What You Watchin' While You Sew?

I'm not really much of a TV/movie watcher while I sew.
 I'm more of a Pandora listener while I stitch - namely Nora Jones (yeeessss) or my current obsession, 70s Lite Rock Radio station.
 America, Kenny Loggins, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens. Christopher Cross
Mmm hmm. That's right.
Love me some Fleetwood Mac.
And sometimes, when I'm really lucky, I get a Doobie Brothers hit.
Makes my day.
But lately, I'm completely into watching movies while I sew.
And not just any movies.

Pride and Predjudice (every version I can find)
Mansfield Park
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
Much Ado About Nothing
Young Victoria
Can't get enough.
I think it's also inspiring my next project, but more on that later...
What are y'all watching when you sew?


  1. What a great collection, you really must add Downton Abby to that list, I can't watch anything whilst I'm sewing I have to look still the screen all the time lol. My favourite thing is listening to audio books whilst sewing, problem is I lose myself in them ;) I too like. Period drama and books plus books based in the 1940's. I've just finished reading 2 modern ones by D-Anne Black, Sewing and baking series really enjoyed them. I bought mine for my Kindle fire HD at a fraction of the hard cover, Amazon stocks them.
    Peg xx

    1. I'm almost afraid to say this publicly for fear of backlash.....I've tried to like Downton Abbey. Really - I've tried. I'm just not a fan. But I've never thought of audiobooks! What a great idea!

  2. I don't have a TV in my sewing room, but I listen to audio tapes. I buy old disks at thrift stores for $1.00 and then have hours and hours of listening enjoyment. Right now I am listening to a story set in the 1960's in South Carolina, the south southern drawl sometimes makes me sleepy. I am also a fiend about British Period Romances. I was married to a British gentleman and loved him so, he died from a brain tumor. He told me his mother was a back stairs maid in one of those huge homes in London.

    1. So sorry for your loss, friend. I could listen to a Bristish accent endlessly - the more I watch these movies, the more my head voice starts sounding like Elizabeth Bennet.

  3. I also like to "listen" to movies while I piece, so they must be movies I have seen before. Jane Austen movies, of course. My favorite version of P&P is the one with Greer Garson and Lawrence Olivier. And my vavorite version of "Jane Eyre" is the one with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. But I also like a good explosion or car chase. Right now I'm listening to day 4 of "24". For something completely different, I listen to NPR. Go figure!

    1. I have to say that a good, solid cheesy 80s movie is a good one to throw in there every once in awhile. I'll have to find the Lawrence Olivier version of P&P.

  4. ok this is mary brown...too lazy to sign in, but you must watch North & South (british version on netflix) and Persuasion (Rupert Penry Jones version on youtube in consecutive installments). Seriously...they are both up there with Jane Eyre and Pride and prejudice. With Jane Eyre...you haven't seen Jane Eyre til you have seen Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson. It's like the steamy version if there is such a thing...but doesn't spoil the book because everybody's still being all moral and junk...they just have great chemistry on screen.


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