Monday, February 28, 2011
Now, I've been sewing a very long time, but have never felt the need to get a serger. I used one once at the quilt shop I worked in while I lived in Montana, and I was all thumbs and forgetfulness. Every time it needed to be rethreaded, I had to call for help. I'm not very technically minded--my sister got those genes--and I just don't need the aggravation! Besides, I've got my old faithful Bernina, with stitch number 3 and foot number 2! They serge just fine!
And so we did; we serged all those edges and cut apart all the rectangles. Mine have a few white rectangles that I wove at the end to help piece the others together. Two weavers haven't finished their pieces yet, so it will be another few months before it all goes together, but it felt good to have my part done. I'll deliver them tomorrow, my first time at Tuesday Weaving for several months. I'm looking forward to seeing my weaving buddies!
And while I was serging, I finished the edges on the first baby blanket. Heston Terre Busby will have a new blanket on Wednesday, when I deliver it to his dad, only back at work this past week. Bryan Wise Spannaus will have to wait until I can retie the wayward warp. I do love this pattern, and would like to try it again, probably in brighter colors with more contrast, so you can really see the stars.
Now it's back to day-off activities, like bread baking, floor cleaning and laundry doing! The skies are grumbling, the back yard is lake-like and the animals are all napping. Hmmmm... napping... my favorite day off activity!