Sunday, June 28, 2009

Annes chickensalad

Guess who just managed to delete all her pictures, including the one of a plate with some delicious chickensalad on it?? That`s right, I did....... However, the receite is in my head, and here it is:

1 grilled chicken
500 gr pasta
1 1/4 cup ( 3dl) cream (heavy whipping)
1 jar of green pesto
1 jar (180 gr) sundried tomatoes in oil
6-8 cloves of garlic in oil
salt & pepper

Boil the pasta and remove the water. Mix the cream (unwhipped) and pesto together, and then mix it with the pasta and fine chopped garlic, chopped tomatoes and the chicken meat. Add salt and pepper and that`s it!

Serve the salad with baguette, feta cheese and good olives. This is great comfort food on a hot summer day. Easy to make and easy to eat.


Siv Hege

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summermeeting with the girls

Last evening we met at Anne for an cosy evening in the sun. The weather is very nice these days, and the temperatur is HOT! What is better than enjoing the summer on the porch with a stitchery and dear friends?

Åse has just taken my picture, so I had to take one of her too. Anne served a delicious chickensalad, perfect comfort food on a hot summersday. I will give you the recipe later on this weekend :)

Åse and I are making the same BOM from Lappemakeriet, only in different colors. If you check my previous post, you can see a BOM hanging on the wall at Lappemakeriet.

Pia is working on a cute christmas motif with cross stitches. I think she plans to put it into a quilt. Those who know me are aware of my all-year-christmas spirit. Just looking at this embroidery gets me going. Now I am humming christmas carols all day long, he he.

Hege is also getting into the holiday spirit with this adorable stitchery. She leaves the carols to me though, as she think it is a little bit early to sing christmas songs in June!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Today I visited one of my favourite quiltshops, Lappe Makeriet. The shop is situated in Bærums Verk, southwest of Oslo, an has just moved into new locations.

The shop is located in an charming old building, on a street with other charming old buildings. Trine and Anne Kjersti, the owners, has worked hard, doing everything themselves. The result is just amazing.

I can`t wait to join classes in this adorable room! The quilts you see hanging on the walls are BOMs.

The new shop is much more spacious than the old one. The little gentleman on your right is my youngest son, DO. He is not all that into fabrics and quilting (yet), but gladly follows me on my shophopping as he knows this often results in hot dogs and ice cream ;)

The shop entrance promise good things ahead.

Check out! An entire room just for threads and notions! Oh, I have to go back soon, very soon! I did buy some fabrics of course, and will show them to you later on.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quilting in public

Today was the first European Quilting-in-public-day. It has been a rainy day, so we were glad we held the event indoors. Hege, Bente, Turid and I met at the mall (Kuben), where we exhibited some of our quilted jewels. Bente had also brought along several care quilts, that is soon to be delivered to hospitals.

We hanged the quilts along the escalator, and suddenly the area transformed from a cold, steril atmosphere into a tiny little quilting paradise:)

We had a nice time, chatting and sewing, and talking to curious people that dropped in. It was very hot though, so next year we will bring a parasol to keep us cool.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, June 19, 2009


I received this charming award from Merethe - aren`t they the cutest bears? Thank you!

The award is to be sent forward to eight bloggingfriends, wishing them a fantastic day!

I would like to pass this award to eight great blogs, in alphabetical order:

Auntie`s Quaint Quilts
Hannes Quilt Corner
Kanuttens Kaos
Log Cabin Ruler
The Silver Thimble

These blogs are a source to great inspiration, and worth looking into.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Quilting for women and children in crisis

The ladys in my quilting guild has the last year worked on a Round Robin-project for Krisesenteret (center for abused women and children). The original plan was to make four wallquilts, each representing one of the four seasons. The task was to make a piece for each quilt that represented ones favourite feeling about that season. I made a leaf for the autumn quilt. For me that piece representet the clear fresh air you breathe in the autumn, and the vibrant colours you find out in the nature.

A bright head in the club came up with the idea to join the four quilts together into one large wallquilt. We will surely experience some challenges when it comes to sewing it together, but I think it is a marvellous idea!

Here you can see pieces with spring and summer motifs.

Mmm, a basket full of strawberries. For many the essence of summer :)

We are planning to finish the quilt in the fall, and I will keep you posted on the progress.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Two finishes

I have finally finished my Waverley bag, a gorgeous pattern from Leanne. It has been almost finished for ages, I only had to stitch two leaves that I had forgotten earlier. It is truly a summer bag. You get that sunny feeling looking at it, even when it rains.

The girls I sew with at The Castle has also made one. I will show you all the bags together, as soon as I manage to rally up us gals.

Another little project I finished a while back is this cute little wallquilt that says "Velkommen" (welcome). It hangs beside my front door, welcoming the people that enter.

Holiday is coming, only three weeks left to wait! This will be my first proper holiday in years, and I am really looking forward to a long needed break. I plan to do some seriously sewing, and to visit as many quiltstores as I can. A perfect way to spend ones vacation!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fleamarket treasure

Look what I found at a fleamarket a while back! This quilt was hidden in a box under a table outdoor. I could barely see it, but luckily it caught my eye.

I have removed the outer border. It was made of a thick curtain fabric, and didn`t work with the other fabrics. There was no batting in the quilt, and hardly any quilting stitches either. So, after removing back and border, I am now looking for fabrics so I can finish this little treasure.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A little peek

I remember way back when I was a "young" quilter. I used to proclaime that I would never have time for silly things like stitching. It is a good thing I didn`t make a bet about that, just look at me now! I find stitching to be very relaxing, perfect for those days when I can`t seem to find my way to the sewingmachine.

The stitchery in the picture is not mine, it belongs to my dear friend Åse. I am however making the same stitchery, and it is soon finished. It will be a part of my next project, a bag in one way or another. I will keep you posted :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The result

I went out to Agnethes farm today, to admire her new pillows. And I must say, it looks absolutely adorable. Maybe she should be a interior designer?

Just check out these great looking chairs! My plan is working out beautifully. She is bitten by the quilt-bug, and is now planning how to furnish her future sewingroom, he he.

Today I have manage to finish some pillows as well. I think they look great on my coach, don`t you?

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, June 6, 2009

More pillows

After a fun day with sewing and good food, this is the results. Agnethe made four lovely pillows, and they will look great on her new, white garden furniture.

Being a cook and teacher I only finished one pillow, just as I planned.

Tomorrow I will sew more pillows, and maybe work on my manly quilt.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sewing pillows with Agnethe

Today it is pillow-sewing-day. My friend Agnethe and I are making the cutest pillows. We are not using patterns, we just go with the flow. Agnethe is a roockie at quilting, but I can tell she`s "got it". She has picked out all the fabrics on her own. I sense a great quilter is in the making :)

I bought a few charmpacks at Fabric Shack, and we use some of these together with our own stash. It makes the pillowmaking really fast, and I plan to make several before the weekend is over.

Agnethe lives on a beautiful old farm with 7500 happy hens! The pillows are going on her porch, where recently bought furnitures are waiting for their accessories.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, June 1, 2009

Oops, I did it again

For how long can one celebrate ones birthday, I ask. I have been indulging myself many times the last month, and my stash is growing rapidly. A lady in my quilting guild told me that the celebrating of her 50th birtday will last six months. That is an excellent notion!

Well, here is this weeks catch. The charms I ordered at Fabric Shack, the rest I bought from Lappe Liv.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege