Saturday, June 30, 2007
Education in a Fruit Basket
Well, it's CLE time again. That's "Continuing Legal Education" time. Lawyers in every jurisdiction have to complete a designated number of hours of CLE to keep their bar memberships active. Seeing as how I'm in California while an active member of the New Hampshire bar association, I complete my CLE requirements by watching online video programs.
Some of you regular readers will remember that around this time last year I discovered the joy of listening to online CLEs while sitting nearby at my sewing machine. And yes, you'll remember that I used part of my seemingly endless stash of Kyle's Marketplace fabrics to make a vegetable themed quilt.
So, it seemed only fitting that I got moving on another UFO in the pile to complete an all-fruit themed quilt top while listening to a program on Electronic Evidence and Digital Discovery. (Egad -- I had no idea how totally RECOVERABLE basically everything on every computer is. Did you know your text messages are saved by the phone companies? And can be produced BY THEM if necessary in litigation?) Anyway. My good friend Beth and I have a very long-standing joke about "fresh summer fruit," based on a summer long ago when Albertson's was running a commercial with a jingle that we simply couldn't get out of our heads. And because I'm trying to get rid of these dang fabrics (I swear they're re-seeding in my drawer) I decided to make her a fruit quilt.
I tell you, it's a great way to do this CLE thing.
And I am especially happy today as I woke up to Scott Simon's voice on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. I LOVE Scott Simon and have missed him while he has been away in China adopting his second daughter! You can listen to his sweet essay about welcoming her to the family here. Congratulations to Scott and family and welcome, Lina!