Ya’ll, I have not been wanting to write any blog posts. I can write 450 bajillion words in a single blog post, but I’ve been too tired to even find the words the past few days. I took pictures to link up to SEWjo Saturday yesterday. I downloaded them to my computer and then promptly trashed them. It just felt like too much work, you know? Have you been there? Maybe it’s just me.
Anyyyyywhooooo…. I was going to pass on doing today’s post too. I just plopped down onto the sofa and figured I should probably check and see what I was supposed to write about. So that I would not feel bad about not writing about it. But when I saw what was scheduled for today, I immediately perked up. I SO have the energy to talk about my fantabulous thrift store find… A serger!!
Years ago I made some adorable lined dresses, (with tulle underskirts and Bolero jackets) for my girls. I used my mom’s serger and was amazed at how professional the dresses looked. Knowing what a serger is capable of doing, and knowing I was going to delve into apparel sewing sometime this year, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a serger. I had one on my Amazon wish list, but was waiting for it to go down in price a bit (it has only gone up… of course). Every time Mister and I went into the thrift shops, I was always looking for a serger. And I found one at Salvation Army. For $35. SERIOUSLY. Yay!
This one sews like a dream! It is in such amazing condition it makes me wonder if it was really even used. It had a light coating of dust, hardly any lint, and the cutting blades are nice and sharp. It only had one needle, so I got a pack of 10 needles from WAWAK. I also purchased Maxilock thread from them for $1.79 a spool (normally $4.59!). I’ve had an opportunity to use the serger already… So I removed the old thread spools that came with it, oiled it, put the four charcoal spools on and got to work altering some seat covers for Mister’s truck. I absolutely LOVE this machine! I’ve named her “Suzie”.
I picked up a couple of sewing books from the thrift shop as well. They were a $1.50 each. I am so thrilled with my thrift store purchases!
Linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational Molli Sparkles.