Friday, April 3, 2020

Solar Bathing.....Turkey Vultures


On the way home from the Cow Barns

this morning, the turkey vultures

were  in a tree solar bathing



The sun was just coming up

and burning off the fog...





These birds are Super Cool !


I was able to capture them on video...

Enjoy!






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Improv....Technique 2


I am working out of my scrap bag today...



I want to try creating Improv Flying Geese...





The goose rectangle is cut 5 1/5  x  3 1/2 inches

The background triangles can be cut from a 5 

inches square or whatever triangles 

you have in your scrap bag.





I had to really work at getting these 

wonky shaped.




Do you see that pile of scraps

leftover from making the flying geese?


When you are not looking...

that pile of scraps breeds !



That pile of scraps turns into...


Baby Improv Flying Geese !





These were lots of FUN!





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LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Melted Crayon.....Printing


This is a melted crayon print on fabric...



Here it is sandwiched together with batting...



Let's lay down some thread:


Aquamarine Rayon Thread





Scribble Stitching





So FUN and so relaxing





I switched over to white thread

to quilt the background area





Back side





This is just the kind of FUN I was after today !


Melted Crayon Printing



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LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Improv....Technique 1


Improv.....Technique 1



2 rectangles:

7 x 12 inches each






Slice in half on the diagonal....random cuts






Cut a strip of fabric and 

insert between the rectangles






At random intervals, slice up the sewn rectangles






Now the fun begins...

twist and turn the strips






try out different lay outs...






this is the third layout....hard to decide






I settled on this lay out of the strips...

stitched them together and trimmed the edges.






This improv technique was great FUN!







This is our newest set of twin calves:


Number 46 is a heifer, Number 47 is a bull calf.

Their mama doesn't have enough milk for two.

After she nurses them, we supplement them with

half a bottle of calf milk replacer.




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LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Boer Goats.....our weed eaters


Goat Barn


Early morning sunshine burns off the fog.



We have a small herd of boer goats:


Little Lotta and Little Louie

He looks just like his mama.






Lucy and Little Lexy

She looks just like her mama.






Lily and Mini Me

Yes, each mama has a baby that is her twin.






They spend most of the day 

eating blackberry vines

along the river banks.



Now that it is calving season,

we spend most of our time across the river

at these two calving barns below:


We have 50 calves on the ground so far.

Several sets of twins.






We are enjoying tulips blooming in the yard.





Enjoy today's goat video:







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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friends at the Fence...


Look what's up on the Design Wall...



I have had this panel for close to a year now...




I put it up on the design wall...

then waited for inspiration to set in.





English Paper Pieced Hexagons...

on the table





Now, I am inspired !




Here goes...


The sky has a very soft pink 

running through it...

I pinned up the light blue and pink hexagons

 along the sky.





At this point, the sky is blocked in 

with blue hexagons.





I have started on the lower portion...

blacks, browns, rusts 

to go with the horse colors.





I am getting goose bumps...

that means we are headed in the right direction.





I have decided the border treatment

will be 5 hexagons wide...





At this point...

I am about 4 hours into pinning up hexagons






I am calling it pinned !





Before I began,  

I put 4 white strips of fabric around the panel.

The hexagons can now be pinned onto those

fabric strips, removed from the wall,

and I can take them with me for hand piecing.





Just guessing,

this will take me several months to piece.

I will keep you posted on my progress.





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LuAnn Kessi