Wednesday, January 21, 2015


It has been awhile since I have used my serger. I bought it over 20 years ago, and used it a lot when I was busy making shorts and t-shirts for my kids. I can make a pair of flannal pajama pants in under an hour using the serger. However, I don't really have anyone who needs those at the moment.

However, recently, I was asked to serge "some" circles for a friend. She wanted to use them on the tables for an event she was organizing. I agreed, without getting all the details first.

It turns out that there are 14 tablecloth size circles, in the colour of the organization.

So, I spent an afternoon, finding my serger table. I found some neat stuff, while I was tidying. Perhaps they will appear here in a project soon.

This morning, it took me 20 minutes to thread and get the settings right on the serger. Then I spent about 45 minutes hemming the circles. It wasn't a very creative job, and doesn't make really great pictures of my work this week.

I thought I did a pretty good job, and I was pleased that I had the right colour serger thread, so I didn't have to wing that part.

So, instead of lovely pictures of fancy projects, how about some shots of my indoor garden?
Daffodils on my kitchen counter.

An azalea that I have had for years, which still delights me with blooms on a regular basis. I love the colour of it.  If you look carefully you can see the snow in the yard, but don't tell the azalea.

And a geranium, that I am over-wintering for a friend who doesn't have a sunny window to put it in.

It was sunny and cold, today, so it is good to have some flowers to brighten things inside.


  1. I haven't used my overlocker as we call them for years now, but I, too, used mine all the time when making clothes for us and the family. Now it sits alone in a cupboard until I find someone who will have it in action again. Lucky you had the blue to match, and lovely indoor blossoms.

  2. What a pretty indoor garden......definitely cheery in winter! We call them overlockers too, I bought my first one in 1992 and 17 years later upgraded to my current Bernina. It gets used a lot.

  3. The last time I used my serger was to help my neighbour hem a whole bunch of table clothes for her restaurant and then show her how to do the matching napkins. She wanted white ones for one of her grandchildrens baptism party.

  4. I have said it before. I'll say it again. You are a good friend. Because that's a job only a good friend would do. :)