Wow. The last few weeks have been kind of nuts around here. We've had several house guests and things have been crazy busy at work. I haven't even gotten the chance to tell you about my big exciting birthday gift -- a serger!
This was from Bill (he's the best!) It's a Brother 1034D -- not the fanciest serger in the world, but I picked it because all of the reviews at Amazon say that it's very easy to thread. My grandma has some nightmare serger that takes an advanced degree to thread, so I knew that I did not want that.
It's basically a "starter serger" -- not too spendy and it gets good reviews. If I find in a few years that I am serging like a maniac, well, I may consider getting a fancier one then. For now, I am looking forward to making basic skirts (and ruffles, of course.)
Honestly, this is the first free day I have had in three weeks, so I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet. As soon as I hit "Publish Post" here, I am going to crack it open. (Wish me luck!)
PS - Image (and serger!) from amazon.com.