Thursday, October 4, 2012
Stitching on the go
Was I ever glad to have this project with me! I read instead of stitching on the plane flight from Boston to Dallas (737s are too cramped).The trip from Dallas to Kansas, however, turned out to be a six-hour drive each way, and with DH behind the wheel, I managed to get a lot of stitching done when not admiring the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. The flight home on a 757 was much more conducive to getting work done.
When mounting the canvas on stretcher bars before our departure, I added a small piece of scrap canvas to the corner of the frame to act as a "parking lot" for needles. I don't own a magnet--I'd much rather spend the money on threads! I slipped the canvas and the threads I'd pulled in a clear plastic bag, with my bright teal-colored Fiskars blunt-tipped scissors (purchased for $1.99 years ago just for this purpose) prominently on top. I added this bag to the quart-sized plastic bag for liquids in a bin going through security and sailed through the screening process.