A few weeks ago, I received a jury notice, something that is beginning to turn into an annual event. Last year, I served on a jury trial, so I feel like I did my part, right? Apparently not, according to my local Court system.
The trial last year involved a guy who liked to reveal himself in all his glory- in a successful attempt to be master of his domain. I know this because of the photo evidence… gross. We (the jurors) found him guilty.
So I received my summons and waited for today’s date. I had one way out, that is if our jury pool is excused for some reason, perhaps the case was settled. After 5:00 pm, you can go online and see. So I did this and was happy to see I was excused!! Yes!!!
Of course, they may send me another one next year.
There is one case I do NOT want to be picked for when it is tried in the future. The Garrido case (the guy who kidnapped Jaycee Dugard and kept her for 18 years) jurisdiction is in my county, and so I will keep my fingers crossed that I do not receive another jury summons when it is tried, probably years from now.
Now that I don’t have to be at the Courthouse at the crack of dawn, I think it is time to clean and organize my studio. It is so disorganized that I cannot find anything these days! I have a tendency to just toss things when I am in creative mode- which makes the mess greater. I also need to put up more storage ideas that I have for the studio.
Last up, I have a request for all you quilters out there. In your quilt business, or making quilts, what thematic quilts do you most often see? Here is my list and I am hoping to see if your list is different:
Cultural quilts (Asian, Islamic, Egyptian, etc.), Western Theme, Astro/planets, floral/garden theme, Historic quilts (Civil war, Art Nouveaux, etc), patriotic quilts, Christmas quilts, Valentine, Thanksgiving and other Holidays, Mountain Cabin/woods, sea/ocean, kid quilts, star quilts, pets, airplane, birds, insects and animals, food, drink, leaves.
Please post if you have a category that is different from the above. Thank you for your help on this!