Today the serger was unpacked, set up and used for the first time here in my new sewing space. AND ... I had all the parts and thread and it worked just great! A bag was produced and will be gifted to a knitting friend tonight. I knit on Wednesday evenings at Barnes and Noble.
A little more Bargello was also happening.
I've been playing with small pieces, trying out different color combinations - light to dark to light, light to dark, etc. they all measure about 15"x20". I do seem to have a lot of green strips. So far, I have not cut yardage.