Sew, Mama, Sew is having a giveaway for a Husqvarna Viking Serger here: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=9630
I need to tell you why my life would be better with serger. Right now I am using a yucky Brother sewing machine that is being passed around my church. I Praise the Lord I have a sewing machine, since I have not been able to afford a new one. I am saving up for a sewing machine, but I only have $50 saved so far and since I want a good quality machine it is going to take a while. I have started a business from home, making aprons. It should not take long to make an apron, but because I have to stop frequently to fix my bobbin, sometimes it can take me all day to make one apron. I want to specialize in my "Mommy and Bath time" aprons, but it is made from towel material. My sewing machine HATES terrycloth and the bobbin pops out like every five minutes when I am trying to do a simple hem. If the bobbin is not popping out then my tension is going crazy and my thread breaks. With a serger, especially a good quality one like the Husqvarna Viking, I could serge up the hems lickety split, in no time at all. I could make all kinds of fancy edges and stitches on my aprons also. I would also like to start making cloth diapers with Velcro for my friends, they are very expensive online and there is a definite need for them, but it takes me so long to make my aprons that I do not have time to expand my business. I would also like to make my skirts and Christmas gifts, but by the time I get done with an apron, I am so frustrated with my machine that I don't have the time or energy to pull out more sewing. (It doesn't help that I keep dipping into my earnings to buy groceries! LOL)
If I am picked to win the serger I would be very grateful and it would be a tremendous blessing. My husband would thank you too, he won't have to hear my sighs and "uggghs" when my machine goes ballistic.
Thank you very much!