March 8, 2011

Downton Abbey

I sat and stitched a long time last night and this morning, working on the applique for my quilt, being pulled into a world where the ladies and gentlemen of Downton Abbey reside.  I missed the series when it first aired in January, but have had time this weekend to watch it in its entirety--all seven episodes.  My head is filled with garden parties, lost love affairs, wrenching choices but most of all, a world where the aristocracy moved with grace and class and never, ever had to lift a finger to do the dishes or the laundry. 


A clip about the house used in Downton Abbey.

11 comments:

  1. Hi
    I never heard of the show, but then, we don't watch that much television. I have this vision, though, of you (well, I don't really know what you look like but ...) quilting and watching some BBC, and maybe a cup of tea by the side.
    Take care,
    Kevin

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  2. I pictured you staring at your quilting and listening to the TV. Multi-tasking is how I watch TV always with a project in my lap. Glad you got to enjoy some down time...was there a cup of tea?

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  3. Multi-tasker, that's me too. But I am trying to break away and give one thing my full attention. Can I do it? Thanks for including the video for this series. Looks so cool,
    Bonnie

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  4. I was watching TV and hemming pants last night. Makes me feel like the TV isn't wasting my time.

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  5. Love the line "My head is filled with garden parties". Oh, I'm ready for spring. And no laundry? Now I could handle that. :)MaryHelen

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  6. You set the mood with your "stitching". How nice it would be to talk with someone about the evening's menu, & then have those 'someone's' prepare it. Perhaps you set us all daydreaming a bit?

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  7. Thanks for telling a bit about this--I hadn't heard about it but it sounds like something I'd watch. Like MH, I was completely down with the part about no laundry!

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  8. This is why I need NetFlix! I love all things BBC, and that house (That House!!) is so fantastic! Thanks for the recommendation and the images of you catching up on all 7 episodes. That sounds like a fantastic weekend!

    -Carrie

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  9. You seemed to be both watching and partaking as you stitched alongside them in their world.
    NetFlix is the best. Have you watched All Creatures Great and Small? We are working our way through those now. It must be the few and far between ads that make them so much more relaxing and enjoyable than "real" tv.

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  10. My parents had a rule that we couldn't watch tv unless we were doing something with our hands. Now I'm not really comfortable in front of the tv unless I'm knitting, stitching, cutting and pasting paper. It is more listening than watching.

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  11. What a way to spend those hours. Be sure to check out the PBS site where you can enter a drawing for a trip to England with a tour of many great houses seen on PBS but especially the one where Downton Abbey was shot. There is to be a new Downton series and I can hardly wait.

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