I looked out the window as my plane descended into the Minneapolis airport that night last January and I couldn’t help but smile as I flew over the city and saw those brightly lit areas in every neighborhood. Most people wouldn’t even give those areas a second thought. Most people wouldn’t even know what they were. But I knew what they were. I knew what was going on under those lights. I grew up in Minnesota. I knew that under those lights there was lots of laughter, play, exercise, games, friendships building and young love happening. Some of my most favorite childhood memories happened under those lights. I knew those were the lights of the neighborhood ice skating rinks and I immediately knew I was “home”.
But they didn’t fly me there for ice skating.
They flew me there to be on TV!
Yep, The Renegade Seamstress is going to be on TV and I’m beyond excited!
It really is going to happen.
Back in December, Roberta Bonoff, the CEO of Creative Kidstuff, contacted me and asked if I would like to be a guest on their new show, The Happi House. Of course, I didn’t even take a breath before I responded with a resounding YES! They flew me to Minneapolis in January and we filmed three episodes.
As a teacher, I love Creative Kidstuff’s mission. They believe that play is joyful, educational, creative and inspiring. Their mission is to help families play together and learn together. The Happi House is a natural extension of that philosophy, and they were definitely lots of fun to work with!
I can’t wait for you to see the shows on April 12, April 26 and May 10.
I’ll remind you again as the air dates get closer. But, in the meantime, even if you don’t have an ice skating rink close by, I hope you can get out there and play!
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