Friday, July 31, 2009

One more

I get up early in the morning, so I can check my e-mail and my blog before I rush off to work. Today this morning ritual was especially fun, as I found I`ve got a new award.

Grethe at Flittige Hender has given me this Great Blog Award, and I am tickle pink :) Thank you!!! (I will pass it on soon ;))

Today I am exhausted after a hectic day at work. We said goodbye to a colleague that is leaving us, and I moved to another office. The remaining of the day will be spent in my favourite chair, eating shrimps on toast, while I plan tomorrows sewing. My next door neighbour is coming over tomorrow, and we are spending the whole day sewing. A perfect Saturday! (I will naturally keep you posted on any major event).

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Lucky me, Merethe has given me an award. Thank you, I needed this one today :), and I send it right back to you!

It is fun to receive awards, and to get appreciation for ones blog. I pass the award on to:

Kanuttens Kaos
Hannes Quilt Corner
Fredas Hive
Lurlines Place
Nina in Norway
Giggle Button
Flittige Hender

And to all you bloggers out there:)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Planning a quilt for a dear friend

One of my oldest friends, Nina (no blog) is turning the big 40 later in the fall. I decided that I am going to make a quilt for her, and here are the fabrics I am going to use.

Her favourite colors are pink and purple. In addition, I have added light greens and beige. I plan to start on this project tomorrow, the very last day of my vacation.

I have also worked on the christmasquilt I showed you in my recent post. I did a bummer not tracing the pattern before I ironed on the stabilizing fabric. It made tracing the pattern a challenge. Will not do that mistake again any time soon......

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New project

Today I started on a new BOM, this beautiful wallquilt called Magical Christmas from Lynette Anderson. I bought it when the girls and I visited Quiltefryd earlier this month.

The light fabric is to be filled with wonderful stitchery. Can`t wait to get started :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Manly quilt

Tonight I finished the top for my Manly quilt. I didn`t see until now the position of the light and dark blocks! They`re in rows!! That was not intended, but I am not taking the top apart. So, I guess I just have to convince myself that the top is just as I planned it....

Although my stash of Japanese fabrics decreased a little, I still have got tons of it in my cupboard. Need to come up with a stashbusting idea!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege


Check out Giggle Buttons blog. Sonya has a great giveaway. Oh, I hope I win this one!!

Simply this that and the others is also having a great giveaway. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another finish

Boy, am I effective these days! The top to this quilt where finished four or five years ago, and has been laying in a box ever since. Every cold wintersday I have grumbled away about not finishing the quilt.

I do love the scraps I picked out, a lot of them is what I call granny-fabrics. The quilt is a bit long and narrow (I am not the tallest person in the world he he), as I was just sewing away without a plan at the time. However, I love the result, and this winter I will stay warm ;)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Homespun abundance

Check out what I got in the mail yesterday! I ordered all these lovely magazines from Barbara at Quilt-Design (see my favourite shoplist on the right).

She still has a few left, so if you are interested in a copy all you have to do is to e-mail her. I had a little peek yesterday, and look forward to relaxing on the coach with these. The Aussies really know how to make good quilting magazines!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, July 17, 2009

Quiltingtrip to Tønsberg

Yesterday Åse, Anne, Hege and I got in the car and drove to Tønsberg, the oldest town in Norway. It is a lovely little town by the sea, and the population explodes during the summertime. Our goal was to visit Quiltefryd, but first we had a delicious lunch on the pir. Check out the huge club sandvich on Åses plate! We had a really nice time, but missed Pia and Ingebjørg who unfortunately couldn`t make the trip.

After "filling up our tanks" we were ready to do some seriously shopping. This was our first trip to Quiltefryd, and we were not disappointed.

The shop is wonderful, two stories filled up with all the goodies a girl could want for. The staff was very friendly and helpful. As you can see on the right side of my blog, they made it to my list of favourite quiltshops.

Their walls was filled with lovely quilts, like this one. It is a shame that the trip down there takes a while, because they have really nice classes.

This is what I brought home. Three new books, patterns and wonderful fabrics for a new caleidoscope project. I also enrolled into their new BOM, a beautiful christmas wallquilt.

We also visited Lines Hobby (can`t find blog) were I bought three pieces of fabric. The black fabric is border fabric for my Manly quilt. The ribbons and buttons on the left side was purchased at Stoff og Stil in Drammen, on our way down.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Finishing those UFOs

I finally got around to finish some UFOs from the past. My darling DS gave me a big smile when he saw his new quilt. What more can a mum ask for? The quilt has wool batting, so he can keep his little body warm.

A while back I finished this quilt for my youngest son DO. He loves it and sleep under it whenever he can.

Now my son DD wonders when he gets his quilt. He loves fishing and everything that has to do with nature, so I am making him a wilderness quilt.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back on track

At last my DS is back from the hospital, and we can enjoy the rest of the vacation. Having a quiltingproject at hand in the hospital was a great way to calm my nerves. My husband stayed with DS at night, and in the daytime I sat by my darlings bed, talking to him and sewing away on this BOM from Lappemakeriet.

I finished two blocks at the hospital, only 17 to go. The blocks are handpieced, and the finished quilt is going to hang in my livingroom. As you can see the fabrics are masculine, as the colours are inspired by mens clothing.

I am in a quilting mood these days, and have finished several UFOs the last few days. I will show you soon, but first I am going on a quilting trip to Quiltefryd tomorrow with the gals. I suspect that I soon can add another favourite quiltshop to my list. I`ll keep you posted.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stitcher`s Angel 2009

Ooh, this looks exiting! If you visit Helen you can register and become a Stitcher`s Angel. Registration close on the 8th of August.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thank you!

To all you people out there who have sent me greetings; Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your support has meant the world to me in this difficult time, and still do. My darling little DS is still in the hospital, but no longer in intensive care. He suffers from a form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrom, and there is no hope of him getting cured. Hopefully he will get better so we can leave the hospital soon. The callenge is now to get him to eat again. He don`t care much for food, so it`s a struggle. Tasty receipes is always welcome.

Take care :)

Siv Hege

Friday, July 3, 2009

Difficult times

This last week has been difficult for my family and I, as my darling son DS has been hospitalized since Monday. Having really bad epileptic seizures, the doctors had no choice but to put him into a coma. Now we are waiting for him to wake up again, which can take days.

These are times when you find out who your true friends are, and I am thankful because I have so many. The support from friends and colleagues has ment the world in this difficult time. Thank you!

Siv Hege