Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Making Friends

I've been trying to make friends with the serger again. (I would say "MY" serger, but it actually belongs to my mom--although I don't think she's ever used it!)

Since buying the new sewing/embroidery machine, I've known that I really need get the serger out and see if I can get it working again. Something went wrong with it about FOUR YEARS ago! I was trying to change the thread color from white to red. The tension was then off. The loops were off. I read the instruction book trying to re-thread it. Nothing was working. I put it aside and covered it up. It's sat there, lonely and unused, for a long, long time.

Last weekend I blew the dust off, uncovered it, and tried again. It worked! I've been serging up a storm. It's been mostly used for finishing seams on dresses for the girls. I've done a little sewing with it too. I just keep talking nicely to it....and apologizing for neglecting it for so long.


Cyndi Lewis said...

Oh good! Does this mean I can pull out my machine that wasn't working and it will magically work too! I'm secretly hoping for a new machine though. Glad to hear yours is working.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog thru Robyn's and I did the same thing a few years ago with my serger. I got so tired of trying to thread it. I sat down one day with a flashlight and tried and tried until I finally got it. Go for it girl