A quick update: Blogger, Downton Abbey, Sewing, etc.

I just wanted to do a quick update — I’m hoping to have a better update or two this week, sometime.


I’ve been staying very busy.  I’m trying to keep sewing, although I’ve not been as productive as the petticoat week.  I’m trying to make a few accessories before I work on a tape dummy and sew a jacket or two.

I’m also looking forward to finishing my garments (for the first one or two outfits, anyway) so I can start working on my husband’s again!  I’m excited about costuming with my friends and letting my husband join in.

He seems excited as well — I caught him looking briefly at a few informative websites about period card games to see what they’re like.

Downton Abbey and Christopher

I had about two days where I wasn’t feeling too great, so I watched Downton Abbey on Netflix.  I know, I’m a little slow finally getting around to watching it.  I’m not a big fan of being glued to television’s schedule, so I waited to catch it on my own time.

I loved it SO much, I told Christopher about it and we sat down to watch it together over a period of a few days.  By the second episode, he exclaimed “We are buying this on DVD!!!” I kept warning him about the last episode, and sure enough as the end credits started rolling, he practically jumped up and had fits.  He wanted to see more!

I think he’s hooked! 😉  (what a lucky gal I am to have a husband who loves watching things like that with me)


I decided to create a blogger account so I could more easily reply to friends there.  I also felt like I was missing out on the great sewing and costuming community there.  I feel a little alone on my self-hosted server (although, I very much appreciate those of you who reply here or talk to me about my entries in person or elsewhere — thank you so much!).  Having an account there will help people recognize me, or even get a feel for who I am when they see me replying.

I don’t know if I’ll do anything more than just use it as an informative placeholder for this blog/website.  We’ll see how my needs change over time.  It seems like a neat setup so far.

I’m looking forward to keeping up a little better with my friends, as well as meeting new people.  Here is the link to my blogger account.

Hoping to post later this week

I’m hoping to post two entries later this week — one related to sewing, and the other to something Christopher did this weekend.  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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3 Responses to A quick update: Blogger, Downton Abbey, Sewing, etc.

  1. Mme B says:

    My husband appreciated DA too, much to my surprise! He usually isn’t too keen on more low-key period drama with little to no shooting and such :P.

    I follow all sorts of blogs with my Blogger account, not only Blogger blogs! For example, I subscribe to your posts via my Blogger panel so all your new posts show in my “news feed”. Works like a charm!

  2. Thanks so much for the reply, and letting me know how you follow my blog. I really appreciate it — I can tell in my stats that I get click-throughs or views through Blogger, but I never know how many or who. It helps to decide how I’ll use my own site, and now even other places like Blogger.

    I sometimes forget that my husband has very close tastes to mine for shows (I love things like DA, but I can get a little antsy and don’t always want to watch TV or movies — he’s a little more patient than I am). I wasn’t sure if he would have time to sit down and watch the series with me, but I knew he would love the characters.

    It’s just so much fun to find a series or something that we’ll know the other will enjoy, and make a fun marathon-watching party of it together 😀

  3. I love the characters on Downton Abbey. Even the bad guys, whom I loathe because they are such evil people and very well done. I love the whole feel of the show and man–what a season ending!

    It’s been great seeing you back to sewing more regularly. When we’re both productive, we feed off of each other’s energy. It’s made returning to a day job instead of freelancing worth it!

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