Sunday, 8 January 2006


I just heard this thing on the tv - a trailer for another religion programme. It went something like this:

"Without religion good people would still do good things and bad people would still do bad things. It takes religion to make good people do bad things." (Cue: shot of the blown up london bus.)

You know how most of TV is bollocks - especially at the moment. Just look at the reality shows on at the mo - celebrity big brother and soapstar showstar or something plus god knows what else. It's mainly rubbish. But I have found this comment quite thought provoking. I have had my on/off/off/off/on/off/off flirtation with religion and always end up thinking of it as a sop - something to make you feel better about bad things. But then, as I'm sure I've put on here before, what kind of god lets its believers suffer agonies, genocide and general trauma? Terry Pratchett always has gods in his books and his idea that a god's existence and personal power depends on the number of believers it has always seemed a good one. Anyway, I'm not really sure where I'm going with this. I think my general reaction to the trailer is "It takes desperation to make good people do bad things". It just seems like this is down to religion a lot at the mo.

So there, I've started on a happy note. Let me get back to crafty pursuits...

Saturday started well with mini-me:
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So then I decided to make one for the only other person who seems to appreciate my creativity - Yoshimi (the baby).
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The thing is though I did consider that while currently mini-me would seem like a decnt size doll to the sprog in a year's time she'd probably choke on it (mini-me is about 4-5cm tall). So let me introduce you to the two of them standing side by side.
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A good bit of work I thought.

I have also been knitting a jumper for her as I got an email from Vitas yesterday saying they were glad to hear the needles have not been idle as you was rapidly turning into a "chubby bubba" so I've made sure this jumper is the next size up from the last lot. I will rave about the yarn when I remember to take a pic as it is divine and washable and bright yet not garish. Perfect for young shimmy. (Anyone else had the line "Can you shimmy like your sister Kate?" pop into their heads?)

Moodwise all goes fairly well although Pooch has twice told me nicely that I had major mood swings. I can't think of anything I've changed recently that would cause them so I'm putting it down to hormones and we'll say no more. Will have to monitor this next week though.

Lastly, I'm kind of putting this on here as a reminder to myself. Check out this online/Hounslow West fabric shop. I keep almost making an order online but I really need to go there in person to see about matching colours for my patchwork *(insert object here)*. So cheap and the stuff looks pretty fab. Possibly next weekend. I was going to go yesterday but il pleut and it's a hell of a long way to go with wet feet.


scarletprincess said...

Hi there
I heard the samething on tv last night and agreed totally. I like succinct sayings like that. I love your cats by the way!
Fi x

NikolaAnne said...

Very pretty Felt! :-)

Oh, and by the way, Meme tag!


Did you watch the programme? I thought it was great and wholeheartedly agreed with much of what the presenter (Richard Dawkins of 'selfish gene' fame) had to say. It was a bit scary as well though, all those religious zealots out there. But then, I am a committed humanist so it was exactly the sort of thing I would agree with. check them out

Jess said...

those are so cute!

Thanks for the comment too!

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