A very funny thing happened on the way to ---
Doesn’t that line just draw you in? Stories like this have to be good if they start with “A funny thing happened!…” In this case, it deals with the cruise, 52 quilters, and a bunch of luggage being held in security because there was
((Insert that gavel sound from Law & Order here!))
In the LUGGAGE!! ****GASP!!****
Security on ships is not as tough as going through the security check in at the airport – but it is still pretty tight. And even through the ship KNEW there was a huge group of quilters on board, some people’s luggage got held in security because there were sharp objects in them. OF COURSE THERE ARE SHARP OBJECTS! WE are QUILTERS!!
So, some had to go back down to security and collect their luggage, and SOME even had to have their scissors checked in and out of the front desk ---- and sign for them! And check them back in when they were done for the day.
SERIAL QUILTERS! I tell ya!
Eventually we convinced them that the sewing room was ALWAYS monitored when we were in there, that the Quilters would not be left alone without supervision ((HA!!)) and that WE would lock all sharp objects up in the room at the end of each session.
Wonder of wonders, they never questioned the ROTARY CUTTERS, just the scissors.
And it wasn’t universal because I know of at least ONE lady that had maybe..ummm..8 pairs of scissors of varying size in HER luggage and her bag was not detained at all! It sure made for some hilarious laughter and much shaking of heads amongst us. She pulled out each pair one at a time and laid them out on the table, it was like the contents of a doctor's bag ---
At one time, a security guard IN UNIFORM came by to check on us…..as we were sewing…..making sure that all the scissors were being used in the manner that they should be.
Scissor Police. Are you laughing now?? It was bizarre! But you gotta laugh, and it just really made some great memories for us!
So to honor this memory……I’m presenting you some NEW tools of the trade for the Serial Quilters amongst us -----
Don’t you just LOVE gadgets? I do!
If there are Quilters on your holiday shopping list, these just might come in handy --- if you are on your OWN list, these might be great for you too! :cD
Have you seen these? One of our cruisers had this on our cruise earlier this month, and I Have to say THIS THING puts that clover medallion thingy to shame! It’s called a Sharkstooth, and is GREAT for whacking apart chain piecing. This way you don’t run the risk of impaling yourself on that upright seam ripper gadget thingy, or for those who like to cut with an OPEN ROTARY BLADE??!? OY! Just thought that it might make a good stocking stuffer for someone. Find out more info HERE.
Do you ever have trouble even FINDING your scissors in amidst al the fabric stuff? Here’s another goodie!
I took this picture at the retreat in Maine! One of the quilters said her hubby found these for her on the Snap-On tool truck! Very cool! You wouldn’t have to go digging, because hopefully those handles are going to be higher than the pile of stuff burying everything..LOL!
And this pair was SO pretty….I just had to take a picture:
One of my Quilters in New Mexico had these --- aren’t they LOVELY!? And don’t they look LETHAL!?? I thought she said these were an AQS item, and I’d be totally happy if they showed up under MY tree or in MY stocking Christmas morning!
What -----did they really think we’d go chasing each other around the ship with the theme song to “Psycho” playing in the background?!