Tuesday, 29 May 2012

TNG Thoughts and More Fun with Felt

We've been working our way through Star Trek: The Next Generation in the evenings over the past little while. I remember sitting down to watch Encounter at Farpoint with my dad on premier night in 1987. It was awesome. I was immediately hooked. I wanted so badly to get on board the Entreprise and meet Wesley Crusher.

In over four seasons so far there hasn't been a single episode I didn't remember. Q's crazy antics. Locutus of Borg. Geordi falling in love in the holodeck. Data's trial. Wesley's space bubble. Tasha's death, her return, her sister, then her daughter. I'm looking forward to some great time loop episodes coming up this season too. There are two things that I'm noticing about the show now that I didn't as a child: 1) Every minor alien race across the universe happens to have independantly designed the same wedge-shaped starship, with only slight variations. 2) Deanna Troi is not a useful part of the crew, why is she even on the bridge? And someone get that poor woman some help for the camel-toe emphasized by her colourful spandex uniforms!!

Fast forward 25 years and I am still following Wil Wheaton. Did you know he has narrated several audiobooks, including some Mark Twain? He's been reading me Ready Player One while I sew this week. Fun story for you 80s kids out there. I get the feeling it will inevitably end with me revisiting some classic text based adventure games. Oh, and while I'm at it, I've got one more Star Trek related plug: did you know there's a book on Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by theoretical physics professor Michio Kaku?

If you aren't a TNG fan and just skipped the above three paragraphs, I will now move on to the crafting. I usually do some sewing to keep my hands busy when we watch TV. As a result, I've added plenty of new big eyed felt friends to my stash since my last update.

Note: the flower had two leaves this morning, but it was really windy when I went outside to take pictures. The second leaf will likely never be seen again.

I've seen some people make really cute blog themed applique quilts. That's what I'm thinking of making with these guys eventually. I also received a Henrietta Hippo pattern from 529 Mason Street during Sew Mama Sew giveaway day last week, so stay tuned for the adventures of my soon-to-be felt house hippo.


  1. Oh man, I'm a huge tng fan. I was not a kid of the 80's sad to say, I remember the original. Loved the last movie. Live long and prosper!

  2. I watched TNG when I was a kid, too! And I read Wil Wheaton's blog as well! :)

    Your felt animals are super cute! What's a blog-themed applique quilt?