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Friday, January 27, 2017

I Packed my Bag and in it I Put....

I'm joining up for a quick one with Amy over at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.

I'm off to Minnesota to visit my daughter tomorrow. I'll be flying. I had some frequent flyer miles and cashed them in for a flight that only cost $11! I never thought I'd use them. I thought they had expired. What a nice surprise it was!

Anyway today I'm packing, trying to work out what to take and what not to take. Clothes are a given. Bath bits are not - will use daughter's. So what am I going to pack in my non-clothes bag? What's 'essential' to me? Daughter will be working so I'll be at her place during the day.


Camera - I can't forget it this time! When we drove daughter out to Minnesota to move I forgot my camera! I packed the spare lens but not the camera! Eek. First time I've done that. I think I was more worried that she remember everything and when we left, at 3am, I just forgot it. Sigh.


My Kindle. I'm debating taking physical books -  have to admit I still prefer them! - but space is limited so thinking of reading some of the masses of books I have on my kindle. This will also serve as my connection to the internet and Skype so I can still Skype Mum.


Stamped images to colour. These will be used to create cards. Daughter has lovely colouring pencils so I will be borrowing hers.


Two small kitted up cross stitch projects. I've been sorting things out and found some already kitted projects so two of them will be coming with me. Hopefully I'll make some progress on them.


Knitting - I started a new project! Not sure if I'm taking it with me or not. Usually I stuff anything I'm not sure of into my checked in case but I will not be checking any in and I'm not entirely sure of the whole knitting needle thing - some say they are allowed, others say can be confiscated. I really don't want to lose it!

What else do I need to keep me busy and creative? I'm really tempted by books and my laptop but both are heavy and take up space. Sigh. I have a few hours to debate about it!

I did finish a cross stitch project this week

As I was stitching this one I wasn't liking it very much but it all came together with the dreaded backstitch!

Thanks for reading my Five. I'll be visiting throughout the day in between packing! If you get a chance and like scenery pictures check out my posts from last weekend. Lovely walk by a foggy lighthouse and ice covered beach!

20 comments:

  1. What a cute cat <3 It must be inspiring to knit with those colors!

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  2. $11!?! What a steal! I hope you have a wonderful visit :)

    I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2017/01/tea-time-report-cards-and-stationary.html

    Colletta

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  3. Have a wonderful trip. Books are so much nicer to hold but a Kindle is very useful when travelling. Lots of projects to keep you busy!

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  4. Enjoy your trip and I'm glad your camera will be on board! That's so great that those miles didn't expire and you can use them up! Have fun!

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  5. Have a good travel and nice time in M.
    A kindle is very useful, I think, I should buy one too, although I more like paper books.

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  6. Love, love LOVE the cross stitch kitty!! Of course I'm partial to cats!! And as for kindle vs. a REAL bound book....I too have one and haven't used it in years. I'm sure it's very outdated from all the 'new' stuff coming out 'weekly'....lol.

    Enjoy your trip.

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  7. Hopefully you have enough to keep you amused on the flight and when you are at your daughters, plus you have that great big craft shop nearby to explore some more of course!! Hope you have a great visit, that was a great deal on the flight!

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  8. Have a great trip, looks like you've got lots to keep you entertained.

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  9. Have a lovely visit with your daughter! I see that you'll have lots to keep you occupied while you are there! Good deal on the plane tickets!

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  10. I always wanted to learn to cross stitch. Such a cute kitty. Enjoy your trip!

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  11. Oh, so nice to get to visit your daughter, and good deal on the tickets, too! Such a cute cross-stitch and your knitting is such a pretty color. I, too was wondering about taking my crochet hook on the plane and decided against it for that very reason. I meant to find out and never did ask. Looks like you will have plenty to keep you busy. Have a great time! Oh, love your photos of the icy beach! Amazing! xx Karen

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  12. Have a good trip! My camera is nikon 5500. My old one nikon 500 was broken last month. you picked up nice color fir your knitting! I like the shinning blue color!

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  13. Bet you are so looking forward to seeing your daughter. Have a lovely time. Bx

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  14. I've heard that you can take wooden knitting needles on to a plane, but still haven't chanced it myself ... I'd be interested to know how it goes if you do decide to take them.
    Have a great trip - lovely to meet you here :)
    Fil @ Fil Campbell

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  15. The colours on that scarf are amazing! They look so jewel-like. I wouldn't risk the needles, but I've heard you can check at the airport and if you take an sae with you then you can always post the knitting back to yourself. I also love the cross stitch (and I also loathe the back stitch part).

    To be honest, after seeing that you're taking the camera on the trip, I am just really, really, really looking forward to seeing your pictures x

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  16. Love the kitty and the scarf yarn is the loveliest shade of blue I think I've ever seen. I take my Kindle everywhere. Books are for home, seldomly take any with me.

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog. I think you have enough to keep you occupied and creative on this trip. Enjoy and have a safe flight!

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  18. I hope you're enjoying a lovely visit with your daughter. Packing some handwork is a good idea.

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  19. Well I'm getting ready to leave for a trip and I always take a yarn project, a couple of magazines, a book, and my phone. I don't have a kindle. I don't usually take my computer because it's so big and heavy. However, just this year I bought this cute little Dell computer to take a long, and I'll see how much I blog and use it. I bought it for just this reason, when I go on trips, I'd like to blog as I go and not try to play catch up. We'll see how I do next week! Safe travels!

    Cindy

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