Hubby and I managed to get out for a while today. I visited two quilt shops and found a few things on my list, but there were a few things I didn't get as well. I found an Art Bin project box, my favorite hand-sewing needles (Roxanne Applique needles; love the big eye!), and some glue pen refills, as well as a new rotary cutting ruler - 6.5" x 18", Creative Grid. I still need a few things, though - some Paper Pieces, both hexagons and diamonds; and a stencil for the quilt that's on the frame.
Here's the area I want to quilt with a stencil:
I did place an order with The Stencil Company for three stencils. I'll decide which one (or ones) I'll use when they get here.
I also ordered some paper pieces. I do have a couple of packages of 1" hexagons, and one package of 1.5" diamonds, to use until then. I now have a dozen or so sets of fabrics cut for each motif, and I'm ready to proceed with some basting and other hand-work.
In other news, temperatures got up above freezing today! Outside of corrugated frost heaves that make you feel like you're riding on railroad tracks (for miles at a time), our outing today was decidedly more pleasant than it has been recently! What a winter. We need a few more warmer days... desperately.