Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jury Duty and This 'n That

"You are summoned to report . . ."

I spent all day yesterday and two hours this morning on jury duty at the Essex County Courthouse in Newark. That's a statue of Lincoln sitting on a bench. During recess I took some pics.  

This magnificent building was built in 1904 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was completely restored and re-dedicated in 2004 following a $50 million renovation project.  

A Tiffany-designed skylight.

There are massive stone piers and stairs leading to corridors. The murals were restored by restoration artists from Japan.

Lots of gold leaf and an eagle.

Looking down from the staircase on the 4th floor. So impressive!

On another note I was dog-sitting all last week. I can't tell you how much I LOVE MY GRAND-DOG! She is so sweet and gentle and she understands every word I say :) This is the "look" when she doesn't want to get out of the car. 

I managed to make this small one-patch. It's 14" x 14." 

This is the back. I may be done working with vintage fabrics for a while :)

Hope you have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Thanks for sharing your picures of that beautiful building, a place I'll never get to see I'm sure! The dog looks very self-assured. Both your little quilts are cute. ---"Love"

    1. You're welcome! The Courthouse interior is magnificent. She's such a good dog and I love her to death. Thanks for visiting!

  2. It's great when a building of importance and history can be restored to its original impressive beauty. Cute little quilt with that vintage western fabric. It makes me think of my favorite cowboy Roy Rogers.

  3. No no Mummy, I just want to saty in the car because I love it !! Ah ah !!
    Thank you for the pictures ! This building is gorgeous !

  4. Wow! What a great building!
    Love your grand pooch- what an expression!!

  5. What a wonderful building. I have often thought that it would be fun to have a coffee table book of all the state capital buildings. Court houses would be a great one too. This one is spectacular. And, yes grand pups are the best! I love that little vintage fabric quilt. Delicious!

  6. It is incredible how beautiful these old government buildings are. The details and decoration are stunning.
    Your little quilt is so sweet and that backing is just FABULOUS!
    what a sweet dog - love that "huh"?? look. coco tries the same thing.