So I got so frustrated with the serger that I asked on the knitting and sewing forum on craigslist for advice. And the advice that the nice people who gave me very quick responses got it working! The problem was that there are actually small disks in the tension knobs that you have to literally pull the thread into, not like with a regular sewing machine where you just kind of guide it into the tension, this is like you're flossing its teeth, lol. So I gave it another go and now it's working beautifully. I'm so happy, and I was so excited the night that it started working that I whipped up this little purse just using the serger :)
Now we just need to move so the serger and the sewing machine can sit side by side and I can swap from one to the other as needed, instead of having to put one on the floor while I use the other :P It's not that big of a pain, but it would make things easier to not have to do that.
So in other news, I made these this morning:
They are chocolate cupcakes, and partway through baking I stuck a peanut butter cup in the middle of each one. Then I made delicious peanut butter frosting that I found over at Joy the Baker's site. She did a post about these cupcakes here I just used the frosting recipe, I used my own chocolate cake recipe instead (mostly because I was being lazy and didn't feel like writing down 2 recipes). Next time I think I will try out her chocolate cake recipe for them because mine stuck to the cupcake wrapper. I'm not sure why, but I'm having that happen a lot to me lately, anyone know what causes that?
Just a warning, if you like peanut butter, that frosting is so freakin delicious that you will want to just eat it all by itself. I had a couple spoonfuls left over from piping it on them, and I'll admit it.... i totally just ate the rest on it's own. It's awful, but true. It's that yummy. Now I'm wishing that I had followed Joy's picture suggestions for the frosting though... it is very very sweet and with how much I piled on I'm having a tough time convincing myself that I can handle a second lol!