Thursday, August 2, 2012

Downton Abbey and Sewing

 My husband and I just finished a two week marathon of watching Season One and Two of Downton Abbey.  Oh, fine, we did sometimes try to speak with British accents after watching say three episodes in one night.

Now I know what you are thinking, there was no quilting in this program.

Sadly, you are correct.

But there was sewing!

The servants did the necessary sewing.
 And the family members did decorative stitching.

I would love to know who actually did that stitching.

Do you think Cora could really sew?  I mean, I like her, I do!  Well, most of the time.  (When she isn't being hoodwinked by O'Brien.)

But what are her talents?  I don't hear her singing, playing an instrument or really anything.

Maybe stitching is her main talent!

In this period soap opera there is at least that, they do more than just drink beverages and change clothes. 
 Why here they are having a regular sewing bee!  Probably making something we will never see finished on the show.

I will miss Maggie Smith, she was a hoot!  She was at least consistent and had some of the best lines.
 Boo, hiss, here is the evil O'Brien.

Sure she redeemed herself every now and then in the second season but hardly enough to wipe out all her evil doings in the first season.

Plus don't you think it is handy the way that they label the villains?  They smoke!  Yes, she and Thomas are always puffing away.

This show was probably NOT sponsored by any tobacco companies!

She is doing a little stitching here but probably more plotting!

Is Ethel sewing here?

And how about the moral tale with her?

Whoa, did she pay for her wild oats!

I wonder if there will be more developments with her next season and more importantly, will she sew more?

If you haven't watched Downton Abbey I tried to not put any spoilers in this blog entry.

We will have to wait and see what happens next season, this fall in Britain but not until January for us!

In the meantime, I am going to NYC tomorrow to see plays with friends in the city on Saturday.  No quilting adventures but plenty of fun.

Sew happy!

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