|Sewing on airplane. (Note pocket of seat in front.)|
"Yes." I smile.
"I sew too. Buttons, when they need to be sewn," she adds, pantomiming wielding a needle and thread before beginning the official pre-flight safety demonstration.
Stitched snaps to a newly designed blouse and hand stitched a few seams where (my) machine stitching had been overzealous and had to be reworked.
The announcement at take-off and landing is streamlined: "turn off anything with an on/off switch". Electronic devices all around. Stitches are sewn without interruption.
Marvelous to be at this juncture with access to innovation and able to savor the inheritance of ancient skills.