Monday, September 28, 2009


I have been a busy little bee lately. . . sewing, sewing, sewing.  By improvising a L-shaped sewing area to accomodate my sewing machine & serger in our large family room, I am now able to enjoy my family in the evening and still get a lot a sewing projects completed.  The second benefit of this set up is that my dining room table no longer looks like this.  Now the area I set up is by no means "pretty" or "polished".  It consists of an old table resurrected from the basement and a board laid across two file cabinets that contain the kids school books.  (Sort of a locker for homeschoolers idea).
Anyway, everything has been going along GRAND until. . .

I turned the differential knob on my serger so I could gather a strip of material and promptly heard a little "snap" followed by the sound of a small piece falling down inside the serger.   Arrrrghhhhhh!     The very same serger that had been taken to the shop for another problem in the spring!  It had never been to the repair shop prior to that, and I have had it for nearly twenty years. I depend so much on it as a tool.  But far more than that is the great sentimental value it holds for me. Well, to "cut to the chase", Bill took it to the shop on Saturday morning. At least now, I know that they can still get repair parts for it.

I've decided that I'm not going to waste the two weeks or so until it is repaired.  Instead, I plan on cutting out the patterns for a lot of projects.  That way, when I get the serger back, I can get started right away sewing things.  My least favorite thing about sewing is cutting the fabric, so at least that will be all out of the way.

Y "To everything there is a season. . .



momawake said...

Gotta pray for that serger.

Bonnie said...

Oh that stinks!
My serger was a gift, and as I was sewing my wedding dress, bit the dust. I had only had it for 2 weeks, and it came from Wal*Mart, but I didn't have the receipt. I decided to try an exchange anyway, and after I explained what happened, they cheerfully took it! THis one has been working great for almost 6 years, and I don't know what I would do without it.
Good way to use your time 'til it's back, can I send you some to cut out?!?

Rebecca said...

I know how frustrating that is because I paid for my sewing machine to be repaired-picked it up before we moved and found out it needing cleaning after that and had to pop off another hundred some bucks on it.


BUT. It will get fixed and I think you are very wise to make good use of the time that it is away. Things will go so smoothly when all you do is sew!

I am so *HAPPY* you have your own sewing area! That is FABULOUS and I am thinking you have deserved it more than anyone for longer than anyone!

I hope you will share with us some of the things you are making! Pictures PICTURES...please please please! :-)

When is the grand reveal happening?!

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