In the past 24 years with children (two daughters) I've had my share of activities away from home: drama clubs, ballet, music classes, guitar lessons, doctor appointments, library, etc. so I always took something along with me to pass the time as I waited. I always carried several things: a tablet, a book, and and workable art project. I still do this today for dentist/doctor appointment, physical therapy appointments. I some times help my sister and 81 year old mother with their appointments so I still have plenty of waiting time to work on small projects that fit in a plastic baggie to carry along with me. My current carry along project is a small cross stitch project (design by Bent Creek) called "The Black Cat" -- they are one of my favorites for cross stitch designs. I'm still enjoying our beautiful summer weather (a much welcomed change from all the scorching temps) but I'm trying to move into the next season a little bit with this autumn themed design. What type of art projects do you carry along with you while waiting for your family?