Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some finishes

The end of September is here, and for ones I actually have some finished projects to show for. I am much better at starting than at finishing. I really should do as many of you do, choosing a focus project each month.

I have made three bags from this gorgeous fabric I purchased a while back. I first thought of cutting the fabric into panels for another handbag, but I felt it would ruin the motif on the fabric.

So far I have made two bread baskets, both christmas presents for family members. I used japanese fabrics, and I think they turned out good.

The cute book cover is designed by May Britt, and was one of the many patterns the Stitchers Angels 2009 could dip into. I write down receipes in this one, just love it, couldn`t part from it!

Tomorrow is the end of my give away, that means there is still time to join in!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A double give away!

I have decided to have a give away - a super duper double give away! The rules are simple, and you have the chance to win two prices. Ok, here we go :)

Leave a comment on my blog and you get a ticket for this great price!

A sushi roll from Lecien, The 30`s from Mrs. March Collection.

But wait - there is more! If you tell about my give away on your blog, you get another ticket for my next price. But remember - you have to let me know so I can put you down for a ticket.

You can win this cute goose stitchery from Tilda, Aurifil thread and gorgeous beeds!

I hope you like my give away! It lasts until midnight September 30th (Norwegian time), and I will announce the winners shortly after.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

PS. I send world wide.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another block finish

This weekend I have finished another block from Leannes BOM. This one didn`t have much stitchery, but I decided to applique the heart one more time. I was not pleased with the first result, but back then I didn`t know much about hand applique either. I first thought about keeping the heart, to show the progress I have had over the years, but I changed my mind. I would only look at the heart, and it would probably annoy me tremendously. So, now it`s gone, bye bye.

I used freezer paper for the heart, a technique I like a lot.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stitching away

I started working on this BOM from Leannes House a long time ago, longer than I care to remember. (We are talking years). Finally I have finished a block (only eight to go, puh), and I think it`s adorable. The stitching truly makes this quilt.

Before I start on the next block I have to make a new heart block, as I managed to stitch the last one wrong (see previous posts).

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A finish and some more

Christmas is coming (ok, I know it`t not her yet, but...) and I have started making presents. Yesterday I finished a bread basket, and soon I have finished another.

This evening I finished the stitchery for a BOM I joined at Northern Quilt. (yikes! I have stitched it the wrong way.)It is a gorgeous christmas table cloth in red and white. I can`t wait to get the next block :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A happy rainy day!

Well folks, there is no longer any doubt, autumn is here. I woke up to a wet and foggy day, one of these mornings when you just wants to stay in bed.

Not today!! Lena and I got up early, eager to visit Lille Stasjon and their autumn sale. The shop has recently moved into new locations, and I have to say that it is now my number one favourite quilt shop.

Here you see the shop owner. She and her staff is as sweet as can be, always helpful and kind. This is a must for my comfort, and is in my opinion the key factor for a shops success.

Tons of fabric and goodies everywhere. I like the fact that they stock whole series of fabric, not just a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

They have a whole corner with beautiful things from Green Gate. I have been drooling for these things for years, maybe it is time to start collecting? Lena is busy taking pictures for her blog. So - did I buy anything?

Oh yeah! Lots of gorgeous fabrics for half the price or more. Rulers and Easy Scallops that will come in handy someday :)

A big box to put my ever growing collection of patterns into. And a bunny pattern. Indeed a happy rainy day!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The annual town market

Yesterday my quilting guild joined app. 150 companies and voluntary organizations, and put up a fabulous stand in the town square. The weather was great, not a cloud in sight, and thousands of people visit the marked during the day.

The stand was double the size of last years stand. Since we celebrate our twenty year anniversary this year, we wanted to make the most of it. And it was a success, the stand was filled with people.

Kari demonstrated free motion quilting, and Merita demonstrated EQ7. This table worked as a "people magnet", and is an important component in our success. The rest of us worked on different techniques such as stitchery, American and English piecing.

Kari worked on a cute quilt with mushrooms. Some of the spectators noticed her quilting gloves, and wondered if we always use gloves when we sew :)

Some of the quilts we displayed.

Last years stand was great looking, but to small with little space to move around inside, which resulted in most of the visitors standing on the outside. This year we emphazised space, which resulted in a stand filled with people. This is actually one of the few moments without many visitors. We sold lots of kits of my chocolad milkingcow and floral design. The money is going to buy thread and fabric for the comforting quilts we make.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege