Many of you who know me probably thought I was hunkered down in my little studio stitching the Easter Egg SAL, watching the Pacific Northwest rain from my window. Maybe you thought I was stitching to the tip-tap of raindrops against the window, enjoying a hot cup of tea.
I wasn’t… Instead, I was stitching with a view of paradise to my right and a tropical drink with an umbrella to my left, enjoying the sun and the sound of waves crashing on the beach. This proves once again that embroidery is the perfect hobby or creative outlet for people who are on the go or travel a lot.
I’m lucky to be able to accompany my husband on his business trips. It has given me the opportunity to visit LNS’s around the world, and I’ve made a lot of new friends simply by stitching in public. I’ve chatted with stitchers in a laundromat in Rouen (Normandy), made several friends in Sens (Burgundy), Luxembourg, Geneva, Mons and Brussels (Belgium) by working my stitching at cafes. In Orleans and Chartres I met stitchers in the park. I have talked with stitchers from a variety of far-off places while sitting in airports in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Toronto, Atlanta, Nassau and Mexico City.
Sometimes there’s no conversation at all due to language barriers. We just show each other what we’re working on and admire each others’ work. But we understand each other perfectly… after all, stitching is a universal language that we all share.
Cheers to those who stitch while traveling – perhaps we’ll met some day in an airport, cafe, on the beach or sitting on a park bench. You just never know where I’ll pop up next!