Martha - I thought you did a great job (not nervous at all). Thanks for sharing your adventures, too!

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  11. You did a wonderful job! So bright and bubbly and charming! I totally started laughing about the bed-making thing - very funny! Congratulations!

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  12. So glad you enjoyed yourself!! Central Park is so lovely. I lived adjacent to it for 2 years while at Columbia and loved taking walks there and people watching. It's really beautiful in the fall. I'm planning on making silhouettes of letters in my daughter's name for part of her Christmas present. Thanks for the great idea!

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  13. Anna Maria! You did it! You did fantastic! I'm so proud of you! Now you can get ready for the holidays and your next expedition/adventure!
    Hugs,
    Laurie
    xo

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  14. Anonymous4:46 PM

    I've a confession. I'm a lurker and have never left a comment, but have often enjoyed your site. I Tivo'd you and watched this afternoon--you were fantastic! If the opinion of a total stranger from Buffalo means anything to you--there it is! You did a superb job, very watchable and your project translated well to the viewers. Nice to finally "meet" you, Lori

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  15. So cool to not only see you on tv but to read about your experience behind-the-scenes. Your just a real girl/mom/woman/artist/creator and it is neat to see that you are in fact just a real girl.

    -dana

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  16. You were sooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute Anna Maria!! I loved your personality, your cuteness, you were so watchable! You need your own show now ;)

    I'll be making the project soon, and update you when I finish. Thanks for (once again) the endless inspiration ;P

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  17. The show was on last night in my neck of the woods and I thought you did terrific! You definitely were a natural and I cracked up at your bed making comment--and your facial expression was priceless, like ooops I just told Martha my innermost housekeeping secret..LOL :)

    I loved your project, too-as a painter myself, I have yet to use fabric as a canvas but definitely want to try it now!

    Thanks for the behind the scenes look, it was fun hearing all the details!

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  18. Fantastic! You really held your own with Martha and were so adorable and funny!
    Great job!

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  19. It was a great segment, and it made me really want to try the painted silhouette project. Oh, and as for the bed-making comment? Oddly enough, I knew *exactly* what you meant right away. Wonder why? ;) Oh, there are folks who make theirs every day? (Um, wait - one of them is my own mom. Never mind.)

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  20. Molly Irwin5:32 PM

    Anna Maria:
    This is soooo much fun to watch and hear about all the details. The project looks super cute. You presented yourself so well; really, you're a natural. I predict this is only the first of many TV appearances, especially with the release (can't wait) of your book in the coming year. I check in here often and always leave more inspired than when I started. You're the best,
    Molly

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  21. you were brilliant! thank you for sharing all these details to give us that behind-the-scenes peek!

    and, i was sharing the idea and how-to of the project with my husband - he thought it sounded fantastic and we plan to make a few as our christmas projects this year...

    hope you are getting some rest this weekend!

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  22. It was a treat this evening to watch your lovely demonstration (I was so concerned that Martha's website would run that promotion forever!). Your Anthropologie sweater looked just right too!

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  23. You were awesome on Martha! A real natural:) I am one of the many that would like to try a silhouette. It sounds like you and your honey had an awesome time too...Congrats on everything!

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  24. Yay Anna Maria! Do you know that I have been popping your blog up for the past 2 days waiting to read all about it?!

    I missed the show on Thursday and last night it was shown on the Fine Living channel so I got to see it! You are just a sweetheart and even though I don't "know" you I was so proud of you! I am definitely going to do a silhouette but I want to use the fabric you were using....and I can't find it! So, if you read this, tell me what the name is and where to get it!!

    Best,
    Dani

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  25. I loved the show. I can't wait to make silhouettes. In fact, instead of animals we are going to attempt to do side profiles of my boys. I think it would make great christmas gifts for the grandparents.

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  26. So funny! She's such a cool cucumber. You were a nice contrast. You did great.

