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    Is this stupid?

    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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    It is your vacation, do what you want to do.
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    Go for it! Even if you don't use it, you will be ready if the opportunity presents itself.
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    Well,
    I can only reiterate that it is YOUR vacation, so do what makes you happy!...that being said, anywhere I have the chance to sew, I will, usually its by hand, as can be hard to take my sewing machine some places; but if I could take my sewing machine, I would! So, enjoy your vacation, and post some pics of what you end up sewing!!
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    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.

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    Sounds like a great idea. If you want to sew, you will have everything ready, and if you don't then you don't have to. Have fun, and I hope the weather is pleasant for you.

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    If your DGD is old enough, maybe use some time to teach her to sew!!

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    not really stupid, but trust me, you won't need it....Four days with family will keep you busy enough!

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    Love the Oregon coast, but if weather turns rainy and you're stuck inside, you'll appreciate having your machine along. There's some nice quilt stores on the coast too. I wouldn't feel bad doing what you love to do and I'm sure meals and beach walks will still give you some family time. Enjoy.

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    Not stupid, take it! If you use it great but if not nothing lost!!!!

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    No, you TAKE IT. I am at places all the time with my mind on my sewing machine. You'll be sorry if you don't. They take a nap, you sew. You can sleep some other time. Just my opinion. I also paint, and I'm away from my home and wish I had at least taken some watercolors and a brush, just in case.

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    do you feel stupid? Do what makes you happy.
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    Lincoln City got a few inches of snow a couple of days ago, so I wouldn't count on warm weather, altho I certainly hope that it swings back to nice days again while you're there!

    Take your machine...I hope you're too busy to use it, but on the chance that you can, you'll have it. I take my featherweight nearly everywhere when we travel...along with hand sewing.
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    Love the beach but I'd be giving the casino a big miss....If it were me, I'd be taking handwork or a machine (ahh a featherweight is but a dream for me). Hope you have a wonderful time and the weather is kind....(if not you can be busy with that machine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda View Post
    Go for it! Even if you don't use it, you will be ready if the opportunity presents itself.
    this was going to be my reply. Besides you can't have a machine and no material LOL
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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    I take my machine always...you never know

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    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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    Take it -- by the sounds of it, the weather will be bad....so you'll be IN the house! SEW!
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    No sewing machine

    Four days isnt very much and are you going to stay in your bedroom so nothing gets touched. Leave the machine at home. - J

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    I agree!!! Just think if you did have some time and had nothing to do!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    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...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    What do you think? It's my vacation.
    I think you answered your own question. A vacation is to relax and enjoy yourself.
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    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.
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    It is your vacation. Take it! Who knows, it might rain the whole time you're there and you will have something to do!!
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