As you know, Christmas is a very busy time for Ideal Stitches. I am committed to finishing all my orders on time so that my customers can deliver their quilted gifts. Then my personal Christmas preparations are always done in a frenzy! This year I was enjoying the Christmas cards I received during the quiet time between Christmas and New Years when I discovered an envelope with Jury Summons in the stack and my first thought was: “Since when does the Metro Court send Christmas wishes?” My second though was, “Crud, I missed my jury summons, and now there is a bench warrant for my arrest. Just great, I will be in jail doing hand stitching in 2014!” Luckily it was time sensitive for the first of February. Whew~~~was that a relief. Now I am in the midst of being on call for jury duty. My plan is to pack my sewing machine and a UFO (Unfinished Object) just in case I get sequestered or want to make the case that as a small business owner, I have to keep working as my boss won’t give me a paycheck without any stitches.