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  27. Anna Maria- you did a beautiful job both on the show itself and your description of the whole adventure. I'm glad everyone was as nice as I hoped they would be.
    Joan

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  28. Loved your segment, my kids all want to make their own silhouettes for their rooms. By the way, where did you find those adorable shoes you're wearing up there? I think I need them.

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  29. Shingledecker8:09 PM

    Anna...I LOVED the segment! I cracked up laughing about the making the bed part....SO hilarious how Martha said "Oh Boy"....after you said 'well...it really doesn't get made'

    I also loved how you so eloquently & swiftly included information about your family! I didn't realize you have 5 children! AMAZING! I bet that made them feel special that you mentioned them.

    You are my HERO! Fabric designer, mother of 5, TV star, fellow Tennessean.....etc etc etc......

    Thanks for sharing!
    Jennifer Jean

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  30. The segment was great! You did an awesome job. I loved the project and am thinking about doing silhouettes of my son and his cousin for a gift for their Nana! I also want to do some of the animals for my own home. Thanks for sharing such creativeness! :)

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  31. Thank you for the fun behind the scenes look. Welcome back home and I do hope you get a bit of rest. Do your kids think you're completely cool now or do they even care that you were on tv?

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  32. Mary Ann/Ca9:06 PM

    Well today was my day to sit down and watch the show. You were wonderful, I loved the bed making comment and you could just see Martha trying to process an answer...priceless. I'm going to try the project too on winter break. Thanks so much!

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  33. I love your blog (I read every day) and was so excited to see you were going to be on Martha. I know you don't know me, but I was really proud of you. You did a fantastic job. I too cracked up when you said you don't make your bed (neither do I!) and found it funny of Martha to comment on that but then let it fly by that you have FIVE children running around your house. Your segment was great, and I too will be looking for things to silhouette at home :)

    Karen

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  34. Anna Maria.....I just watched your video and you were GREAT!!!! So full of confidence and focused:D Great job....and just to tell you how impressive your little project was, I already have my canvases ready for fabric! Thanks for sharing this whole adventure with us! Martha is one of my favorites and has been for 20 yrs. so seeing behind the scenes was really special:D Linda

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  35. Anna Maria - Thanks for all the behind the scenes details, so much fun to hear. As a fan of your fabrics and your blog, I was so pleased to see your adorable personality come through on TV. You are such an inspiration!
    Karen G.

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  36. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Anna Maria,
    You were as warm and beautiful in person(I guess live TV is in person) as you are on your blog. We don't watch TV in our home but knowing you were going to be on Martha I had to Jerry-Rig our TV to get reception. Very Fun.

    I love your balancing an important and active family live, indulging your creativity as well as establishing and running a business all at the same time! So hard and yet so rewarding. Keep up the good work and thanks for giving us beautiful fabrics, ideas, etc.

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  37. You were really fantastic! You totally seemed at ease and looked great! That's a great project and I can't wait to try it!!!
    I don't make my bed much either!

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  38. I enjoyed watching your segment on the show. Great job! I have added a link to your blog on my own sideblog :-).

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  39. We watched you and thought you did terrific!!! I even told my mom and she watched and she said how cute you were and shocked about the 5 kids. :) She crafts but only things that are quick and relatively easy but she liked your project and wants to do it with her grandkids...how fun is that!

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  40. You were absolutely fabulous AM! Seriously! I am definitely making some of these, with the silhouettes like you discussed. What a great idea.
    Oh I'm so proud for you, You did and looked amazing!
    YAY!

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  41. janet clare2:05 AM

    loved the bit about the bed! So glad it went well for you, but had had no doubts that it would!

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  42. Oh, you were absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!Natural, relaxed and beatuful!!!Thanks so much for the link!!!!!I will def. try to make one of these;)

    Katarina

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  43. Andie3:33 AM

    you did a FABULOUS job !!!!

