Chris and I hit the open road this weekend for a wedding in Kennett Square, PA (right near Winterthur and Longwood Gardens, which are lovely)...I know my road trip is not of vital importance to you but I mention it in regard to stitching. It is really important to have a "road-worthy" canvas...13 mesh, big blocks of color, little shading, and only a few (if any) decorative stitches. When you're travelling, you really don't want to deal with intricate shading on 18 mesh! I chose to work on two canvases from my stash: These canvases, from Unique NZ Designs, were perfect for the car ride. And a big thanks to Chris for doing all of the driving so I could stitch! Happy stitching, Susan