I have been back in the craft room again! I sure do love being in there. I lose track of time so easily, and it is work and relaxation at the same time. Actually, relaxation most of the time. The only time it is work is when I am doing something big, or new.
My latest project was little (for my 6 month old grandson), but I was working with fleece. Believe it or not I have worked very little with fleece. I have made blankets, and I did make a pair of pajama bottoms once. But I ran across a problem I had never had before. When using a multi-size pattern, I would use chalk paper and a tracing wheel to transfer the pattern lines. You can’t do that on fleece; it is too fluffy! So I hit YouTube and learned all sorts of techniques. When you have been doing something old school for years, and it works, why look for something different? Well I will certainly use the same technique on most things, but I learned a number of new things.
This brings me to new things in general. Hubby bought me a new Serger for Christmas. If you look back at my post Feb. 9, 2014 you will see what I have been working with. In no way do I mean the one I have is bad, it isn’t. But it is old. For those of you who understand it is like working with one of the first electric sewing machines, very limited. But it does get the job done, and I will still use it. The theory being it will stay with white thread in it. The new one will be used for changing colors. You see the biggest reason people don’t use a Serger more is because changing out thread is such a pain, and then having to get the tension right again, yuck.
Now I am ready to start learning a new machine. I made a deal with myself that I would finished the drop-cloth curtains for the wild child, and the bear bunting, before I played. As we all know; getting a new Serger is getting a new toy, and now we play 🙂