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    Do you watch (listen to) the TV while you quilt? I have a TV in my sewing room, and if I'm in there, the TV is on. I have to have background noise. How about you?

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    yep ,like to have HGTV on most of the time - on Friday nights I like to have Dateline on.

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    The tv that is in my sewing room is connected to the tv in my living room. So, what ever is being watched in the living room is what I have to watch in the sewing room. So, sad as it sounds, I program the living room tv for a day's worth of watching, and disappear for the day. Usually what I'm watching are Lifetime movies, House Hunters, or a baseball or football game. But, like you, it's mostly just noise, and at the end of the day, I can't really tell you about anything that I "watched"...

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    Yes, I have the tv on during the day for background noise, not just when I am quilting :D:D:D

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    Nope . . . love the peace and quiet. Although I do my hand quilting in front of the TV in the evenings, mainly to spend time with DH (who is often sleeping in front of the TV).

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    yes, my tv is on all day. don't just sit and watch, though. and i miss a lot of the news while on QB :)

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    Mine is on. I live in a country woods with no neighbors, so sometimes it's just "company" or white noise. Other times it's a connection to the outside world. It's easy to forget there's one out there sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genafan201
    The tv that is in my sewing room is connected to the tv in my living room. So, what ever is being watched in the living room is what I have to watch in the sewing room. So, sad as it sounds, I program the living room tv for a day's worth of watching, and disappear for the day. Usually what I'm watching are Lifetime movies, House Hunters, or a baseball or football game. But, like you, it's mostly just noise, and at the end of the day, I can't really tell you about anything that I "watched"...
    Chuckle, this is what we did with our TV and dish receiver in our bedroom. It is right across the hall from my sewing room so my Hubby set it up so I can use the bedroom receiver on my sewing room tv. I just point the remote toward the bedroom and change changes as I wish.!! I'm usually not in both rooms at the same time so it works.:)

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    No tv in my sewing room, I'm not a big fan of tv. I listen to talk radio and sometimes music. With talk radio I can keep up on current events. I do have my satelite set to record sewing and quilting shows. I watch them every couple of weeks when I need to do some hand sewing such as binding. I had one in my sewing room for 4 years and never even plugged it in, I finally gave it to my son. Usually my tv doesnt even come on until around 9 or 10 in the evening when dh comes in the house. Tuesday nights is my night I like to watch Top Shot but it too is recorded for later viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genafan201
    The tv that is in my sewing room is connected to the tv in my living room. So, what ever is being watched in the living room is what I have to watch in the sewing room. So, sad as it sounds, I program the living room tv for a day's worth of watching, and disappear for the day. Usually what I'm watching are Lifetime movies, House Hunters, or a baseball or football game. But, like you, it's mostly just noise, and at the end of the day, I can't really tell you about anything that I "watched"...
    You should be able to set your receiver to get Mode 2 and have your own programming. Then again I dont know what kind of Orovider you have. I have Dish

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    My T.V. is not connected to anything so if it's on it on to a DVD, while I'm sewing I listen to a book on C.D. I go to the library once a week a take out about three books. This helps me with keeping up with the latest books. Oh when I'm doing yard work I rent 3mp players from the library which also have a book on it.

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    I DVR movies so I can fastforward through commercials and watch them while I sew. Love the background noise!

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    I listen to Pandora (internet radio) when sewing. I usually listen to 50s and 60s and 80s. I can't sew when the TV is on. I lose focus and can't relax.

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    It depends which room I am in. Either tv or radio...

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    My sewing room is right off the living room so if hubby's out there watching TV I can listen from where I am. If he's not there I'd just as soon have it quiet. I've found that if I have a TV in the sewing room, then I'm watching TV and not sewing.

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    No TV in sewing room, just living room and only with an antenna, so I watch in the evening when hand quilting. Otherwise it is the radio, or silence, I like that too.

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    Yep; and once in awhile I pay attention to it. Drives my kids crazy. I try to keep the lights off all over the house and the AC units down; I'm always after them on that but because when I clean I'm all over the place; I have a hard time staying focus sometimes I normally have TV on in most of the rooms. It's better than getting locked into one room because you don't want to miss what was said. I like having sound going on; even if I'm not paying attention sometimes

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    TLC, HGTV, Lifetime, etc

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    No TV in my quilting area. Most of the time I like my silence. Good time to think and be thankful. Sometimes I will turn the stereo on in the other room loud enough so I can hear it and hum along while quilting.

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    No tv...but HAVE to have music playing, the livlier the music the more creative and quicker I sew :lol: :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    No tv...but HAVE to have music playing, the livlier the music the more creative and quicker I sew :lol: :D :thumbup:
    That's me too, although sometimes I would like to have a t.v in there!

    :D :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgrammyt2
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    No tv...but HAVE to have music playing, the livlier the music the more creative and quicker I sew :lol: :D :thumbup:
    That's me too, although sometimes I would like to have a t.v in there!

    :D :D :thumbup:
    LOL I do have a tv in the room too, but rarely think of switching it on

    :roll:

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    No, I don't watch much tv during the daytime. I either like the silence or play some old country music. However, DH does watch tv during day and I can hear whatever he is watching (in fact, if we had neighbors, they could hear it too).

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    I have one and it is usually on GAC (Great American Country) I can listen to the music while I am working

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