awny, So nice to hear from you. A serger is certainly a treasure to have. I have had mine for over 20 years. I don't use it as often now as I used to. My husband bought mine for me and did lots of research before he purchased this particular one.
While you have a young son, I have two grandsons, one 22 and the other will be 10 soon. I have been sewing since I was preteen. Originally my sewing was primarily clothing, sewing for myself and my kids when they were little. More recently I have been quilting. I have found that when I don't finish a quilting job in a timely manner I don't have to worry about whether it will fit. :)
I have a few more years before I retire so don't have as much time to sew as I would like......one of these days.
I don't remember if my profile states or not but I am from Olympia, Washington. I am not so far from Canada but much further west that you.
Thank you for the welcome and I look forward to hearing from you again.
Oh how cute that would be! I still have my original raggedy ann doll, and since I'm 37, she really does live up to her name. I practiced with face painting on the fabric this morning before work. That was frustrating and all kinds of fun at the same time! Hopefully today I'll get her sewn up at least and I'll post some pics - good bad & ugly. This time I hope there's no ugly!
Thanks for the encouragement! Like you said, it is like riding a bike. I'm making a purse for my 11yo daughter out of an old pair of cords now, after a winter break filled with apron and snuggie making. I am having a great time and now my husband is giving me all these clothes to re-purpose - the creative juices are flowing!!
*snicker* yeah it helps knowing you aren't alone. That one nearly brought me to tears too. Boy oh boy! I still haven't worked with it again but I'll try it one day.
About the "noise" I'm bombarded with it! The only time I'm not is when I turn off my car & MP3 player after work. Then it's dead quiet with no sounds but nature (we live in the boonies). It's really really nice. It never lasts long though. I think it's like therapy but I avoid it.
Thanks for the comment on my post : ) I love your "About Me" *laugh* Congrats on getting to stay home with your babies. It's the best investment. I'm sure you'll miss your career too. My parents get to work with deaf, mentally challenged children fairly often and they took a course in sign language. Somehow they swung it that I was able to attend since I was a minor and it was a blast. I still remember a few things. We had to go to a restaurant and use nothing but sign language. What a hoot!