Monday, April 6, 2009


Four days later and I am still basking in the glow of my visit to NYC with my dear friend Penny to watch a live taping of The Martha Stewart Show! What a great experience! First of all, let me start by saying that I'm an even bigger fan than before. Martha is more beautiful in real life than she is on TV or in pictures. She was very gracious and poised and professional;so unbelievably at ease in front of the camera. And do I even need to talk about how gorgeous the set is? I would die for that "craft room" set-up. Joey Cola is a doll, and so funny-VERY good at his job. The whole experience was pretty relaxed-we were let in and seated in a very calm, orderly fashion; all the staff were so professional and friendly. Martha showed us decoupaged Easter eggs, block-printed linens, and hot-crossed buns. The only disappointment was that her scheduled guest, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, that yummy fellow from The Tudors, cancelled due to illness. Our giveaway for the day? Martha Stwart Crafts Scissors
and Craft Knife, both of which I already own, since I ran right out & bought them as soon as Martha came out w/craft products. Penny and I were hoping for a nice shiny copy of Martha's new book, Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts, which we didn't get, but it's okay. It's ALL GOOD! We'll just buy the book. The experience was worth way more than the price of the book. I loved every minute of it and I'd do it again! And, I'm more inspired by Martha than ever.