It has been fun thinking about and writing my quilting history, I hope you like it:
In the 8th grade my mother let my sister and I participate in a sewing course. For quite a while we used to sew our own clothes. But then, during university and working in my own dental practice I did not find the time to sew anymore.
PORTABLE: Can be done almost anywhere; in a room with the rest of the family, in the car (as a passenger), on the bus/train/airplane commuting to/from work or traveling further, in the hotel room once you arrive at your destination, in the lunchroom where you work, waiting room of doctor's office, at a relative's house who doesn't sew.
Minimal list of things you need to accomplish hand applique: of course, you need fabric, but then you only need: