Sunday, October 31, 2010

A last minute finish

Talk about waiting to the last minute! I woke up this morning knewing it is the last day of the month, and I had no finished project to show for. So what to make? It had to be quick, because I also had to carve out two Jack the lantern and make dinner, and other boring stuff. And I didn`t want to make a bread basket this morning. As I stood in my sewing room trying to figure this out, I thought back on yesterday. Max and I attended our very first indoor dog exhibition yesterday. It was really crowded and loud. I had brought the stupid plastic cage, which does not work well at a exhibition. I swore that next time I would bring the other cage. I didn`t bring that cage because it had no cover, and a little doggy needs a cover so he can escape from all the impressions he gets on a exhibition.

And then I got it! I would make a cover today!! I was lucky to find a thick denim fabric so I didn`t have to use batting. And having little time to spend, I decided to sew the cover in one piece. So I layed the fabric over the cage, grabbed my scissors and started to cut. All the time I was doing this I kept thinking what a lazy fool I am, and that this will never end good. Would this come together???

It did!! It fits perfectly! The cover is a bit long, but will fit perfectly then I attache the wheels.

A window is a necessity so that a little doggy can peek out and check out if there is any good looking lady dogs around :) Helps the ventilation too.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A busy week, a way too short weekend!

A busy week has kept me from sewing, and the weekend goes by so fast....sigh. The only thing I have manage to get done is a heart block for the Christmas Heart table cloth. I am actually on track with this BOM, which is the first time ever, lol.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn is definitely here

It is strange reading blogs from down under, where it is summer and hot, while winter is closing in up here. What an amazing planet we live on!

Autumn is my favourite time of year (I am allergic...). The air is crisp and pollen free, and the colours are amazing. Sitting in a warm house with candle lights, listening to the storm outside is quite cosy. My children are allready making their Christmas wishing lists...

I finished stitching this block on Sunday. The block is for the Christmas Hearts table cloth I am working on. Now I just have to stitch the first heart again (drew it the wrong way last time..) and I am back on track. I wonder what the next BOM is like?? This is exhiting!!!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Christmas Hearts table cloth

Here is what I`ve been woorking on so far this weekend. This lovley Christmas table cloth, a BOM from Northern Quilts. I love the fabrics, and they are very "Scandinavian" looking. Under you see the working space of a messy quilter, lol. I sew this table cloth the american way, on the line, and I have occupied a table in my living room for this purpose.

I do like sewing on the line. It is accurate, and I have no problem with size or fitting the parts. Well, that is, until I discovered that there is a error in the pattern. The square template that came with BOM number two is 4 1/2 ", that means it is 1/2 " too big. In other words you need to make your template 4" if you are sewing on the line or with English paper piecing. I mailed this problem to the author as soon as I noticed it, and she will print a correction and send it with BOM number 3.

On this picture I still have one row of squares to sew onto the center piece. Believe me, sewing on the line is no slow process. It is actually quite fast. And when I hand quilt the table cloth it will achieve a very nice soft look. I enjoy machine sewing, but I find it much easier to get the more "complicated" blocks accurate when I sew the "oldfashion ways".

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It is time for Christmas Quilt- a-long

This is the first (but not the last) time I have joined Sue in England and her Christmas Quilt-a-long! I am just so pro Christmas, that my family has to hide away the Christmas CDs most of the year. And this event really makes me wanna find all my Christmas movies too. No time for that now, I must focus on this Christmas Quilt-a-long. I am working on a Christmas table cloth as we speak (or blog), and I will soon come back to show you (just have to take a picture first).

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, October 3, 2010


So far there has been little time for sewing this weekend. Yesterday I made lunch for a group of quilting ladies that are taking a weekend class, arranged by our guild. The theacher is non other than AnnaKa (no blog), one of Norways biggest quilt design names. She has come down all the way from Tromsoe to inspire and teach.

On our last guild meeting Quiltegaarden came all the way down from Thondheim (550 km!), and put up a fabulous shop for us. I bought this book, lovely quilts and receipes :) Yum!

I had to buy some fabric as well! There was so much to choose from, but these fabrics ended up going home with me. I forgot my camera that evening (happens a lot...), which is a shame as the show and tell was great. I will try to show you some photos later on.

New magazines has landed in my mailbox this week :)

And finally back to this weekend. Lappeliv (no blog) was called for on Friday night when many of the ladies realized they were missing some of the materials required for the class. Liv has the cutest little shop, so she turned up next day with lots of goodies. I couldn`t go home empty handed, could I? Nope!! So I bought a little iron which is very handy when I do my quilting the american way. And I just had to have the gorgeous white and red fabrics. Lovely!!

Sunday is here (weekends sure goes by fast, sigh...) and this is what I am going to do; bake a cake, groom my little Max, hopefully do some sewing, and tidy up after the quilting ladies.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, October 1, 2010

And the winners are........

My give away has come to its end, and it is time to announce the winners. I have used the Random Number Generator to pick the two lucky winners.

The winner of the Lecien Sushi Roll is:


The winner of prize number two, for those who linked me to their blog, is a lucky lady. This is the second time she had won one of my give aways!

Anne Lise`s Hobbysider

Congratulations girls. Please send me your adresses, and your prizes will soon be on their way.

For those of you who did not win, better luck next time :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege