Two more prayer flags. Wonder features the chevron stitch. I had two main thoughts about the meaning of wonder while working on this flag:
1) to be in awe of something, to marvel. The world is full of things that cause one to be amazed and full of admiration--nature, art, music, the talent of individuals in so many fields of endeavor. So much to fill one with wonder and appreciation.
Wonder uses a practice patch for the chevron stitch on a linen flag.
And for Valentine's Day, a quote from Shakespeare. I didn't have enough room to add the name, so used his initials.
Below--some of the prayer flags hanging in the studio; they aren't all up there, and there is no more room. Soon I'll string them between two crepe myrtles in the back yard. Or begin doing some guerrilla art and just finding places to hang them...
Fee has been out of town since last Monday, but came in last night. He's at the office now, catching up on paper work. Poor man.
Tomorrow, I must report for jury duty. I'm not pleased about it, especially as there is an 80% chance of rain tomorrow. I've only served on one jury, a Grand Jury at the Federal Court House in Shreveport over ten years ago. While I'm all for of a trial by your peers, I didn't like being responsible for the decision.
The jury I sat on rendered a unanimous guilty verdict, and I did think the man was guilty, but was uncomfortable about sentencing a man to jail. Right after the trial, the judge called the jury into his chambers and told us that he realized it was a difficult decision, but that he thought we'd given the right verdict and had performed our duty well. That helped. The evidence presented by the FBI was pretty overwhelming, still--a verdict that sentenced a man to Federal Prison was not an easy thing to do.
This will be in Petit Court at the parish courthouse, and I'm really hoping to be dismissed.
On a more pleasant note, I ran into an old friend Friday at Sunshine Health Foods and had a great time catching up! We taught together at Byrd, but she and her family moved to Austin. Now, they have returned, and Lisa has a cookie company. I have bought her cookies before without realizing that Middlebrook Bakery was hers! Delicious cookies, all natural ingredients, and very, very good.