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    Red face Watching Movies

    Several of you on this board mentioned having t.v.s in your quilting rooms. How are you able to concentrate on both your quilting and a movie at the same time? I think I wouldn't be able to do either well at the same time. I need to watch my needle or my not so straight seems would be even wonkier. lol

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    I mostly listen. The shows I watch are regular series and I know the characters voices.

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    Same here. Can tell the voices of those housewives anywhere!

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    I listen to PGA golf.....and my football games, some recorded Fons and Porter shows, if something catches my attention, I stop and rewind....I have it on mostly for company in the house as I live alone.
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    listen more than watch, stop sewing at a good part, then just carry on.
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    I use my iPad to watch shows and I watch, sew, watch, it's rarely something I haven't seen before. I still prefer music playing instead.

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    I'm a listener, too. I listen to Eleanor Burns videos from her website pretty often. I also do Netflix. It's just noise to keep me company.

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    i have the tv more for the company than to actually watch.
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    I don't have a tv in my sewing room yet, but I would really enjoy to listen while sewing...
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    Same here. Can tell the voices of those housewives anywhere!
    Seriously.
    Two nights in a row of total, out of control, bat-sh## crazy behavior.
    I thought nothing could surprise me anymore, but, man, my jaw was on the floor from the audacity of it all.

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    Nothing to watch on TV nowadays. I prefer to put some music on my computer...usually
    some smooth jazz or 70's or 80's depending on my mood and what I'm doing.

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    I keep mine on mainly for the noise too... Then stop and listen if something that requires my attention. Also, the noise of the tv helps mask the noise my neighbor makes working outside (mowing, splitting wood, etc). The neighbor's noise makes my dogs go nuts. They think: "Intruder Alert! Gotta bark -- LOUD and LOTS! Since several of them will go straight to the fence and bark at him incessantly, I have to bring them all inside when he is working.

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    I pretty much don't watch movies and I don't watch daytime tv. The tv in my sewing room is situated so you have to turn around if you're at the sewing machine to see it. It's right next to the computer though so I can watch tv while I'm doing stuff on the computer.

    When I do watch a movie it's generally in the family room on the giant tv instead of on my little tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    Seriously.
    Two nights in a row of total, out of control, bat-sh## crazy behavior.
    I thought nothing could surprise me anymore, but, man, my jaw was on the floor from the audacity of it all.
    You must be watching New Jersey and New York. I only watch Orange County and Atlanta. I think they're slightly less crazy.

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    I mostly listen as I sew. I also keep working during all those commercials. Though my TV is in my living/great room I have my sewing cabinet in the studio facing the TV.

    I have trouble having my back to a doorway when sewing. Probably due to the type of patients I dealt with.

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    I sew slowly, but it's more fun to have a movie on at the same time. If I concentrate to much on the quilt I will make a mistake - my subconscious is more accurate! LOL

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    Listening here, too.

    Jeopardy! Since I TiVo new programs, Jeopardy is perfect: I can re-listen to an episode several times in a row to "hear" the questions I missed during deep concentration paid to my quiltmaking.

    Judge Judy. The incredible stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me.

    Any Law & Order with Jerry Orbach. I've seen every episode so many times, I know exactly what's happening. Don't need to TiVo these: there's almost always an episode playing somewhere.

    NCIS. The older episodes are in the same category as Law & Order.


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    I mostly just listen too--need the background noise. If the TV's not on I listen to audiobooks.
    Bernie

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    I just use my tv for noise. Actually, I rarely ever just watch tv...even with DH in the family room I am always playing on my laptop or reading. I very rarely just simply watch tv.

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    I have the TV on most of the time when I'm in my sewing room. I had 4 children many years ago and learned to tune them out. Proof reading this, I still have 4 children--they just don't live with me anymore. lol I have always done 2-3 things at the same time. If I just watch TV, I usually fall asleep.
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    ditto-ditto- and ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    I have the TV on most of the time when I'm in my sewing room. I had 4 children many years ago and learned to tune them out. Proof reading this, I still have 4 children--they just don't live with me anymore. lol I have always done 2-3 things at the same time. If I just watch TV, I usually fall asleep.
    Sue

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    I have the TV on, tuned to music only channels. Have over 40 different ones to chose from. 1812 Overature is great for loops and swirls on the quilting frame

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    Maybe it is the sound more than the pictures, but most movies can be watched with half an eye and half an ear. Sewing during sports is even better because of the replays when anything exciting happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    listen more than watch, stop sewing at a good part, then just carry on.
    Same here - I love watching old movies on TCM. Have seen many of them more than once but always stop quilting at the good parts.

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    I have Netflix on mostly and can rewind if I think I have missed something important. I listen for the most part.
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