Monday, September 26, 2011

I got a medal!

Saturday I participated in Oslo Marathon, where I ran the three kilometer run. It was hard -VERY hard! A lot of the other people both walked and ran, but not me! My goal was to complete in style, no walking for this chic. It was harder than the testrun two days earlier, my pulse was over 183 when I crossed the goal line. (You want to throw up when your pulse is that high). But then again, I ran faster this time, and my coach was very pleased with my effort.

Check out my pretty medal!

This is not my last run, this is just the beginning. I am running the five kilometer in another race for women in three weeks, and 10 km the weekend after. I have ordered the book "Run your own marathon" by Grete Waitz, and that is just what I will do. Within two years my goal is to run a marathon! I love the concept of running. It is great for weight control, easy when you get the hang of it, and it is fun! (Believe it or not). I do not compete against others, I compete against myself and my negative thinking.

Naturally I will not quit quilting :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege
PS. Don`t forget my Celebration Give Away!

Friday, September 23, 2011


I am celebrating losing 20 kg, and that I last night reach another big goal. I jogged for 3 whole km!!! Those who know me can appreciate the effort. Tomorrow I am doing it again at the Oslo Marathon. Such an achievement I can not go by in silence, so welcome to my CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY!

The first winner I draw will get this great book, the Fresh Fabric Treats from Moda Bake Shop.

A lot of great projects in this one!

I have five consolation prizes too, for the next five winners.

The rules are simple;
  • Leave a comment on my blog and you get one ticket.
  • Write about me on you blog and you get one more ticket. (Come back and tell me)
  • Become a follower and you get three more tickets! (Come back and tell me)
So, you can actually get five tickets. If you are a no-blogger you must remember to leave you e-mail adress so I can reach you if you are one of the lucky winners.

The Give Away lasts until October 8th at midnight Norwegian time. I send world wide!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More fabric

Today a soft parcel landed in my postbox, with the Heirloom Citrine collection by Joel Dewberry.

These fabrics makes me want to eat a juicy orange, yum! But what shall I sew from these??

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Give away at LeKa Quilt

LeKa is having a great give away, I would love to win one of her cute little make up purse! Please, pick me!!!!

And here you see the prizes! Me like!! The give away ends on 1. of October.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege
PS! I hope the last prize for my give away lands in my mailbox tomorrow. I know it is on its way, so stay tuned!

Practical homemade bib

My DS need bibs, and I have had a hard time finding something suitable. I found a company that makes bibs I like, but for some reason they would not sell me any. I tried to apply for some through NAV (the proper organ to direct when you need to apply for remedies for handcapped people), but they turned me down.

Well, that is no problem, I`ll just make some myself, I thought. But what type of fabric can I use as backing, to keep the moist away from his clothes?? After searching on the internet I found a company in Finland that sell a fabric called PUL. It breathes, and is used together with fabric dipers. Naturally I bought  some, and yesterday I test sewed a bib.

I used a Japanese fabric.

Here you see the backing.

I have ordered some brown velcro, I hope it gets here tomorrow. I have to make a lot more of these.

Have fune sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Post number 200!

Today me and my boys have spent a quiet day at home, watching the seremonies from New York and Washington. I have done some sewing as well, between the TV and cooking. I made this Dresden Plate block that will be the center of my Goodbye Table Cloth.

I will reveal the next step soon - the first frame around the center. I just love those colors!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Choosing fabrics for a new project

I am starting on another Goodbye-quilt. A dear colleague is retiring by the end of this year, and the plan is to make her a table cloth. Well, that is the plan, but I am also playing with the idea of making her a lap quilt.

This is the fabrics I plan to use. If I choose the table cloth the center will be a Dresden Plate. If I end up making a lap quilt there will be several Dresden Plates. What do you think? Table cloth or lap quilt?

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

PS. I am planning a Give Away. I am just waiting for the last prize to arrive in my mailbox :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My table-runner-top

Man, where did time go?? My Saturday shopping lasted for a very long time (included a lovely lunch and picking up kids). There have been little time for sewing, but I have finished the top for my table runner.

It is quite big, and will look nice on my antique dining room table :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Christmas Quilt Along

Today Sue is hosting her special Christmas Quilt Along, and I am joining in as much as I can during the day.

I am starting on the table runner in the same fabrics as those in the quilt I posted about not long ago. I will blog about it during the day and afternoon, so make sure to come back for a peek :)

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quilts and quilters that makes a difference

I have a child with a sevear epilepsy (Lennox Gastaut Syndrom), and with other diagnoses that normally follows in its footprints. Due to this, we have spent many weeks at the time in a hospital that works only with these types of cases. The people who works there are fenomenal, and much is done to make the environment as homey as possible.

Every time we have been there, I have admired all the beautiful quilts that are displayed all over the place. We are talking about many wall quilts in different sizes. A few weeks ago Lena and I decided to visit a quilting guild in a near by county for inspiration. The guild is Bærum Lappelag. It is fun to see how other guilds do their stuff, we thought. The atmosphere when we entered the room was so nice that we ended up joining the guild as new members!

I later on checked out their homepage, and what did I find? This is the guild that made all those lovely quilts and gave them to "our" hospital! This is not a coincidence, I thought to myself. This is providential - me being a member there :)

They had a fabulous Show and tell, here are some of the things we could admire:

The patience of some, I am in awe!


Quilt as you go, a genious method!

I look forward to meeting up with the quild members again soon.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Give Away

Be sure to visit Michelles great blog It`s Sew Me. She is having a great give away. I hope I am lucky this time, she is giving away some great stuff!

The give away closes on september 15th. Good luck!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Starting on an x-mas present

Autumn is here, and it is time to start some serious christmas present sewing. I do worry though, how am I going to manage all my sewing plans?? I have an exam in the late fall, and will have to spend a lot of my free time studying. Rats! Why did I sign up for it?? I am just so very behind with my reading...sigh...

Today I have been a good girl! I read a long chapter, worked on the mandate for my exam paper, and made this quilt top!

I made it from the roll of fat quarters I bought from Quiltefryd when they visited our guild last month. (Notice the doggy butt?) And guess what! I had so many blocks that I am making another quilt and a table runner! That means two christmas presents and somenthing new for my coffe table :) That is just what I need these days - really effective and rapid sewing!

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege