I can’t leave the house on a teaching trip unless I have something to sew. It just doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t matter if I ever pull it out of my carry-on, just knowing I could amuse myself at any moment with needle and thread is comforting.
It takes my mind off the age of the plane and the youth of the pilot.
This past week I packed yo-yos to sew. Itty-bitty ones. Before I took off on the first leg of my journey to Salt Lake City and the Home Machine Quilting Show I FaceBooked and asked how many yo-yos my friends thought I could sew from Flint, Michigan to Minneapolis.
Even with a maintenance delay I wasn’t as fast as they thought I was. I got 12 done.
I do have a use for them. I’m just not ready to reveal exactly what that is yet. ;)
As for sewing on airplanes, needles, pins, and SHORT pointy scissors are “TSA OK.” Read what’s allowed at www.tsa.gov.
Travel Tip: if you want the armrest, use long thread. Your seat mate backs off pretty quick if they think your #10 between might connect with a body part oozing into your personal air space.