Saturday, October 4, 2008


Life is good and I am healing. My splint was replaced with a removeable cast that I have to wear at least 4 more weeks on my left hand and I'm learning to do things without using my thumb. Haven't tried anymore one-handed sewing but will try later today to replace a button on DH's sports coat. Fortunately, I am right-handed so I think I can do this.

DH and I replaced my car with a handicap accessible 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that only had 32,260 miles on it. With a little engine work and a thorough cleaning, it's just like a fresh off the dealer's showroom floor vehicle. We bought it thru our church that had received it when a member died several years ago. Just another blessing for which to give thanks.

As a collector of sewing books, I ordered a new book this week from Clotilde called "Serge Smart". From the description it is filled with ideas for using one's serger for garment construction and home decor items. That made me think about what I do with my serger. Is it really for finishing seams or for construction and crafts? What do you do with your serger and why?


Anonymous said...

Glad you got your van! Should make traveling about more pleasant!

Look up Anne van der Kley on the internet. She does awesome things with her serger. I just took a fantastioc workshop with her and viewed her trunk show "up close and personal." I can't wait to try some of her techniques!

Summerset said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend!

Kathleen C. said...

I just popped in by way of your link on the creativemachine list.
So sorry about your accident and soooo glad that you're healing okay! Best of luck and good health to you!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just popped in, too, by way of your link on creativemachine. I also hope you are healing well!

I am most curious to hear your thoughts on the new serger book. If you find it to be informative, complete, and helpful, give me a holler. I'm new at the serger but have read a lot of books and watched a lot of internet demos. I really like books that don't assume you know too much. ;)

Best of luck to you,

Lisa in Utah