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Monday, January 31, 2011

Say Hello To My New Little Friend

I have always been both fascinated and slightly afraid of sergers.  I have always shied away from working with knit fabrics so I thought a serger would be just the thing to take me to that  next level where I feared no fabric!  Well, anticipating a decent tax refund, I  purchased(with my husband's blessing) this perfect starter serger.  I told myself that if I couldn't figure out how to thread it, it would go back because how could I use it if I couldn't thread it?  Well, it is very user friendly.  I will let you know when I construct something with it!  

I have been a busy little crafter this past week.  I made a pair of long mittens from a tutorial on A Lemon Squeezy Home.  They were easy and are so warm.  I had fleece left because JoAnns had a good sale on fleece so I decided to try something I saw in one of my books. I cut the fleece into continual strips and made a big ball of "yarn" to knit a scarf with.  It was pretty easy but if you try it, be prepared to have a slightly sore arm.  I usually don't use my rotary cutter for such a long time and I had to press down pretty hard to go through several layers of fleece.  I also had to swiffer my craft room floor because cutting that fleece makes a fuzz that goes everywhere!  All in all it was well worth it and I can't wait to see the finished scarf.  I will put it on here when I am done with it.   

I also wanted to show you my bathroom window treatment.  For those of you who saw my old treatment on my last post, I hope you agree that this is better.  When a window is in the corner of two walls, it isn't easy to come up with something you like but I am happy with this one. 

Everyone stay warm and if the weather forces you indoors-happy crafting!  Take care.  Nancy 


  1. Oh My, Oh My! There is no stopping you now! I can't wait to see what you do with this. Happy sewing!
    The window looks fine :) It's always a challenge to decorate tight corners. you did good!
    See you again soon, susie

  2. Tell me how you like your serger as you use it. I am wanting to get one, so I may get that one if it is user friendly.
    I have always been afraid of threading it.

  3. my grandmother gave me a serger, but I'm scared of it. I haven't set it up yet. I remember using one in home ec and loving it though.