I sat it on top of my sewing machine and was struck by how it looked when backlit. Dreamy. The one with the spool of yarn is for size comparison. Please don't judge me by the dust on my machine.
I FINALLY tested out my serger. Guess what? It worked a treat! It was even quiet and smooth! It was so much better than I expected! I had cut out a square of linen to practice-embroider, and I figured it was a perfect practic-serger project as well, since that linen is dying to fray all over the place - voila:
Then I practice-embroidered! The project was inpsired by the sampler pattern in that book that I just inserted a link over there and can't figure out how to get rid of, sorry. Anyway, in hers it says "Stitches I Know" but I got the first word started and realized I needed to stop at "stitch" or I was going to be off balance, so I rolled with it and changed it to "Stich in Time". It has no special conscious meaning. I'm sure I could come up with something deep if pressed. Anyway, then I just free-wheeled and tried out a bunch of stitches she explains in the book. I can see that achieving symmetry is going to be my biggest challenge...