As we struggled to pack everything we needed into the car before leaving Sydney for our holiday, I blamed the kids. "When you travel with 3 three children under 6, you need to bring a lot of stuff for them." I said to Rob. "We can't do without a travel cot. Will still has reflux. He and I are always covered in vomit so we have to bring plenty of clothes. Don't forget we need to pack Will's backpack carrier."
Without complaint, Rob packed the car. He squeezed essential items into every nook and cranny. He packed into our car more than I believed physically possible.
When we arrived in Melbourne, it became increasingly evident that it wasn't the children who were to blame.
I had packed a few (essential!) sewing items for myself:
- sewing machine (Well, I couldn't possibly buy 8 brand new sewing machines on Sunday and leave for a holiday on Monday without taking one of them)
- wool and needles to make a baby blanket for a friend (I have to have something busy to keep my fingers busy on a 9 hour car trip)
- 4 sewing books (Inspiration!)
- a dress I didn't quite finish but am hoping to complete and wear in Melbourne
- secret sewing business for my Mum and Caroline, who both have birthdays in February
- my tin of embroidery threads and a variety of embroidery projects (Variety is the spice of life!)
- some sewing projects for Madeleine (The best way for me to get some sewing time when the little ones are asleep is if she and I can sew along together.)
- a beautiful piece of cotton/linen to make a shirt for myself (I needed a project to try out the new sewing machine.)
Hopefully, as the children get older, there will be more room in the car for my stuff!!