Have Stars, Will Travel

As I was planning my mid-winter trip I worried that might fall behind on my Star-A-Day project. So I got organized. For the first 11 days of Jan I traced two stars a day – one to cut and sew that day and one for the road. I dated them, and packed them in a baggie with the plan that I would cut out and stitch one a day. Easy peasy, right?

Tiny Stars to go

Tiny Stars to go

Before I report my trip stats I want to remind my readers that my goal is actually 7 stars a week. In which case, whew! I made it. Admittedly, I fell behind early in my trip and was behind by three stars by the time I left Philly.

Once settled in daughter Sarah’s apartment in Florida I had a chance to catch my breath, nurse my shin splints (sister Dora has long legs and I had to race to keep up with her in Philly), and get caught up on stars.

Cut out and ready for stitching

Cut out and ready for stitching

By the time I came home my baggie was empty and my pile of completed stars was 11 deep.

 9 down, 2 to go

9 down, 2 to go

 

Philly and Florida 261So, if you are taking your Star-A-Day on the road, I recommend tracing before you leave home and pack a tiny sewing kit for sewing on the airplane.

Star-A-Day travel tin - yep, that's on an airplane tray

Star-A-Day travel tin – yep, that’s on an airplane tray