Friday, October 25, 2013

Temper, Temper!!

I was all set to sew up a storm today.  I cut out a pattern...pajamas for Aubrey (and Aubrey was her name) a trial pair.  To see how things went together, to size them, and all that good stuff.  Very cute pajamas, with green stripes flannel.   

Course, I haven't used Serger Sue much at all since she arrived in June.  I started with a trial run and things looked okay.  Not perfect, but okay.  You know how temperamental sergers can be!  But, I went forward...sewed the pajamas, all the while thinking it was good that they were for Aubrey.  Things were okay with the pattern, but the serging didn't look right.  I became fairly frustrated and quit once I had the pajama top done.  

Tonight, when I should have gone to bed, I decided to see if I could figure out what was going on with Serger Sue.  Nothing looked right...and I know diddly about fixing the tension.  But then, one of the threads broke, so I thought...ah-ha...I'll rethread Serger Sue and perhaps that will fix the problem.  Well.  Apparently Serger Sue did not like being set aside when I had company and had a temper tantrum!  She unthreaded herself from one of the thread guides.  Well, no wonder the tension wasn't right!

I spent a very long time rethreading Serger Sue.  What a pain it can be to thread a serger!  But, now that I have done it, rethreading won't be so bad from here on in.  (Course, changing colors is simple...I tie the new color threads to the current ones and pull them through all the guides...easy peasy!!!)

Once I had her threaded, I tested her out...and YAY!  We're back in business!  whew!

I think Serger Sue and Naomi Janome are happy to be on the sewing table...together again. 

Okay, so I am tired.  And, apparently thinking I am pretty funny.

All's well.  Good night. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


kks said...

ha! see you later today...

Kim said...

I can't even imagine threading a serger. I have massive temper tantrums trying to refill the stupid bobbins on a regular simple sewing machine.
I still believe thread companies should sell thread and pre-filled bobbins as a set - ALWAYS. Lol

Farm Girl said...

That is why I never had the never for a serger. I am so glad you got her fixed.
Now you can have double the fun.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Congratulations...I'm impressed. I'm sad to say my sewing machine rests in the darkness of our attic...

WoolenSails said...

I need to figure out why mine won't work as usual. I use it for my rug edges and I know I am not doing something right since it works for awhile, then messes up and I can never figure out why. I did find my book finally,so maybe i can figure out where I thread wrong.