Hello stitching friends,We have two pattern awards this month! Carol Espinosa, of Hickory Creek, Texas was the first to suggest Take the Fair Face of Woman by Sophie Gengembre Anderson (see right). Joseph Farrett won Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse. Thank you both for your great suggestions!
One lady suggested taking along some baby wipes in a baggie to keep your hands clean(er) and therefore your work, too. We used to like Wash'n'Dries which are already packaged up, one towelette per envelope, but they seem hard to find these days. Rite Aid and others have something similar, just under a different name.
Much more importantly, someone pointed out that although it is allowed to carry scissors and needles now on US domestic flights, there are places/fights where they are not allowed. It may depend on the airline or the airport or whether the flight is international or domestic, so be sure to check. The TSA web site helpfully lists both things that are prohibited, and things that are allowed but that you might wonder about (like scissors). Some of the lists we looked at only give prohibited items and don't mention scissors so it's hard to know.If in doubt, you can take a thread cutter. These come in a variety of styles, generally with a blade in a small groove which will cut thread but nothing else. That's IF your needles are not banned...
There are new pictures in our gallery! There's a halfway complete picture of Jacob and Rachel, and a completed and framed On the Cache La Poudre.
By the way, we've reorganized
the gallery slightly. People often send us multiple pictures as they progress on a piece, and we've now moved the earlier ones to an inner page (linked from the main page).
All the pictures are still there, but the main gallery page is
now a little more streamlined. It does still show multiple pictures of a pattern if more than one person has sent us pictures! If you have one of our pieces in progress, or
finished, please send us a picture to share!