My November block is finished. I have featured my children and grandchildren. The birthstone for November is Topaz. I'm sure you spotted the skeleton key representing my "keys to the past" series of blocks.
I began by printing off and laying out the images with some lace to separate them.
I dyed the lace to go with the month's colors.
The photos below just show some of the steps and close up details.
Again, I used images of the homes I painted in watercolor. Both paintings were done for my senior thesis in 2002.
The first is my daughter's first home. This is a little pink cottage home that is surprisingly large on the inside even though it looks tiny from the street. The multi-window room (behind the bush) is a sunroom with french doors off the dining room. The woodwork and detail inside the home was all original to the house. She has moved twice since, but this is where she was living when she was a college student, graduated college, and later married. She and my SIL lived here for a brief time after they were married.
This is my son's first home. He and his wife still live here. My son is a woodworker and they have remodelled the inside. It is spectacular and the kitchen is unbelievably beautiful. Maybe I'll share photos one day.
Below is the closeup changed to sepia tones.