At last: My serger is here!

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Hello all,

I thought you'd like to hear about my quest for a serger, after giving me so  
much advice. Last week, I went to the store and had a tryout with several,  
and finally ended up buying a Babylock Enspire. Yes Beverly, with air  
threading system. But only after the lady at the store showed me how to  
thread it with the included threading wire (really no big deal). Yesterday,  
I was able to collect it, and directly made my first item with it: A little  
cap for DSIL, out of some high-quality jersey I used for a  
sweatshirt/long-sleeved Tee for me.

DSIL has loads of woollen hats etc. to keep her now bald head warm but she  
wished for something lighter for indoors. I don't know if I told you about  
her lymphoma? Well, she was on her way of getting better but still had the  
itchies, and then her leg went all puffed up again and they discovered a new  
growth and a different type of lymphoma. So she was in for surgery and a new  
chemo. And although they told her that this type of cancer answers very well  
to chemo treatment, they warned her that the side effects could, and  
probably would, be very extreme.

She had been diagnosed shortly before Christmas and has been so far two  
times in the hospital with a total breakdown of her immune system, and high  
fever to go with it. I've been to see her on Thursday and was shocked how  
ill she looked. Still, the hospital folks are certain that 'nothing worse'  
than a bad cold is the matter, and so we try to cheer her up as good as we  
can. That little cap will go into the hand wash later today, and afterwards  
I'll rinse it with disinfectant so that she can't catch anything from it,  
and drive out to see her again tomorrow.

But that was just a little test. As soon as I had the machine home, I put on  
new cones and threaded the machine from scratch, which was fun. I have in  
mind a larger flatlock project. Remember Sharon's Swoats? I liked them but  
disliked the seams sticking out that much. The lady in the store introduced  
me to a woollen yarn from Madeira which you can use for flatlocking, so I  
got two 200 m-bobbins of a colour named Blue Lagoon (a multicolour thread),  
and will try my personal swoat project with auntie's old sweaters.

And I plan to make my striped tees from a different pattern, a mix between  
boat neck and scoop neck. I'll keep you posted.

U.  


Re: At last: My serger is here!
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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After paying to have the bladder in my air-threaded coverstich  
machine replaced, I asked the service guy if there was any other way  
of threading it, as I suspected it wooed blow up again eventually.  
He sold me the wire threading thing ( I bought my CS machine used,  
so I probably missed getting some of the original accessories).  
Just be sure you find a good way of storing it, I have lost mine  
twice. ;-O


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How good of you!  I have made caps/turbans for chemo patients too.

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Sure!  
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I do believe Sharon's right-side serged seams were a "design  
element". ;-D

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That yarns sounds fun.  I have tested flatlocking, but never made  
anything using that technique. Let us know how it turns out.  We  
will need pics!

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Please do!  And congratulations on your new machine.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: At last: My serger is here!
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:05:01 PM UTC-5, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Great News, Enjoy your new toy. I love having a serger and use it all the time.

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Hello all,

I thought you'd like to hear about my quest for a serger, after giving me so
much advice. Last week, I went to the store and had a tryout with several,

Hope you enjoy using your serger, as I still do mine after many, many years!
Barbara in FL  


Re: At last: My serger is here!
<Taking a bow all around> Thank you for your congratulations, all, and yes,  
I'll keep you posted, and will try to put up pics, too. The problems begin  
with somebody having to take pics of me in my new stuff I made these past  
months, and continue with Flickr having re-done their pages and somewhat  
disfigured my account beyond recognition, so I'll have to do it all again...  
<SIGH!!!!>But I will find ways. Didn't I attend a school whose motto was  
'scivias', which means 'know the ways'. ;-)

U.  


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