I think I'll postpone the decision until I finish this morning's blog reading. By then my daughter will hopefully have called to let me know she's on her way to pick me up for coffee. Maybe when I get back from Starbucks one of the projects will be calling louder than the others.
I did separate all my Civil War Diaries blocks this morning into two piles - one for each book. I also stacked them in the order they appear in the books. Now that I know I'm making both quilts I want to focus on one book at a time, making the blocks in order so I can start stitching them together. So I've stashed the Love Letters blocks and book in a drawer where it will wait his turn. Before I did that, however, I took a picture of each set of blocks. I love how they all look together. I can't remember when I've had so much fun making blocks!
I'm also posting a picture of my early birthday present. Fred has it lucky - he's not had to go shopping for me for years. And I have it lucky too - he's perfectly happy for me to order what I want and call it my present. My birthday isn't until Wednesday so I handed him the boxes when they arrived from Z&S, and he told me to just open them anyway. I think he didn't want to have to wrap them LOL! I know I'm on a fabric diet, but I figure diets can be ignored on birthdays, right? The taller stack is the new "Plantation III" collection from Windham Hill. Eileen says these are all appropriate for the pre-1830's medallion period, and since lights for that period are very hard to find I figured this was a good investment. The darker stack is Jo Morton's "Yorktown" collection. I adore anything she does, so figured it was OK to order this one as I had stuck to my diet and didn't order the collection that came out before this one. How's that for rationalization LOL!