Friday, January 11, 2013
A NEW TOY TO PLAY WITH!
Okay so here's the story. I had never so much as owned or turned on a sewing machine until I took Mary Ann Moss' class - Remains of the Day. (The most AMAZING and ADDICTIVE class ever! HIGHLY recommend it.) But I digress....
When I took that class I bought a Brother's sewing machine. I spent two days trying to thread the damned thing and ended up taking it to a friend to show me!! I came very close to throwing it away but I really wanted to do the class so.... It is a simple sewing machine with a couple of doo dads but nothing which would stretch your brain too much.
I did a few fabric journals with my Brother and was quite happy with it. Then I get involved in fabric journals, lace journals..... and I want a machine that has more doo dads! So I went out and bought a Singer Stylist II. Very easy to thread, very easy to use, easy to move from table to table. Very happy!!! Have done a bunch of things on it and really love this sewing machine.
I had seen a surger during a YouTube video and had discussed it with my buddies in my groups and they all agreed it was a really cool thing but probably difficult to use.
I remember when I was a kid in the early 70s, the garment factories in Miami would send out work to be done in homes. My grandmother was one of those at home pieceworkers. She had a regular Singer machine (the industrial kind with the table and the foot lift next to your thigh) and she had what I knew as a "mero" (in spanish). I had no idea what it was called in English. Now I know it's a surger.
I bought one today. No idea how to use it and, frankly, not sure what I can use it for but I had to have it. I was "saddened" when my buddy Eileen - a woman on whom I can count on ALWAYS for support in my crazy purchases, writes to me and says "I don't know why in the world you would need it." REALLY????? Does my wonderful friend not KNOW me after all these years??? The purchase of the surger has absolutely nothing to do with NEED and everything to do with WANT!!!
So, can someone out there tell me why I need this machine and what I can use it for??????
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Posted by Elena at 4:40 PM