Fran, Congrats on your new home with all the trimmings.
Have you checked the local historical society for historic homes/museums? About 15 years ago, I attended an open house at a local historic house/museum. Of all the beautiful artifacts, I stumbled on a dress form wearing a paper dress. Upon inspection, it was actually a life sized “invitation” to join a group of women who acted as living props for the museum’s open houses. I inquired and as a result, the sewing, socializing and modeling are still a part of my life. The ladies are so helpful and supportive of any/all sewing projects, historically based or not. Susan NJ > On Jun 7, 2017, at 10:54 PM, Lavolta Press <f...@lavoltapress.com> wrote: > > My husband and I bought a huge, lovely old Colonial Revival house in > Sacramento. We've been doing a lot of remodeling, and sometimes I think it > will never end. Currently we're simultaneously working on remodeling a > half-bath, extending the irrigation (the plot is 1.8 landscaped acres), and > putting up some exterior Arts & Crafts lighting. Among many smaller projects. > I have been reorganizing all my sewing stuff, which considering there are few > things I hate more than tidying, is quite painful. But! Someday we will be > done. > > I've been looking around on the net. As far as I can tell very little is > going on here in terms of costuming, historic reenactment, etc. That's hard > to believe, considering Sacramento is a reasonably large and sophisticated > city. I'm sure I'm missing something. There must be local groups who don't > have much of an Internet presence. Can anyone who lives in this area tell me > more? > > Au rest, if anyone is thinking of moving out of the SF Bay Area, Sacramento > has much less expensive housing. Pricewise, our house here was pretty much a > direct trade for what we were paid for an undistinguished 2-bedroom, > 1-bathroom house in the Sunset district of San Francisco, complete with > ancient galvanized plumbing and gravity furnace. This area has mature trees > everywhere--all the streets, everybody's lawns, shopping malls, you name it. > It's really lovely. We love the climate (no more fog!), and there's almost > no traffic (compared to SF). You can get almost anywhere, including the > suburbs, in 10-30 minutes. It's just great. > > So, if anyone has any information on what to do here I'd be grateful. > > Fran > > Lavolta Press > > Books on making historic clothing > > www.lavoltapress.com > > > _______________________________________________ > h-costume mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list email@example.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume