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  • 201 Treadler
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    Another that crochets, always concerned sewing would release the dna we listen to cds, radio, before sat navigation was invented spent hours looking at a paper map, learning all the landmarks for the return journey. there is a sign on the side of an artic trailer, in a field side of the motorway that says " prepare to meet thy god'

    remember this tune
    Paul McCartney & the frog chorus ' we all stand together'
    Last edited by 201 Treadler; June 12, 2018, 05:34 PM.

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  • surfergirl
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    You could take along a Hawaiian applique for a pillow and do hand applique, also do hexies. I have crocheted my way across the Pacific on plane to Road to California quilt show.

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  • starlover
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    I usually hand stitch binding while on car trips, but a quilt takes up space in the car. English paper piecing is wonderful too, I've made several table runners that way!

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  • bubba
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    My job is to keep Dolores entertained!!

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  • tamsterg7
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    I recently started EPP and am making the La Passacaglia quilt, which will take me the rest of my life to finish. It's good in the car, but have to plan ahead. On a recent trip my daughter playedca pod cast, which I thought I wouldn't like, but found very interesting and made the time go by very quickly as it was a real life innonce project theme and kept you glued to all the details.

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  • Patsquilting
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    My DH and I have put many miles on our vehicles over the years. I will pick up books on CD - something we will both like to listen to. I listen while it's my turn to drive - but when I'm the passenger - I can listen and hand sew, embroider, etc.

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  • MRoy
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    I get motion sickness if I try to read, do hand work, etc. while riding in a car. I listen to the radio, CDs, etc.

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  • Vonnie
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    I go to the library and check out books on tape. Last one was Sherlock Holmes.

    I get motion sickness if I try to read or stare at something close to me so looking out the front window or driving is better for me and listening to audio books is best for me.

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  • Midge
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    I do EPP or hand applique. I glue baste before I travel so I am combining shapes with the EPP projects. For the applique, I cut out and finger press my shapes and then glue baste those on the background too. I got one of those Dritz (I think is the brand) dome containers for threaded needles. So I can have 10 needles threaded and not have to manage that while the car/plane is in motion. It's handy imo.

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  • mommadeb
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    When we fly between here and the US, I always take a crochet project with me. I throw my crochet hook in with my pens in my bag and no issues at all with them in security.

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  • Patty J
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    We listen to books on cds,, But my hands were idol. If we have our son in the car, I take the back seat so he can keep his dad company and I crochet. I usually have an afghan that is in the making. DH likes me to keep talking when I'm in the front seat with him So I like the back seat. My son is 45 and married. so they are good company for each other.. Besides covering up with the afghan keeps me warm when he is blasting the AC.

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  • Astatoo
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    I do EPP in the car all the time, pre-thread a bunch of needles and get going on making hexi's.

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  • vbarb1014
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    i have 21/2 in squares that i have put together. its gonna be a camping quilt. after i get all the squares done i will quilt it on DSM. wont be perfect but alot of good memories sitting around the campfire, or riding down the road.

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  • laura44
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    Went to Europe for a cruise. My sister and brought hexies to sew. Interesting to hear
    all the positive comments from other people. My sister finished her quilt, mine is
    still waiting....

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  • pcbatiks
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    I've done big stitch quilting while riding as a car passenger. That works best on straight roads.....curvy windy roads might make you queasy.

    On road trips we also enjoy listening to comedy CD's. A few that we have enjoyed was Bob Newhart, John Pinette & Jerry Seinfeld. It helps pass the time and it's always fun to share a good laugh.

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