Sue brought along a Serger [sometimes called an overlocker in UK] she no longer wanted for me to buy, so I had a practise in the hall, but felt I needed to be alone to really concentrate on how it all worked. I am so looking forward to getting to grips with the machine, a Babylock Prestige 750DS.
One or two of the ladies wanted to learn to crochet so Annette was giving them a lesson. I had not touched a crochet hook since about 1965, so decided to see if I could still do it. Thanks for getting me going again Annette.
|Annette teaching Maria to crochet|
|Sue's sewing group|
There were lots of things to make or people were working on their own projects. Needless to say having spent so much time with the Serger and the crocheting I did little else.
Friday I decided to give myself a headache and see what I could do with the new toy. In complete frustration I signed up for a Craftsy course on Beginning Serging. The course is normally £32 but there was an offer on for £12.50 so that was a lucky break. I have downloaded all the literature and watched the first lesson to learn what all the knobs and levers do. Two Paracetamol later I thought I better get the evening meal ready as we had friends coming over.
|The New Toy|
My neighbour Judith heard I was practising crochet and about the new toy so she brought me a Serger book to read and another crochet pattern. I have just completed the design, far from perfect but i am pleased I got around the hexagon called the African Flower Block.