Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday, 24 July 2020

The end of an era....

Well, it’s the end of an era. The long arm quilting machine that used to sit in this space has been sold and has gone off to live in a new home. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did. I met some wonderful people while doing their quilts and have made quite a few lifetime friends from it. But it was time to retire. I’ve noticed over the past few years, and this last one especially,  that my physical stamina for standing at the machine in order to get the quilting done was waning. And along with the waning physical strength was the enjoyment I got from it. Instead of enjoying the process it was becoming a painful chore. I did manage to get all of my un-quilted tops finished, so it will be a while before I have to figure out how I am going to handle any further tops I make. In the meantime I am enjoying the summer spent helping to look after our grand daughter. I haven’t done any machine piecing lately but have been slowly working on hand piecing and hand embroidery. And that’s a good thing.


  1. Thank you Cathy for all of the wonderful machine quilting that you have done for me. Enjoy this next phase of your life and I hope we can stay in touch.

  2. I know exactly what you mean about wanting to retire from the longarm. I haven't stopped all the way, I still quilt for friends and family. I am think about it more every day. Enjoy your granddaughter-they're only young once.


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