|Hand embroidery completed while driving. Well, I'm not driving. But someone is.|
Here are some helpful tops for stitching on your next road trip:
- Safety first. Have someone else drive the car.
- Only stitch in the daylight. Unless you are wearing a head lamp, stitching at night can be dangerous.
- Bring all your supplies with you (needles, thread, scissors, thimble). Most roadside convenience stores do not carry embroidery thread.
- Find a safe place to stick the needle when it's not being used. I can not stress this enough. You may think you are just popping out of the car for a quick coffee run but you are really losing the needle in the seat of the car only to be discovered by a disgruntled spouse when it's your turn to drive.
- Expect attention from passing semi-truck drivers. Truck drivers are very nosy and like to look over your shoulder when you stitch.
- Do not listen to politics on the car radio. Reactions to stupid remarks by candidates can cause you to lose control of the needle resulting in finger stabs.
- Do not give driving directions when stitching. The driver does not appreciate seeing a needle waving "go left" out of the corner of his eye.
|Betty's Bloomers #24 pre-stitchery|