Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Painting, staining and repeating

I've spent a good part of the last five days staining and painting. Early in the mornings before it gets to hot I've been staining all the exposed wood on the new front porch and since it needs at least two coats I've also been repeating the process the following day. The first day I ran out of stain part way through the first coat and had to stop until my husband brought more home.  Then as the day gets hotter I move into Studio B where the railing boards are being painted before they are put in place. My ten foot long table sure is handy!

My garden which has produced an abundance of tomatoes in the past few years is looking quite dismal this year. The only things growing really well are the sunflowers that I don't plant, but have a jungle of every year and the coleus that I put in the barrel by Studio B.

I have done a bit of sewing on my new Bernina, but nothing major yet. It's taking me awhile to get used to some of it's features, like pressing a button to lower the presser foot, but I'm sure I'll adjust.

Daily project update
365 Red Circles #207 - #212

Indigo and Rust  #135 - # 140

Week #31

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  1. Those sunflowers are delightful--so cheery. I should think about planting them next year as they do well here too. For someone who's spent all their time painting and staining, you sure get a lot of stitching done!
    best, nadia

  2. I am still loving your Daily project and I have not been able to stop thinking about your rust and indigo. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. I agree with Nadia. I'd think I'd be too tired to stitch after all that painting, but you must find it relaxing.
    Love what you're working on, as usual.


    1. Nadia & Norma - I look forward to doing the stitching in my cool studio after being outside in the heat.