Friday, November 8, 2013
How do you spell neglect? J U K I
I think the thing intimidates me. I managed to get some thread tangled up as I re-threaded it. I tried tying the new thread to the old, but it came un-tied. I made a better knot and was successful in just sewing the new thread through on the final thread. I was surprised that the knot actually went through the eye of the needle.
Next time I am going to try that with all of the threads. But one at a time.
Sergers are not sewing machines. They do not function at all like sewing machines. I think that intimidates me. Once I set it up and played with it, I remembered how much fun it was to use.
Last December I went nuts buying fleece when I went to NC. I bought more when I went back in August. I have a lifetime supply of fleece. Perhaps that is hyperbole. Let's just say I have a sufficiency and anything more would be a superfluity. (I must add here that there are members of my family who believe that I have a superfluity of sewing machines. Ahem.) Tomorrow I plan to make some fleece hats. I made a few last winter while in NC. I have been unhappy with the results. They don't fit right.
Just before Betsy went home she helped me use the serger to go over the top seam of one of those hats. By "help" I mean that she stood next to me while I used the JUKI. She was there for moral support. The hat fits much more comfortably now. I think it would feel even better were it to have a true serged seam. Tomorrow. The serger will come out Tomorrow.