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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    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.

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

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    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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    I was thinking the same. Nothing like sitting in cold icy wind with sand grains pelting you.

    Quote Originally Posted by kittenquilts View Post
    Considering we're talking the Oregon Coast, no telling what the weather will be! You may be happy to have something to do inside. Don't forget to check out the quilt shops while you are there!
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    i would take it....family is great but I've noticed even family is so overrun by electronics you might get bored! The only way I would leave it if it was an electronic free vacation. You might find the grand kids even at the beach sitting and playing on laptops and ds's and iPods. I limit my kids from those things when go on vacation and myself and the DH from laptops, so many people don't and they don't realize it's rude to have a conversation while playing a game on an iPod. Take it and even if you don't use it it's there plus if your anything like my mother shes an early riser so she brings books everywhere because she always gets up at 4am like clockwork and no one else gets up til 8 at least. She stops when we get up... Have a fabulous vacation!!
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    Take it, like someone said Lincoln City got snow this past week and farther south got 6+ inches. Plus. you never know if you run onto a quilt store and find the perfect pattern and fabric that you want to start sewing immediately. Not sure where on the Coast You are going but there is a huge Quilt Shop in Cannon Beach on the south end of town.

    Have fun and enjoy your sewing time. Let us know how the vacation goes.

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    Hey, it's your vacation so do what you want!

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    Maybe take a small project that you can work on if you get bored with family, shopping, fun with DGD and everything else you can do. Personally I wouldn't even worry about it. If I had it along I would feel like I needed to be sewing even if I didn't want to.
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    no its not stupid i take handwork no matter where i go
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    I never go anywhere without my sewing machine. Even if 4 days seem short, there might just be some time to get a bit of sewing done. My favourite time is early in the morning when the whole family is still sound asleep.

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    what's the worst that happens? You take it and don't use it? Oh well, at least it is no longer in the shop and you have it.

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    Do what makes you happy. You need to pick it up anyway and you can just bring it in the room in case you get an opportunity to use it. I would bring an extra bit of money in case you can pick up some great fabric to bring home. Get some good pictures too to use for a landscape quilt. I leave my machine at home when we go on vacation because I am chief cook and bottle washer and have little time to sew. If that sounds like I'm not really on vacation....I love it!

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    I wouldn't hesitate!

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    Leave the sewing machine at home. Pick it up on your way back through. You will be spending time with family. Grand kids will want to spend time with grandma. Sewing does not take time over grandchildren time. Time goes by too quickly, spend every minute possible with them. You can always sew at home.
    What does it say to family if you prefer to sew instead of family time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    Not stupid, take it! If you use it great but if not nothing lost!!!!
    I agree with mighty. You may find you have no time at all to sew but what if it rains or you have no desire to do what the others want...you can say "I'll just stay here and sew" and no one should feel guilty. It's no different to me than taking a book along to read or now a days taking an ipad and spending all one's time on facebook. Go for it!

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    I don't think that's stupid. I try to always take something to do, handwork if I have it . Whenever we go to Momma's I don't take my machine because she has one! But I do take it to my son's when we go visit there. It's your vacation, do what you enjoy!
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    My two kids and their spouses and my granddaughter are meeting us there.

    Not stupid but I would give up ALL my sewing stuff to spend 4 days with my kids and a...a....GRANDDAUGHTER!!!! Lucky you that your family wants to spend 4 days with you.....Maybe a magazine or two, but a sewing machine....NEVER!

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    Do what makes you happy. I just did a 4 day getaway with hubby and was going stir crazy without machine.

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    I fantasize that a whole vacation just quilting is my idea of a REAL VACATION!!!!!!

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    I rent a beach house for a week every year in my former hometown. Last year I didn't take my sewing machine. This year I will take my sewing machine!! It's your vacation - do what you want!! If you take it and don't use it, no big deal but if you don't take it and want it.....oh well!!
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    The other night my granddaughter and her fiancee dropped by to return our truck and they were in the living room talking to PAPA and I was in the sewing room. I heard them but did not take the time away from my sewing to touch base with them. I felt bad about it later. Life is really short and it could have been my last chance to talk to them. I love sewing but I love them more but my actions didn't say it. I say "people first, then sewing".

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    If you don't take it and want it, you'll be kicking yoruself. If it's not a hindrance, take it along. The worst that can happen is your family jokes about how you can't be away from your machine for even a few days. Go for it.
    aka Chicken McLittle

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    Not stupid at all! Your vacation so why not do what you love to do.
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