Saturday, January 12, 2013

What has been happening this week?

It has been a bit of a quiet week as I have been "resting" my foot as much as possible.

However we have been here
 
 Even having seen the stage production I still thoroughly enjoyed the movie.  Ann Hathaway was amazing, as was Hugh Jackman.  It definitely is one of those movies that needs a big screen, as it is so powerful.  Though mind you, I will be keen to buy the DVD when it is available.

Yesterday the smoke from the bushfire on Bribie Island drifted over our way.  It was moving amazingly fast up there.  If I had taken another photo 10 minutes later it would have been off the edge of this photo.  
I have made 3 thread catchers, one of the Stitch-a-long projects for this month.  These are quite addictive - not many people have stopped at one.  I think they breed overnight.

And my first UFO finish for the year was this little project which has been languishing in the cupboard for about 10 years.  Dont ask me why - I dont know why it didnt get done earlier.   

Our older son is a qualified windsurfing instructor - well he was qualified and instructing about 10 years ago.  Nowadays he rarely gets the chance to go out, but did while on his holiday this week.  He can still do this.

And even a lot  bit of this.


9 comments:

Chrissie said...

Must have missed a post, hope your toe is getting better, at least you could sew! My son loves kite surfing so I'm sure your son had a great time. Love your thread catchers, very colourful

Chookyblue...... said...

by the time i get to the movies I am sure it will be on DVD but I would love to see Les Mis.......hope your foot is better soon......lovely thread catchers.....

Noela said...

Sorry to read about your toe. Those sorts of things are so easily done and take ages to get better. You are right about the thread catchers, they are too cute. The fires are a bit of a worry, we have one burning near here so hope it doesn't do too much damage. Hugs....

Fiona said...

great post.... lots to see about....
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very proud Mum I think...they do breed, yours look great glad you enjoyed the movie....and well done on the oldie....

shez said...

yes good post marilyn lots of stuff happening your way,have a great weekend.xx

Susan said...

I hope the smoke isn't too bad - we have been lucky so far and no smoke here. I'm sure it will be a DVD or TV version when I get to see Les Mis...

Anita said...

Hi Marilyn,
Alot of things going on your way. Hope those bushfires give up soon. Here in the west we have bushfire and cyclone going, though the cyclone has been downgraded. Love Les Miserables as well.
Cheers, Anita.

Teresa said...

How good was Les Mis??? I just loved it. Great photos of your son windsurfing (all of them ha ha). Hope it's not so bad - smoke and heat wise - at your place today xx