Thanks for popping in. How often do we inadvertently butt-dial somebody? Or is it just me?! I’ll be driving along, minding my own business, when out of nowhere somebody calls me and says, “Hiya! Missed a call. You ok?”
Well, today it was a most pleasant butt-dial! Alex, the beautiful presenter from The Craft Store (aka Hochanda) called me. “Hiya Barb! Missed a call. You ok?”
So once we had established that my phone just randomly calls people that I need to speak to (haha), we had such a good catch up conversation. We haven’t talked properly for ages. I love that woman; she is a breath of fresh air.
I told her that Paul and I are planning on coming back to the TV studios soon, and that my first show back in the studio instead of Skyping will be Sunday 6th June, 2-4pm. “Hang on, ” says Alex, “Let me check my schedule…” YEP!!! We’re doing the 2-4 together. Brilliant news.
If I was even a little apprehensive about going back in the building, I am certainly grinning like a Cheshire cat now. Don’t get me wrong – I love all the presenters at the Craft Store. I really really do. They are top of the league, a class A team. And they are ALL lovely people. Alex and I are from the core who have been there at Hochanda / The Craft Store since Day one together. So going back in after almost one and a half years, to the very same person you did your first shows with, is pretty cool.
This Friday, I shall be skyping in the Craft Store at 9am and 1pm. Lovely Leonie at 9am! It’s Mixed Media Stamps and Stencils, which will be right up her street! And dear Fiona is keeping us company at 1pm. Cool. I can’t imagine it’s easy trying to present a show with the guest in another town on a screen, with intermittent Skype reception. So yeah. From June, we will try to join the presenters in the studio again. Not always, but mostly.
What have we got in store for you on Friday? We shall be giving those lino cut stamps of mine an airing on TV, plus some superb new word stamps which look like the stickers – except they’re stamps! Oh, and a delightful collection of new panel stencils, designed by our Lucy.
Love and Hugs