Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Welcome! Hop On In!

WELCOME HOPPERS!

Hiya!  My name is Joy and I am the owner of A Joyful Soul Fabrics!  We are an online shop and we travel around to various quilt shows in the Texas and Oklahoma area and set up shop.  (Must keep things portable as we are still Active Duty in the United States Navy, currently stationed in San Antonio, Texas.)


If you've never visited us before, we specialize in bright, fabulous fabrics, funky patterns and STELLAR customer service.  We LOVE designers like Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Sis Boom, Art Gallery Fabrics and so much more!  We don't just specialize in quilts either!  While we have fabulous quilt kits, we offer pre-cut fabric sets, handbag kits, clothing patterns and home decor fabrics and patterns.  We love ALL things fabric!  



We use this blog to showcase different projects we work on in the studio.  It might be a tutorial we found online or maybe a review of a new pattern.  We also like to do an occasional giveaway!  Let's do one NOW!  Here's a question for you!  

 What's on in the background while you sew??

Do you sew to music, watch TV, try to ignore the screaming children and barking dogs??  You get it!  Leave your answer below in a comment and you'll be entered to win a baby quilt kit featuring Art Gallery Fabrics "Sugar" fat quarters!  (International Friends are welcome too!)  My favorite background noise is Florence + the Machine!  Super loud!

We'd also like to invite you to be an official "follower" of A Joyful Soul Fabrics Blog so you won't miss out on any of the FUN!  Just click the link on the right hand side that says "Join This Site".  Easy peasy!  You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!  We are all tech'd out! 

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As a special "thank you" for hopping in, here's a discount code just for you!  If you purchase $25.00 (before tax and shipping) at A Joyful Soul Fabrics between now and December 17th, use the discount code "PARTY" to get 15% off your purchase!

 
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233 comments:

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Kelly said...

I can definitely vouch for your stellar customer service Joy!!
I love to have cooking shows playing in the background while I'm sewing. Why? Because I love cooking just as much as I love sewing ;o)

Diane said...

Bon Jovi! Thanks, Joy, for truly being a joy :) Happy Holidays!

Sharon H said...

I have my music playing songs uplifting my LORD and my spirit. Love your site. Thanks

Margaret said...

I love to watch, listen to Netflix movies on my portable DVD player. Love a good old fashion horror movie.

Joanie's Quilts said...

I get in moods for different types of media while sewing/quilting. Today during the day I played cds on the stereo and this evening watched a couple of movies via Hulu online on my laptop. I have been known to go to our local library and pick up fiction on cds. I love the bright fabrics that you are displaying!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I sew to quietness.

Catskill Quilter said...

I always sew while listening to either folk music or country music!

Fran said...

I tend to have the TV on in the background & at the moment it's cricket as I live in Australia & it's our summer sport.

Carla G said...

I like to listen to the radio when I sew... but when my machine is humming I can't really hear the music. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Ana e os Viraventos said...

Usually my background are my kids, hopefully not screaming :)
When they are at school I work in silence (when you have two boys silence is very welcomed). Ana

A Home In The Highlands said...

I listen to Radio 4 when I'm quilting - not very rock n roll, but it works! :-)

suzie said...

I like to listen to my local radio station.

Mary said...

I play internet radio in the background when I sew. And sometimes audiobooks. I love a good story, don't you? Thank you for your service to our country. My son-in-law is an active duty Marine, an Osprey pilot. San Antonio is a beautiful place.

Michell said...

I have to have the tv on in the background. Hubby once turned it off and I was not pleased so on it went again. saying that I will soon be in the office sewing so have to think what to listen there. Might have to be iTUnes on the 'puter

ButtonMad said...

Usually lovely family chat as I mostly do hand stitching...but if alone then all the lovely oldies in my songbook collection...so pleased to find your lovely blog...we follow you on Facebook as Buttonmad and are part of this hop under Incomparable buttons...
Warm wishes from south africa

Peach Rainbow said...

I need Silence to 'Concentrate' ;)
Thanks for the chance :D

Dianne Giles said...

I love listening to Rammstein while I quilt. Brings out the creativity in me! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

I actually don't have anything on when I'm sewing, I just drift off into my own world to a happy place.

Thearica said...

Love the quilt in the background above!!

