Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stitching on a plane

I know a lot of people love to go on holidays, us stitchers included. The question's been raised by Alison as to whether I have decided what needlework to take with me for the plane trip when I go on my holiday to the Cook Islands next month.

To be honest, I have thought about it, but will probably not take anything with me. I know, shock, horror. I'm going with my sister (who doesn't stitch) and the plane trip will be in two (via Auckland NZ), roughly 3 1/2 to 4 hour sections. Not too much time to be on a plane. So as much as I would like to be stitching any opportunity I get, I think I'll have more than enough distractions to keep me occupied. Then when I get there I want to experience as many things I can. Activities I don't get the chance to do at home and also some relaxing by the beach.

I guess it depends what type of holiday you're going on, how long it takes to get there, and where you're going to as to whether a bit of needlework can be enjoyed as well.

Speaking of which... I've been getting into The Tea Room last night and tonight. It probably doesn't look like I've done that much, but it's more solid stitching than the border requires. I was a bit worried with the blue threads being very similar in shade, but once I worked a little more on the building I could see the difference in colour to the wording.

Quaker Garden is still one I want to complete, but it seems as soon as I start a CCN or LHN design I just can't put them down. They're such a joy to do. So I think I'll keep on The Tea Room until I finish it.

CCN The Tea Room - 13 August 2008


Valerie said...

I have to agree with you about stitching when going on vacation. I've taken my projects many a time with me and ended up not touching them at all. Tea Room is coming along very nicely. LHNs and CCNs are so much fun to stitch!

Nicole said...

Great progress! That's true, what Valerie said, I always bring stitching and I rarely get anything done! You are smart to just leave it at home. Especially now that airlines are charging for any extra luggage!!

Alison said...

I must be strange because I always always take my stitching with me! You can bet that if you don't have it, there will be an ideal opportunity to stitch. But of course, your flight is a lot shorter than my 13hr one to San Fran! However, I also stitched on the 2.5 hr flight to Norfolk Island...there was nothing else to movie, no music...nothing!

Sandra said...

I always take my stitching with me on holiday, to stitch at the airport of nowhere else. This year we will have a 4 hour wait for our connecting flight, so hopefully I'll be stitching away on one of my two new projects. It's almost as exciting as the holiday.