Back in My Studio

The morning drive home from Round Rock was very pleasant. It has been a very busy and fun four days for me, as I pet/house sat for my son. I miss my furry buddies who followed me everywhere.
Marley (Geriatric Sweetheart)                         Richard Parker (Sweet Phat Cat)

After unpacking, I couldn’t wait to get back to my studio. I am behind in making my hexagon blocks for my quilt journal. I had the two blocks already drawn in my design book, but I just haven’t had the time to work on them. This week’s journal block will definitely have something to do with Marley and Richard Parker…or maybe the armadillo incident.

I made one block, about the time I spent with my grandson. I had written a poem and drawn a picture for my paper journal. I just redrew my superhero, and made an applique for the block. All I need to do is sew the binding.

The second block is about my granddaughter’s birthday celebration. I drew and colored an owl, since she loves owls. She chose all of the owl birthday decorations and party favors herself.

I will thread sketch and assemble this block tomorrow.

I also made another Pokemon pillow for a very special boy in the family.

While I was away from my studio, I was busy getting new ideas for projects that I want to try.
I hope to get to one of these ideas this week.

Pokemon Gramma

About three years ago, I was with my son as he was house hunting. I tagged along to help with my grandson, who was two at the time. I knew we had found the house they would call home, when my grandson started dancing in the large, empty front room.
This room has since become the Rumpus room, full of fun and family.
It made me smile to see the quilts and fleece blankets I made being used in this room.
On my visit last week, my grandson introduced me to Pokemon Go. He enjoys the scavenger activity of finding these characters as he walks around parks with his dad. I tried my best to keep up with him, but this is a bit beyond me.
For his August pillow cases, I ordered some Pokemon fabric from eQuilter. I found one fabric with a lot of the characters, so I made an 18 inch pillow cover. He can add this pillow to the Rumpus room. I made some mug rugs with the remaining scraps.

 Big and Small Pillowcases

Pokemon Go Pillow with the cast of many characters.

Mug Rugs

Like I said, this game is beyond me. So, I thought these products would at least help me look like a Pokemon Gramma.

Next on the agenda:
1. My friend is looking for Christmas fabric, so we are taking a trip to Valli and Kim’s in Dripping Springs.
I have given myself a budget.
2. I need to prepare for a craft day with my granddaughter and daughter-in-law.
3. I have a pattern for making a unicorn pillow cover for my granddaughter. I need to purchase some fabric.