I'm not a fan of background music while I'm stitching. I find it distracting and after a while it annoys me and makes my sewing lines crooked (that's my story and I'm sticking to it). Listening to the cricket, however, is an entirely different story.
Cricket and sewing go hand-in-hand. With the Ashes on at present, I find that the television coverage, turned down low, is the perfect background. You know that if a wicket is claimed it will be shown about 10 times on replay so you don't miss out on the action. Test games take up to five days, so there are plenty of boring bits too.
Last night, though, the cricket had my full attention as the Australian batsmen showed how to score runs. Absolutely fabulous viewing - and yes, I did finish the small quilt I was working on!