There hasn’t been any sewing going on this week yet, but I have been crocheting and watching Dae Jang Geum, a wonderful Korean miniseries. Our cable lineup includes the local channels that show different foreign programming. Of course, we have about half a dozen Spanish-language channels, but two other channels show Asian shows from China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. I’ve been watching Japanese shows for about 25 years, but I hadn’t watched any Korean shows until my dad told me about this one. I went over to his house one day and he was watching it. I think he liked it at first because the start of the series shows the main character as a little girl, and the actress is the cutest little girl I’ve ever seen. My dad had three daughters whom he loved very much, so that is probably what got him hooked on the show. As the story progresses, the character goes into training in the royal kitchens (this takes place in the early 1500’s) so the whole show is a foodie delight. The costumes are fabulous, too. When my dad introduced me to the show, they were several episodes along in the story, so I was thrilled to discover that I could get the show from Netflix. I finally got to see the start and understand the backstory.
The only bad part about watching a show with subtitles is that you can’t really sew while it is playing since you have to keep your eyes on the screen. That is why my crochet projects are moving right along and my sewing is stagnating. Also, it’s hard to sew when it is 100 degrees outside. The weather site says we are headed towards cooler weather, so there may be some fall sewing in my future.