Greetings From Napa!

Greetings From Napa!

View of downtown from our house

Well, we have been here for about a month and a half and we are loving it! Napa is still a ‘small’ town but the downtown has gone through a transformation in the last few years with new shops and upscale restaurants.

Its been fun trying new restaurants and bars in our little town and what fun talking to people visiting from all over the world! Our plan is to eat and drink our way through Napa but I fear we may be 300 pounds at that point!

Still a lot of work to do on the house so it can get pretty noisy at times but I finally have my own sewing room! Up til now a sewing room was the stuff of legend so actually having one and putting it together from scratch the way I want it is a dream come true. Let me show you what I’ve done so far. I’m proud of the closet space but a little embarrassed because now everyone can see what a fabric whore I really am!

At least they are neatly rolled!

We took the old closet doors off because they were pretty beat up but I really think I should get new doors. I opted to roll all of my stash with rubber bands and i really like that I can see ALL and I mean all of my fabric. It makes me think twice when I see fabric on sale hehe.

All of my patterns are stored in marked plastic containers at the top of the closet:

I was inspired by this sewing room.

So I got the same cabinet…

And check out those labels!

This is a standalone kitchen cabinet from Ikea. It weighs a ton but look at all those drawers! We are going to put wheels on the legs and add a drop leaf so I can have a large cutting table.

Here is mission control:

I love having a cork board to pin inspiration and current pattern covers I’m working on.
We brought my Ikea desk from the house but are planning to refinish a vintage desk I found on craigslist and replace it with that.
And here is all of my thread now displayed on thread spools on the wall

It is GREAT having an actual room with a DOOR to keep out pesky thread stealing mongrels!

Yes, Vogue 1285 is still sitting on the mannequin unfinished, did you notice that? I’m sad to say that I have sewed TWO wadders since we have moved!!! I sure hope the sewing room is not cursed.

It would be nice to meet some fellow sewers in the area for inspiration. Maybe have sewing retreats at our house, could be fun!!

….So who wants to come to Napa?

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