When I quilt most times I have instrumental music playing. And then some days I want it quiet as a mouse. Depends on my mood.

During Christmas season, I love to play Christmas songs. :)

Deb said...

Wow - I'm so glad I found your shop...I love your selection! I don't usually listen to much while I sew. My "studio" is in the laundry room, which is next to our playroom. So, I listen to either the washing machine or to whatever the boys are doing. I like to keep an ear out for their shenanigans!

Carol said...

I sew with music in the background. On my ipod at the moment is Lady Gaga.

mblittle5 said...

I usually have the TV on while I sew, but it's more for the "company" vs. actually paying attention to it. thanks for the giveaway.

beaquilter said...

What a fun question, I lately got into Audio books on CD and listen to those while I quilt, I love fun stories or ones about different cultures..... my latest one was THE LAST QUEEN OF KING HENRY the 8th.... I'm totally NOT into history, but this one was interesting!
new follower here

Quilter in the Gap said...

I generally will listen to quilty podcasts but this time of year I watch Christmas movies. I am such a sap for Christmas movies.

sandrascraftcorner said...

If anything is on will be the tv in another room. Need to be able to hear my Pomeranian if he needs to go out or anything

Mommarock said...

I like to do hand stitching, and I usually do it in front of the Television.. "Go Navy!!"

marth225 said...

I keep the TV running but hardly watch it. Thanks for the chance to win

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I sew with the hum of the baby monitor as it is nap time and I am trying to get as much done as I can :)

JaKnit said...

What's on the background is the music of daily life...cats crying for attention, teenager's rock music, garbage trucks in the alley, the hum of the dishwasher, and water running through the pipes...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I sometimes turn on a DVD while I am quilting. It's really the only time I get to watch a movie or something. Thanks so much for your generous giveaway. I love Pat's fabrics.

Needled Mom said...

I generally have CDs playing in the background.

Ella said...

I sometimes listen to light jazz when I sew, but mostly I just like it peaceful and quiet

Emily H. said...

For me, it depends on whether the hubby is home or not. If he is, he has control over the TV and I'm listening to Lost or him playing a video game and cursing incredibly loud. If he's not it's either Bones or my One Republic Pandora station. Love pandora! Regardless, there is always the noise of the dogs playing together and the cats meowing for attention. It's a beautiful life!! Thank you for this opportunity!

Jo said...

I just found you and "joined" the site! You have souch wonderful fabric choices. I usually don't have anything on in the background when I am sewing, since I find the process itself relaxing. Funny little side note, my DH was in the Navy for 21 yrs. he was on Subs. I am glad you have something that you enjoy while you DH is away, I know it can get awful lonely at times, staying busy really helps. We have been retired for 11 yrs now, and I am almost used to having him home all the time, though sometimes I wish he was still going to sea.(LOL)

Anne said...

I enjoy listening to Sting. Sometimes my parrot, Jack, sings along in vibrato. However, Jack usually adds an "e-i-e-i-o" from his favorite song, Old McDonald. LOL! Thanks for the great giveaway!

pinsandneedles said...

I usually sew to the background of music, mostly Jack Johnson. Thanks!

Dona said...

I listen to music (Adele) on my IPOD with headphones while the grandchildren run thru the house making a mess. Sewing and Adele - I can face the mess they're making when I'm done!

Lindsay Conner said...

I usually sew in the peace and quiet... or with music if I remember!

Carla said...

I quilt with music on. Usually Adele. Thanks so much

Jenniffier said...

I am following now

Jenniffier said...

I prefer nothing in the background, but often it is barking dogs or my husband watching hockey :)

harrispen said...

I usually have the TV on or I listen to NPR on the radio.

Cindy

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great giveaway!
I quilt to tunes...I am nuts for broadway music so I pick a show and crank up the tunes.the nay problem is that sometimes I don't hear the phone ringing and my family gets worried, lol.
I am a new follower on your blog and twitter @shapernes

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I have all 11 seasons of MASH on dvd and I watch them while I sew. It is good background noise that for the most part leaves me smiling and giggling :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Nann said...

Audiobooks allow me to read with my ears and sew at the same time. I review audiobooks for Library Journal. I'm also a judge for the annual Audie Awards (best audiobooks of the year)so from October through December I have 40+ to listen to.

