When I’m sewing, I often will hit my Netflix Instant account and re-watch programs I’ve seen and loved as I work. I have exhausted most of those–I’ve gone through all the episodes of Monk three times, in order; all of Psych, also three times, also in order; I’ve watched most of Bones a second time; and notably have seen every single episode of Murder, She Wrote ever aired (with the exception of a Magnum, PI crossover episode that Netflix continues to deny me). With those out of the way/completely memorized (maybe not the Mrs. Fletcher ones, but the rest), it was time for something new. So I dipped my foot into a pool I had not yet experienced: Dr. Who. And the water is warm, my friends. Very warm indeed.
(After enough episodes, you’ll actually start thinking in a British accent. Try it–you’ll see I’m right.)
I had known of Dr. Who back in the day, when it originally aired, but never watched it for one reason or another. When these new series came out, I watched chunks of one with my oldest, the Amy Pond seasons. But it wasn’t until I started at the beginning of these newer episodes that I really, truly got hooked.
Fair warning: everything beyond this point is unabashed geekery. Feel free to run away if you’d like and I’ll see you tomorrow with something less dorky. Mostly.
On a whim today, I did a search for “TARDIS QUILT,” mostly because I was thinking how cool it would be to have a quilt that’s also the TARDIS. As I did my Googling, I had a sneaking suspicion that I was not the first to have this idea. I was not disappointed.
Behold, my friends: the vast array of TARDIS quilts in the universe. Time Lord, you are no longer alone.
From Wendymoon (a long-time blog friend in these parts–hello, Wendy!).
Maybe my favorite, this mini-quilt version from gatheredthreads, via Mr X Stitch
From Crafty_Tardis (this one comes with a sonic screwdriver pillow)
From SewHooked, along with link to the pattern she used.
There is, of course, a whole world of Dr Who crafty patterns and ideas. I’m waiting for the Rose Tyler quilt, because as much as I love Amy Pond, Rose was something special. You geeks know what I’m talking about.
Welcome to the mania, people. I quote the Bloggess: