Saturday, March 29, 2008

Death of a Serger

The old serger is no more. It functioned for 14 years and was in need of some serious help. So all the work and twiddling from the other night has resulted in the purchase of this....

Ooooo... shiny!

I can't wait to have some time to use the rolled hem and the ruffling/gathering settings... AND you don't even have to switch out throat plates! There have been some good improvements in the last 14 years.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Quiet Chaos

The blog has been quiet once again while my sister and I have been working on Mister Judy. She and her family are in town this week for spring break, and we have been sewing away on samples... until the serger started to seriously malfunction. And as I was adjusting the tension dial, it came off in my hand and the back part fell into the machine. Since it was, of course, 8:30pm at night and everything was closed, we took the serger apart.

We found the piece and reassembled.

Only to have the same thing happen again 5 minutes later.

And of course I need this thing to work, so we can get these samples sewn! So today we are taking it into the shop and hopefully they can fix it on the spot... otherwise I may be coming home with a new serger.

On another note, we have been leaving the spouses unattended with the children and the house. They made a discovery in the kitchen while cooking dinner and are attempting to sell the item on eBay. So far no luck.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Finally decorating the house

After being married for almost 10 years, we have finally put some of the spouse's art collection up.

This is his collection of Howard Finster who was a prolific folk artist.

I feel so grown up now that I don't have blank walls.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Yay! Loobylu is back!

Loobylu aka Claire Robertson is back after taking an entire year off from blogging! Her things are so inspiring, and she is such a talented artist. And since she's in Australia, I can get my summer fix looking at her photos... while I'm waiting for spring to arrive here. She's doing some darling embroideries. As does Miss Hillary over at Wee Wonderfuls. Check out her Stitchette's in her shop. Maybe I will get moving on embroidery some day soon. I have a good size stash of vintage embroidery transfers.
In the meantime, here is some general gorgeousness from my spouse for Leap Year.

I always get flowers for Leap Year... luckily, he does give me flowers at other times... otherwise it would be a long wait between bouquets.