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  44. Anonymous6:14 AM

    Hi Anna Maria
    I hate to disillusion you, but I don't think thousands of people were watching YOU, I think millions were!! Are you glad I'm reasuring you about that now & not before the segment. :) I'm sitting down here in Oz seltering away...and we even saw your lovely face right on time...although I'm sure we weren't live. A big well done. I'm a big Martha fan and to see both of you talented ladies there together was a treat.
    Kind Regards
    Lois

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  45. Anonymous6:15 AM

    that was sweltering by the way!
    Lois

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  46. Another Aussie checking in! I don't think it was on where I am, but I just watched your link, and was very impressed! I can only imagine how relieved you must be to have got through it so well.

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  47. well i just found your blog. and evendou i didnt read all of it, ill be glad too see yours again too
    . bye

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  48. Loved you on Martha's show, she is always so gracious and you a bubble of energy and creativity, both lovely. My husband and I made it a point to watch. He was quite interested in your fabrics and he is always interested in Tennessee artisans.
    Patsijean from Goodlettsville.

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  49. Anna Marie, I stumbled upon your blog a few days before the show and thought "Wow! Being on Martha! That's quite an accomplishment." So, I had to watch. I felt like you were my friend and I was nervous for you. No need to be. You were superb and the segment went perfectly. The bed comment was cute and funny and real. I expected Martha to say "tsk, tsk." Great job.

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  50. You were great! So warm and natural and confident. Congratulations on a great segment!

    I don't make my bed either!

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  51. Hi Anna Marie,

    First of all congratulations, what a wonderful thing to happen in ones life! Also, thank you so much for the link, I had the old tivo thing going and it shut off right in the middle of Julieanne Moore! So needless to say i was really sad I missed you and am truly thankful I get to see it after all.

    Teresa
    xo

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  52. jennifer Paganellli11:09 AM

    Great Great Great Job..love watching you in action ...I mean it you totally blew me away...love the canvases!!!
    You go girl..Love, Jennifer

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  53. Wow!!!! I just watched the video on the Martha website! Great job! Wonderful project! I'm redoing my daughter's room soon and I'm loving the idea of using some of the fabric for this project.

    You were utterly charming on the show, and you are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the experience with us!

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  54. Anna, yours has been one of my favorite blogs to visit for a while now and I love it because it is so homey. The fabrics and things that you make are so beautiful. I am in total awe that you were on Martha! What a great job you did, congrats! You were very natural and looked great too. I hope she put a plug in for your website!

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  55. ~vicki12:31 PM

    I've got my DVR set to record the martha shows and was so happy to catch your segment! Had to pop in and tell you how much my girls and I enjoyed the project you did. We can't wait to make something now. You've given us big ideas! Thanks for "braving it" and sharing a bit of your beautiful spirit and lovely things. (Great comeback about the bed-making too--cracked me up!)

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  56. You were so unbelievably great, beautiful, totally natural and fun to watch! Maybe your own show is in your future and I can say I knew her when!!! Congratulations Anna Maria, you totally rocked it!

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  57. Kaela3:04 PM

    I knew you were charming and delightful from this very colorful blog, but it has been confirmed from now seeing you on t.v. You were fabulous! Also, I loved the project - i'm thinking Christmas gifts! Yay!

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  58. Great job, great idea. You should be really proud and happy with your work.

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  59. Congrats! I was able to tape the show and watch it a few hours after airing- of course fast forwarding right to you. You were great, and I loved the project! What an exciting accomplishment!

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  60. Lorena Guerra5:35 PM

    I'm a little late but i just watched the segment online and LOVED it. i'm definitely going to do that project. you did great!

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  61. You were so great Anna Maria!!!! My mom actually caught the show because of my mass email about it that morning and we were talking about you...it was kind of surreal... because I was telling her all these things I knew about you from your blog as if I really know you! We were both impressed with how calm you were and loved your silhouette pictures!! I loved the idea of doing the children's profile (just like my mom's when she was little, but with a modern twist of your fabric! LOVE IT!). Loved hearing about the whole experience too! We just love you here!!!

