Sunday, September 13, 2020

Hand Piecing, Pears and Wild Fires...

 

The English Paper Piecing continues

on this Horse Quilt Panel...






Three of the four border sections are 
hand pieced together...





This is the fourth and final border 
I am piecing now...





I have been toting the borders around
in this Messy Painted Canvas tote bag...





When a hand piecing moment arises,
I pull a border section out of the tote bag and stitch for awhile.



Our pear tree in the yard
has been fruitful...


Pears....almost too pretty to eat !




Pear Freezer Jam





We pick a few pears each day,
some are shared with our little goat herd,
the rest will become canned pears.



This is the view just outside the front door:


A few of the cow and calf pairs have come up
to the yard fence...





The Oregon Wild Fire smoke blew into our
little valley a week ago...
you can see it hanging back in the timber.




Directly under the tree, is one of our 
3 year old bottle calves...
he is so tall, he towers above the yard fence.




Wild Fire smoke hangs in the timber at the edge 
of one of the hay fields...

We are safe from the fires here at home,
but nearly one million acres has burned
in Oregon so far this season.


The Dinner Plate Dahlias
are putting on a show in the back yard:


They are at their peak at the very end 
of the summer...





It is their way of saying Good Bye...



We are busy preparing for 

the winter months ahead.

The rain will be back soon and we must be ready.


More To Come !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Hand Piecing and Peaches...


Our power has been out for several days so...



I have been english paper piecing

the borders on this horse panel quilt...




There are 4 borders...





I have this bottom border left to hand piece,
then I can put this baby together
and get on with the machine quilting.



The power came back on today...


I got busy canning these peaches...








We are enjoying the last of the summer flowers...


Thread Shed petunias, hollyhocks and dahlias


The deer have begun to come in the yard at night

and munch away on the petunias and hollyhocks.


Now that the power has been restored,

I am hoping to do some machine quilting soon.


Enjoy these last few days of summer!


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Wyoming...2020

 

August is our month to get off the ranch

and do some traveling...


We are spending time in Wyoming





I always travel with my Paul Harvey lap quilt...





This sweet girl is a pack mule





All ponies love the Cowboy





It is evening and the light is wonderful





We love Wyoming and tend to come back
year after year after year...





It is good to be in dry country





We traveled through Yellowstone Park...





The buffalo are magnificent...





We viewed more than 1,000 Buffalo





Pronghorn Antelope








Short Eared Owl





Golden Eagle





Getting away is wonderful...





When I take my quilt along,
I travel with a little piece of home...







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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Form Fitted Face Masks....

 

Fabric Face Masks



The child masks are FUN to create...




Pink Batik Heart Masks




A few boy themed masks




Face Masks for Women...


It is fun to dig around in the fabric cupboards

for scraps big enough to create masks...




for all those Kitty Lovers out there...





and for the Chocolate lovers...





Pretty Batik Hearts





If the scrap fabrics were big enough...

I turned them into masks.


For the Guys:





Flames...





this fabric reminds me of a reptile...





For the Wildlife Lovers...

Grizzly Bears, Elk and Wolves



To encourage children to wear masks...


Parent and Child size matching masks...











It was a FUN ride mask making...

After 160 masks, I think I have mask burn out...

I am done for awhile.


I do not have a pattern or tutorial for my masks, however, below is a link to a mask making video that is very similar to the way I make mine.  I add a nose wire.  You can also iron fusible interfacing to the lining of the mask for added protection.


CLICK HERE for Mask Tutorial


CLICK HERE for Mask Patterns


CLICK HERE for Ear Elastic


CLICK HERE for Nose Wires



I am ready to get back to stitching

Improv Quilts.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi