After my last post I got an email from my friend Carol. Carol is a very talented production weaver. You can see some of her brilliance shine thru over on Loomy Tunes since she posts over there one day a week. Anyway, I got this email, she said "You really need to get a serger! It will save you so much time!" I had to shamefacedly confess to her that I already had a serger, and that I just was not that comfortable with it yet!
You know first of all what a pain they are to thread, then what if the tensions are not just right, and what if a thread breaks!!! I could really go on and on about it! The truth is I was a little overwhelmed with it and too chicken to buckle down and learn how to use it! But, I had that stack of stuff looking at me, just laughing at me!
You know what I did next don't you. I pulled the little machine out from it's hiding place, rethreaded it, and got started. Now a couple of times a thread did break, and you know what, it wasn't the end of the world! I just rethreaded and continued on. First I did all the stuff that needed the white thread, then changed to dark threads for the rest. I had to rummage around in my thread bag for some dark spools since I don't have the big spools of dark. It went ok really it did!
You see before you 6 Rag Rugs, 6 Placemats and a Runner, and 10 Breadcloths! It really did take about half of the time it would have taken me if I had insisted in chickening out and not using the Serger. Now I can hem them up and they are ready to go.
And now I would like to introduce you to my new best friend!