Sunday, 11 March 2012

Trying to keep up to date

Sorry for the longish silence here. I've been inundated with visitors again (all good) which didn't leave me much time for sewing. This week I've tried to catch up though and I have a few things to show you. 
The latest installment from Blogger's BOM.
It's growing nicely.
March is Karen's month for the "Around the World Quilting Bee". 
I was glad the fabrics arrived in time, so I was able to put the block together before we leave. We're going to be in Switzerland for about a month and I'm looking forward to some cool air and seeing friends and family. Talking about friends and family; I made a couple of gifts to take back. Since I'm still on a bag making roll I've made this reversible bag as well as a tissue cover for a wonderful neighbour of my mum's, who is so helpful, I don't know what we would do without her. 

I also made this cosmetic bag with the matching tissue cover

                         and yet another bag with a some more tissue covers. It's always good to have a few extra gifts handy as we are bound to be invited for meals here and there.

OK, I better go and pack as we are leaving tonight. I will "see" you in April, if not before.
Vreni x


Cathy said...

Ooh Vreni your bloggers bom blocks are awesome! I adore the fabric you are using for these. You have inspired me to get up to date with mine! Love your bags too, you can never have enough bags! Have a fabulous time with your family and friends, safe travels. xo

Marg said...

It looks like you have been very busy sewing even though you have had lots of visitors. Love the BOM blocks, the fabrics you are using are lovely.
The bags and tissue covers look great too.
Have fun in Switzerland!

Julimond said...

Liebe Vreni
ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie eine gute und schöne Zeit in der Schweiz. Dein Koffer ist ja voller schöner Geschenke.Ich glaube gerne, daß du dich auf die Familie und Freunde freust.
liebe Grüße und einen guten Flug


Martina said...

Liebe Vreni. Ja dein BOM sieht toll aus. Gefaellt mir sehr in diesen Farben. Und deine huebschen Geschenke werden sicher Begeisterung hervorrufen. Das Oops-Lah-tag ist ja auch ganz super. Und wuensch dir viel Spass im Heimatland.
LG Martina

Theodora quilts said...

Oh! Vreni what beautiful work ,I know when a quilter doesn't post for a while they are in there studio whipping up something great, I like that you have the time to make all sorts of sewing crafts and so well made.xoxot theodora

expat quilter returns home said...

Your products are beautiful! Handmade gifts are the best. Have fun in Switzerland and maybe we could meet up somewhere in the middle? Would love to see you again.

Jessica said...

Your blocks look fantastic!
Have a great trip!

Hilde said...

Wow, making bags and entertaining visitors... how do you do this! I like your blocks, such refreshing colours! Have a safe journey!

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
so schöne Sachen! Da warst du aber sehr fleißig!
Gute Reise und viel Spaß wünscht
Doris :o)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Glad to see you back Vreni! Hopefully you'll get some nice spring weather when you get over here!! have a great trip!!!

Oh and I LOVE your reversible bag! How cute is that?

Rossana said...

I love your Bloggers BOM blocks: white, red and aqua are my favourite colors!
And the bags are special gift! Have a good time in Europe!

Vickie said...

Have a lovely time! The bags are wonderful. I know those receiving them will be so delighted! I will miss you! Hugs.

letrecivette said...

I found your blog and I love it!
Have a great Sunday,Monica

Janet said...

I really love your blocks a lot, the colours are what appeal to me. Love the bags, especially the reversable one, that's clever.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow Vreni! Have a wonderful time! Your bags are beautiful - I especially love the first one. And, as always, I love you BOM colors!

Jill - And Sew We Go said...

What lovely blocks, great colours.

Jill x

Lynda said...

The bags are beautiful and I'm sure will be appreciated. Have a wonderful time.

Silvia said...

How lovely works you have made!!1.
I love the quilt you are making in reds and blues...
The bags you have made are lovely, sure they will like...And what to say about your cosmetic bag and the tissue cover..They are fantastic..
<enjoy this month in Switzerland, and have fin with your family and friends.
We will keep in touch when you'll come back.

blauraute said...

LIebe Vreni,
Du hast wieder wunderschön genäht. Ich komme im Moment nicht so viel zum Kommentieren. Jetzt habe ich seit einer Woche Urlaub und habe mir prompt eine richtig dicke fette Grippe eingefangen. Eigentlich wollte ich so viel machen.
Deine Blöcke und auch die Seidentaschen gefallen mir so gut.
Genieß Deine Zeit in der Heimat und lass Dich verwöhnen.
Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt