Ever since our Front Range Modern Quilt Guild retreat a couple of weeks ago, I have been wanting a serger. Actually, I wanted one before that but I had never seen one in action, so I was a little bit afraid of them. After the retreat, I set up my rss feed in Google Reader to subscribe through Craigslist to any mention of serger that came up. About four weeks later, this Janome popped up, and I called them up that day! I actually was searching through Colorado Springs (an hour south of me), Denver (where I live), and Birmingham (where my mom lives). It was fascinating to me that in Birmingham over that time period only a few sergers were listed, but in Denver, there were 2-3 sergers a week!
It works beautifully and the previous owner had only used it sporadically for burp pads over the last five year, and she had not used it at all this last year. I got such a great deal on it, and it looks brand new. My birthday is coming up in a few weeks, so this is my birthday present! At the sew last Saturday, my friend Melissa showed me how to thread it, and now it is working like a champ! There were at least four new sergers bought after that retreat, so I suppose we all drank that serger kool-aid.:)
I posted about my Sushi Quilt earlier this week, but I wanted to share it again since this is my Finish It Up Friday post.:) I finished sewing on the binding last Friday night, and I brought it to our guild meeting on Saturday, which is always a great motivator to finish! I was a pattern tester for Sonja Callaghan of Artisania. She designed this "I Love Sushi Quilt" using paper piecing. It is such a fun quilt to make, and I am in love with how it turned out! The pattern is super easy to follow, and it will be available soon for sale. I will definitely be posting when it is up for sale, and you can keep an eye out at her blog or in her shop to grab your own pattern!
I am linking up with Amanda Jean at her Finish It Up Friday Post! I am off work for Spring Break starting this afternoon at 3, and I must say that I am looking forward to sleeping in until 7 and going to the Zoo next week! The icing on the cake is that it is going to be absolutely gorgeous here in Colorado with the high near 78(!) on Sunday. I plan on being outside as much as possible to soak up that beautiful sunlight and going to the park as much as possible, too. I miss going to the park when it is snowy and cold outside. Maybe I can even sneak a lot of sewing in between now and next Friday to have another project to share soon! Have a great weekend everybody! Thank you for stopping by!