"I've been thinking." said I to Steven the other day. "What do you want to do with the bed in the front bedroom?"
"Sleep in it."
"No, I mean, really."
"We need it for guests. We can't really give up a double bed. Why?"
"I need a place to sew in the house, evenings."
"Honey, you have sewing machines and sewing stuff all over this house. Why do you need to take over a guest room? We don't have enough sleeping space as it is when everyone comes."
"Well, you have a room special just for your bike trainer."
"Yes and we always set up a bed in there when the kids come."
"I want to be able to sew after work. I think it will keep me off the computer...."
"OK, well, why don't you set up in the foyer. You can use the dining room table for cutting and the sewing machine will fit right in front of the door. You will be warmer there because it is near the stove and the light is pretty good. You can use the bench for storage."
"Well, all right. I will try it. But you will have to clear your stuff off of the table."
"Right, let's see, this is mine, this is mine, that is yours, that is yours, that is yours, that is yours, that is yours, that is..."
"All right, already. I get it."
So today, after I vacuumed and did laundry I set up the recently refinished Singer Cabinet # 42 in the house. Right next to the "office" (the briefcase and scarf on the chair). Frannie isn't too sure about this idea.
|1941 Singer 201-2|
Next project I will use one of the other 201s. I always like to sew a project with each machine. Just test stitching on a small piece of fabric never gives me a sense of how the machine really works. This one is very nice. Stitches are nice and consistent. It will work for another 72 years easily. My electronic Viking, I'm not so sure.