Whenever I go on some sort of vacation, I always try to pick up a souvenir cross stitch. I have several from Ocean City, Md, one from last year of the outer banks, and one from Williamsburg, Va. Several years ago when my family was visiting, I took them to Mt. Vernon. They have a lovely gift shop and I picked up a small kit. When going through my stash recently, I found it and started to work on it as my "take along" project.
My daughter was in a cheer competition in Richmond today, while we were waiting for the team to arrive, waiting for their turn to perform, and waiting for the competition results, I was stitching away. I love watching my kids do anything, I just hate the waiting part. Now at least I don't mind so much, because at least I'm not thinking "I could be home cross stitching!" When we had to go to the DMV to replace my son's lost drivers license, I took it with me then too. Waiting just doesn't seem so long or so bad, when I'm stitching away,