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  62. Congratulations! Nice job!
    ~Angela :-)

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  63. So odd you make quirky little observations as I--the way the makeup artist held her paint brushes. You really can tell if they are a natural artist by this!!! You did wonderful and I loved it when you asked her who made her bed---LOL, Christy Stone

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  64. Anna Maria, I was just laughing my hieny off when I watched your episode last night. You did so great, and It was really hilarious when you guys were talking about not making your bed. I thought - oh what a thing to say to Martha Stewart!~ And then she made that comment about 'whoever' is making your bed.... Ha ha!!!! My husband said "why are you recording Martha Stewart? (instead of Flash Gordon)" And I said... well this friend, well blogger, well she's a designer - someone I know - well kinda know - is on there. He said... OooooooKKKKKKKKkkkkk??? It was funny to try to explain the blogger relationship to him. Anyway, I loved it, you did a great job - congrats and welcome to TV land!!!! Em (emandmikeyATaolDOTcom)

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  65. Loved your Martha segment and thought you were brilliant! You were fun to watch and the project was so unique and perfect for such a broad range of crafters! Especially fabulous for those of us non-sewers who love fabric and are looking for projects so we can enjoy them too!

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  66. it is so wonderful that you wrote this all down while it is all so fresh.
    you did such a fabulous job!
    i cannot wait to make a canvas for myself...after the holidays!
    i hope you can rest and relax a little bit!

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  67. Amy Q9:42 PM

    I thought you were fantastic and I LOVE that you told Martha you don't make your bed. It made you even more adorable and great, although I didn't think that was possible. Well done! And that was also a very great project...so inspiring!
    Love it!

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  68. You were wonderful! I have two little budding artists that would have so much fun with this. Have you tried it with your kids? Mine are almost 8 and 10.

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  69. can't wait to see the pictures, once i get HOME. i'm totally making a couple silhouettes for my friend's kids for Christmas. i will have the girls pick out the fabric, and then do them as a surprise. initials, of course ;)

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  70. Anna Maria, I loved your segment. You were completely natural and at ease with Martha! Made it look so easy! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
    Traci

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  71. Better late than never, but you were fabulous and your project was fabulous. You are a natural! LindaSonia

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  72. Carrie9:56 AM

    Hooray AM! Job well done. I have been toying around with making the head silhouette thingys for everyone in my family by painting on canvas. After watching your Matha segment I have decided to combine your project with mine. It will be a cute way to represent each member of my family and warm up a room. I think I'll even include the cat and dog in the project!

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  73. congratulations! You did a great job on Martha. Loved the comment when you asked her who made her bed! classic. usually everyone who is around her is so nervous but you seems cool as a cucumber. very impressed.

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  74. I loved your segment. Your blog is always fun to read and it was neat to see you on tv interacting with another one of my favorite inspirations!

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  75. Anonymous11:51 AM

    I had so much fun being there in the audience! I tried trading my Julianna book with my friends for your fabric, but they wouldn't budge - can't say I blame them. Wish I could have gotten that picture with you, but I know that things were running on a tight schedule - I didn't even to expect for you to come back out, and then there you were, right behind me!
    You did a fantastic job :)
    Claudia~L

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  76. Claudia, I was sitting at lunch and thought, Oh no I forgot to find her and take the picture!! Very tight schedule indeed, I was whisked this way and that. I was so warmed to see that beautiful Bohemian purse though! Glad to have some friends in the audience.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    xooxAM

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  77. Tina Mac12:06 PM

    Thanks so much for putting up the link to view the show.That morning I asked my daughter to set up the vcr to tape the show because I would be at work.When I called after school to see if she taped the show she said she had forgotten. UGH!!! She was playing a joke on me. However, the joke back fired. Although she did tape the show she forgot to put in a tape. Double UGH!!!

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  78. You were fabulous Anna Maria! So charming! Congrats again!!!

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  79. Wonderful! You did a great job. The project looks fun and easy. I might try some for little birthday gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  80. glad to hear you made it back safely. I SO enjoyed the show!! I was so excited to see you! Way to go- you ROCKED!! That project was so cute, your were a natural!!

