Later this summer, my family will move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This move has been on the horizon for a few years, and now that it’s here, I feel the pull of all those roots I tried not to put down.
When you know you’re going to move from a place, it can seem like it’s best not to get too involved. That may sound silly, but I’ve been limiting my commitments since moving to Raleigh because we’ve had our sights set on the next stop for our family’s adventure.
This group of ladies has been hard to resist, and this spring I finally decided to join their board to help planning programs. The Triangle Modern Quilt Guild has been a wonderful group to visit with each month. I’ve enjoyed the sewing bees, the sew in’s, the great educational presentations, and a retreat down by the beach.
I’ve chatted about books and blogs over coffee. Stitched with them in my home and theirs. Dreamed about projects and sewing studios, and generally enjoyed their company.
There’s going to be a lot to miss about Raleigh – most of all, the people I’ve met and connected with since I’ve been here.
These pictures are from our guild picnic last month. Several of us gathered at the NC Art Museum to enjoy picnic lunches on picnic quilts. This was a new activity for our guild, and even though I won’t be here to help make it a yearly event, I hope they continue it!
Now, there are a few loose ends to tie up. For the Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshop Giveaway, Leslie says:
Leslie, I am happy to make your wish today! Send me your address and I’ll get you a copy of Rebecca’s new book asap.
Abby, I would love to know the rest of that story. I hope you enjoy your Fat Quarter Shop fabric!
I hope everyone has a delightful weekend! Cheers!