Tuesday, May 12, 2009

almost dead

I think I need a new serger. This one is almost dead and I can't live without one. My dad got this for me Christmas 1992 (the year I met Jon) and it was used/refurbished then. It's basic and served me well. The reason I think it's almost dead is it's making a screeching noise that I can't get rid of with oil and cleaning or needle change. I'm not even going to use it till I decide what to do because the noise sounds like something is going to snap off and hit me in the eye. I thought about getting it serviced but there are things about it i don't like and have been doing without this whole time like rolled hems.

I'm open to suggestions and reviews on other sergers. Anyone?
I was in the middle of sewing another chair cover when my serger started screaming at me. i HAVE to serge the cut edges so this project will have to wait till the machine gets fixed or I get another one. Bummer because I was on a roll. I had all the piping done and all the pieces cut out.
Now I have to find something else to sew..

Ava at the playground yesterday. I have a photo up in the store of Emily behind this bubble when she was about the same age.


Emily singing a Backyardigans song. She LOVES to sing, She will take this music thingy, go in the bathroom and sing soooo loud! It's adorable!

12 comments:

Jenny P. said...

I'm sure no one will find this interesting but me: I found my old serger online for $420. My dad paid $400 and change for it used in 1992. Maybe I should just get it serviced..where????

insanely crafty said...

I would like to know what a serger does... so obviously I have no opionion!

Jenny P. said...

It kind of binds or finishes the edges on fabric. Look inside your clothing and you'll see that "overlock" stitch on the seems.It's like a really good zig zag and it cuts at the same time. The twill I'm using frays a lot so I know over time with washing the slipcovers the seems might come undone. Serging the seams after I use a straight stitch will keep that from happening. google it:)

Mary said...

The only repair shop that I know of is in Stuttgart. It's right off of the Konigstrasse. That really sucks that it's breaking, I know how much you like that thing. The picture of Ava is really cute! Emily is really cute to. Her and Nicolas should start a band. Last week Nicolas wouldn't leave the house without his guitare. At least it was the cool black one with flames.

My military man and me plus 3. said...

I have no advice on sergers... I hope to see what comes of it though! Emily has such good tone to her voice! Already, so little, and she is a talent! I love how she knows where to go louder and stronger and where not to! And that little smile peaking through her song, SOOO stinkin adorable!

corinnea said...

IF you decide to get a new one, let's shop together! If you stick with the old one try the place we have the address for.. Tina likes them.

Holy Cow your girls are too cute.

sasha said...

awww, Emily is flippin' ADORABLE!!! Great singer, too! :) I remember that pic with Emily...Ava is just as cute as can be. Wish we were still there so our girls could hang out, start a band, and my son could love Ava! :) Have a good rest of you week... good luck with your serger!

My military man and me plus 3. said...

By the way, I had to watch that video over and over of Emily singing "Treasure Treasure, gotta KEEP on LOOKIN" and at the beginning when she sings the instrumental part too "heh-heh, heh-heh" SOOOO cute! I had to say it again! ;)

Mary said...

I'm so stupid. I had no idea it was a video of Emily, I thought it was just a picture. I'm blind and blond, what a bad combo! The video had me laughing so hard though. She is so cute!

Mary H. said...

The video of Emily is sooo funny. She also sings in our bathroom or when she's watching one of her shows.
I think I startled,or embarrased her one time when I heard noises coming from the other room and I opened the door to see what was going on. Emily didn't know I was there till she turned around real fast and smiled really big and went "HEHEHE!" lol She's not shy to sing or dance for ppl though, thats for sure! :) Cute pics of Ava in the bubble btw, and good luck with the Serger!

Mary H. said...

Also- are you a fan of Emily The Strange too? Don't think I know anyone else but me that likes it...till now?

lizy said...

Precious! Love all these videos you are taking of the girls (Next American Idol) I like the pic of Ava same as Emy very cute. Sucks that your serger is acting up I know how much you treasure it :)

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