Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Do you take your sewing machine on vacation?

It seems a little bit over the top....but since we drove to Hilton Head for vacation this year...taking my sewing machine with me was as easy as packing it for a retreat.   My husband and I love to go to new places and explore historical sites.  With our son in college, we are no longer burdened with finding some place to go that would appeal to teens.    So, we tend to take our vacations off season.   This year we chose the week after Thanksgiving.  We had to wear jackets every day but still managed to enjoy ourselves...riding bikes on the beach, visiting Savannah and Beaufort, and walking in the Pinckney National Wildlife Preserve.    And, with all that I managed to finish 7 service project quilts.
Here they are hanging from our balcony on the last day there.  All of them were donated cheater wholecloth quilts that I sandwiched and pinned before I left on vacation.   I have to say that combining vacation and sewing made it a relaxing week.   Do you take your sewing machine on vacation with you?


  1. I have taken my sewing machine with me when I was traveling for work and staying more than a night. It made it feel like a mini-vacation at the end of each day.

  2. I have a Featherweight that goes in the RV whenever we travel. I love sitting out under the awning and sewing!