When I lived in Charleston my sewing friends (Jen and Elizabeth) and I would get together for marathon sewing days with food and alcohol…and sometimes even actual sewing 😉
When I (and later others) moved away we kept in touch via text and email- asking questions, getting opinions, sharing finished objects and often lamenting the distance. One day while sewing all by my lonesome it struck me that we should get together for a sewing weekend…. a Sewcation if you will 😉
After much planning, coordinating of schedules and driving we met up at my parents mountain cabin in western North Carolina (heck yay free accommodations!).
There was lots of sewing, knitting, cross stitching,…. cursing, and a surprising amount of wildlife!
Due to a variety of reasons the cabin had sat empty for over a year and a half and had since been occupied by a whole lot of mice! They would appear every night around 8 or 9pm….. which came to be known as “The Mousing Hour”.
Because we were in the mountains and both Jen & Elizabeth live on the coast, there was a fair amount of hikes. We were able to see lots of various animal tracks, including, deer, turkey, and ….. BEAR!!
Now, between all this gallivanting with wildlife there was some actual sewing!
After the weekend, I am very nearly done with my version one of the Zinnia skirt….despite trying to sew the button placket on backwards!
I also have some mysterious stains I somehow managed to acquire.
I left my cut pieces out and when I woke up in the morning I had these weird white marks that almost seemed like sap? Everyone is assuring me it will come out once I wash it and I’m trying not to think about how many tears will be shed if it doesn’t 😥
Jen brought a bunch costumes she’s working on for DragonCon….. and got a LOT of stuff done!
Though she too managed to wind up spending some quality time with her seam ripper when she sewed some leggings backwards 😉
Elizabeth managed to sew both a super cute bag and refashion a thrift store shirt. She also made some progress on a super cute cross stitch of her dog 🙂
So, there you have it! Plans and schemes are already in the works for Sewcation ’18!!
P.S. Elizabeth took all of the photos of the lovely scenery and wildlife. She is currently running an animal rescue and they are raising funds for heartworm treatment for one of their newest rescues. If you’ve got some extra money think about donating here.