I have more or less decided to fit the Nolting in the Sewing Loft. Steven agrees. I think he would like to have the guest apartment for guests.
My sewing loft is in the upstairs of our Dutch Barn. It is so called because it looks like it came out of a picture book of Holland. It has a gambrel roof with shingle siding. All that is missing is the windmill. It gets nice and toasty out there with the little Jotul stove but the firebox holds only enough fuel for a few hours. Anything larger would cook us right out of there. My solution, which I had proposed YEARS ago, is a hard wired, electric baseboard heater complete with thermostat set a 45-50. Steven finally thinks this is a good idea. We must contact our electrician and once the heater is installed, hire someone to blow in the expanding foam insulation. It’s the dead of winter now. This is a spring/summer project. I don’t know when Steven will contact our electrician. I might ask him, but he might perceive that as nagging.
“Honey, would you consider it nagging if I asked you when you were going to contact J.”
(Pregnant pause long enough to complete gestation and deliver the baby)
“I don’t know when I am going to contact J.”
“That wasn’t the question.” OK, OK, I could be considered a manipulative bitch, but he does love me.
(Another pause. We now have Twins).
“I don’t know….”
“Good, I will take that as a No.”
Now I know that he doesn’t know when he will contact J. and that he doesn’t consider it nagging that I asked.
“I think I will wait until it is warmer before I call him. Why, do you think you are going to have that space ready soon?”
I confessed that I will not have the loft ready at all soon. But I am preparing.
Today we brought the Singer Improved Family from it’s storage space in my sewing loft to the shop. I have an interested party coming to look at it on Saturday. I thought that I had better make sure it works, since I advertised thusly.
Ever see an IF shuttle?
It is a bit of a pain to get
the bobbin in there and threaded but it is doable. I am thankful that
Singer abandoned this in favor of the central bobbin with removable
I used Howard’s Restor-a-finish on the cabinet and
the bonnet. I cleaned the irons superficially with Tuff Stuff and then
rubbed them with a Goo Gone rag I had used on my hands. The machine
looks fine. Of course, I don’t want to sell it now. It is from 1886
and is one of my oldest machines.
There is a chance that the
interested party wants it for the irons to use for a bathroom vanity or such Something tells me so. If
that is the case, he will go home empty handed.