Thanks for joining the Blog Hop. I've seen so many interesting sites!

Anonymous said...

I sew to Disney Movies. Such fun music.

hueisei said...

I have a radio turn on..thx for the chance.

Bright Angel said...

After my kids go to bed at night is my sewing time. I catch up on my DVR and bust out my machine and get to work. I am following you on FB. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Paula said...

The washing machine is often working while I sew and that's what I hear as my sewing table is in the laundry. :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

sammyjo said...

Its got to be paramore or a chick flick because thats the only time i can watch one and not roll my eyes at it as im too busy :)

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

I sew at all times; screaming children, kid videos, radio, pandora, you name it. Though, my favorite and most productive background noise is my Chris Tomlin pandora station.

Marjorie said...

I like football in the background. When I hear a great play, I can always catch the replay and I'm getting 2 things done at once.

gill said...

I always have the radio on while I'm in my sewing room! BBC Radio 4

Cathy said...

I usually have my favorite DVD's playing on the TV. They keep me company. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. Hugs

Carolyn said...

I usually have the TV on in the background. It's funny, I never watch it but only listen, and still seem to know what's going on. LOL

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

Cherise said...

Hello! What a great giveaway! Thanks! :) I always have the tv on. I'm usually watching Big Bang Theory or Criminal Minds. Happy Holidays! :)

Kelly said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Let's see, when I'm sewing while teaching, I talk with my student. When I'm sewing to create one of my "how to" you tube videos, I'm talking to a camera.

When my younger daughter is home she watches TV in the room with me while I sew. When I'm alone and sewing, I love to have Sense and Sensibility on in the background to listen to.

Thanks again :-)
kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Ella said...

I tend to have the TV on. Right now I'm hand quilting to horrible movies on the SciFi channel.

bohemiannie! art said...

I always make art to music...unless it's the middle of the night. :) love everything from Eminem to Frank Sinatra! Thanks!

erica said...

I kind of enjoy the quiet, it is a break from the chaos of three little kids that is going on around me

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sew to the whirring of my computer on! heehee! Sometimes I have ITUNES on my computer to listen to my tunes! I'm a new follower...your #100! Congrats and Happy holidays! ♥♥♥

crafter1953 said...

It depends on what I am working on. If it is something that I am doing for the first time I lock myself away and just work with nothing on. If it something like a quilt then the T.V is on all the time, if I have music on I forget to work and listen to the music. That is how I work.Thank You for this giveaway and Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

Robin in New Jersey said...

It depends, sometimes it's music, sometimes it's tv. Most of the time it's whatever my family is up to at the time I am sewing.

rjbmom7@optonline.net

Sewnuts said...

Depends on my mood - sometimes radio apps (more selection), my music, podcasts (quilting usually!), The Quilt Show episodes on my computer or the TV - esp. since hubby just got a new 55" one - now I can really SEE it in our combined office/sewing studio room - thanks for the giveaway!

funtalkermitts said...

Joy, I love to put on the Galaxy Easy listening station and it plays in the background for everything I do in my room, be it on the computer, in front of the sewing machine or relaxing with a great "who done it". Thank you from one blogger to another for participating in this Blog Hop, isn't it SEW much fun?

Jen said...

I'm a new follower ;) I love to watch Hulu while I sew. I have a space where I set up my laptop. I will sometimes listen to audiobooks or podcasts too. My sewing time is basically TV time though.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I usually have to have it quite while i'm working...lol thanks for the chance to win

barb's creations said...

I don't haave anything on in the background while I'm sewing during the day because as soon as my hubby gets home from work the tv is turned on,the radio etc...so I enjoy the peace and quiet while I can LOL :) Barb.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I always have music on...Rock or Jazz and sometimes classical if things are not going well!!

Jennifer Gail said...

I usually sew to the sound of Turner Classic Movie channel. Thanks

JustPam said...

I listen to books on my MP3 player while sewing and quilting. Not enough time in a day to work, take care of the house, sew and read, so I combine them when I can.

Ariane said...

I love to listen to soft rock music and sometimes, I just sew in the quiet. It helps clear my mind!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Quilting Lodge said...

