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    Oh why is this fabric so blue?
    I was sure I bought some other hue

    It’s hurting my eyes
    They’re going cross-wise

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    In keeping with heirloom stitching but not smocking per se, here are few thoughts for those wee pleats I had in mind but will probably never get to do:

    Stitches in between the pleats:
    http://creationsbymichie.blogspot.ca/2013/06/white-daygown-with-blue-collar.html

    Stitches on the pleats:
    http://creationsbymichie.blogspot.ca/2013/04/double-tucks.html

    Pleats flattened with bullions on top:

    Turn the pleats into tucked pleats with bullions on top:
    http://creationsbymichie.blogspot.ca/2010/02/105-pattern-of-week.html

    ~Deb~

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    There are sequins all over the rug
    Each one looks like a shiny blue bug

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    Most schools in Ontario (Canada) go back after Labour Day on September 6th.

    We call the Labour Day long weekend, “Bad Furniture Weekend” because that’s when the highways are full of parents driving their kids off to college towing some fairly horrid looking furniture for residence.

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    I’ve just made a long journey home
    And the dishwasher’s all full of foam.
    The kids squirted Dawn…
    In the house and the lawn

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    What did I do with my thread?
    It’s normally kept by the bed
    ‘Cuz I stitch in my sleep

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    My little girl is about to outgrow
    Her coat, her frock and chapeau

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    I’ve woken up with a very sore throat
    It feels like I swallowed a goat
    I can’t find my pins
    My brain has the spins

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    I “thrifted” an old orange chair
    The seat and the arms are threadbare
    The legs are still good
    They’re made of Dogwood

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    There’s nothing that I would like more
    Then to visit a distant shore
    Lend a hand to a mate
    Who is learning to skate
    Ice dancing in Spain I adore!

    Call me a cab ‘cuz I’m late

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    A Blazer is still top on my wish list and has been for years. A Moto jacket would be awesome though.

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    Reeni: Thanks for your info on a Brother serger. People who have that model seem to like it just fine.

    Enbee: Thank you so much for taking the time to not only test out a rolled hem on your machine but also post photos. Much appreciated. It sure helps when people share their experiences with their machines, so now shopping for one will be much easier. Again, thanks!

    ~D~

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    Heidi:- thanks for your advice and experience with a Janome serger.

    ~D~

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    Thanks Enbee for your input.
    I just looked up your model serger and it seems to have all the features I use in my price range.
    Have you tried using the rolled hem feature on your machine? I do rolled hems quite a bit and if it’s as automatic as the description, then that’s a bonus.

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    It looks like I will need to replace my Bernette FunLock serger. It was damaged recently and since it’s 20 years old (or older) perhaps it’s time to replace it.

    The sergers in my price bracket that I’ve been looking at are: Juki MO0664D, Brother 1034D & 1134D, and Janome 8002D

    Threading a serger is not an issue for me and I have a Janome Coverstitch so I don’t need an air-threading or coverstitch feature.

    After reading through the posts on this thread, it appears the Brother 1034D gets several thumbs up.

    Any advice or personal experience with other machines would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Deb

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