We're setting out on a small road trip - driving over to Charleston, SC. We have been to Charleston once - in the summer - when it was so hot and humid as to be intolerable. We vowed we would go back one day - when the temperature and humidity were more tolerable. We tried one October only to have to cancel at the last minute because there was a hurricane off the coast and it was raining so hard that we would have been trapped inside a hotel room if we'd made the trip.
And so, hoping that the third time's the charm we head off down the highway to the ocean and the history of a very historical town.
For the first time I am going to be taking stitching with me -- in all my years of art/craft work I have never been able to take something with me. Book art could not be done far away from glue and sewing machine and lots of supplies - beading could be transported but never seemed like something that could be easily done while sitting on the beach (just too many little tiny seed beads). But NOW I have punchneedle and it is totally portable. I have prepared a bird design and have already punched the center design - so that on our trip I will only be working on the background (which eliminates having to take 1,000 embroidery skeins with me).
See you in a few days.
"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living". - Miriam Beard