Airport stitching…


On my way to CA…my favorite part is stitching in the airport…I have lots of things prepped to stitch away..

39 responses to “Airport stitching…”

  1. Patricia D. Roberts Avatar
    Patricia D. Roberts

    I hope you have a safe and happy trip to Ca. Sell lots and come home well and safe. Thanks for your great designs. P.

  2. Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy Avatar

    You’re allowed to take needles on the plane/through security? Gah! The EPP I could have been doing! Boo.
    Happy stitching! 😀

  3. Janet O. Avatar

    Looking forward to seeing you in Utah in a few days. Love your stitching project.

  4. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    Your T-shirts are a Hoot! Can’t wait to get mine so I can be an official LB/PGQS groupie! I won’t be able to see you vending until Madison so save me a size L!! I’m hoping there’s a big Black Bus in your future!! Rock On!

    1. Cindy Avatar

      This is too funny…PGQS groupie! 🙂

  5. maureen Avatar

    So you are able to take both needles and scissors thru security ?? I’d love to know as I am taking a trip in a few weeks and I could get lots of stitching done too. What size scissors are acceptable ? or the little thread clippers ?
    BTW your stitching looks beautiful…..have a great show in CA !!!

    1. Cheryl Rudnytsky Avatar
      Cheryl Rudnytsky

      I wonder about this too. The security info on the TSA website says short scissors are ok but I’m worried that this might be up to the individual officer and I would hate to have my things thrown away. I’m guessing needles are ok. I’ve also read that thread cutters are not allowed if they can be taken apart and the blade gotten out. Does anyone have more info on this?

      1. Teri LaVoy Avatar
        Teri LaVoy

        Cheryl: As a traveler from Oregon to Michigan, I take needles and small scissors (with a sheath over them) on the plane all the time. I also have a clover needle thread cutter that you cannot take apart. Check out the TSA prohibited or banned items before you go and you should be ok. If you don’t feel comfortable about it…take just one needle and some already cut threads so you won’t have to worry about it. Happy stitching on your trip.

  6. Cheryl Rudnytsky Avatar
    Cheryl Rudnytsky

    Beautiful! I will be in New York next week and have some things ready to stitch when I have down time and I’m in my hotel room. It’s a good idea to sew while waiting for your next flight but I haven’t gotten there yet. You certainly inspire me though!

  7. Deborah Kuchta Avatar
    Deborah Kuchta

    Safe travels to you. I always have trouble stitching in an airpot. Normally, I don’t get a seat!

  8. Karen in Breezy Point Avatar

    I love that flower–can’t wait to see the entire design!

  9. Kathryn Rogers Avatar
    Kathryn Rogers

    Love the project you are working on. Hope to see you at the Road to California show. Have a safe flight.

  10. Debbie Goad Avatar
    Debbie Goad

    Have fun. Can’t wait to see you again in Madison. Maybe they would let you open your booth a day or two early to help with the large crowds you draw. 😉 It is actually fun standing in line and we don’t mind at all.

  11. suejean1 Avatar

    I love airport stitching too. I never go anywhere without my project bag.

  12. Diana Avatar

    Very pretty. Is it a kit yet? I’m excited to see you in California. Your classes were sold out so sadly I will miss those but I will visit you in your booth. I recently began stitching on the plane and find it reduces my stress. Thanks for your great designs and all the fun I’m having since seeing you in Long Beach, CA last year.

  13. Kathy Avatar

    This is a teaser……cannot wait to see what the rest of this project is!!

  14. Maddy McCaslin Avatar
    Maddy McCaslin

    So what are you making, must hurry and get my hand project os I can do this
    Travel with the angels

  15. Kathy Avatar

    Have a fun, safe trip, dear.

  16. Jane Knoll-Tenney Avatar
    Jane Knoll-Tenney

    Oh, I’d love to see the rest of that project! Ever since I was young (many many years ago) I have always carried projects with me such as needlepoint, reading, crocheting, etc. Now that I discovered quilting that is my most favored project to carry along as well as a good book or quilting magazine.

  17. Jean Nolting Avatar
    Jean Nolting

    Never knew anyone with so much ambition. 🙂 Wish you would come to Fargo.

  18. sharon h Avatar
    sharon h

    I have taken those round antique looking thread cutters on planes before with no problems. Your stitching looks great. Looking forward to more photos!

  19. Kathy Avatar

    You can use a nail clipper to cut threads. They should let you keep that. I wouldn’t take a chance on having my scissors confiscated. Can’t wait to see your whole project! Enjoy your trip.

  20. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    I too wonder what scissors passed inspection as well as needles. I have had both confiscated as well as nail clippers and an 18 dollar tweezers! So what passes?
    Lovely flower you are working on!

  21. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

    I too am surprised at the ability to use a needle and scissors in an airport setting. Who knew?? Good to know!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      The blade of the scissors needs to be 4″ or less…domestic…unsure about international.

  22. SueAnn Wirick Avatar
    SueAnn Wirick

    I have been looking and looking for the blogs that hold blocks 5 & 6 & 10 for the scrap baskets. Can I get a hint??? please?

  23. ardmorescrapbasket Avatar

    The applique lies so flat! Is it glued down?

  24. Mary Hilyer Avatar
    Mary Hilyer

    Happy stitching. Great way to use the time! I have used an empty dental floss container to cut threads at the airport. Clover also makes a Thread Cutter Pendant that looks like a necklace. (Art No.454) No ones the wiser!! Just got it for Christmas.

  25. Leanne Avatar

    I couldn’t be more exited if I was boarding the airplane myself! Oh wait… yes I can. I’ll be joining you in Utah! I’m driving my family crazy with all the excitement. I’m coming in from Idaho and I already have my luggage packed!!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      See u there!

  26. Lorraine Avatar

    I think it is great that when doing wool you can stitch almost anywere, Lorraine

  27. Joanne O Avatar
    Joanne O

    I wish I was as organized as you! Always end up idle in airports!!!

  28. Denise W Avatar
    Denise W

    A lot can be done waiting at an Airport!!

  29. Janan Avatar

    Prayers for your safe travels. We hope you share more photos of your stitches!

  30. Mary Eisele Avatar
    Mary Eisele

    You just never have an empty moment, do you? But this looks beautiful!

  31. Cindy Boehm Avatar
    Cindy Boehm

    Do you gather a crowd when you pull out you project?

  32. Kim Springer Avatar
    Kim Springer

    I always travel with a hand-sewing project along, including scissors and needles with no problems until last year. I was returning from China after adopting my 2nd daughter, and had my Gingher pocket scissors in my purse with my hand sewing, and they were confiscated, much to my disappointment.

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