I usually have the TV on while I'm sewing. Thanks for the chance to win Art Gallery fabrics!

Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

Deb said...

I usually have the TV running in the backgroud while I sew, but something I've seen before - nothing new, or I'll stop sewing to watch.

Anonymous said...

When I am in my sewing room, I always have country music on. Thank you for the giveaway. Joyce Carter--ccarter13@windstream.net

Linda said...

Music or TV is always on when I am sewing!
And may I say Bless your family for serving out country!

karon said...

I lie watching tv

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Usually an old movie...right now it's The Christmas Story, of course!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Jeanne said...

Whatever music I turn on my computer. I have to have noise to sew. thanks for a chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

Sometimes I put on old music like Dire Straits or David Bowie but often I just work in silence or with just the hum of the machine.

@pril said...

Sometimes I sew while watching/listening to tv. Sometimes there is silence. Thanks for a great giveaway!

@pril
KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

Becky said...

I love to listen to podcasts or audio books while I sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I usually listen to a book on CD while sewing. Sometimes my neighbors get to listen too if my windows are open - lol! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

angelaathome.com said...

I listen to the radio while sewing. Your fabrics are so pretty something I surely would buy.

Mama Spark said...

Sometimes I just like it quiet. Actually if I have a lot of time I listen to an audio book on my iPod. Thanks for your service to our country!

Mhairi said...

I would love to be able to say that there is music playing in the background when I sew but the most common noise I have is "MUUUMMMMM, can I ....."
This is generally followed by a demand for food, drink or the opportunity to help. Three year olds do not help in a way that is helpful but I love including them so I get very little done!

Quilting "b" said...

My sewing room is very quiet unless my dog Harley decides to visit. She love attention and giving hugs.

JMF said...

The tv or the grandsons! I'm going to follow you on facebook so I don't miss anything:)

Sandra :) said...

What a great question! I sew in the dungeon (basement) so nobody bothers me down there - the cat comes to visit occasionally, and I always have the TV on to keep me company :) Sometimes when there's nothing on I put on a DVD :) My favourite show to sew to is Murder, She Wrote, lol!

Katie said...

A Sleep Sheep. White noise to drown out my machine so my sweet two month old will stay asleep!

cvdnurse said...

Usually I listen/watch cooking shows, but right now I have Martina McBride's new Christmas CD on - just beautiful!
Susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Douglas Oliver said...

I listen to a eclectic music mix while sewing. Anything goes.

Sallie said...

Thank you for serving in the US Navy! I like to listen to football games while I sew. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Rhonda G said...

I love to sew to music. Prefer the oldies. Great giveaway and I'm going now to be a follower of your blog. I love the fabrics. Thanks

coloradogirl said...

Wow, such beautiful fabrics!!! I usually keep old tv shows on in the background. Normally, my most favorite, The Brady Bunch.

Jessica said...

Right now I sew with Christmas music, but it's usually a mix of Jack's Mannequin, Coldplay, and Blue October. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I usually have the TV on in the background, a good opera is a must when I am handquilting - makes the needle fly.

nicolesender said...

I listen to music on the internet radio Pandora and use different play stations depending on my mood.
Liked you on fb.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jen said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway - and the discount code! I generally sew with the TV on in the background, although it can't be something I have to pay too much attention to. Other times I like silence - I have a toddler and work full-time so quiet time can be a luxury!

Heather Spence said...

I think I would want to set up a cot in your booth and live there. To be surrounded by such fun fabrics all the time, I can only imagine!!

Because I've two beautiful, creative and noisy children as well as a husband who must listen to music or have noise around I listen to absolutely nothing when I'm sewing. Well, most of the time. ;o) You know the saying at the movies 'Silence is Golden'? Heck, they weren't kidding!! Thank you for the give-away. Have a lovely Christmas!!

Debra said...

I always have the lifetime channel in the background. I like listening to the movies!

Aimee said...

If it's not the tv (How its made or modern marvels) its country music :) Y\Thank you for the chance!

RobbieJoy said...

I sew to movies. It has to be one that I've watched enough times that I know it by heart so I won't stop and watch instead of sewing. If I need to hurry because I have a deadline it has to be a fast-paced action movie. ;)

knitnoid said...

