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    I would take it for sure, and probably make something for the GD. Perhaps you could even get her to help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow 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. 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 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. 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. What do you think? It's my vacation.
    Do it. It's your vacation & my experience has been when you get kids & grandkids together that they often will go off on their own together to do something like skiing or surfing. Then you can enjoy sewing in a beautiful atmosphere and everybody is happy.

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    Jeanne,
    My husband and I just spent 4 days in Cannon Beach recently. I took a hand project, Grandmother's Flower Garden, and pulled the table up to the window, watch the storms and sewed. It was one of the most relaxing 4 days I have spent in a long time. I say have fun. Enjoy yourself. The weather is not the best this time of year so sewing and watching the storms will be wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow 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. 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 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. 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. What do you think? It's my vacation.
    I have brought my sewing machine along on vacations (where I would have the space) since I was 15! And that's a LONG time ago! (And if there isn't room to take my machine, I make sure I have enough hand work to do. Sometimes its the only time of the year I get any appliqué done.) For the last several years, I've taken my machine to the house we rented at the Outer Banks. Especially if it rains, I'm not the one going nuts over being trapped inside and having to play board games to pass the time! Take it with you and enjoy your vacation!

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    Sounds like a good idea, if you like to sew, do it, that's part of your vacation. I go on cruises at times, thought it might be fun to go to one that has the sewing and quilting classes, that would be fun for me.

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    I take mine when I travel. If it is stupid then that's just what I am and I'm OK with that. Would your family really expect anything else from you if you sew in all of your free time? Seems part of you. I say Go For It!!
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    Th weather has been horrible at the OR coast this past week....and you never know if that could happen while you are there. Which means a lot of inside time.....while the others are watching TV or playing games you can sit and sew.
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    do what you would like , the others will.
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    I vote take your machine but use it only if you stay in the room while others are doing something you do not enjoy

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    Do what makes you happy.

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    I take my machine with me when we RV up the Calif/Oregon coast. You never know when the wind and rain will arrive. Even though you are vacation with family, everyone needs a break. If the weather is bad maybe some will go to the movies or shopping and you can enjoy your sewing.

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    I'm with you all the way!
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    I would take it if it were me.
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    not at all, you know what they say "have sewing machine will travel"

    have fun

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    I took my sewing machine to Myrtle Beach for 7 days and it was just my husband and I didn't sew one stitch.

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    No that is not stupid. Have yourself a personal little quilting retreat. If your not into shopping or gambling or walking the beach then by all means you should do something your enjoy while your there. Enjoy your time. If your going to Chinook Winds tell my neice Sarah in guest services hello.
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    i don't think that is stupid at all! i took my sewing machine camping with us a couple years ago. we have a trailer with a little deck that we stay at. i put a card table up on the deck - outside! - and i sewed my heart out. i was able to sew quite a bit during that vacation. we did family things, but there were times when we went seperate directions for a few hours. i was glad to have the machine there with me. and i'll just mention that the car was so packed that i had to ride four hours to the campground with that machine right next to my feet in the car! hee hee hee.

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    It's not stupid at all!!! My friend just wet away on a road trip to visit her daughter and family. She took her sewing machine! I know that when I go on a trip I take my knitting and my cross stitching so why not a sewing machine, I like the idea.
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    Maybe sewing is like a vacation to you. You obviously enjoy it a lot. I think it would be nice to have it with you in case you do find you want to sew.

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    I always sew when I go to the beach - weather is always unpredictable - are you going to be in Lincoln City? If yes, go north, there is a small quilt shop in Cloverdale - BJ's - (just past the first Pacific City turnoff) - you will turn right and go down a dirt road to the end - lots of fabric and another one in Tillamook - you will need to go a few blocks into town and turn left, then left again (one way streets) and it is in a pink house on the right - Jane's.

    We have a house in Pacific City and I sew every time I am there - sometimes friends come over and we have a girls quilting weekend - no kids - no grandkids - no husbands! We sew, talk and watch "chick" flicks the whole time. We take turns cooking and in general have a great time.

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    Taking a sewing machine on vacation is not stupid at all. My Featherweight and I travel all the time. Recently went to visit a friend in KY and she requested I bring my machine she had a couple of things she wanted me to do for her. It is relaxing for me and if you like to think you could enjoy some time with your machine then go for it. Everyone has their own personal things they enjoy doing and sewing happens to be at the top of my list. Enjoy your vacation and family and you can still do both at the same time. :>)
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    Not stupid. When we go to our lake house I always want to take mine but seems my husband can never find a place for it. I can hardly go a day w/out sewing. We have had company for week and I haven't been able to sew, driving me crazy.

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    Oregon coast? Yes, take the machine. There is always the chance of rain there and evenings can get long sometimes. Of course, the casino could solve that problem. Take lots of quarters and have fun!

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    It's your vacation, so do what you want. I know exactly how you feel. Hee, hee, I am tempted to bring a featherweight when I visit Switzerland next month.
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    your vacation, take your sewing machine, tell your family it is your other kid and have to take her along with you, be sure to give her a name

    Have fun on vacation!

    I hope you find some quilt shops in that area, you will need to buy some fabric while you are on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow 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. 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 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. 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. What do you think? It's my vacation.
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