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Saturday, November 08, 2014

First week of November, 2 kinds of painting,and some sewing

My last painting class, for the time being, was Tuesday. I worked on this painting!

It captures 2 of my daughter's children! Sophie and Bindley. They were out on their front steps hugging affectionately!

I will be painting their sister Nina soon...using this photo....

.......along with this photo of Nina stirring up a birthday cake for her mom! By using both pictures, I am free to paint her without making an exact copy!
A few years ago, I had painted their older sister, Lilia in her ballet pose... ( now I find myself wanting to paint this again, too!)
The last few weeks, I have also tried sewing garments from knit fabrics, new to me! Here are some dresses and leggings for the little girls! I need to get them mailed!

And this week, sewing tunic tops for myself to wear with leggings! Love the Butterick and Vogue patterns from designer/artist Katherine Tilton! Fun to sew because they are so different!

And leggings are fun and comfortable now that cold weather is coming!


Picking up paint brushes again, for another kind of cabinets!


First, stripping contact paper from inside the cabinets....a blow dryer makes it easier! The contact glue is strong! Still, slow going! Then we paint the insides glossy white!


These green kitchen cabinets were painted years ago (by me).... And now need an update. Chalk paint is promising, no sanding! Then new is the old green kitchen.. the new color.....taupe...cotton grey from Behr....

Here it is! With antique iron hardware. The old and the new together here....lots more days of work to get everything changed from green to taupe!

Back in a few weeks with the finished kitchen ....may even get the parquet floor stained and countertops refinished!



Meanwhile the autumn color is still showing out in the yard! Our young, struggling red maple is full of leaves, not too brilliant this year, but definitely red.

The back and side yards have yellow maples as we see in this photo taken when Steve was up on our roof yesterday.

Now out to pick the last peppers from the garden patch!



Paula Mariedaughter said...

Your ballerina picture is fantastic! The bold color in the tutu makes the painting come alive for me. I'm glad you captured Lilia at her art. Speaking of "art", you have been one busy artist this fall. Your new adventure into sewing with knits has me impressed!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Love your paintings! I am anxious to see how your cabinet painting turns out because I am going to work on mine soon! My cabinets are stuck in the mid 60's and I would love to just rip them out and start over!

Lila Rostenberg said...

Doing the cabinets is very satisfying...but I am not speedy with the process! Cold weather has slowed me down....also I realized that chalk paint was not working, so I have to sand before I paint, after all!

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