Or at least, what I can get done while sitting through 12 episodes of Sex and the City.
Here's a little confessional post for you. Watching Sex and the City is my guilty pleasure. I didn't have HBO when it first came out (still don't, actually) and about 6 and a half years ago, a friend tried to get me in to watching the show while I was visiting her. I don't know if it was my frame of mind, or the fact that my daughter (who was just a few months old at the time) was up screaming all night long, but I hated the show. HATED it. I swore it off as trash and crap. It's so not the kind of show I'm in to.
Then a few years ago, during one of my frequent bouts of insomnia, I happened to catch a couple of episodes on late-night cable tv. Suddenly, I was hooked. Around the same time, my husband started traveling a lot for work. Sometimes, he'd be out for two weeks in a month and I'd be left alone with the kiddos. Needless to say, once I got them in bed at night my brain was toast. Watching Sex and the City was the perfect brain candy for me. At the time, we had Netflix and I would carefully plan my shipments around his travel schedule. I'd practically shove him out the door in anticipation of curling up and enjoying time alone in the quiet house with my newfound tv obsession. I watched the entire series that spring, and was crushed when I finished it.
I've just started to re-watch the series, and this time I have an even better accessory to my tv time than the popcorn and cocktail I used to turn to. Now I've got embroidery. And .... ooooohhhh .... have I found my new favorite pasttime. Me + Sex and the City DVDs + embroidery = absolute heaven. Over the weekend, I sat and just stitched and stitched and stitched once the kids were in bed. I honestly could have stayed up all night watching the show and stitching. I ended up heading to bed around 1:00 each morning - reluctantly (I'm paying for that sleep deprivation this week ... )
In all, I watched 12 episodes of the first season (I guess that's the whole first season... right? ) and stitched part of a pillow case for my daughter using a new pattern from the Sublime Stitching Craft Pad. I'm glad I had that little mental break over the weekend, because I'm slammed with work this week and won't have much time for crafting. And since we no longer have Netflix, I'll have to run down to the video store before I can get my next Sex and the City fix.
What's your favorite thing to watch/listen to while you stitch?