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway. I either have the radio turned on tuned KCUR (public radio) or I'm listening to a book on CD.

Deb said...

I always have music on...right now it's Christmas carols up loud!!! I am a new follower :)

Marilyn said...

I sometimes have the tv playing in the background, but usually enjoy the quiet. The fabrics are beautiful.

Lyn said...

When I sew I usually have the t.v. on but not really paying close attention...it is just noise I guess. Along with the others I thank your family for serving our country. It is a family thing

tiny said...

Great give away, I am frinds with you on facebook, and I listen to my sew machine :):)

Anya said...

I like to listen to music -- and the style depends on my mood at the time! Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

I listen to quilting podcasts mostly. great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debi said...

During this season, I am listening to Christmas music!! But, usually it's either Country music or the news!! Your fabric definitely is joyful!! I love the bright colors!

Hollie said...

I usually have the TV on in the background, but I don't really watch it while I'm sewing.

Laurel said...

awesome prize! i like to have mindless simple movies on in the background - right now it's hallmark christmas movies!

Jennifer said...

happy holdaisy! thanks for the chance to win!

Annemette said...

I usually listen to audio books (: and then i try to ignore my sisters teenage tantrums (:

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Linda V said...

Lately, we have had so much stressful family issues, that sewing is my escape, literally! And I will put on my contemporary Christian music that is on my Iphone and sing along! It really gets my mind off me and my need to fix everything and everyone and realize WHO is in control! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

I love to listen to podcasts and music while I craft in my sewing/crafting room. The only thing I have to try to ignore is my kitty. she loves to jump in with her opinion of anything currently being created.

LethargicLass said...

I like to watch tv... preferably re-runs since it is hard to hear over the sewing machine LOL... I am a follower

Anonymous said...

Music is a must...usually Lady 'A' or Sugarland....but this time of year it's Christmas music. birdena@sympatico.ca

Lisa Cox said...

I don't usually have anything on, music or tv. I have found that it distracts me from the sewing machine too much and I screw things up. LOL

Pat said...

I like it quiet when I am sewing. I have actually bought books on tape and also some CD's that I thought would be NICE to have on while sewing, but I never use them for that!!! I am one who just enjoys peace and quiet. (Maybe it's from the years of teaching younger grades in school? Once retired, I wanted some SILENCE!! LOL)

Kathy said...

I just started quilting this year. I used to love to quilt to the tv while All My Children was on. It was also my "me" time because my son goes to preschool in the afternoons. I haven't found a good replacement since they took it off the air. Oh how I miss those people of Pine Valley...

Anne Dovel said...

I listen to a variety of different kinds of music!

Peggy said...

I like to listen to the quiet when I sew.

judith said...

I enjoy the thoughts of my mind, most of the time. But there are times when some easy listening or Christian music in the back is pleasant.

Lesly said...

I watch BBC frock dramas on my laptop while I sew (at least when I am chain-piecing!)

Shelley said...

I always have the radio on while I sew...could run from country to rock to talk shows.

Marika said...

Sometimes it's TV (enven though it's not even in the same room), sometimes, it's just the sewing machine and other times, my cats just trying to catch my attention !

Lorna said...

I like the sound track to Mama Mia...nothing like ABBA to get you in a joyful mood. I am now a follower...love your blog!

JoyceLM said...

I prefer quiet when I'm sewing, so I can concentrate on what I'm supposed to be doing. But one of the cats usually starts meowing to go out or be fed. Or my husband has the TV on real loud. So usually the quiet is just inside my head. Thanks for the chance to win.

Alyce {Blossom Heart} said...

Usually the sound of my son's CD on while he's napping in the afternoons! The dishwasher too.

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Ana said...

I like to cut and sew to music.

NM_Creatrix said...

funky and fun sounds like my cup of tea, and i listen to books on tape with headphones so I can hear over the sewing machine!

supersara20 said...

I like to quilt while watching movies that I love. Usually though the Mr. is playing video games!

Missy said...

I nearly always play either country or classical music while I sew. Thanks you so much for the chance to win

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

new follower #119 & fellow SA quilter. I play music, but not too loud, so I can hear the hum of my machine while I sew.

poppyinpink said...

Quiet is my preferred state..but if i have music on it is guanteed to become an earworm, so I am fussy about what I listen too because any ol' junk can drive me a little bonkers!

