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“Run for your life.”

Hello sweetie, I did it! I made it through another A to Z Challenge – I was worried about it when it came to the actual blogging, but I sometimes wrote in advance and maneuvered around my work schedule.

For those who haven’t been stopping by this past month at my nerdy lil corner of the internet, I decided to stitch some quotes from Doctor Who, specifically fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

Unlike last year, I only stitched a single alphabet for the challenge. It was extremely intense last year being my first attempt and I decided to be a bit less ambitious with the stitching for this second participation.


“Sorry, that’s The Lion King…”

Sharing each quote to represent the letter of the day, I not only stitched the corresponding words – I shared some of my personal thoughts and knowledge about the character who spoke it and the episode when it was mentioned.

While I shared my thoughts and stitching, I was rewatching Doctor Who for the umpteenth time, and I actually started watching the new episodes that premiered this April.

If you haven’t read through the challenge posts, then you may not know the facts about my interest in Doctor Who – so here are the basics:

  • Nine is my Doctor! Never start a marathon without watching the first series of the “new” Who. It’s fantastic!
  • Martha Jones is my favorite companion of Ten! She was not a “rebound” companion; she stood fierce and strong and walked the Earth to spread the word, the idea of the Doctor.
  • River Song grew on me like a fungus, but not! I didn’t particularly care for her in the beginning, but learning the truth about her made me love the sassy know-it-all!
  • Captain Jack Harkness and Torchwood are the main reasons behind me even watching the Doctor! I was really interested in the spin-off, which caused me to start watching the series… and I never looked back.
  • The Ponds are the best power couple! The last centurion and the girl who waited are simply amazing together – and I admit wholeheartedly that I cried when they left, but they chose each other. And I’m sorry. I’m so so sorry, but one couldn’t stay with the Doctor without the other.
  • And… are you my mummy?

“Am I people? Do I even look like people?”

Spoilers! I am going to miss Peter Capaldi’s Doctor so much – I loved him from the beginning, but I’ve been a fan of his since watching The Thick of It and his several cameos in Doctor Who and Torchwood.

However, I am open for the next regeneration – I’m always ready for the next Doctor as long as the series continues to RUN!

For me, this challenge had different difficulties compared to last year’s SUPER challenge.


“Oh, the pointing again! They’re screwdrivers! What are you going to do, assemble a cabinet at them?”

I will be completely honest – I waited til the last minute to decide to even participate in this year’s challenge.

I had so many ideas for the challenge after last year’s intense yet fun filled month of superheroes, but I simply put everything on the back burner.

I had no problem stitching the actual alphabet, which I finished before the month was half way through. It was the process of essentially rewatching specific episodes to edit screenshots that took a good chunk of time.

I also took the time to write posts in advance when given the opportunity to work around my third-shift schedule. It was certainly less intense compared to last year, but the challenge always has its moments of suspense when it comes to time management.


“Laser screwdriver. Who’d have sonic?”

Again, I made the mistake of waiting too long to decide whether or not to participate – I had so many possible topics last year, and I’ve had so many more ideas since participating in this year’s challenge.

I’ll definitely be taking another hiatus from the blog, but I was only gone for a year (give or take a few weeks) so that’s a plus! Don’t blink!

Through the challenge, I met some amazing bloggers. I checked out far more blogs than last year, which was something of an achievement for me – I’ve definitely added some more blogs to my reader!


“I don’t care!”

Will I do the challenge next year? I’m not sure.

Not that I don’t love the challenge because it really brings out the hardcore fangirl crafter from within, but after last year’s first experience I simply put my ideas on the subject of the challenge in the back of my mind. Who’s to say that I don’t turn around and do the exact same thing this year? Not that this challenge was poorly executed or unfinished, but I had such enthusiasm and passion that was diverted to other projects throughout the year.

So… unlike last year there is no concrete decision on next year’s challenge, but I will say that it will be in my thoughts, swimming in my brain waiting to strike when inspiration arises.

Come along, Nerdy Girl!

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

Z is for “prisoner Zero


“prisoner Zero” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This quote is from the first episode of the fifth series “The Eleventh Hour,” which tells the first full story of the eleventh Doctor and debuts the new companion Amy Pond.


You can’t see me, na-na, na-na, boo-boo

That particular episode also introduces the words “silence will fall,” which becomes a critical plot thread throughout the lifetime of the eleventh incarnation.

The Doctor meets a young girl Amelia Pond, after crashing the Tardis in her garden, who has a crack in her bedroom wall that becomes a recurring image throughout the fifth series.

The crack is emitting a message “Prisoner Zero has escaped.” However, the Doctor is interrupted in learning all he can about this unknown prisoner who used the crack to escape and he promises Amelia to return in five minutes. And of course, the Tardis doesn’t comply with this quick five-minute trip.

The Doctor actually returns in the morning twelve years later.


You’re Amelia Pond!?!

This episode was a great introduction to both the eleventh Doctor and his new companion Amy Pond.

Because of his disappearance for twelve years, Amy is no longer a little girl who will simply follow his every lead and the Doctor is still new to this regeneration.

But he’s the Doctor and he will defend this planet from here until the very end.


