Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lookie what found its way to my kitchen table...

I was at a yard sale yesterday and saw this serger for $25. I looked at it and kept coming back to it, I asked her if it still worked and she told me "yup, I've only used it 4 or 5 times. The machine and I just didn't click." She showed me the reciept and she paid $300 for it in 1992. As I was about to pick it up she said "its a great deal if you need a serger." I froze. See, the problem was I didn't need a serger, I wanted one. DH and I have some lofty financial goals in front of us so I decided my serger desire could be put on hold for a while longer. That afternoon I was telling DH about the awesome serger deal. He asked "is that something you would use? what exactly does a serger do?" So, I explained what one is, confirmed that I would, in fact, use one if I had one...but could do everything I wanted to do with the machine I already have.
Jason and Ben went out to run errands and as I was folding laundry and talking to my dad on the phone, they came in and Ben was yelling "Mooooommmmyyyy, we have a surprise for yooooouuu!!!" I was instructed to sit down and close my eyes and that's when I met my new friend. if only I had a single idea of how to even begin to turn it on, thread it, make it run...hhhmmm.


lera said...

That is the sweetest thing!!!!

My suggestion is to play with it right now. Don't wait. The longer it sits there staring you down, the more intimidating it will be. Grab some scraps and play around. And then make something easy and fool-proof. (The fist thing I made was some pajama bottoms. Easy peasy.)

Can't wait to see what you make!

cindyquiltsOR said...

Whatta lucky gal! Those guys are keepers!

Even rolled hem napkins are fun ... do something before the intimidation sets in.

Sarah and Jack said...

How funny, that is the same serger I bought at a yard sale earlier this year too.

I need thread for mine, I actually use it quite a bit.

amandajean said...

what a GREAT deal on a serger! I wish I would come across something like that. but then that would mean I would actaully have to go to garage sales, I guess. have fun with your new machine!

Lori in South Dakota said...

LOL--the on switch in the black button in the front. Take hold of the front of the machine (facing you) and slide that piece sideways and then it should fold down. Inside in the threading directions (I think). They have to be threaded in the exact order as the picture shows. Mine threads 3, 4, 1, 2 I think. But follow the diagram--sergers are handy things when you need them. If you contact singer or look online--I bet you can get a manual.

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red said...

You know you can make some really cool tops with that machine right?
Type in tutorials with serger, and it should pull stuff up.
I need one like now :O

PS Love ypur blog!