Sunday, 24 July 2016

A Bag Emergency!......

Good afternoon All,

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

I had a bit of an emergency bag-wise yesterday......Thanks to Flybe. Going on holiday

for us islanders is not as straightforward as it is for you mainlanders. We have the

awkward, hassle-filled and EXPENSIVE problem of getting off the island before we

even start. Flybe has just reduced the cabin bag weight and size allowance again.......

so my bag which has happily gone back and forth many times, is now deemed too big.

If you get to the departure desk and the bag does not fit in the ever decreasing measure

box, it is taken to the hold at a charge of £50.


So yesterday, as none of our existing bags are the right size, I decided to make one..... the given dimensions.  Its amazing what you can do with a bit of furnishing fabric :)

As part of my current "preparing for downsize" drive, I had considered getting rid of my

industrial Janome 1600P sewing machine....but not any more. It was brilliant for this

heavyweight project, and who knows when I might have another bag crisis?

And this bag is so light, it doesn't use up much of the weight allowance :)

So I don't need to take my pants on holiday in a supermarket carrier bag after all.

Lastly, a brief glimpse of the other thing I've been finishing....

Thank you for looking, and have a good week. P.

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