Monday, November 10, 2008

Sewing by the Sea

I went away with my girlfriend MaryBeth this past weekend for our own version of "Sewing by the Sea". MaryBeth and I started taking sewing class together about a year ago. The one instructor told us about Sewing by the Sea in Ocean City Maryland. It is held at one of the hotel's from Sun to Thurs. Well, going during the week was not good for us so we decided to make our own sewing by the sea. MaryBeth's grandparents have an oceanfront beach house in Brigantine, NJ. So, we packed up our sewing stuff and set out to sew by the sea. We arrived late Friday night and set up our stuff. Saturday we sewed from 10 am until 2:30pm just stopping to go out to dinner. I made 3 skirts and a tote bag. I also embroidered several items. MaryBeth made 3 tote bags, 2 pillowcases, and 3 change purses. Sunday we got up and packed our stuff and went out to breakfast and then came home. We had a blast. It may sound boring to some(like my husband, who laughed and said..."Have a blast girls") but we had a really good time.

We are already looking forward to next time!
My creation

13 comments:

Jboo said...

Wow -- I think it sounds like a great way to spend some time! Look at how much you accomplished and you got to be at the shore too! Lovely outfits!

Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like time well spent....look at those CUTE skirts....and a beautiful view at the same time!!

You are so talented....I have a hard time sewing a button....you might have to consider selling some of your goodies....I would be one of the first in line!!

Have a great week!

Lisa

Kate said...

Well...you know I am envious all over the place. I know we thought we would never see the day when we thought going away on an overnight trip to SEW was groovy...but, sigh, it seems we are happily taking our places in middle age!!!!

Glad you had fun...and your wares are far out!!!

Kate

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! I am sooo jealous! I can't even thread a needle! I love the skirts you made! It looks like you had a blast!

Jill said...

How much fun! The view was gorgeous! (I would have been tempted to slip outside for a few moments......) Love the work! Great job!

Missy said...

Sounds like pure bliss to get away with a friend and be creative and have some quiet.

I love everything you made. If you ever sell any of your items I would for sure be a customer.

: )

Sue said...

Okay, I'm serious..when can I get my order in for the skirt and the embroidered top?

Sounds like a fun weekend : )

Laura said...

Sounds like a relaxing time to me!!!

Laura

Kerry said...

What a fun time! And you made some adorable things. I love the skirts! Girls weekend and productive too! Fun!

Dawn S. said...

oooooh I want to go!! I have so many half finished projects!

MKBookWorks said...

Wow! I would LOVE to sew by the sea with fun Moms! I would love to find my sewing machine under the pile of angel wings, ballerina tutus, dancy dance stuff and Empress accessories!

Katie is GORGEOUS - nice to see Hannah also! So glad you stopped in... so I could too!!

Missy
Mom to EFP & EBB

My Heart Beats In China said...

Wow, if I wasn't so lazy and had more time to look I would have definitely recognized that you were local. Too funny...well you'll just have to email me
shaffer_i@comcast.net

Let's get together. Bucks is close from where we live!

How how nice

ivy

My Heart Beats In China said...

ps love your adorable outfits. I need a sewing machine and then will tackle the patterns! Gosh it's so intimidating. Give me an ER patient anytine, but sewing (oh that's nursing humor for sure).

Must run my little toddler is having a Hunan moment!

Ivy