Saturday, 4 September 2010

Home Alone!

My latest guests have departed on Monday, my DS has gone back to Boston for his last year at university and DH is travelling, so I'm having the house to myself for a few weeks! Bliss! I have big plans for this solitary time. Lots and lots of sewing among other things!

I've finished a few more of my hexagons rounds; just a couple more and I can start appliqueing them onto the background fabric.


I've also been reading a lot. I just finished the newest book by Barbara Kingsolver; The Lacuna. I really enjoyed it, as I did her previous books. It's a work of fiction but set in true historical background. Not an era of history I knew very much about and I had to google a few names, places and events to find out what was fact and what fiction.

I'm a big fan of Alexander McCall Smith books. I've read them all (with the exception of  his children's books) and I'm now in the process of reading the second book of the Corduroy Mansion Series The Dog Who Came In From the Cold. It's very entertaining while the characters are highly believable. McCall Smith is indeed the master of "feel good stories".

Back to the couch where I'm sewing and watching TV! Not a thing I normally do on a Saturday morning when people are around ;)! So don't tell, OK?

Vreni

18 comments:

Hilde said...

Wow, what a stunning effect you created with the hexagons! I love it!
Hmmmm, love that moment of total peace in the house, no mouths to feed and the couch is all yours! That quilt should be finished before DH comes back home... or what's on tv?

Jessica said...

The hexies look great, love the effect!
I long to be able to read a book, the boys don't like it when I read! I block the whole world out and don't here anyone talking to me...good for me, bad for them!

Marjorie said...

Those fussy cut hexis are amazing! And I'll have to put that Barbara Kinsolver on my list of books to read. I've liked the books of hers that I've read. So I guess you could say you're going to enjoy the "piece" and quiet.

Lynda said...

Those hexagons are amazing! The finished quilt will be stunning. A few weeks with time to do whatever you want. . . so envious. I hope you get lots accomplished.

Valentina said...

Vreni, your hexies are taking my breath away... Gorgeous, can't decide which one is my favourite!
I wish you a super super stitchy time! Oh the bliss...
:) I can almost taste it...
xox

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
wunderschön gestaltet, deine Hexas! Und ich beneide dich darum, alleine zu sein! Nutze die Zeit und tu nur, wozu du Lust hast!
LG aus "Good old Germany".
Doris

Hannie said...

Just beautiful Vreni, stunning the effect this colour-schemes give. The first one is my favorite :) however, when I look better now, I just cannot choose wich one I love most :?
And believe it or not last week I picked up my needle again. I am making a cover for my teacher-agenda. I choosse the fabric like your red box of course, you know I love that fabric so much;) And than from next week, when I am working with my students, and I look at it, I will always feel close to you and to our time in Shanghai :)
My DH had been gone now to the same place like yours, from tomorrow my DD will also be gone, soo than, like you, I will be sitting on the couch, watching my favorite programs, reading, working, sewing, eating... exactly like you ;)
X

Thimbleanna said...

How wonderful to have a few weeks all to yourself. Sounds like you have some fun planned -- I hope you get a lot done!

Gisele said...

Stunning fussy cut hexies Vreni, I love them all! Make the most of all this fabulous time to yourself.....ah bliss :)

SewSofie said...

I, like all your other commentors love love love the hexies. So neatly done and fabrics so beautifully chosen :) Completely envious of the weeks of 'me' time you have up your sleeve. Enjoy!

Rita said...

Sali Vreni
Die Hexis sind ja soo schön und mit den Mustern kann man so schöne Effekte erzielen!!
Geniesse die freie Zeit und einfach tun, was gerade so kommt;)
Liebi Grüessli aus der Schweiz, Rita;), die auch im Hexifieber ist;))

theodora said...

oh darn!! I was looking for your miniture quilt on friday morning I believe I was a bit early I thought I should wait a day for them to post the min. quilt contest and ,I was so busy on sat and on sundays I don't even bog at all so today I opened the site to vote and I relized that voting was only for 3 days they should give more time next time I will know!!,Your quilt is real pretty it should have won enyway!

theodora said...

Didn't mean to ignore your beautifull hexies ,but I was just frustrated with myself for missing the vote.

Jude said...

your hexies look great. How big are you making the quilt.

Silvia said...

How lovely your hexagons... I love the fabrics you have choosed... How lucky you are for , beeing alone for a few weeks..and have all the time for doing your projects... I have been in Singapore... What a pitty taht we did not know to each other before, we could have had a coffe and change experiences...
Anyway, happy sewing...
Silvia

donkey and the carrot said...

Vreni!!! I have a surprise for you... in a few days... :)

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