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What do you take and store projects to sew on a long trip? and The missing package

My missing CT fabric has been lost in the mail for over a week. I have been heart broken, since I had ordered fabric to finish quilts from last year. Yesterday Sunday late the neighbor comes over with the missing package. They have been on vacation for two weeks! The dog sitters just brought the package into the house and did not read the name. So glad we have such  nice trusting neighbors. We have had some that have even sent the package back to the sender, even when we live across the street.

I usually have a suitcase full of supplies, but I know this time I will be living more in the car and less at a place. So what would you bring to do for 10 days on the road?

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Comment by LKC on July 9, 2014 at 12:43pm

Thanks everyone for your  suggestions. I forgot about the Halloween wall project I wanted to do, but starting a new project is out. Did cut out my missing block for the Jane Austen weekly sewing along. If I do not get them done may take them. I also forgot about the grab bag I got on the last trip. It looks like a small kit quilt, I just need to come up with a pattern. That might be a very fun project. I have taken my Sunbonnet Sue on a trip through the months. Each block has it own tiny quilt.  We love caves and went through one on the last trip and even found some fabric, also grab bag. So Miss Sue make be going through the cave in a block. We are also going to ND. The town has lighthouse, given to town from Sweden. Have always wanted to make a lighthouse block with Sue. But I am slow, this has been a real 20 years UFO with only four blocks made. I guess that is all part of the fun.  I just know I take way too much in a suitcase, but I also use it for all the fabric I collect along the way.

Comment by Sharon Reeves on July 7, 2014 at 7:02pm

When we travel, I don't take anything to work on and we are always on the go. So my Kindle Fire has my books and I enjoy reading when we settle in for the night. I don't watch much TV. I can't read or do anything while we are driving, so, the scenery get the attention and lots of pictures.

Comment by Janet/MO on July 7, 2014 at 3:45pm

That is great news.  I would certainly say something to the people at the PO too.  I find it too awkward to work on stuff while riding in the car so I don't do that, but I do make sure I have binding or knitting to work on at night while in the hotel room when I'm traveling. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on July 7, 2014 at 2:46pm

So glad the lost is found!  I used to always have a little travel bag with a take-along project ready to work on.  It would just have the basic tools and supplies in it.  Small and portable to work on in "found" moments.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on July 7, 2014 at 12:02pm

I'm with Barbara -- I can't do handwork (or read) in the car.  For the hotel room I take a sashiko embroidery project.  It doesn't need much stuff: sashiko thread, crewel needle, small scissors. You can put it in a quart zip-lok bag!

Glad your missing package found its rightful owner!

Comment by Barbara Graham on July 7, 2014 at 9:27am

Good to hear the missing package has been found. I cannot do handwork in the car--but--embroidery and applique are very portable.

Comment by Barb/WI on July 7, 2014 at 7:36am

You must be relieved to have your fabric.

When I travel I take easy knitting projects, so I don't have to look down constantly.  Sometimes I make sure I have some projects ready for binding, or I've even done a little punch needle so I don't have to worry about counting stitches.  Also, I like to do some felted wool applique because the needle goes thru so easy, and there is no turning the fabric as I applique.

Comment by Pam/NY on July 7, 2014 at 7:35am

Thank goodness the package was found! I would take a small piece that needs to be hand quilted. I personally wouldn't take anything for 10 days...I like the break and enjoy the scenery and listen to books on tape. When I get home, I'm ready for a project!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on July 7, 2014 at 6:38am

Hooray that the missing fabric is now safely in your hands!  I would take some handwork to do in the car - applique, embroidery, EPP, or????  Things that easily fit on your lap.

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