Last Sunday Celebrations was over and I was on my way home. The drive to the airport was a breeze. I couldn't believe it was so quick. There is a Shell station right outside the airport entrance for an easy refill. I thought maybe my suitcase was a little heavy but had to wait until check-in to see if there was a problem. Well, there was a problem. 57 pounds. What to do? I unzipped my bag and took out my Keepsake Quilting bag of goodies, took out my coat and put it on, took out a book and then began to zip up my bag and that's when disaster struck. The zipper on my suitcase BROKE! What to do?! I asked the check-in lady if she had some tape, hoping for something like duct tape. All she had was some not very strong inch-wide tape that had the words "checked baggage" on it. Well, she went around the bag three times. We weighed the bag again and it was 50 pounds exactly. I had to hope and pray that bag made it without loosing any of my stuff. I worried all the way home. While walking to my gate I saw the girl from Shakespeare's Peddler. She was flying on the same plane I was and we talked until it was time to board. She was very interesting. I asked her what her favorite count to stitch on was and she said 40. Then she told me that when you design an ornament for Just Cross Stitch's Ornament Issue you don't get any money - only a free copy of the magazine! What a rip-off. That is their best selling issue. She showed me a homespun sheet from the 1850's that she bought. It was great to talk to her. When I finally got back home, we landed at the new terminal. It is very nice with lots of art. I had my fingers crossed that my bag made it in one piece. I would hate to lose any of my treasures. I got lucky! The bag arrived, tape in tact. We threw that suitcase away when I got home. I have to get a new one as we have a trip this coming week.
I have been having a blast stitching new stuff this week. I finished one of the Jackie du Plessis's kits and the ruby slipper. So much stuff to make and so little time.