November 2, 2011

Random Afternoon Question

Today's question came via an email from Ana. They're getting ready for a move and we were talking about what traveling project she should have with her.

Me... I can't have any traveling projects cos I get horrible motion sickness! I can't even read a map for longer than a few seconds in the car. :( I can look around fine, thankfully, but I can't look down and focus. I can read a book if I hold it upright and position it right in front of my face. Wouldn't that just make stitching oh so much fun. LOL!!!

Flying? Forget it! I can't read, I can't stitch, I can't even look out the window. Just the mere sight of moving objects makes my stomach revolt. Any wonder why I hate to travel? :) At least I can watch movies...

What about you? What is a good traveling project for you?

24 comments :

cucki said...

lol..count me in..i am just like you...i cant stitch or read till i sit still he he he.

Loretta said...

I'm lucky, I can stitch and read while in the car. Do it all the time. If I stitch, I usually bring a small project like an ornament. I put everything in a baggie and pop into my purse.

Sarah said...

I've never really tried stitching in the car, though I imagine it wouldn't really do good things for my tension! On the other hand, I can read in the car for hours without feeling sick, so who knows! I should probably try it sometime

Kate said...

I can't read in the car either :) Maybe you could listen to an audio book? I must start doing that instead of music all the time.

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

unfortunatly Im just like you, start stitching or reading and start turning green 5 minutes in! Blurgh :P

Jenny said...

I am so sorry, Joyce, that would be no fun at all.
I can stitch on a plane, but the car is hit or miss. Sometimes it works in the car and other times I feel pretty bad... I have discovered that the nausia level is generally a direct correlation to how quickly DH wants to get to the place he is driving to...
I go about happy-crazy when it is time to pack for a longer trip. One of the hardest parts of packing, and definitely the most fun part, is to pick out my "travel projects". They are smaller, generally bought as a kit (I remember this one time when I realized that the kit came w/o needle - I was NOT happy, LOL), and I make sure that I bring at least 4-5, because "you never know".
They really help me keep the stress down - especially when the air-line reps start with the PA announcements that my flight got bounced. Again. At least I can stitch.... ;-) As a matter of fact, I just got some extra-bonus-stitching-time!!!!
As you can see, I totally use the traveling experience as a shameless excuse to start a ton of new projects, which I really shouldn't, considering the buckets of WIPs at home...

Pauline said...

When i am going to travel with the train i can read a little and sometimes do some stitches, but NOT in the car!
A plane....i don't have to think about it!! It seems so awful to me, i just want to keep my legs on the ground!
So, i always travelling on my bike :)
No projects for me on tour!

P. G. said...

I can read in the car and on a plane most of the time. Those odd times when I start to feel a little sick I have to quit right away or it ends with a headache. I've tried stitching in the car but I prefer a comfy chair and a good light, but I do pack a small simple project whenever I'm away for a night.

Rachel said...

I am like you, Joyce. I can not stitch, or read, or really do anything while riding in the car. Hence I usually drive, lol. I get car sick very easily if I am the passenger. I have never flown, so I don't know about that. I just know if I get car sick, I am sick for the whole day. The feeling never leaves me. So, I never stitch while riding in a car.

I envy people who can do it. :)

Agi said...

I am also terrible in the car, I cannot do anything with letters. Last time I was almost sick when I was looking up a name in my mobile...No way to try stitching:) There is no problem on the train or plain, but I started stitching when I was expecting our son, and since he was born we went only for short trips with car. However, I take my actual project with me, even my HAED has a travelling bag. Well, I take that one only to visit my parents, when we stay there without hubby for several days. The grandparents happily take care of the little one and I have huge amount of time to stitch!

The Maiden said...

I am lucky and can stitch on a train , plane or automobile! I usually bring a HAED and work on background so there is less pattern reading.

Anne said...

I don't stitch when I travel...I read instead. I have to be able to since I travel over and hour one way and two hours back almost everyday on transit. But I do bring some small projects with me when I visit my family, who live in another city. But ya, I couldn't even think of bringing something to work with on a grungy skytrain or bus!!

Maggee said...

I am able to stitch in the car when my husband is driving--thak goodness! Keeps my eyes off the way he drives!! I can stitch most everything, tho monochromatics are the best. I don't fly anymore, but when I did I tended to be queasy so I wouldn't know how stitching would mix with that! Hugs!

Andie said...

I'm really lucky! I don't get carsick and never have..... alas in the van I get peed at all the movement and give up trying to stitch...knitting works better.......

Minnie said...

You poor thing, nothing bothers me I can stitch anywhere.

missy-tannenbaum said...

I'm no good at cross stitching in the car, unless it's a really small and simple project, but I do fold origami stars like crazy on long car rides. It's not the same, I know, but at least I'm still doing something. ^^

Lesleyanne said...

I am usually the driver so no cross stitching or reading for me lol. I can stitch for a bit if I am not or read.

Mouse said...

usually I am driving to the destination but the boot is full of stitchy stuff for when I get there ..lol ... not tried when a passenger but have stitched a wee bit on the train if I got a table :) love mouse xxxx

Kate said...

I can stitch on the train or while flying quite easily. I have tried a few times to stitch in the car and for me it really depends on the road surface as to whether I can manage or not.

♥ Nia said...

Oh I love to travel!! Car, plane, train, bus, I don't care, I just want to go to places :) ehheehhe
I'm used to travel since I was very little, we had 12 hours trips every time we went to visit our family on the holidays.. yes, I'm used to do anything on the road, I can read, stitch, play cards, even write emails hahaha Multi-task-girl ;)

Tama said...

I can't cross stitch in a moving vehicle AT ALL but I can crochet! I used to commute to college, and someone else was driving, and I would make afghans so quick 'cause I had 45 mins either way with nothing else to do! Good ol' days, I guess...

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Ohhh I hadn't seen this post before :0
I'm actually very lucky as far as I can remember there was only two times where I started to get a bit sick on vehichles an both of the times were in boats, one was when I went to Berlengas (a small island on the Portuguese coast big enough to only have one tiny fortification that was used to protect our coast back in the Discovery days, and when I crossed the sea between France and Ireland, because I hadn't eaten any proper meal, apart from that I can stitch I can read, I can focus on anything I want that I don't get any sick... and it's very usefull for long trips, so I don't get bored :D

Veronica said...

I get motion sickness rather easily too. Not too much of plane sickness so far as I haven't been on planes too much but car sickness... I could read some but not for long periods of time. And I sure am no sailor. Tried stitching once... my needle won't go where I wanted it to due to the car movement. I don't know how other stitchers do it.

Hugs,
Veronica.

P.S. Can you tell I'm once again trying to catch up on my blog reading? LOL!

Ewa said...

Just like you - can't do it. Projectile vomit is never pretty :(