I left the office right on time yesterday to head home, get comfy and start sewing. The first thing looking at me when I entered my sewing room was, of course, Ready Set Star! I rearranged it a few more times and I think I've found a layout I like:
I wandered around my sewing room for a bit trying to decide what I really wanted to work on. Baron von Quilthausen wasn't threaded for Dark Star, so I passed on that. Whatever it was, unless it was Dark Star or Ready Set Star!, it was going to require some cutting. And then I remembered that I received my Block of the Month for the Civil War Chronicles series. Remember that? This is the finished picture:
Frankly, I'm surprised how fast the year has flown by - this BOM is almost at an end. Each month I enjoy getting the squishy packet in the mail, reading the story, and admiring the fabrics. I really believe that undertaking the entire project as a whole would have been too much for me right now with all the other junk I have going on, quilting and otherwise. I'm glad I spent the money to do this since I'm really enjoying it and I'm actually keeping current with it.
Speaking of stories, yesterday I bought and downloaded Tori Amos' "Night of Hunters" album and I have been unable to stop listening to it. I even put it on my phone so that I could sew with headphones and not miss calls. From Tori's website: "Night of Hunters is a 21st century song cycle that finds Tori drawing on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers. It tells a modern love story that is only unraveled after a journey to Ireland's mythic past. Guests include such esteemed players as The Apollon Musagete Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer." Her 11-year-old daughter Natashya also sings on this release. I love both Tori Amos and classical music and frankly, I was worried that whatever she released next would be a disappointment after Midwinter Graces. Each of the songs is inspired by some classical piece - Wikipedia has the list - and I will be listening to this one compulsively for quite some time.
Today I'll work from home in the afternoon so that the plumber can come fix our hot water heater. I wish "working from home" meant sewing, but not quite. My Honey and I have plans tonight when he gets home but if he heads off to man night later as is typical for his Thursdays I might do a little more work on these Civil War Chronicles blocks.