I love Liz's comment from yesterday's post about changing up the route you walk! I have to confess that I mostly keep Murphy to the same walk. And that is done intentionally. If we change up the course, she gets even more excited than she already is, and well - I suspect that some of my knee and low back issues are a result of walking that very excitable dog! I have to keep TWO hands on the leash - not always, but at times, especially when passing a squirrel convention, which happens daily!
Lexi, on the other hand, gets to choose which walk she wants that day. Do we go left or right from the driveway? And then sometimes, we change up the direction that we walk in the forest - she can easily handle change. Murphy? Not so much!
To practice what I preach, I took a slightly different route for my afternoon walk. Still walked the same distance, just on other streets.
I hope everyone had a chance to try a different route in the car or on their walk or just do something different! The same old - gets boring pretty quickly.
Well, that's not true - we all have our days when we struggle to keep up! Yesterday was a tough day. By the afternoon, with one more to go, I needed a nap! I had two presentations in French and one (a new series) on sergers. So I had to "work" for all three in preparing mentally and physically.
There are Youtube videos and websites, but I also love to have a physical book in my hand, and one day, I'm going to be so bright that my brain won't handle all the information! Let's just say that I've learned tons and still learning! My extensive library is definitely helping out with all the research that I need to do.
Here's the new serger that just came out - it's the Husqvarna Viking Amber Air S600. A five-thread machine that is a dream to work with.
|Husqvarna Viking Amber Air S600|
Let's just say that you start to look at all your clothing in a whole new way. What kind of seam did they use to sew that garment together? Yep -- it's crazy.
And here's my little waste box. I've been playing with the tension, and it's so easy! GASP!! Easy tension on a serger? Yep -- there are a few little tricks that I've been telling people in those serger series. It's like anything; once you learn and understand, nothing is complicated!! So even if you're not in the market for a new serger, you will probably learn something in this serger series, and you might even get inspired to be serging!
|The waste bin for the serger|
|Michigan, Ontario, Michigan???|
|Trendtex challenge fabrics|
|The Big Canada Run|