Doctor stitching who?

Some presents need somewhat longer in the making than others… and some really need too long. I started this Doctor Who crossstitch cussion for my dear sweetheart last fall, determined to finish it till Christmas. Sadly I couldn’t achieve that goal and had to give him a half finished David Tennant Doctor as well as missing nineth and tenth Doctor under the Christmas tree. And it took me, including some procrastinating I have to admit, until today to finish it. But here it finally is and I think it’s awesome!

I’m quite hooked on crossstitching, admiring the neat projects that you can find around the web for some time now. With some patience patterns can be found everywhere on the web, but I collected some of my favourites over at pinterest. And if you don’t want to get stuck in a project like this for over half a year like me – there are some people out there who really know about cool crossstitching and might serve to some of your handmade needs: Check out lovely Mrs. x&x facebook page – I saw many of her designs now and she’s a real cross-pro!

Dear Christopher.

When you are a fan of something or someone, you tend to gather everything about it you can find. Recently this happened again, when my lovely boyfriend came up with Matt Smith’s recent tv drama for BBC 2 – “Christopher and his kind”. We both are big “Doctor Who” fans – my boyfriend introduced me to the series in 2002 or 2003 and we, from this point on, waited impatiently for every new episode. Matt Smith is now our third Doctor in a row, suceeding Christopher Ecclestone and David Tennant, and we love him dearly. And he manages not only to give this new Doctor a brilliant, hyperactive and barmy new face but also does a great job with more serious roles like the one of Christopher Isherwood (author of “A Single Man”, which recently was made into a movie with Colin Firth).

The movie is about Christopher Isherwoods years in pre-war Germany in the 1930s and his encounters with the gay community (which was suprisingly lived out more open at this time than in Great Britain), the dazzling art scene and sadly the upcoming Nazi-movement. “Christopher and his kind” wins his viewers with his elaborate story-line, beautiful pictures and, I have to say it again, brilliant actors.