The first time I was sitting there sewing arms on when the lady beside me said "you are going to put eyes on it aren't you? Things without eyes give me the creeps". Bless. I showed her the eyes that were waiting to be stitched on next, and we had a lovely chat. There was a father and son sat opposite and the little boy was fascinated with watching what I was doing but too shy to say anything. So when I was ready to place the eyes I asked him which position was best - always good to get someone else's opinion. He was very sweet.
So back to yesterday. I was happily unpicking fur pile out of seams (arms again) and had been for a while. I'd noticed a couple of scots in the seats across the aisle. They were travelling down for the footy. One of them had been surreptitiously glancing at me for quite a while so I turned and smiled at him and he asked me what I was doing. He was so polite and really surprised when I said puppets!
I think it's just so different to see someone who isn't reading or on some electronic device, that you become a bit of an oddity. Mind I'm a bit of an oddity anyway, so no surprise there!