Turkey Tracks: December 26, 2019
I DID IT!!!
On Christmas Day I met a friend with a dog for a super pleasant hour of exercise for all involved. It was cold enough that the dog park mud was frozen. Others came, the thrown balls bounced high and traveled far, and the dogs and people were all happy to spend this time together.
I came home, had a nice lunch, and…started my planned Christmas Day project. In between I talked with various family members via Facetime.
With the help of a terrific video, I took apart my Brother 1034D serger, cleaned it, greased it, CHANGED THE KNIVES, changed the needles, and rethreaded it.
I had some trouble at the end with getting the thread on one of the loopers right, but this morning…
And now I understand EXACTLY how that looper threading works.
That serger is running like a dream! The new knives made all the difference—and the lubrication and cleaning, well, the thing is running super smooth. Now to make the knit garments I have stockpiled for winter sewing. PLUS, I’ve realized I don’t have to take EVERYTHING apart just to change the knives. But, cleaning this machine thoroughly may become a Christmas project yearly.
Here’s the very helpful video, and I had a lot of fun assembling the products this generous woman uses for this project.
Look what’s on the longarm today—Bonnie Hunter’s Wild and Goosey block is now in a quilt. This one has been a LONG project—two or three years all told, off and on. Many, many, many hours have been used in getting all these blocks done and into a quilt.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
And all my best to everyone for 2020 and beyond.