I find holidays a great time of renewal for the creative process. It is good to enforce a break in doing and making, and fill up on inspiration. New landscapes and cityscapes, museums and markets, are a feast for the imagination. I found myself sketching all sorts of new ideas. It is funny though how these look when you get home. Some of them still interest you while others seem impossible to achieve.
The other great part of a holiday is when you return and feel a renewed appreciation for home. How nice it is to sit at the sewing machine again. (I have discovered what my leg pain is! I didn't get it on holiday but as soon as my right foot hit the sewing machine 'pedal' there it was! Sewers RSI!! The left foot is now learning to sew.)