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luvTooQuilt 03-14-2012 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by Scissor Queen (Post 5060601)
I never take any sewing when I take a vacation. I can sew at home. There are lots and lots of things I can't do at home like go walk on the beach with a granddaughter that I'd much rather do on vacation. You'll come back revived and refreshed and ready to tackle all your projects.


I agree- i love sewing but my sewing machine is staying home.. Your GD is lil now, take advantage of it and make memories with her instead of sewing...

nativetexan 03-14-2012 06:46 PM

Just tell them it's just in case you have with drawal symptoms and can't stay away from the machine.

Quilt Mom 03-14-2012 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by jcrow (Post 5060568)
What do you think? It's my vacation.

I think you answered your own question. A vacation is to relax and enjoy yourself.

moonwork42029 03-14-2012 07:30 PM

I'm going to the Oregon Coast to a 5 bedroom beach house for 4 days. My two kids and their spouses and my granddaughter are meeting us there.

Are they planning on you being the babysitter for the GD? How old is she? Do they live close to you normally or is this a special trip for all of you? Do you have a spouse that is going also? What are your plans with him if he is going? Otherwise I'd take it to avoid being the babysitter, unless that of course is your agreed upon plan.


I am bringing my sewing machine. Is that stupid? I have to stop and pick it up (it had repairs done on it) on the way to the coast, so I want to bring some fabric and maybe sew.

There is a casino nearby Do you like to gamble and have the funds to do so? Would you be going solo or with family?

and the beach a block away, but I don't think I can go 4 days without sewing.

I really don't have any hand sewing to do. If you are stopping to pick up your machine and/or buy fabric, you could grab some small hand project to tuck into your bag.

I just don't know if I should bring my fabric and machine in the house. I thought if everyone went shopping or something, I could sew. Again, to me it depends on how often you get to see them...if it's all the time, then use the time as you wish, if this is a rare occasion, I can't imagine wanting to sew more than visiting with my kids, even if they are talking to each other and not me, I have learned so much about them and the things they did in the past, it was a hoot.

What do you think? It's my vacation. Yes it's your vacation -- plan accordingly, but I would mention it to your kids so they don't get their feelings hurt when you ignore them in order to sew. Of course this is just my opinion :).

Hope you have a wonderful vacation whatever you decide to do.

#1piecemaker 03-14-2012 07:34 PM

It is your vacation. Take it! Who knows, it might rain the whole time you're there and you will have something to do!!

CindyA 03-14-2012 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by moonwork42029 (Post 5061212)
I'm going to the Oregon Coast to a 5 bedroom beach house for 4 days. My two kids and their spouses and my granddaughter are meeting us there.

What do you think? It's my vacation. Yes it's your vacation -- plan accordingly, but I would mention it to your kids so they don't get their feelings hurt when you ignore them in order to sew. Of course this is just my opinion :).

Hope you have a wonderful vacation whatever you decide to do.

Of course enjoy your family. But I don't think it's necessarily ignoring them. Maybe one night they're watching a movie you aren't interested in and you'd spend the time sewing. I bring my Featherweight. Even if I only use it once, or use it for 30 mins. every day I end up in a better mood to be with and enjoy my family! Have a great trip. Let us know what you did. :)

BellaBoo 03-14-2012 08:41 PM

I take at least 1/2 of vacation with family for doing what I want to do. Why do moms and wives think we have to do what everyone else wants to do and not what we want to do? No one was asking if I would have hurt feelings if they decided to go do something. I quit asking if anyone minds a long time ago.

BETTY62 03-14-2012 08:44 PM

Well, I don't think it's stupid. I have a lightweight machine that travels with me.

MacThayer 03-14-2012 09:52 PM

The bottom line is this: if you go and don't take your sewing machine, you'll end up wishing you had it. If you take your sewing machine, the absolute worst that can happen is that you don't have time to use it. How bad can that be? That you're so busy with family you don't have time to sew? I vote for taking it. It's a win-win situation regardless of whether you use it or not!

Cheers!

Annaquilts 03-14-2012 10:06 PM

Ofcourse bring it. I bring mine when I go motor home camping with 11 kids and a DH. He even aids me in whatever I need. There is no way you can go 4 days without sewing or should. Just think of all the other poor vacationers being stuck with you without a sewing machine for 4 days. For me sewing is such a stress relief. Besides the younger crowd might be attached to their laptops or other computerized stuff. I'd sew above casino or shopping any day. Well maybe fabric shopping would get me going. Have a wonderful time! Besure you have your cord and quarter inch foot. There is not one to be found on the North California coast. LOL Guess how I know.


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