Do you remember the spotty fat eighths I bought recently? They sat on my work bench for a while just waiting to be used when this week I finally worked out what I could make with them.
Recently on the Sew Daily newsletter from Interweve Press, they were talking about what to think about when choosing a project to take on summer holidays. (Remember it's summer in the northern hemisphere. Although today in paradise the temperature was about 22 degrees celsius - does that qualify for winter?)
The suggestions were to take a small project in its own bag with all the supplies needed to make it. It was also suggested that for stitchery projects, choose a project that requires only a few colours (redwork would be ideal) as having to take lots of threads can be a hassle not to mention how inconvenient lots of colour changes can be when you are on the go. You should make sure you have a spare needle in your project bag (I especially liked this one - how awful would it be if you lost your only needle on the first day of your holiday and no store in sight?) and a thread cutter rather than scissors is a good idea especially if you are going to travel by plane.
It got me thinking about making a project bag to take on trips. I also thought it might be useful to fit into my handbag when I'm just travelling around paradise - good for doctors visits, etc. It would only need to hold a small project and a needlecase with the spare needle, thread and a thread cutter.
I'm calling the project - Spots on the go.
Until next time