Susan said...

I have a laptop in my sewing room and enjoy listening to podcasts while I sew!

jqluo said...

I prefer to sew in a quiet background.
Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Tiffany said...

I have the tv on when I sew :)

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

I usually have the TV on in the background. Shameful, I know. I used to do books on tape and I need to get back into that!!

Kristy QP said...

I usually have the tv on in the background. It's my chance to catch up on shows I've taped!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Maria said...

I always listen to an audiobook. Lovely giveaway!

Martha said...

Wow...couldn't believe that the comment right before me said what I was going to say...I have the TV on in the living room and yes, my two adorable kitties do interupt me needing treats, wanting to go out, then wanting to come in...etc. Love your blog and your bright colors...give your husband a big thank you for being in service to our country and have a very Merry Christmas.

Dix said...

Music or TV but nothing I have to follow or I mess up.

SewLindaAnn said...

Mostly I like quiet when I sew, but sometimes I watch movies.

strandkorbtraum said...

I have the radio on all day - tuned to a classical music / jazz / soundtrack / news station. If I do the cutting and preparing I like an audio book (I actually sometimes remember to turn the radio off while I listen tot he audio book)

mtnquiltr said...

I listen to an audiobook. Presently it is the new book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mom C said...

I used to have a DVD or video on for background noise. I can only have previewed ones because if I haven't seen the movie I watch instead of sewing. Last month I got a new TV that actually has channels so now I try to find something on the tube. I'm getting a little tired of talkshows and will probably go back to the movies. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debi said...

I always listen to my police scanner while quilting. I have meet you before and the quality of products are awesome.

Dana Gaffney said...

Sometimes it's music, hard and loud, but usually it's just the T.V. in the other room. I guess it's all up to who's home.

Lucija said...

I like to listen to the radio when I sew.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

most time listen to what ever hubby watching on tv at night during the day listen to music as stero in my craft room beverly

Gwen said...

When I'm sewing, I usually have the television on in the background-- quite often on either a Food Network show or a sewing or crafting show... Thank you for the chance to win the baby quilt kit-- I have a new little granddaughter (our first) and would love to make that adorable quilt for her! :-)

Carly said...

I love to watch shows on the computer while I sew...it is the only reason I keep up with any television at all. :)

Nanbon44 said...

I have the TV on in the background when I sew, just to have some noise.. most times it is the food network

Kylie said...

Most of the time I'm listening to music but the type varies from classical to folk to 80s to whatever my ipod chooses to play. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

KaHolly said...

I listen to audio books while I work!! Gives me time to 'read' and sew at the same time!! Otherwise, I may not read at all because I'm too busy at the machine.

Gwen said...

I prefer silence, but there's usually t.v. noise or dogs barking from another room. Glad to discover your online shop through this blog hop!

nakedk9 said...

usually the TV is on cooking shows, but lately I've been listening to books on tape (really their CD's)

Anonymous said...

I usually have an active little boy AND barking dogs in the background! If I have some time to myself then I'll put on some music.

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free indeed said...

I usually have the radio on...talk radio or sermons...and sometimes music...always audio stuff.

Alison said...

First visit for me. Right now I have Galaxy Smooth Jazz Christmas on in the background!

Angie said...

I like to put on a book on CD. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherry said...

I do have a tv in my sewing space and watch or mostly listen to my favorite programs. I will sometimes listen to a book on cd while sewing too.

Quiltaholic said...

Beautiful blog! I'm a new follower and have only been quilting since July 2010, love it! I usually have the TV on a cooking channel or the music on one of those channels you can select a type of music that you want to listen to.

Janet said...

Lots of lovelies in your photos! I usually just like quiet but sometimes I'll put on some music. I have to turn it up really loud because the player is in the next room.

Pippa Parsons said...

Hi
Im a new follower I tend to have the tv on or listen to thumping music :)

Heather said...

I almost always have the TV on. That way I can watch some of the cheesy reality shows without feeling guilty.

apple blossom said...

soft music in the background

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Cowgirl in the City said...

I'm usually procrastinating doing my law school homework when I quilt. So that means I'm in my office/sewing room, with a movie on in the background!

SHARBUS1 said...

