We arrived in Niceville, FL on 12 June and moved into our house on 21 June. I still have mountains of boxes to go through, but the good news is that I've found my sewing machines, fabrics, and books. My sewing/craft room is a mess, but that's OK. Just knowing that it's there and I have all of the important 'items' is helping me rest easy.
I took a very wise person's advise and took all of my quilts in the van with me. I took one of those "Space bags" and stuffed my quilts in there, attached the vaccuum, sucked out the air, and that made for a less bulky bag. The quilts survived the trip just fine. As soon as I was able, I let out all of the quilts and layed them flat to 'air out' and reshape again.
I've been shopping at Quilting by the Bay in Panama City. It will be featured in the Fall edition of Quilt Sampler magazine. It's been one of McCall's Top Ten quilt shops. It is an AWESOME store; so if you're ever passing through Panama City, this is a shop NOT to miss.
Up in Crestview, closer to where I live, I've made a stop at Margie's Sew Much Fun and signed up for a machine quilting class on 5 August. This will be my first machine quilting class. I've never taken one before. It's an all-day class (9 am - 4 pm). So exciting!!!
I'm debating whether or not to join the local guild. It meets only during the day (Thursday mornings), and when I start working again, I don't know if I'll have the opportunity to come to meetings. What do you think? Should I even bother joining?
So, I'm happy to be getting closer to having everthing unpacked so I can start sewing again. I'm excited about the upcoming class.