Monday, August 30, 2010

Why I want a Husqvarna Viking Serger

OK.  Sew Mama Sew is holding a contest for one lucky person to win a new Husqvarna Viking s21 serger.  This is why I want one:

I love to sew.  LOVE to sew.  I love making clothes for myself and my kids.  Halloween costumes, decor items, napkins, you name it.  I love how I can have a creative outlet through sewing and get something pleasing and functional as an end result of a project.  However, with two kids I need to be able to do any sewing quickly and accurately.  I have a Singer sewing machine that I love for regular sewing.  It has never done me wrong.  The Singer serger that I received from a friend is another story.  My friend upgraded and gave me her Singer serger and I have had nothing but problems.  I had it serviced and brought back to factory specs.  It worked for exactly one project.  I loved using the serger!  It was so fast and the seams were so nicely finished.  So I moved on to my next project, changed the thread and tensions according to the manual.  Then it unthreaded itself.  I rethreaded it.  It didn't loop.  It unthreaded again.  Cue swearing.  This went on for weeks.  I never got it working again.  I finally made peace with the fact that I couldn't get it working, decided to go back to pinking shears and/or french seams, and I was much happier.

I also lost my sewing room this summer as that room is now my son's room.  My sewing area is now in the hallway.  I know I can survive with just my regular sewing machine, but I would love to have a reliable serger that I can move around and not have to worry that it will quit working if I look at it wrong.  I might also be able to start selling things on Etsy if I had a serger and could make things quickly.

I know this entry isn't as fancy as some.  I don't have pictures or video to tell my tale, just my words.  I hope they convey my story and my wish for a new serger.  Thanks for reading!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Catching up

OK - so I didn't really realize that it had been over a year since I'd been here.  Life happens, right?  The kids have been keeping me busy.  My son is in second grade now, and school has had a definite impact on our daily life.  They didn't tell me that homework for him also meant homework for me.  :)  Just keeping up with getting him to school, housework, taking care of my 2 year old, picking him up from school, homework, supper, baths, bedtime, whew, my day just flies by. 
I haven't been doing much in the way of projects.  Although I have painted the living room and my son's room.  My next project is curtains for his room.  Hopefully I can get to that today or tomorrow, and get him moved into his "new" room this weekend.  Then I get to paint my daughter's room, new curtains, etc.
I have also been struggling with an aging computer and all the associated problems.  I'm working on a laptop at the moment, and that is working better.  Once I get the technical issues ironed out, I'll post some pictures.
I have a pile of sewing projects to get to, crafts, garden, household, etc.  I'm working through a list, and I'll post more on that later.  Hope all is well with all of you out there, wherever you are.  :)