I was shocked to discover that my carry-on size TravelPro suitcase was disintegrating in front of my eyes. I had my first inkling of this meltdown when I went away for a weekend in November. There was about a 2 inch black worm on the bedroom floor. I tossed it without figuring out its origin, but wondering. This time I was forcibly reminded when an entire strip of decorative trim was floating in the breeze. So, last Monday after my return, I walked it to the curb. Sad to say, I can't remember how old the suitcase is (12 years, 20 years?), but Sayonara. Last year I had donated the larger size of TravelPro because it was really too large. Gave it to a resale shop here in Vero and I wonder if it is holding up. Elastic and plastic products don't fare well in Florida's ocean breezes. Just put on a 3-year-old pair of panty-hose and you'll realize the elastic is gone. Ain't happening! Ah, well. I do have a loden green Briggs & Riley that has a lifetime guarantee. Don't know why I didn't use it for this trip, but since it's now the only suitcase I possess, I'll be using it for future trips. (Note to self: check it out sometime soon!). NOTE: Someone in the neighborhood obviously wasn't distressed by the lack of "trim"--the suitcase was gone before the garbage truck arrived.
I realized Saturday night that I hadn't stitched anything since my return. Hmmm. Sunday I leapt into action and finished the Splendor Scotch stitches. Now I just have to fill in the blanks with metallic.