Sunday, May 31, 2009

A special birthdaypresent

A very dear friend of mine, Hege, gave me this adorable wallquilt for my birthday. I am overwhelmed and will cherish this quilt forever!

Life is good when one are fortunate to be blessed with such good friends as I am.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, May 30, 2009

More Show and tell

My camera ran out of batteries, so I didn`t get pictures of all the quilts, bags, and tablerunners that were shown. I manage to get a few shots though, check out this gorgeous sampler!

This lady is a wizard with japanese fabrics!

I really loved this bag, with the beautyful stitchery in the middle. Hm... think I need a new one myself...

This quilt made by Lena is absolutely to die for!

Here is a close up.

This bag I saw in Lappe Livs shop. (I don`t know who the designer is)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, May 29, 2009

Monthly meeting in the quilting club

Last night it was time for a cosy get-together in the local quiltingclub. We meet monthly in a church, and this time Lappe Liv (no blog) brought her shop along. She had lots of goodies to offer.

This is no joke for a womans wallet, and I just got my paycheck! So, maybe there will be soup for dinner a couple of days this month, he he.....

I will show you my purchases later on. There was lots of wonderful quilts to see at Show and tell, and several carequilts were presented.

The yellow quilt below was made by May Britt when she visited Bente earlier this month.

Bente is planning her next shipment, more than 40 carequilts are waiting for new owners.

Don`t go away too long, I will soon be back with more :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Working on my Manly Quilt

Since several of my friends are enjoying themselves in Gothenburg, and I am not, I thought I`d make up for it by working on my brothers quilt. I am starting to believe that this quilt actually might work! I think I`m gonna make a border using the small scraps, the quilt needs a little bit more "umph" in one way or another.

P.S. Check out May Britt and Hannes blogs. They give exiting reports on the NQF-event in Gothenburg.

Have fun quilting!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Longing for Grandma`s teaparty

I once found a beautiful green fabric with teapots and cups printed on it in a local store. The fabric was on sale, so I just had to buy the lot. (I still have several yards of the treasure..). The fabric instantly brought me back to my grandma`s kitchen and her wonderful teacups with warm, sweet tea, so naturally I had to make a quilt to hang in my own kitchen. I have to admit, the cups and mugs and so on is not my own design, I found them in at book by Kristin Langebraaten (can`t find homepage or blog). However, the rest of the quilt is my own work. I just love the quilt, looking at it gives me a warm and fussy feeling!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Exams finally over!

My friend Agnethe and I finished our exam in personal management today, and what better way to celebrate than to visit Lappemakeriet :) (after eating a huge pancace at the Pancace House next door).

I have a plan, and that is to convince Agnethe that the only sensible thing for her to do is to become a quilter. I really did a good job today! She totally loved the shop, and went home with lovely fabrics, needles, silkthread and a new scissor. Unfortunately, my head was still in a "exam-cloud", and I forgot to take pictures. Anyway, the next step in my plan is to invite her to my house for a pillow-sewing-day.

Naturally, I couldn`t go home emty-handed, so I bought this lovely jelly roll from Moda, and more silk thread.

I am working on two Waverly bags, and have finished the stitching part and some of the applique. Maybe I`ll finish the bags this weekend?

I have a large collection of japanese fabrics that I have had some trouble thinking out what to do with. May Britt and Hanne provided me with a lot of inspiration on the matter when I met up with them at Bentes house a couple of weekends ago. I am now making a rough manly quilt, it is a gift to one of my brothers. He is very patient, and always answers all my silly questions about computers, Internet and so on. (He is a computer-genious).

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My very first big project

I have spent the afternoon in my sewingroom, going through my WISP`s and UFO`s. This was my very first big project, a bedquilt I made for my eldest son DP at least four years ago. Don`t you think it is time to finish this one? I think the quilt deserve a really nice quilting, so I am sending it off to a fantastic quilter, Merete Ellingsen at She did a beautiful job on my moms quilt (will show you soon :), and this time I think I will give her free hands.

Have a nice evening and have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Look what I`ve got

Having birthday has its benefits, as more gifts keeps coming. From my friend Åse I got the lovely box and the fabric with small flowers. Pia gave me the pink fabric with large flowers and the buttons. Thank you so much, I just love my presents.

My library keeps expanding as well. These books I ordered on the internet, and I look forward to many hours curled up in my sofa with my nose into one of these. I am running out of bookshelves though...

Monday I have exams in personal management, and I really ought to study this weekend. However, my sewingroom desperately needs a tidy-up, so I think I will start with that :)

I am working on a big quilt for my mom, and I will soon show you the result.

Have fun sewing

Siv Hege

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sewing with the girls at "the Castle"

For the last couple of years I have met up with 5 wonderful friends; Hege, Åse, Ingebjørg, Anne and Pia, here at "the Castle", for cosy evenings of sewing. This old wooden building in the center of the town of Hønefoss is the home of the towns scouts, and us gals. Check out that awsome totempole!

Here are some of the ladys, busy sewing. The next generation quilter, gorgeous little N. (20 months) joined us tonight. She had a lot of fun playing with my spools of silkthread.

Hege has made this lovely wallquilt, with the recipe for norwegian waffles stitched on it. Mm, me like! It is not that long ago she proclaimed that she would never stitch, and look now! Hege, I am coming to your house soon, then we can eat waffles, stitch and get your blog going!

Have fun sewing

Siv Hege

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I made this wallquilt after attending a course hosted by Liv Sæthervold from Oslo. Working with the fabrics made me think of spices and India, therefor the quilts name is just that, India. I have never been to the country myself, but love to buy and use the spices in my cooking. I challenged myself to go outside my comfortzone when I chosed the colours. I am a shabby chic girl and often uses light, romantic fabrics.

Have fun sewing

Siv Hege
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Lovely presents from lovely friends

After our visit to Lappemakeriet my friends Hanne, May Britt and Bente surprised me with a lovely birtdaypresent. They gave me the Japanese book and two bundles of repro fabric for my Dear Jane project (just startet, will take years ).

My friend and neighbour Lene (no blog) gave me the qute bag and the Japanese fabric, and money so I can buy even more fabrics.

The fabrics on the left is the ones I bought at Lappemakeriet. I was all out of fabrics with polka dots, and just had to have some new ones to (just feels wrong when their missing from my stash).

See you soon

Siv Hege

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I am overwhelmed

Thank you so much for all your comments on my blog, and for all the greetings you have sent me. It really made my day! I had no plans to celebrate my birthday, since I`m not particularly happy with the number. But then the strangest thing happened. I got two new friends this weekend, and spending time with Bente, Hanne and May Britt turned out to be the best birthday ever. As soon as I get my old camera up and going (stupid batteries), I will reveal the lovely present the three girls gave me. I am still tickled pink!!

See you soon :)

Siv Hege

Friday, May 1, 2009

My sewingroom

My first sewingroom was a tiny little room, with no storingspace. I found it hard to be creative, as I have a hint of claustrofobia. The solution was to move out of the master bedroom and turn it into a sewing room just for mom. Now we sleep in a tiny bedroom, and I have a spacious room to create in. (well, it is actually not big enough anymore, I am thinking of tearing down the wall..........)
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First posting

Hanne blog helper at work :-)
Siv Hege is ready to be with us in the blog world.