Saturday, July 31, 2010

A last minute finish...puh...

Yikes! Today is the last day of July!! And I have no finished project to show for. So I ran in to my sewingroom, looking for something to finish for my OPAM. Luckily I had this teabag holder that just needed a few stitches to complete.

This has not been a good month for sewing, but I have started the countdown :) I have seven more working days to go, and then it is VACATION!!!!

This BOM from Lappemakeriet will be my focus project when enjoying my holiday. I finished these three blocks today. They are fast and fun to make. Trine (co-owner) is generous when she cuts the fabrics, you always get plenty of fabric. So much that I am making a long tablerunner with some of the left over fabrics.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, July 25, 2010

All stitched up

I promised you a peek on my stitchery design, and here it is. I have enjoyed working on it this weekend. I think I will turn this into a pillow. (No Max! Not one of the pillows that you love to chew on!!)

If you plan to attend the August meeting in our guild, this pattern will be available at our stitchery work shop :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Working on stitchery designs

Man, has the last few weeks been busy! And I mean at work. I have spent more time at work than I have at home, what a summer!! At last things are slowing down, even lawyers and real estate brokers take vacation. That means more time in the sewong room for me :)

My quilting guild is having a stitchery workshop at our August meeting. I have designed two stitchery patterns that we are going to use. I have a little cow figure in my living room, which inspired me to draw this cute little cow. It is a chocolate milking cow :)

I am also working on a floral stitchery that requires a bit more stitching. I hope to get started on it this weekend, and I promise to show you as soon as I get on with it.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A little bag filled with a lot of happiness

My friend Agnethe (no blog) and I visited a favourite quiltshop today - Lappemakeriet. The shop is filled with a lot of goodies, including a lot of wonderful new fabric bolts.

The shop is very cosy, I always get a fussy feeling when I walk around in it. All those lovely quilts laying around, to irresistable not to touch.

Here are some of the news, patterns and templates from Patchwork with Busyfingers ( Australia). Here you can find templates to make pies and cirkles.

Two smiling ladies in a quilters heaven, my friend Agnethe and one of the shop owners, Anne Kjersti.

How such a little bag can contain such a huge amount of happiness, I often wonder. I feel a little bit sorry for all the people out there (the non-quilters) who doesn`t know what they are missing out on :)

And here you see the bag content. Any wonder I feel happy?? There were a lot of new fabrics that I gladly would take home with me (they have to wait for my next pay check). I am definitely going back soon!

Yesterday I visited a local shop that also sell quilt fabric. I couldn`t resist bying these cute green and pinkies. I also have been wondering about buying this book, and finally I agreed with myself and ordered it from a internet bookshop.

I bought 40 pieces of Dear Jane fabrics from They arrived from Denmark a few days after I placed my order, and is now a part of my ever growing collection of Civil War fabrics.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The winners

Last night my thimble giveaway ended. I have two thimbles to give, and my youngest son has picked the lucky numbers 3 and 15. And the winners are:

Girls, send me your snail mail adress, and the thimbles will soon be on their way:)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege