There are lots of interesting lunch places in downtown Decatur now. I never get a chance to go out at lunch with Day Job, so it was the most intense pleasure to stroll around the square and leisurely select the next lunch spot. There was even an outdoor concert on Wednesday, where some 60s guys were beautifully singing 60s style folk songs. I felt like a completely different person and moved far away from Day Job miseries in my mind. There was also time to pop into the public library and write some very fast letters to Timothy that I sent via motomail.
However, I was once again chosen for the jury, so even though the delightful breaks continued and the subset of the jury panel was every bit as jolly as the original pool of 54, the subject was sordid and the whole thing was draining and rather upsetting. I was going to blog about it (and heaven knows, it suddenly gave me all kinds of good material to write Timothy about after months of not seeing any humor anywhere), but there were eight guys all the same age keeping a vigil at the verdict and sentencing, and there were no less than nine police officers keeping a vigil over them, so I think I will prudently just keep my mouth shut.
Timothy called last night! He is fine. So far, so good. We were just beginning to have a pretty interesting conversation about irrigation methods in Afghanistan (which he seemed to suddenly have an encyclopedic understanding of and which began when he said they were told to dunk themselves in the irrigation canals because several of them were fainting from the heat), when he suddenly had to hang up again. Sigh.
Here is Wanda C.'s Holmes County quilt from the Study in Amish class! I just love it.
Prairie Women Sewing Circle took place sometime before jury duty; that was my first time there and it was very enjoyable. Muriel was in period costume, talked about prairie life, displayed a lovely antique quilt that Linda R. had just found in a relative's Maine attic:
and also baked us some vinegar pies, which as you know, is an old pioneer recipe. It was very good and tasted like there was lemon in it, which there wasn't:
This week's BB CW block. I am very taken with the fabrics in this one! Except that after I scanned it, I wondered if it would look better with a black background. I worked four hours on this one, though, with a hundred other things to do, so there is no do over on this one. I am going to keep the fabrics together and perhaps make more blocks to be in a quilt by themselves, although I have no time to do that. I'd like to make the block bigger (these are 6"), but then the fussy cut flowers wouldn't work. Also the stripe is quite a vintage fabric, I believe, and I do not have very much of it. So we shall see: