I'm a newbie lurker and I just moved back to the Asheville area (Lake Lure/Mill Spring) from Salisbury (*shudder*). I've lived in this area for something like 8 years in total, in between brief sojourns in Chapel Hill for grad school and Salisbury for a job, and believe you me, it is heaven coming back again. There's *gasp* a Michael's, and *double gasp* craft stores! Amazing!
Anyway, I'm a crafty dilettante-- I've tried fine arts, crochet, knitting, decoupage, collage, jewelry-making, embroidery, quilting, mixed media like altered Altoid tins, etc. etc. etc. I really enjoy learning new things, so I tend to get, uh, sidetracked a bit. Right now, I'm still on a quilting/embroidery kick and have been for a few years now. I'm working on my first real, honest-to-god quilt and maybe in another few years I'll actually finish it.
Good to know there are a few other crafty-minded peoples not too far away!