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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

HUGE excitement here at Patra's Place!!!

When I received a large manilla envelope from England in the mail today, I wondered who on earth was sending me a certificate of some kind - that is what it looked like. But within seconds, I was jumping around with excitement (I felt like yelling out WHEEEEEEE! but I was standing in the main street outside the post office). It was my ticket to the Antiques Roadshow to be held in Melbourne on 10th August. It appears that all the applications from Australians wanting to go on the show, actually went to the UK office of the Roadshow, to be vetted by the 'experts'. They obviously decided my linen was going to be worthy of their scrutiny! I am supposed to take five pieces only....how the heck am I going to choose out of five hundred?! Nah, it won't be a problem. They are looking for items that relate to Australia in particular, and I have some lovely linen that has Australian icons embroidered on it. When I have decided, I will post pictures here. But don't hold your breath - I could change my mind many times over the next 3 weeks!

10 comments:

Chelle said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to see your choices.

Gina E. said...

Hi Chelle, thanks for dropping in! I had to visit your blog of course - love your stitching projects! You aer now on my Favorites list, ready to be installed on the Blog list.

Pam Kellogg said...

Wow Gina, that's so great! I sure hope they play that episode here in the US!

Medieval Lady said...

Hey Gina,
I'm so happy for you. :-) Will they play it in the U.S.? I can hardly wait to see what you pick to show. Congrat's and have lots of fun.
Hugs,
-patty

Danielle said...

How fun! I have never known anyone to actually BE on the show!!

kay susan said...

Gina, that GREAT! But don't they know that you need a whole show to yourself! I will look out for it, so that I can watch you when it comes out over here.

Chloe said...

Oooooh, how wonderful. Do you need someone to come with you, as a carer, in case you faint with excitement????

I'm volunteering. :)

Nicki said...

I don't think we get an Australian version here - unless it's a new thing? That's going to be great - looking forward to seeing what you pick. (And I'm sure people take more than they're supposed to, so I would!)

Gina E. said...

Hi girls, thank you for your nice comments! This Aussie edition of the British Antiques Roadshow will be filmed one day in Melbourne and one day in Sydney. It's being produced by the BBC in response to many requests from antique collectors on eBay, the Lifestyle Channel on Foxtel, and other interested people.
Unless the British version of the Roadshow is seen in the USA, I doubt if you will see ours over there. We get both the English and the American Roadshows on Foxtel cable t.v. here.

Maggie Ann said...

Wow, how wonderful and its fantastic you have such a collection of beauties to choose from. Good for you! Congratulations, be looking forward to seeing what you choose.