Friday, 11 January 2013

400th post.

Wow this is my 400th post.  It is always fun to reach a '0' milestone.
On Wednesday I went to see 'the Hobbit' with no3 son. It was my Christmas present that he bought me and part of the gift was that he would go with me to see the movie too. We went to Gold Class cinemas and it was wonderful. Only about 20 people in the theatre and we all had very comfy reclining sofa chairs! It's the only way to go. They will even bring you food during the movie if you so wish it.
Well I must say that I was dreading seeing the movie even though I adore Tolkien. From the shorts I was worried that it wasn't very true to the story. I resolved to not re-read the book before seeing the movie and to just accept the movie as a separate telling of the story. I am glad I did because I absolutely loved it!! Hopefully I can see it again before I go back to work. It is just amazing on the big screen and the scenery was as fabulous as it was in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. So far I feel there has been some licence with the story but I can say it out loud that I can live with it.
I picked up the book yesterday where I had stopped reading it and finished it today. It was lovely to revisit the story after quite a few years.

My book is a wonderfully tatty and well read copy that was a discontinued Library book. Bit sad really. I have often thought about buying another nice new version of the book but I feel bad about throwing this one out so I just keep this one.
Must say that not too much sewing has been getting done because I seem to get very engrossed when I read and don't want to do anything else but!
the only thing I managed to get down was to finish off a cross stitch that had been hanging around for awhile. I only had the handles to finish but was struggling with the darker cloth during the night. While 'dad sitting ' yesterday I pushed past the initial eye strain and managed to finish it off.
That's another ufo sort of finished. It will probable become a pin cushion for the gift box.

































Finishing this off has got me enthused about doing some more little cross stitching. I have tea dyed some cloth to have ready for when inspiration strikes.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
cheers
marina

25 comments:

Susan said...

My copy of The Hobbit looks much the same....and that was before my children read it too. I haven't seen the movie, but your review sounds promising. I love your little cross stitch, such a pretty background colour. And congratulations on your 400th post.

Christine M said...

How lovely to have a day out with one of your sons. It's nice to have some one on one time. Congratulations on 400 posts. I think I'm coming up to 200!

Christine M said...

Oops! That is actually 300 posts!

Cheryll said...

Sounds perfect... made even better with your son! I loved the book all those years ago too!
Your cross stitch looks great too! :)

Maria said...

congratulations on your 400th post...
I am sew looking forward to seeing "The Hobbit"
Love the wee scissors cross stitch.

Elyte said...

Congratulations on your '0' post. Lots of lovely projects shown on those posts.
Glad you enjoyed The Hobbit. Hope to see it soon.

barb's creations said...

Love your cross stitch it would look lovely made up as a pincushion.I still have yet to read this book but may go to see the movie instead :) Barb.

shez said...

So glad you enjoyed the movies Marina its one that i would like to see as well,and lovely needlework,have a good weekend.xx

Anthea said...

Ya! Congratulations Marina on 400 posts, I'm so glad to have become a Follower of yours in recent months.
I L-O-V-E the new look of the blog too...
How wonderful to have enjoyed the movie when you are so loyal to the book.
Great to see another blogger doing some cross stitching x

Lin said...

Congratulations! I must admit I have not been counting so I shall be going back over mine to see how many I have done. Like you I am a bit wary about The Hobbit film - I understand there will be 3 films and wondering how they are going to stretch the story out so far. I have a lovely hardback copy of the book which has some beautiful colour illustrations by the author. Do you have them in your copy?
xx

Raewyn said...

So good that you enjoyed the Hobbit - I'm looking forward to going at some stage.Your cross stitch is lovely - it's a nice design. I saw a (much smaller) candle powered decoration for the first time this Christmas... aren't they amazing?!

Sheila said...

How lovely to attend the movie with your son , I have not read this book but looking at the tattered book tells me it is worth the read .Lovely little cross stitch :-)

Marina Brito de Campos said...

Love your new blog background and font!
Marina.

Melody said...

Congratulations on reaching a blogging milestone.

Fiona said...

great new look for that amazing 400.... well done you.... how fun to go to the movies in luxury.. that's a great gift ...
love the new cross stitch... now put the book down and get back to stitchin'!!!!! heehee
Hugz

Lynda said...

Pleased you enjoyed the movie so much. The embroidered scissors are lovely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great book, I wonder where my copy is!!!!.....congrats on your 400th post..lovely cross stitch.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Big congrats on 400 posts. I love coming to visit. So glad you enjoyed your movie. Your book looks very well loved and so nice to see. Love your cross stitch. I never got the hang of linen so I am a boring old Aida girl. I have really felt like doing some of late.
Hugs x

Charlie and Wendy said...

We love the Hobbit and LOTR too, I read them when I was school age and Charlie has done the same. Your cross stitch is beautiful, I do love the lovely cross stitches you do.

Lib said...

400 posts, wow that is dedication. Like your blog makeover, you are certainly making the most of your holidays.

Narelle said...

Congratulations on 400 posts!
That cinema sounds wonderful and cute scissor cross stitch.
I won't mention the 'w' word :o)

Josie said...

400 posts!! You deserve the Blogger Gold Medal for dedication above and beyond! Congratulations. I can't wait to see the Hobbit movie too. Although I'll have to make do with it on TV. The cinema you went to sounds very classy. Comfy chairs and waitress service... sounds like my kind of place. Don't worry about sewing... if reading is ringing your bells right now... enjoy it! Love the scissor cross stitch...

Teresa said...

I loved "The Hobbit" too Marina.. and I went with Jack to see it. We both loved it and can't wait to see more. They are definitely better on the big screen. So glad you enjoyed it. Love the cross stitching as always... you do such beautiful work. Congrats on 400!!! xx

Tatkis said...

400 posts! That is a milestone!
And the cross stitching is lovely (we are still planning to watch The Hobbit : )

Hugs,
Tatyana

O'faigh said...

Hello Marina, congrats of your 400th post....glad you had a good time at the cinema...love your cross stitch...hugs lyn