Dear Black Durango,
I pulled up behind you at a red light while leaving Wilkesboro, NC on March 16, 2015 at approximately 10:20am.
I got as close as I could to your bumper…within safety limits of course ---
What drew me in?
Your rear window tattoo – I Heart 2 Quilt it screamed at me!
Me too!! Me too!! I screamed back.
But evidently you couldn’t see me waving madly through your dark tinted windows.
Or maybe you did ---and you wondered who this crazy woman was nearly beeping with glee at the wonder of finding someone else out on the road who wears her passion on her
A sign for all the world to see.
I AM A QUILTER!!
Wherever you were going, I hope it involved fabric!
Today flew by faster than I wanted it to. PAPERWORK awaited.
In the form of another jury summons. ACKK! So I set it aside and got busy with this while I thought up how to deal with this bad timing thing once again:
I trimmed and I thought.
I cut binding and I pondered.
Next up – stitching it into one length, pressing it in half lengthwise, and stitching it on!
I have had this favorite green print by Benartex for at least 10 years. If not more. What am I saving it for?
The stripy pattern is going to make a great narrow binding. I cut this at 2” because I want a 1/4” finish binding and I don’t want to chop off ALL the points at the edge of the quilt.
But back to the jury thing.
My calendar is booked several years in advance. Airfare has been purchased, contracts have been signed, filed and have waited to see the light of day.
And WHAM. A jury summons for April 13th – when I’m in Maryland and New Jersey.
I’m a bit worried about this one – though I have signed contracts in place, I don’t have an airfare ticket – it’s a driving trip.
I hope they don’t feel that I can just up and cancel these venues because it is a driving trip ---contracts, people, contracts! They have to mean something when it comes to jury duty.
When this happened to me last fall and we were able to postpone, they wouldn't let me just do it between Thanksgiving and New Years when I am off and when I am happy to be doing it – it would the “stacking the jury” they said.
Well – what now? This is my second time turning them down because I am out of town on those dates.
And so my mind is rambling.
My letter of explanation along with copies of said contracts are now in the mail to the Davidson County Jury Clerk.
Do you think I could be lucky enough to find she/he is a quilt fan?
Like maybe – they too have an I HEART QUILTS sticker in the back window of their vehicle.
Keep fingers crossed for me! I’m off to finish packing. Tomorrow – OKLAHOMA!