Monday, April 2, 2012


This past month has flown by so fast, it's hard to believe that it's April already.
When I peeked at my last post, it was a month ago!! I am so sorry to all my followers that I have not been around for that length of time. I promised myself to do much better in the future.
That being said, where have I been?
Well, for a little more than a week, I have been serving on jury duty.

When I saw the summons, I was thinking, "this just can't be happening to me" afterall, it hasn't been two years, has it?
You see, the law in AZ, or at least Maricopa county where we live, states that if you serve, it's two years before they can call you again. If you have been summoned, but released, it's 18 months before they can summons you. Man, time sure can fly by.
I was summoned what seems like yesterday, but the case was canceled (or settled out of court) and so I was not expecting this.

I did end up being picked, questioned and did sit on the jury. In fact, I was juror number two!
I honored my call to duty and quite frankly, I enjoyed it. I had never experienced the system before and it was all very interesting.
The case was a domestic abuse case and we found the defendent "not guilty." There was such a lack of evidence, we didn't understand why it was brought to court in the first place.
Anyway, without having to relive the whole ordeal, I served proudly and would proudly serve again.
The hardest part? Going into Phoenix daily and driving the I10 in commute traffic......UGH and UGH again.

I have found that my website was sorely lacking in a very popular item I have been creating, so getting back to my soap pockets, here is what I have been up too since my duty:

Four new pockets have been listed on my website as of yesterday.

I have always loved this romantic and just down right beautiful in it's simplicity.

Handmade paper roses, a snipet of vintage lace and a vintage button, decorate the top of this sweet.

I have had this cotton fabric for years now, but just a bit left, enough to create this little beauty. I hope you enjoy it.

These each hold an Italian milled bar of soap in the scent of limone. Very fresh and perfect for gift giving, don't forget Mother's Day.
I am in the process of creating more of my soap sachet pockets. These are different from the pockets above, as they are more of a bag, with ties at the sides and instead of a bar of soap, they hold a round Italian soap in the scent of Lily of the Valley and Orange. The bags should be on my website by the end of the week.
If you would like to see more, please visit Someplace In Thyme.


  1. I have never seen soap pockets before, and they are darling! I may have to make a few for myself now. Looks like a "small" project that I can tackle.
    I have been dismissed several times, but hubby has been picked and served a couple times for the county and once on a federal case. He had to drive an hour north to do it, and they kept them over to get it done in one day, so it wasn't so bad.

  2. Hello Char!!
    Those soap pockets are beautiful!!!
    I am glad you are ok and glad you are back!!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. Hi Char, I have never had to serve since I am my hubby's primary caregiver. I always thought I might find it interesting because I like watching dateline mysteries and etc. I always want to try to help them solve the case. That is just me. Your soap pockets are so pretty. I am working on my tractor pillow case right now. The tractor is coming to life. It helps keep me from thinking about other things right now. I don't like rush hour traffic, but I can do it if I have to. I try to have doctor appointments scheduled so I miss them. Have a wonderful Easter. Take Care. Your Missouri Friend.

  4. I have live here most of my life and am getting up there in years and I've never been called...but, shhhhhsh, I'll probably find a summons in the mail tomorrow!

  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You have a beautiful blog! I just love it! Love seeing all your pretty projects. Have a very happy Easter.

  6. Your header for your blog is so pretty!
    The soap pockets are beautiful!
    Looks like you stay busy making lovely things.


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