Monday, February 23, 2015

Jury Duty

I really lucked out with my jury duty this cycle.  Not only did I get assigned to a local Justice Court just a 15 minute commute from my home but ... the two cases on the docket were settled without coming to trial.  The entire jury pool was excused for the week with no further obligation for two years.  It could have been much worse.  The Federal District Court is in Manhattan which would have been a two hour commute in the best of times but far worse in this brutal winter weather.  This is the second time I have been called that the cases were settled before an actual trial.  The next time I am called, I will be retired and will have the time to serve without worrying about work being left undone back at the office.  Maybe I will actually get to serve on an interesting trial.

The Mint Tea Towel was supposed to be done in January, but a finish in February is still a possibility.  Once completed and paired with the Sage Tea Towel, this is a gift for my secretary.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, it has become a tedious chore and one I am anxious to complete.  I find the confetti and fractional stitching to be less than appealing.  That's odd really, since I don't mind such things when stitching a Teresa Wentzler piece.  But the again, maybe it's not so odd.  A finished TW is a work of art.  This finish will be just a moderately interesting botanical stitched on a useful but rather mundane huck towel.  But if I really concentrate on it, a few more days' stitching should result in a finish.



Linda said...

Looks good Regina.


pandy said...

Jury Duty scares me, and intrigues me. On one hand, I think it would be super interesting to see how the courts work, but on the other.. the traveling (I really don't like to drive), time off from work, and I'm my mother's caregiver so I don't like leaving her alone that often!

Julie said...

One of the ladies at my book group just did 2 weeks jury service, she had a terrible case and it left her quite upset. Good news about yours.
Pretty design!

Maggee said...

You will get it done, and then you will find another project that, hopefully, will please you more!

Crista said...

I'm happy your jury summons turned out so well! Are you obligated to stitch this towel? If not, I suggest tossing it and going back to stitching something that makes you smile.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Do you get called a lot? I've never been called up (touch wood) and couldn't do it at the moment because of my son. I wouldn't have minded when I was at work though!
My friend is a magistrate and she says I should become one too. It does sound interesting, even though she doesn't have to wear a wig!