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