Monday, May 13, 2013

Wow, this is the first time I've signed in and written a post in's 2013.  Just rereading the few previous posts I wrote makes me want to actually keep going with blogger.  I'd like to have a document of life, whether or not anyone ever reads it.

The last 4 years in a nutshell???  Had a baby girl in 2010, moved to a new (very old actually - 1918) house at the beginning of 2012, then had a baby boy in July 2012.  This year I've been teaching part time, and I'll continue that for next year.  In between kids, husband, and teaching, we've been working on our house and I've been crafting.

On the horizon --
 - I've been reading serger reviews.  Big G and mom are starting a serger fund for my birthday.  Not sure when I'll actually get the go ahead to get it though.  I guess it depends on how expensive a model I decide on.  In the meantime I am collecting a lot of sewing patterns for future usage.
 - Big G is working on my sewing/craft space at the top of the stairs.  It started a few months ago with removing the old cedar paneling, rewiring, insulating, hanging drywall, and is now in the mudding and taping stage.  Cannot WAIT for it to be done!

Near term crafting --
- I am currently knitting a few cowls at once, plus a 2nd Hitchhiker shawl.

Over and done --
- Made the cutest birthday hats for Big C's 3rd birthday.  She wanted party hats with animals and that's what I made.  Will get a picture on here ASAP before I forget about blogging again.  Super fun hats.  I actually think we'll be able to pull them out again for Little G's first birthday in July.


  1. I'm looking for a serger at the moment too. What models are you looking at? I really have no idea what to look for in a serger at all!

    1. Whew, I've been researching a ton. My biggest hurdle is trying to decide if I want a high-end machine with the option of a coverstitch or not. So far only Bernina and Baby Loc's top machines have it, and of course it's lots of $$. If I get really excited about sewing knit fabric, which I haven't to date, then I might get a separate coverstitch maching later on. In the end I think I am going to opt for a Bernina, after reading about how the Baby Loc's air-puff threading option can have lots of problems. I am not scared to hand thread a serger. My mom's first serger that I learned on was a horrible White that took at least 5 tries to get threaded right each time. I have a Bernina sewing machine and we're kind of a Bernina family so I know I'll be paying a lot, but it's worth it to me. What have you found out?