Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jiggity jig

We are home again, home again. Whew. What a wonderful trip. Everything went wonderfully... oh, everything except the fact that the airport gave me grief over my thread snips. TSA regulations say that scissors with a short blade are fine. The people in Pittsburgh did a double-check on them and just documented that they were my crafting scissors. The folks in LA made me throw them away! My mom gave me those when I moved out of the house and realized I didn't even have the basics for mending! Apparently, I was in such a state over it (though I was remarkably silent) that the TSA woman who made me throw them away ran over to the other side of the security line to warn Julian. I get that they are just a little pair of scissors, but what bothered me was that it was a total judgment call. It wasn't a hard and fast rule that I was breaking. Talk about having to keep calm and craft on!

Anyhow, here is a photo of my progress. I'm really enjoying this project. I started with the letters and made myself do one floss of letters each time I wanted to do a colored theme. Because I was working without scissors part of the time, I improvised with some of the colors based on pieces I already had cut in my stash. I think it is coming along nicely.

Also, check out my update on my little scrappy houses.

Keeping calm and crafting on with Frontier Dreams.


  1. So sorry about your scissors, very sad, but hopefully your mom will give you another sweet present!! Glad you had a good trip!

  2. I am so sorry about your scissors. We live in such a crazy world...Can fingernail clippers be used as snips when you are traveling?