Working on the theory that if I didn't take some stitching to do on the trip I'd be bound to have time on my hands, I popped some Daisy a Day quilt 'petals', some pins, needles, my airline-friendly Clover pendant cutter, and a reel of Aurifil thread into my bag.
You guessed it!
In my bag is where it stayed for the whole three weeks - out of sight, but rarely out of mind thanks to a surprising number of reminders from antiquity.
At the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
And in the well-preserved ruins of a palatial house from the 2nd Temple period (more than 2000 years ago) in the Herodian quarter of Jerusalem.
It seems my very modern, jazzy little Daisy a Day block isn't such a new idea after all!