ABOUT ME – TRAVELING FOR FUN
I am Corinne with one r and two nn(s). That makes me different from the Corinnes who spell their names in the classic style… And… I love traveling for fun!
This blog really isn’t about me though.
It’s really about my two favorite passions, which are travel, and sewing.
(Read about my passion for sewing, here).
I became a super-sewer and enjoyed this outlet all my life. The beauty of my interests is they didn’t have to stand apart from each other.
By the time I was 19 years old, I began to travel extensively. I had no idea that my first flight would be exactly that: the first of many. (Get a glimpse of why people travel, here).
Sewing traveled with me, as was so necessary. How could I mend without my tools?
You just know there will be buttons to sew on, hems to shore up, and zippers to replace.
Who knows? I might like to make structural changes along the way.
The tools saw the world.
I wanted to go everywhere and see everything. I am a very curious person, so I considered the world to be the platform that could satisfy my craving. It truly is my oyster!
I had no idea that both interests would bring me so much satisfaction and creativity.
I felt just as creative in travel as I did in making things with my hands.
So you really think that travel is not creative?
One can be very innovative and creative when you are stuck somewhere and have to find a way home! Oh yes, it happens!
When I traveled, I never even thought about the different food in every country.
It never occurred to me to wonder what I would eat when I got there.
I was forced to try everything… What was offered… I ate.
But as I read menus, not understanding any of the words, it sounded so exotic I had to try it. Maybe not for everyone if you are a picky eater. Fortunately, I am an adventuresome eater. This was for me!
We pointed and gestured, and we were never disappointed.
(Read about “The Charisma Of Greece” here)
There was the excitement of seeing something so different from what I knew.
Many times the destination was far beyond what I could have imagined.
I did not even bother to read up on where I was going. Take it as it comes.
My only research was to buy the correct currencies for the trip.
There were no Euros in the 70s.
We had the Michelin Guide – we had some reading to do!
The Michelin Guide could tell you everything!
As we met people and made friends, I had the heady side effect of compliments on my sewing and hand-made items.
I could not believe that I would be good enough to become a sewing mo-jo.
I passed on what I knew and destroyed the myth that sewing was difficult.
My goal was to show a beginner how easy this process was.
Don’t let anyone dictate your style; make what you want to make… Make it fun.
Looking back it seemed important that neither passion suffered neglect.
I could not have one without the other. We needed each other
I chose my passions wisely.
I can relate to them now and talk about them with fondness and confidence.
I have been enriched and blessed by both activities which make for a well-rounded life.
I invite you to read my posts and/or leave a comment below.
I intend to show you how my travel experience became my teacher… and left its trail.