If you look carefully you can see what looks like something in a plastic bag. That is exactly right! I have learned that fish-shaped bodkins always set off the airport x-ray machines. (Seems they look like knives to the machines.) I have learned from past experience to open up the tri-fold sewing case and put it in a plastic bag with the bodkins exposed. Then when I go through security, I take the plastic bag out of my suitcase and send it through the machine separately. It still gets strange looks and often questions, but at least I don't have security rummaging through my suitcase.
I was hoping to finish part 4 of the Mary Wigham sampler before leaving tomorrow...but alas that is not going to happen. I've simply run out of time. I'll take her with me and perhaps be able to catch up while gone. The photo is lousy as my camera is giving me fits, and I had to take the photo with the camera on my phone.My posts will most likely be spotty until I get back.