September 20, 2014


I proclaimed that my Mother and I are Project Runway's Biggest Fans.  As a matter of fact we should have been the first to be invited last season when they aired a segment that featured PR fans - after all, we are the Biggest Fans.  We couldn't wait until the new season started, and we have a regular ritual of calling each other before the show starts every week.  The conversation usually goes something like this:

MOTHER:  Well it's Thursday are you ready?  I've already had a little nap.
ME:  Yes, I'm ready; I'm watching the reruns right now.
MOTHER:  I'll tell you right now, I'm not going to make it.
ME:  Well I for one am not making any promises.  I've nodded out before while watching sitting straight up in a chair.
MOTHER:  I've come to the realization that I am NOT going to torture myself with this any more.  I've tried everything!  I'm going to bed!  I can watch it tomorrow, I have it set to record.
ME:  It is torture!  I tried propping myself up in bed, but that didn't work.  Woke up with a neck cramp and ended up having to go in for an adjustment.
MOTHER:  Well it comes on over and over again back to back.  I'll just watch it tomorrow.
ME:    Well I can always watch it online or catch On Demand.
MOTHER:  Well let's talk tomorrow, hope you make it.

ME:   I didn't make it. Who won?
MOTHER:  I didn't make it either, and had to watch it twice today.  I fell asleep on it the first go round.
ME or MOTHER: I saw the whole thing, but I can't remember who won - who went home?

CONFESSION:  As much as the Biggest Fans LOVE Project Runway - we can rarely stay awake long enough to watch an entire episode!  Pitiful, I say Pitiful!

My mouth fell open at the most notable judging critique of the evening.  The award goes to Heidi Klum's comment about Sean Kelly's American Doll crippled peace sign jumpsuit outfit:  "I don't think the look is o.k. at all to be honest with you.  To me it looks like a McCall's pattern book sew it yourself kinda thing."

All in all we do really enjoy watching... 


  1. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one whose mouth fell open at Heidi's comment. Like you and your mother I'm a fan of the show, and I especially love challenges that throw the designers for a loop, but once in a while I'll hear a "loving hands at home" comment and want to chuck something at the TV.

    1. I know, we are all "biggest fans" aren't we? Me and my Mom have so much fun with this show!

  2. I was surprised that Heidi knows the name of a commercial sewing pattern company!
    His outfit did have that stereotypical home-sewn vibe to it.

    Usually I watch it online on Friday nights, but lately I've been staying up for the whole thing.

    1. I was surprised to hear McCall's Pattern come out of her mouth too Kyle. And I agree there there were several "Becky Homec -y" outfits on the runway and one of them had to go home. When the challenge was first announced I said "too bad someone has to be taken down by a doll challenge".

  3. I've never watched PR - too many menfolk in the house who would make fun of me for it, and too much else to occupy my pea sized brain. But it's terrific that you and your mother enjoy it so much, and talk about it long distance. I wish my mother had ever even tried to be pleasant to me.

  4. Yea I'll bet your men folk would make fun of that show. I'm so happy that your children have such loving parents.

  5. Hilarious! My mom used to watch this all the time, and she would call me and asked if I had watch...even though she knew I didn't. She loved it. I still haven't seen it, but maybe I'll record one....I really like Heidi Klum.

    1. Oh, it's so much sewing drama Coco. You would really enjoy it.

  6. My husband and I love the show! He has opinions on the garments and who should go home! I was surprised at Heidi's comment too but the outfit was pretty bad.



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