Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Uncommon Threads: Episode Deux

The Vegetable Liberation Army anxiously awaiting their cable teevee closeup in the Monster Crochet dressing room at Valcom Studios in good ole Burbank, California...



Well, we're done with Uncommon Threads. No more repetitious production of the same item again and again, no more digits buckled in pain from what I'll affectionately refer to as crochet cramp and now I'm free to work on whatever I want whenever I want without a pile of unfinished step-outs hurling epithets my way regarding my practice of procrastination! Woo Hoo!

Don't get me wrong. Cable crochet was definitely an enriching experience. Hell, it was even fun! But peeps, this was hard work AND I pretty much paid the production company to be on the show taking into account the cost of my materials and work-time lost. Overall though, I'm glad Bri and I seized this opportunity. We met some wonderful people such as Allison Whitlock, who is just about the nicest person you'll ever meet as well as an expert needleworker in her own right. Our producers, Lorelei and Joy, were wonderfully supportive and encouraging from start to finish, lavishing much praise and hugs upon us in between takes to keep us going. Gordon, our director, who had the ability to coax laughter from our exhausted souls even when we believed laughter beyond our scope of reference at the time. Dave, the art director/prop guy, who gave me the best compliment ev-ver when he came to pick-up the VLA for their debut from our dressing room, "If I crocheted, this is the kind of stuff I'd make." I've only touched on a few individuals, but there were so many others (literally all of the crew) who made this experience memorable, manageable and well, a little magical too. I know I speak for Bri as well when saying to all of these incredible people (who will probably never read this) a warm thank you from both of us!

16 comments:

Pam said...

I can totally see Dave Lowe saying that to you, he's got a great blog that showcases his talent, he's awesome.

I can't wait to see your shows!!!!!

Deneen said...

I love the VLA the most and they rock and deserved some of the spotlight. Now you can get back to having fun!

natasha said...

firstly, congrats congrats congrats. i think something big(ger) is going to come out of it. and i am a bit psychic. so believe me. or maybe it has happened already and you are all hush hush.

your daughter is amazing. it makes me a bit jealous. although, my hubby takes really good care of my and my kitties all smother me when i am not feeling well.

last, i kept wondering why you werent't blogging and then realized that bloglines had dropped your blog...again. sigh. so not cool. of all the blogs to drop. and i am such a flake that it takes me a little while to figure out that it just isn't there at all. sheesh.

love you dearly!
n.

Tara said...

It's sounds so exciting! I wish I could see the show!

Sus said...

Congratulations! Both on the oppotunity to do the show, and the fact that it's over with a job well done! I, too, lurve the VLA the most and am very happy that they got their moment in the spotlight!

I so wish I could see these shows!!!!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

Those are quite possibly the coolest and most bizarre things I have ever seen! Haha!

I love it! And congratulations to you!

Always,
Jas...

mk said...

Whew! Get some ice packs on those hard-working, oh-so-skilled and talented hands and take a well-deserved break! The VLA knows that taking over the world is hard work and I'm sure they appreciate it.

I love Dave. I want him to be my fairy godfather.

Darlene said...

you are beyond awesome :o)

Ro said...

Me so proud!!! *Sniff* Can't wait to see our beloved VLA on TV!!! I have to put my VLA button back up on my blog!!! Congratulations!!

-Dave said...

Hey! I read your post as has most of the entire UT staff and all enjoyed your kind words. Thanks!
We talked about it as we filmed Allison wearing/modeling a giant crocheted slice of bacon, links of hot dogs and an 8 ft long buffet of deli meat today!

Shell said...

Wickedly cool! Viva La VLA!

Vik said...

I wish so hard I could see the show!!!

SheCrochets said...

The photo of the army is truly impressive!

FinnyKnits said...

See! There is definitely a place in this world o' ours for eyeballed fruits and mercenary produce. And not just in the minds of your loyal devotees.

Congrats on a great appearance. I can't wait to see the show with my own steaming eyeballs.

gracia said...

A marvellous Vegetable Liberation Army... they're ready for their close-up.
cheers, g

Gina said...

What an amazinig photo, wish I could turn around and see such treasured characters on my sofa!