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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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.
    Vonnie

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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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.
    *~* Myrna *~*
    *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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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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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    My job is to keep Dolores entertained!!
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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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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    Default Re: Ideas for passing the time while driving long distances

    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'
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