    Congrats again on such a wonderful feat!!!

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  81. Thanks for sharing the link to the show. I missed it on Thursday, but you looked great and did a fabtabulous job! I think I see a silhouette in my future. :0)

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  82. You did a great job, I taped it so I wouldn't miss it! You really were fabulous!

    Melissa

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  83. I loved your segment on Martha. I even laughed about the bed thing!!!
    I drooled over that project. My teen ager loved the butterfly and she wants to make one for her room.

    Congrats!!!!!

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  84. Sounds like such a fun time. I went to a taping of Martha in feb and it was awesome. She is so pretty and tall in person! I can't even imagine being on her show. I would have passed out. You did an amazing job! And I loved your sweater!

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  85. That was so much fun to read! You really did such a wonderful job...and what a fun project. I will most definately be trying one of my own!

    Thanks!!

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  86. Sharon K10:37 PM

    thank you love this...

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  87. what a trip! you did wonderfully...I dutifully made sure my DVR taped you. :) the bed thing was HILARIOUS. seriously, when I realized what martha meant by "well, no one makes their bed" I almost died. yeah, no one who makes millions of bucks a year. you were awesome - good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  88. Congratulations! I love your fabric!!! It's so wonderful to work with!

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  89. I don't often get time to watch the show but happened to tune in when I recognized your fabrics and then saw it was you. I was like - hey - I read her BLOG!? So very cool. The dream spot of all us creative people out there.

    Thanks for sharing the experience with us. As a native NY'er now in CT, it made me miss those weekends in NYC.

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  90. I didn't realize you were doing the Martha Show until it was too late. I'm a NYer and would have gotten tickets "somehow" (bribed someone on line or called in a favor...LOL).

    I did watch you...and oh my...you were the cutest thing! I felt like I was watching one of my sisters...hoping you weren't too nervous and didn't trip over Martha or something...KWIM?

    Congrats to you! You did it! I can only imagine how proud your family is of you!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

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  91. Well I'm sure I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said but...BRAVO! You were REALLY great! Such a natural and you actually seemed like you both set and kept up the pace of the segment which must have made Martha and the producers so happy. They'll be calling you back for sure. You were incredibly engaging! Great job, Anna!

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  92. PHOOEY!! The TiVO failed for that segment!! I tried to remain calm and cool though when talking to dh about the stupid thing. I hope I can catch the segment on Marth's website. :D

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  93. LOVED you on MS. I just happened to be watching it and immediately recorded it. What a great idea. You're taller than I realized :)

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  94. I get butterflies all over again in my stomach just reading about it. How absolutely FABULOUS and fun! congrats on a great segment and all your success. We know there is only more to come your way.

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  95. I´ve seen it and I´ve loved it!!!
    And you look so nice and bright (don´t know if it´s written like that)so happy and so...glowing!
    Love it!
    All the best for you...

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  96. Loved your segment! You were great. I had to watch it on the internet, but it was wonderful. ~jen~

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  97. It was great to see you "in person" last week! I was entertained by the bedmaking thing, too, LOL! Thanks for the behind-the-scenes glimpse here. I'm sure it must have been an overwhelming yet bubbling-with-excitement experience you'll never forget!

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  98. I thought you were adorable - a really fun craft guest. Your project was awesome and your conversation shows how interesting you must be in person. I was thankful when you mentioned you don't make your bed as our duvet rarely sees the light of day...

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  99. I loved your segment so much I went out to the craft store the next day to get all the supplies to make the fabric paintings.
    I decided our bathroom wall was big and bare, so I made three silhouette paintings of: a blow dryer, toothbrush and paste, and a brush and comb. They were so easy to make and turned out adorable, I'm trying to think of more places to put these wonderful paintings. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  100. It was so nice to read this post - your entire experience. You did wonderfully and you made it look like you'd done it many times before. Oh and you're so much taller than I imagined! :)

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  101. that segment was so great! congrats! i really want to make one of those soon.

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