Spring Break is Here

March 13, 2014

Spring Break has arrived in Texas, and I’m exhausted.  With four little hooligans running around the house, there’s been very little sewing. A lot of juice boxes, quick quesadillas and popsicles, but very few moments at the sewing machine. But I did find time to get the binding on this little quilt.

Spring Break Binding
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I finished it five minutes at a time. Literally.  But I often work in stolen moments, so that’s not really anything new.  There’s something delicious about sneaking away to do something forbidden.  Even if it is just binding a quilt.

Birdie, Gently Swaying
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 This little blanket is a practice piece.  I just wanted some pretty panels to use to build my free-motion quilting skills.  I quilted each panel differently… swirls, pebbles, straight lines and waves.

Lion, Gently Swaying
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I can’t wait to wash and dry it to see how it crinkles and softens.

Top, Gently Swaying
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I’ve enjoyed working on the long arm machine in my local shop, The Cotton Cupboard, so much, that I’ve made a huge decision.

I’m buying my own longarm and expanding my workspace!

For my friends and family who might be reading this blog, here’s a picture of the new addition to our family.

Nolting Longarm
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See, I’m not messing around.  This is serious. In fact, it’s such a big deal, we’ll be having some kind of commitment ceremony when it arrives.  Sage burning, vows, I don’t know exactly, but we are going to do it right.

Since every member of my family is already covered in bits of thread, I figured I might as well stop trying to contain this hobby. I’m busting out of my little corner craft room off the kitchen and moving upstairs to the playroom.  I promised the kids I will share it with them.  As long as they don’t swing from my new longarm machine like they’re training for the summer olympics.

Sweet Dreams everyone.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Sandra Louise March 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    So exciting! Congrats on the new addition to the family.

    • Late Night Quilter
      Reply Late Night Quilter March 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Sandra Louise! I’m so excited that the cleaning and reorganizing process is actually fun.

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