Sunday, March 25, 2007

background noise

Well, Friday turned out to be a long, pleasant 'no work day.' We finished off the day with a trip to the beach, dinner with my parents and a rented movie, The Prestige. It's the second magician movie we've seen recently (also The Illusionist), and both were enjoyable. It was nice that we relaxed so much on Friday and then still had Saturday for more projects.

A small sewing project that I just finished up is this TV cover. I really love this new velvety fabric I picked up at a nearby home dec fabric store. I'd love to play around with free motion quilting/embroidering and do something like these leaves.
While I grew up in a not-much-TV household, E's family keeps TVs on for background noise. So we have this second TV (just in case!) that rarely gets turned on and that's housed in our office. The cover is just a quick solution so that I don't have to look at it now that I'm sewing in that room. Eventually I'd like to make a nice quilted one like this for my sewing machine. E can't understand why I don't have the TV on the whole time I'm working (even though my back would be toward it while I use the sewing machine). I prefer silence or good music that's not too loud while I'm working. Maybe I'm boring, but it just seems like too many stimuli otherwise. How about you--when you're being creative, do you like to have background noise?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


  1. Very pretty and I love the fabric/color choice.

  2. hi there... lovely cozy! i generally work in silence though if there is going to be sound it's some good tunes... e and i share sometimes as our study doors open onto the hallway so he'll crank up the music in his study so i can hear it :) there is something relaxing about being in total silence for me... helps me think.
    p.s. will you send me your email address please? blogger won't show it on your comments...

  3. I'm like you now, but I wasn't always that way!

    I grew up in a tv household (my mom had her own tv, then we had the family room tv, I had my own tv,etc) and grew up falling asleep with the tv on. Now that I am on my own, I don't like tv in my bedroom. I don't really have it on very much ever either. My boyfriend (on the other hand) loves the tv on while he is falling asleep.

    I don't really know why I changed so suddenly. Funny how that happens.


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