I aways have the TV on so when I have to rip something I can watch what is going on. Thank You for the great giveaway chance.

Kathy H said...

I will occasionally listen to music while I sew but tv distracts me and I sit there watching instead of sewing.

AlessandraLace said...

it depends on how I feel, if I am tired back from office work I love silence, if not I like music. thank you for this chance. hugs

tina said...

I sew with the radio on

Carrie P. said...

thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway.
Most times I have quiet. If there is a good movie on TV I might watch it.
When I am concentrating I need quiet.
Merry Christmas!

JCnNC said...

Since November 1st I have listened to Christmas music while in my room sewing. Love this giveaway. Judy C in NC

JCnNC said...

I am a follower fo your blog. Thanks for participating. Judy C

karamino said...

I sew with music, TV and I have 2 sweet and boys) Thank you!

Quilting Mama said...

We are still in the baby-gate stage, so I often get to sew at quick moments in between activities, transitions or meals. So, in the background are two children, one husband, the all preschool TV channel and/or holiday music (at this time of year) or good old Rock n'Roll!
Thanks for the give away.

Sue Daurio said...

Pandora is on, sometimes pretty loud, sometimes just loud enough, but always on

Jsoosay said...

I usually have some music on while I sew. Sometimes I bring in my laptop and watch a movie on netflix.

quiltma said...

I watch alot of old dvds when I sew.

Emily Breclaw said...

I prefer music to screaming kids in the background. . . anything from Counting Crows to Enya. So excited to find an online shop in Texas!! Thanks for the giveaway!

emily@thecaffeinatedquilter.com

Mindy said...

I usually have the tv on or the radio. Thanks for the chance to win!
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fnewiest@telus.net said...

I listen to CBC radio which is our Canadian version of your Public radio. I would love to win your prize! Thanks!

DonnaRae said...

I have a small TV on my PC that plays constantly. Love the noise while I am sewing. It is like being in two worlds.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Maria Kievit said...

Most of the time it's quiet in my house. When I really need to keep busy sewing, I crank up the music for an hour or so, and get lots done that way. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cat said...

Love "NEW AGE" like George Winston -instrumental Piano...very peaceful. No lyrics...helps not to confuse my mind when concentrating.

Wendy said...

I always have the TV on in the background, though I don't really watch it! Antiques programmes preferably!!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I kind of love quiet. Just the hum of my sewing machine. Sometimes I'll turn on music or a TV show on my laptop, but usually it's just nice to have nothing :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Tracy Johnson said...

My preference is Blessed Silence! I love just listening to the whirl of my sewing machine, very relaxing. BUT sometimes I put on Spirit 105.9 a family Christian Station for uplifting music. I nearly ALWAYS have a monkey on my back - literally - my 3 year old loves to climb up in the back of my chair and 'drive'. Mom is sitting is code for 'Climb on Mommy Time'.

Alicia said...

I've been enjoying NOTHING on in the background lately, especially if I'm quilting on the longarm. That way I can really enjoy just the quilting.

Cheri said...

Sometimes the TV is on. I also like to listen to books on tape while I sew.

Peggy said...

I listen to country music on the radio while I sew or cross stitch.
Thanks.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

I prefer quiet most days so nothing is on in the background. I've tried listening to books on tape or podcasts but find that even though I think I'm paying attention...I never remember anything I heard! :)

Dawn said...

I love to have some music on in the background, especially Christmas music right now! Thanks!!

Maxwells said...

That's weird I guess I don't really have anything on in the background. I am just glad silence and me time.

K@ren said...

Oh I love your little store! I'm always glad to find another store online that looks fabulous! Do you purchase fabrics from your travels to feature in your shop or stay with the regular main funky designers?? I know I've found a woman local to me who makes her own prints and her stuff is amazing!

Anyway, while I sew I always listen to a movie or watch the latest TV series I'm streaming on Netflix. I love it!! I can't do quiet. Quiet seems so serious to me! Sometimes it's just music but it's never quiet!!

Thanks for the chance to win! Happy holidays to you and your family. xo

krencamp (at) gmail. (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower and the fabric is so yummy! I usually have an old movie playing in the background though I just bought myself several books on tape that I plan on listening to.
mamahen02@msn.com

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