Well I found something out! My camera runs on AA's! Just not for as long. So, hot dog(!), I was able to take a few photos of my second attempt at shirring. I took the advice of some readers and threaded the bobbin loosely(by hand), and it worked wonderfully! (Thank you!)
Lots more ruffles.
This is the scarf I was originally going to do, but I couldn't find it at the time (Toddlers! They're like ferrets!). It's just a plain wool one that I've had for ages.
I have to show you the original, uncropped version of this last photo sometime. Hil. ar. i. ous.
Some of you asked on the last post what kind of thread you use up top. You just use your normal thread in whichever color matches your fabric! Happy shirring! :o)
I'm off to bake Christmas goodies with a friend! Fun!