We recently took a family vacation to the Dominican Republic. While planning for the trip, I pulled out any left over fabric to find something to take with me. Luckily, I had enough of this blue fabric to pleat a bishop dress in a size 24 months. Having to get to the airport three hours early for international travel leaves a lot of down time at the gate waiting to board so I always have something to smock in my carry on. To avoid any trouble with security, I cut my floss into strips and pack my scissors in my checked bag. Geometric smocking travels better than shadow work since you don’t have to concentrate on it as much.
My husband always takes his e-reader; I always take my smocking. Sitting on a lounge chair, needle in hand and beautiful Carribean blue water. Nothing could be more therapeutic for me.