I need to thank those of you who commented and supported me when I was going through a very difficult time. You are all so wonderful. I have kept up with your blogs and love the way this online community cares for one another across the miles. I am ready to blog again and hope to hear from you often.
Thankfully, I finished my sloper class at Haberman Fabrics taught by a very wise woman. I have decided to forgo the next class until the summer. I haven't had time to create anything since school started and it is stressing me out. The sloper will wait, but my new coverstitch machine is calling me! I am so excited to experiment with some knits on this amazing machine. I attended The American Sewing Expo with absolutely no intention of buying anything, but I sort of lost my mind. My 1986? serger stopped working the day before the expo. I thought I might just investigate prices a little. Then I walked into a booth with a Babylock Evolution. I asked some questions, and the very savvy saleswoman invited me to thread the machine. I simply put half an inch of thread into a small hole and pressed a button. Whoosh! It was threaded!!! The machine used an air injection system that makes threading as much fun as sewing. Well at least until I have done it a bit. I was immediately buying this machine. I risked divorce, but I didn't care. Let me tell you, I think it is worth it. Luckily, my husband was also fascinated by the inginuity of the threading system and forgave my impulsivity.
I am looking forward to posting my first creation. I have been practicing every stitch and setting I can. I think I am ready to make something now that the sloper class is over.