Happy Summer Solstice! I hope you are enjoying the longest day of the year. I'm inside hiding from the heat and working on the computer.
I've been catching up on life since we returned from a 7 day, 6 night backpacking trip in our local wilderness area. Although I have lots of work to do, at least I'm still relaxed from the trip! I'm a recent backpacking convert - it wasn't until I realized that when I'm in the wilderness, I don't have to do anything and I can actually enjoy sitting and relaxing. The meal planning is done and there is no gardening, no laundry, no chores, no work, no phones, no emails, no google-ing and lots of people to help with the dishes! I want to spend a month there.I had a lovely visit with my parents before I went into the woods. We were discussing the kit and its various merits, but began to wonder if it really could be taken on a plane. I assumed since the scissors tips are blunt and that the blade is less than 2" long that they would be acceptable, but I had not had a chance to try it out. My mother kindly took on the task of trying to fly home with a pair of the folding scissors. It was unclear from the TSA's website whether or not she could bring it in her carry-on. With baggage fees rising, I know many travelers try to pack it all in their carry-on and I think it's important that our Sewing Kit be the one you take on all your journeys. When she flew home, the two agents she spoke to at the security area assured her that the scissors were fine to bring onboard. Thanks Mom, for the field research! I'm also going to offer Great American Sewing Kit customers the following offer: If you fly with this kit and it is confiscated by the TSA - write me an email with the details and I will send you a new one.
Pictures from the Wilderness:
Best camping spot ever.