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    Downton Abby

    Did anyone watch the latest of this show.. if you did, I wonder if you noticed the sewing machine in the background in the scene with Anna and Mr. Bates while they had just invited Mrs. O'Brien into the cottage?, well anyway I couldn't get a very close look at it, but it did look vintage.

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    Love Downton Abbey but I dozed off during the show. I always watch it again later in the week - I'll keep an eye out for the sewing machine.

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    Yes, I did notice the machine. I rewound and paused and took a good luck at it. It was vintage but it looked like it was in backwards. Is that just me? Am I wrong??

    I can't believe they only have one more two hour episode left of this short season. Darn...wonder how long we will have to wait until season 4 is on.
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    I saw it too, and also think they had it on the table backwards. I do love that show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    Yes, I did notice the machine. I rewound and paused and took a good luck at it. It was vintage but it looked like it was in backwards. Is that just me? Am I wrong??

    I can't believe they only have one more two hour episode left of this short season. Darn...wonder how long we will have to wait until season 4 is on.
    I'll have to go back and look for the sm--I usually watch it again too. And I am SO frustrated about only one more episode!!! The season is so short and #4 prob. won't be until next Jan! This one was so full of stuff going on it will need another viewing! And did you catch in the preview that Mary is pregnant? They'll probably cut it off next time before the baby comes.....I do wish they'd do more in one season. I love it tho!!

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    I saw the sewing machine, too, but wonder... is it realistic that Anna could afford a sewing machine? They were super expensive!

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    Oh i just watched that last night online. forgot it Sunday on t.v. I didn't notice the sewing machine though.

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    I love this show! Everyone I know knows not to call me when "my" show is own. I didn't notice the sewing machine but will look for it when I watch it again. I did catch in the preview that Mary is pregnant. I can't believe that next week is the last show of the season. Only 4 shows per season?!? Bummer. I'm waiting with bells on for next Sunday and can hardly wait.

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    I saw it, too. I thought she might have been (or was supposed to be) using it to make the curtains. Since this week had a two-hour program, I'm thinking next week will be two hours long, also, which would make the "season" kind of compressed. I'll definitely miss it when it's over this season.
    I just started it this year. I kept hearing about it but had never seen it. My DD told me to see the recap of the first two seasons on the public broadcasting station website, which I did before I saw Episode 1 for this season I'm still catching up, though. My DD is filling me in as I go, so it's becoming clearer. I am enjoying it a lot!
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    You can watch all the episodes of Season one on Netflix and all of the seasons episodes on Amazon Prime. I love watching a series all at one time. All of Masterpiece series are on either Netflix or Amazon Prime. Netflix online streaming is $8.00 month. Amazon Prime is about $80 a year but so much cheaper then cable and all the new releases are available. I use Roku to watch on my TV.
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    I did notice the sewing machine. Very sweet. I love Downton Abbey.

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    The actor who plays Matthew is not coming back for season 4. I keep wondering how they are going to play that off. Will he die in the next episode?

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    Oh, I had heard this season was the end. So glad to hear there will be another. Plan to re-watch this afternoon (I just go to the website) and will pay more attention to the machine.
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    I did see the sewing machine! I thought well maybe the estate owned it and she did the clothing repairs for the household. But I was so enthralled in the story I didn't even notice that it was backwards! I am so hooked on this show - it's the best ever series on TV in my opinion! I could watch it for hours and hours!

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    I worried that Matthew was going to get hit in the head with a cricket ball!!!

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    I'm so glad Mr. Bates finally got out of prison. I caught that Mary is pregnant. Our PBS provider shows the last week's episode before the newest so I will have to watch for that sewing machine.

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    I did not notice the machine, I was too busy sewing, mostly listen to it. I love that show.
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    After the season proper there is the ''Christmas Special' which went out in the UK on Christmas Day and contains many unexpected twists! :-)

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    The sewing machine was on the table backward. She may have borrowed it from the main house. Servants probably had to make their own uniforms, but like someone said above, she was sewing curtains & such. Anna may have used the machine on a larger table & just moved it to the smaller table when not in use, or moved the table out from the wall when sewing, so sitting from the other side, or the prop people set the machine on the table not knowing, & nobody on the crew caught that it was backward. Just before this episode I was wondering why the women were not shown doing embroidery. Then Cora was sewing something in a small hoop this last time. For anyone wanting to see the sewing machine, it is at 1:32 out of a total of 1:53, so almost to the end.

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    I got the entire 3rd season from Netflix and watched it last week. Don't miss it Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellietow View Post
    I saw the sewing machine, too, but wonder... is it realistic that Anna could afford a sewing machine? They were super expensive!
    You forget, Bates inherited some money from his mother which he gave to Vera (the late 1st Mrs. Bates) and he would have gotten it back after her death and him being proven innocence. Plus, I think he had signed some of it over to Anna when they married, and they have the money from his mother's home that they sold. She would need that sewing machine for all the mending she has to do with Lady Mary and Lady Edith's clothing.

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    yes yes! my eyes went to it right away, the episode was recorded so I want back to check it out, but couldn't make the brand! I love that show, I am said it's almost over.

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    I love this show - I watch for free online at the PBS site - I just wait until Monday and I can watch it for free. Yes, I did see the sewing machine - Maybe Lady Grantham loaned it to her for the curtains. I can't believe there is only one more episode - I wish it would just keep going.
    By the way, I found this really funny show on Netflix - its a BBC show called "Keeping up Appearances" - if you want a good laugh - you will love this. I relate to the characters because I once had a neighbor like Hyacinth - check it out.

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    I see Keeping Up Appearances every Saturday night at 8 pm on PBS and Downton at 9 pm Sundays. Did anyone catch what Bates whispered that made the lady change her mind and persuade Jamie to back off?
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    It was something about Lady Grantham's soap, referring to the bath "accident" caused by O'Brien resulting in the miscarriage of the Grantham male heir. Back episodes of this season can be watched only for a few more weeks on PBS.org. Seasons 1 and 2 are on Hulu plus, but will be pulled shortly also. I think Amazon now has the exclusive streaming rights to all episodes!

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