Look me in the eye and say that to my face

However, the Doctor saves the day only to disappear.

He returns two years after the events of that day dealing with Prisoner Zero.

Fourteen years since he promised to take little Amelia Pond on a trip.

Amy Pond becomes his new companion and known to Whovians as “the girl who waited,” but she leaves behind a very conspicuous white wedding gown hanging in her closet as the Tardis disappears from her garden.


All of time and space… let’s do it!

She turns out to be a little bit of a runaway bride, running from her life choices and life style to travel time and space with her imaginary best friend.

I’ve always loved that about Amy Pond – she’s the first face the Doctor sees with his new regeneration and she wants to run just as much as him.

She wants to see the stars and the past and the future, and her “raggedy man” is going to give her all those adventures and more.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

P is for “come along Pond


“come along Pond” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This line is another catchphrase for the eleventh Doctor. It reoccurs in several variations throughout the run of Eleven.

The phrase refers to Amy Pond, but he also references Rory as a “Pond” rather than a Williams.


Let’s blow this popsicle stand, Pond!

Some Doctor Who catchphrases become bigger than they actually are – I mean, this phrase alone was only uttered eight times throughout the run of the “Ponds.”

Many reoccurring phrases in the “new” Who become so much more – and several of them are included in this alphabet.

This phrase embodies the “Ponds” – Amy was the first face that the eleventh Doctor saw and in a way, hers was the last face he saw before he fully regenerated.

Amy followed the Doctor even when real life started happening for her and her husband Rory – they traveled until the end, until they could no longer.

Amy and Rory are definitely some of my favorite companions of the Doctor – a wife and husband duo who waited and fought for each other. The Doctor was her imaginary friend, her “raggedy man,” but Amy was Rory’s queen.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

H is for “Hello, sweetie”


“Hello, sweetie” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

These words mean one thing and one thing only – River Song. It’s her personal greeting to the Doctor, she calls him sweetie.


By far, my favorite

Her storyline runs parallel with the Doctor’s timeline, but the best thing about it is that their experiences and interactions largely occur out of sequence.

The simple fact that the first time he meets her is the last time she meets him.

Her identity is later explained through more misadventures between them – “spoilers” – she is actually the daughter of two companions. She is a “child of the Tardis” and the wife of the Doctor, specifically the eleventh incarnation.

The twelfth incarnation used the phrase to identify himself to River, who didn’t recognize him due to his regeneration. In a timey wimey way, River rephrases the line in the Doctor’s first encounter with her, saying her final farewell to the Doctor from her point of view.

Once again, I wasn’t particularly fond of River Song in the beginning. I’m unsure why, but she just seemed to rub me the wrong way. After seeing more of her when re-watching the series and viewing reruns, I found her character more and more enjoyable.

Very few companions can get the drop on the Doctor – River Song does it without breaking a sweat. Her backstory really endeared her to me, specifically that she’s the daughter of Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

I shall leave you with this compilation of “hello, sweetie”s from series 4 through 7, including a few extra exchanges between Eleven and River Song.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

G is for “Geronimo


“Geronimo” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

This line is the first catchphrase that Eleven cultivates, crying out the word as he and the Tardis crash quite aerodynamically through time and space.


Oh, here it comes…

The Doctor uses it mostly when jumping into situations both dangerous and outlandish. Eleven is quite whimsical at times, bringing something more playful and boyish to his incarnation.


Next stop – all of time and space

Whimsy is something I’ve always associated with the eleventh Doctor, especially when he was essentially Amy Pond’s imaginary friend as a child.

He’s real, but he’s magical.

And at the beginning of his incarnation that was what he portrayed himself to be – specifically in the events of “The Eleventh Hour.”

He’s much more than that of course, the Doctor is someone who inspires but he is also someone who inspires fear. He holds such power, and it is in his actions that he shows that he’s more than an unstoppable force – that even with his power and influence, he cares.

He cares no matter how much he wishes and acts as if he doesn’t – the simple fact is that the Doctor cares and that is what makes him the Doctor.

A to Z Challenge – Doctor Who cross stitch

C is for “it’s just so Cool”


“it’s just so Cool” is from fangirl stitches’ doctor who themed alphabet quotes.

The eleventh doctor is too cool for school! Everything is cool to him – bow ties, fezzes, stetsons, even bunk beds.


Bread on butter… NOT cool!

However, the eleventh doctor has mentioned that monks are not cool, but I am quite certain he was speaking more about their wardrobe than anything else.

The eleventh incarnation of the Doctor is definitely a self-proclaimed fashion aficionado – in his mind at least.


Fish fingers and custard… definitely COOL!

He’s a bit more hip (more spastic), young and fresh with this regeneration – with his bow ties and his floppy hair – and everything is cool… cool, cool, cool (sorry, wrong fandom).

Most of his fashion accessories are shot into pieces by the lovely River Song – shooting fezzes from the air and shooting stetsons off his head – but he definitely makes them cool!

Alongside his cool meter, the Doctor (at least his eleventh incarnation) has a very strange palate for food – I’m looking at you fish fingers and custard! But somehow, he makes those cool too.

August 2020

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