Sewing Treats


Whoa – it’s August.  How can it be that we’re in the last hey-days of summer already?  Personally, it’s felt like a weird summer to me with the weather – it was such a cool spring, and then it got hot all of a sudden, but not the kind of hot where you crave the beach (at least in my opinion).  There’s been some perks though: cool nights for sleeping with the windows open a lot, beautiful morning temps for running outside before work, low/no humidity.  I’m just worried with my beach vacation to Maine in two weeks that the weather won’t be not enough up north for swimming in the ocean!

Maine is my second summer vacation, I went to visit my family in PA two weeks ago with Chris.  It was so nice – (almost) 100% unplugged from work, hanging out with my family, just decompressing.  That doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything sewing related, though!  My mom and I went to a quilt show in Hershey, PA one afternoon, where I unexpectedly found some great sewing goodies, like the above vintage sewing pattern decorated with buttons.  I thought it would look cute in a frame on the wall over my sewing area.

The mother-load of the day was this:



This is 100% lint free poly-wrapped polyester thread from Superior Threads.  My mom told me about how some of her quilting friends raved about the quality of Superior Threads, so I was curious to see if they had any thread suitable for garment sewing.  I squealed when the vendor showed me thread that’s good for sergers and garment sewing.  I’m not going to lie – this stuff is not cheap.  However, when you consider the money invested in a serger and how much you use it (I use it a ton!!), it’s a shame to gunk it up with cheapy, linty thread from Joann Fabrics.  At 6,000 yds per spool, this seemed well-worth the money, and it’s been wonderful to sew with.  It’s a bit heavier weight than the Toldi Lock I used to use, but the stitches look more professional and smooth.  Can you tell from above photo that I stocked up??  You can learn more about Omni thread and see the colors available here.

Going along with the whole theme of lint-free serging and sewing, I finally bought a micro vacuum attachment kit to suck up all the dust bunnies from my Bernina and Babylock.  It’s one of those things where I don’t know whyyyyy I waited so long to buy one.

Here’s the before vacuuming photos of my Babylock (no scolding!):

Evil lint monsters!  You escape my lint brush every time!

Begone, lint!!  You will torment the insides of my serger no more!

Have you treated yourself to any sewing treats lately?


1 Comment

  1. August 5, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    oh man i need one of those little vacuums! i'm always trying to de-lint my machines. i've been buying the cheap serger thread from joanns and always hated how uneven the threads are. recently i picked some up from Sewfisticated that looks far superior in quality. don't know if they always have such good thread, but it definitely makes a difference!

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