Thursday, May 10, 2012

California bound!

You guys sure are good at making someone feel better - thanks!  My kids are good at it, too - Thank God for them!  On the way to the bus stop yesterday morning, they were singing Travis Tritt's "It's a Great Day To Be Alive" song at the top of their lungs.  How can I feel blue when I'm being serenaded by such cuties with such a wonderful message?

I'm leaving for the airport as soon as I log out - headed to California to present at a conference and college fair at Stanford.  I'll get the chance to reconnect with one of my college roommates tonight just outside San Francisco - yay!  I hate that we live a continent apart, but we actually see each other about twice per year, which isn't bad.

But I have long flights ahead of me.  I always envy the people with the neck pillows, but I'm too cheap to buy one.  Today, I took matters into my own hands and made one. 
I've been wearing it around the house all morning.  So far, it is pretty darned comfortable!  I think I want to make a patchwork one next...

I also sandwiched the Good Fortune Lil Twister quilt with this fun fabric - I had exactly enough, which to me was a sign that this was the right one and to stop pulling out everything in my stash to audition:

I'm taking it with me and praying that airport security doesn't take my safety pins and quilting needles.  Even though the baby isn't due until July, I found out yesterday that the baby shower is the first weekend in June.  Gotta get crackin"!  And just in case TSA robs me again, I have 4 books and my toothbrush needle and rag rug materials to work on, too.  By golly, I'm going to get SOMETHING done while I fly the friendly skies.

Have a great weekend, and to all you mothers out there - YOU ROCK!


Kristen said...

I was just thinking last night that I hadn't tried to bring handwork on the airline since before 9/11 and was wondering what the TSA requirements are now. Are ANY scissors acceptable?

Sewfine Quilts said...

I love your neck pillow. Where did you come up with the pattern for it?
Were you able to keep your needles when flying? Rag rug materials - do you crochet it or braid it?
Just curious
Hope you have a good day,

Hazel said...

I'd be interested to in the neck pillow ,where did you get the pattern ?? Have a good trip .

Julie Fukuda said...

Good for you on the neck pillow ... and I chose backing fabric for my cat piece the same way, it fit and needed to be used (after 30+ years in the box) I always take piecing or quilting to work on when I travel but I don't carry scissors. I use a clover medalion with little notches to cut the thread. Can you get those in the states? If not, I will send you one. Have a great reunion with your friend!

Shay said...

Im wondering how I'll go with international flights in September. I really must check that out. In Australia sewing needles are perfectly acceptable to take on the plane.

LOVE your neck roll...I lashed out and bought one because Im too lazy to make one !

Michelle said...

Have a fantastic time!! Wish you were going to be closer to me (I'm about three hours south of San Fran) Have a wonderful reunion with your friend!! Happy Mother's Day!