|Progress was made this week, quite a bit of progress! But it meant I sat in front of the TV quite a few hours when not packing orders.
When doing a binge session of stitching, I get a bit low on the DVR and rue the day that the reruns have come on for my favorite shows. PBS is my go-to as I just love documentaries, especially those about history and science.
I wonder what everyone else is watching during their stitching of their casket. Thought I would put up a list of ideas - many of them on YouTube that anyone around the world can watch.
Masterpiece Theater - Victoria
The Crown - Netflix
How to Get Ahead at Medieval Court/in Renaissance Court/Versailles (3-part series)
A Very British Renaissance (3-part series)
ANYTHING by Lucy Worsley, Curator of Historic Palaces (search her name in You Tube)
A Timewatch History of the Mary Rose
Secret Knowledge - The Hidden Jewels of the Cheapside Hoard
National Geographic The Gunpowder Plot
When God Spoke English - The Making of the King James Bible
There is a You-Tube channel with about 1500 hours of organized historical documentaries - Herodotus MK2 The Father of History. I am sure some of this content isn't exactly authorized, so I am going to make my way through quite a bit of it soon working on my stitch-along projects.
Another thing I do is listen to podcasts while I stitch or work packing kits. My favorite weekly podcast is the "Stuff You Missed in History Class" podcast. It is just full of interesting topics across world history and this do a good job of exploring much more obscure things that are not only interesting but had impact that effects us today but have been forgotten to history. So I like that if I just listen to each one, I come upon history of parts of the world that I don't search out normally.
Then there are the audio books. An author I picked up from my son's required reading last summer is Tom Standage. He writes books about world history that take an interesting wander. One was the history of the world in six glasses (the required reading). Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola. Cola = Globalization and so on. Really interesting! The next one was the history of the telegraph or as he called it, the Victorian Internet. The parallels were fascinating! I am interested to listen to his "An Edible History of Humanity" which examines how food has been a catalyst for change.
So I would love to hear how those of you working on the caskets are whiling your time with your mind while your hands are busy!