Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunny vacation

This week we took off for a lovely minivacation to the south end of Norway. The weather has been fantastic for weeks, hot and sunny :)


Beautiful surroundings, warm sea water, who could ask for more? This is a little piece of Skottevik near Kristiansand.


On our way down we had to make a pit stop, which I gladely suggested we did at Brokelandsheia. As I am the only quilter in the family no one else knew that Quilteloftet is situatede between gas stations and cafeterias on this tiny spot next to the E18. This nice lady helped me with a much needed vacation project. I bought Christmas Treasures Wreath from Rosalie Quinlan, and the lady in the shop kindly cut and ironed on the fusible interfacing.



In between bathing, excursions and eating with dear kids and darling J. I found time to do some stitching, testing out my new glasses (yes, I have reached the age where I find it difficult to thread the needle, there you have it :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Getting there........

It is so long since I started on the beautiful Leannes House BOM that I can no longer remember when. We are talking almost a decade!



The last few weeks I`ve got the urge to get on with this project again, and now I have only four tiny hearts to applique before all the nine blocks are ready to be sewn together! I prefer to use freezing paper. This quilt shows my journey as a quilter. As the years went by my tecniques got way better.  I hope to get the top done this weekend.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fleamarket treasure


I found this little treasure at a fleamarked a while back. A lovely tablecloth, lying on the ground under a table, waiting for a trained quilters eye to spot it :) The border was a thick furniturefabric or curtain. Useless as borderfabric, so off it went. There was no batting inside either. I hope to find a borderfabric that goes with the other fabrics. I am thinking something floral with a white background. Any ideas?






Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Meet an oooold UFO



During my vacation this summer I went through some of my quilt stash, now stored in big plastic boxes in a dark closet (I really miss having a sewingroom). Hidden away amongst other numerous UFO`s I found this top that I made oh so many years ago. My plan is to complete the quilt, starting this weekend. I wanted to start earlier, but my knees are just about painfree after running the Oslo Marathon (42 km, yup, I did it!) last month.

The quilt is for my youngest, he wants a new quilt and has wanted one for some time :)

Have fun quilting!

Siv Hege

Friday, May 10, 2013

Brisbane quiltshops

I have a friend whom is visiting Australia this summer (lucky girl!). Can any of you down there tip me about nice quiltshops in the Brisbane area? With adresses and web adresses? My friend would be ever so grateful.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Somethings never change

Thankfully there are some things that haven`t changed. I am getting into the xmas spirit again, like I always do. A little late maybe, but now I sing christmas carols all day long to my colleagues great despair.




I haven`t done a lot of sewing lately, but I am learning how to knit (believe it or not). I have just finished my first ever sweather, now I just have to sew it together. How hard can that be?

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Me in my national costume

18 years ago I started embroidering this festive costume from Tromsoe (my home town). It took me 3 years to finish it. This year is the first in 12 years that the costume fitted me again, and it was fun to be able to wear it on our national day and again at a wedding yesterday. The blue fabric is a fine woolfabric, and the shirt and apron is made from raw silke. The big flowers (called Tromsoe palms) is made with heeps of french knots ( I got to be quite an expert).


Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege