Carving Away a Little Time for Sewing…

by Kim on August 5, 2009

So I have this group of friends who love to SEW! (Imagine that!) :)   And more specifically, they love to quilt.  Once a month we get together and sew, sew, sew.  This past weekend we were lucky enough to get away for a couple of days to one of my friend’s cabins. Imagine 9 women — all different ages and stages in life — having no distractions and just being able to sew (and eat!) with friends. 

I packed up my bags and was ready to go. When my husband helped me carry my suitcase and a small over-the-shoulder bag out to the car, he said “Whoa! You’re only going to be gone for 2 days. Why so many clothes in this suitcase??”

Ummmm…..truth be told here. Can you guess?

Yep, you guessed it.  The suitcase was for my FABRIC.  The little over-the-shoulder bag kept my clothes.  Ahhh…life is good. :)   Here’s another picture of one of the loaded vans. See the 3 sewing machines all lined up? There were 6 more of those in the other cars.

Oh, and for the record…I have 3.5 more quilt tops done!  Gotta love carving away time to “focus!”  Now, if I could just figure out how to do that more often! :)


1 Kris 08.05.09 at 8:32 am

That looks like so much fun!! I got a good chuckle this morning reading about the difference between your suitcase of fabric and your shoulder bag of clothes! That’s my kind of gal! Thanks for getting my day off to such a good start! :)

2 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 08.05.09 at 8:50 am

Oh, that sounds amazing! That would be the perfect thing for me right now! Those 1 hour naps are just not cutting it for me! :)

3 Nancy 08.10.09 at 2:52 pm

That sounds like so much fun. I would to do that!

4 Debbie 08.12.09 at 11:23 am

Hey Kim,
You forgot to tell everyone our new group name “Twisted Strippers”. Now that we’re all rested up when are we going again???? More sewing, laughing and having fun. Great Theraphy Love your Halloween runner can’t wait to make it next month….
Your the Best!!!

5 Amy Belmont 08.13.09 at 6:39 am

Good for you!! I do the same thing a few times a year with some friends who scrapbook. Such a fun and refreshing time! We all have a crazy amount of stuff too so you are in good company.

6 MaLena 08.20.09 at 6:03 am

Omgosh! What a fantastic idea… now if I just had a few more friends that could sew… I’m the only one! Girls weekends are the best!

7 peggyann 08.26.09 at 12:30 pm

this is what I want to do and I’m the one with the cabin! so i’m starting a sewing club for newbies. any ideas or tips is appreciated.

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