My friends have asked me several times; why don’t you apply for the Sewing bees? “This is not for me, I said. It’s far too much rush with time limits to complete the projects”.
All of a sudden I’m right in the middle of it!
To be honest I didn’t think about applying before my niece called me on my holiday and said; “aunty, I wanted to apply for you, but I couldn’t answer all the questions, but you have to sign up for this competition.”
I had a look on the link she sent me on FB, and after hesitating for a while I thought; Why not give it a try!
I didn’t think so much about it before I got a phone call before Christmas, and I was asked if I could come for an interview in January.Wow! I was so excited and couldn’t tell anyone..! (only my beloved husband)
You can see my lovely niece, who is a fabulous model for me ♥ She is wearing a Coctail Dress from an earlier project.
I was so nervous when I travelled to NRK in Stavanger, but I tried to do my best. I was asked if I could do something spontaneous, i.e. sing a song? We were practicing for a concert in our choir, and out of the blue I choose to sing; “Hit the road Jack”♪♫, but I don’t know if this was the next step for a second interview at NRK in Bergen in February.. :)
We were suppose to show something we had been sewing at home in the interview, so I had my red-black Sheath Dress with me to Stavanger.
For the interview in Bergen I brought the Puzzle Dress with me.
In Bergen I met a lot of nice people who was “in the same boat” as me, and the first thing we should do was to sew a skirt with zipper. I think we got 2 hours for the project, and it was quite ok with me.
Second we had to talk with a psychologist, and then finally the last interview with a panel of 4 members. I think it was one of the last interviews that day. I was exhausted, but in a very good mood :) It was a lot of laughter and I thought it went well, but couldn’t be sure..
Anyway, I got a new phone call a few days later. I remember that day very well since my girlfriends was at our house this evening, and I was so eager to tell the girls about it, but had to keep my mouth shut...!