I have never hand appliqued but would like to learn. Is this something that once you prepare the items you want to applique you can take with you and work on while you're having to wait? Because of the gas prices and I live 50 mi one way from where I work I have found myself having to wait 1 to 2 hr for my ride home. I sit and think of all time I'm wasting. I like to read but to me reading is not very productive. Can anyone suggest a design, book, etc that would help a beginner. There was a site linked on the board that really peaked my interest in hand applique. Any suggestions, ideals, etc would be most appreciative. The clock is ticking, so I better get to work. EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!