No, it's probably not what you think. You know the block pattern called Courthouse Steps? Kind of like a log cabin but different? Well, these aren't like that. I'm unofficially calling them Courthouse Blocks, though, because that's where I made them--in the courthouse.
These two blocks are for my quilt guild's opportunity quilt for next year. I made one earlier in the year and agreed to make two more when the opportunity quilt people asked. And then I just held onto them for two months without doing anything. Speaking of packing for retreats--I took these with me to Verna's retreat but I didn't work on them there either. Since our guild meeting was on Tuesday night, I was getting a little worried about how I was going to get them done in time. As it turned out, jury duty was a life saver.
Yep, jury duty time again. I've written about it before. Once again, I was on call this week and was called into the courthouse on Tuesday. From there, I was sent up to a courtroom with the first group called. After that, there was a lot of time spent sitting around in the hallway, waiting for things to happen, so I was able to stitch and finished the two blocks in time to turn them in on Tuesday night.
I'm not allowed to tell you much, but I WAS selected to serve on this jury, so I'll be hanging around the courthouse for the next couple of weeks, except on Fridays when I get to go to my regular job. How did I get so lucky, right? Ha! Actually, though, I think it's kind of interesting. This is the first time I've served on a jury, and I'm enjoying it well enough. I HAVE learned, though, that drinking a can of Go Girl during the afternoon break to ensure alertness isn't a very good idea, given the regimented nature of jury service and the lack of bathroom breaks.
Have you served on a jury? What did you think of the experience? Do you have a story to tell?