Thursday, July 19, 2018

Stitching and Sign Making...


Making time for stitching...




Over the summer I have squirreled away 

enough time to piece together

113 Crosscut Quilt Blocks...




In 90 degree weather,

the box fan runs steady in the Thread Shed





Today, I am trimming up the

crosscut blocks...





A revolving cutting surface works best...





It saves time, is more accurate and 

is easier on your body...





All trimmed up...

112 more crosscut blocks to trim...



On the farming side of our lives...


We recently moved our cow and calf pairs 

to summer pasture.

They are on open range now,

which means they use the road 

to cross between our pastures.

It was time to make new signs 

to post on the road.



2 signs are needed:


One sign is posted on each end of the road...





We are hoping this will slow down the log trucks 

this summer, as well as the hunters this fall.





Our cow and calf pairs will remain 

on Open Range grazing until 

we move them the end of the year.




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi



Friday, July 13, 2018

Brushes from Nature...



Creating Handcrafted Brushes




from natural objects...













We gathered various botanicals...













My botanicals were mostly weeds that I picked 

along the road side

as we moved the cattle this morning...






The Art Sisters are at the Quilt Palace

getting crazy with handcrafting brushes!






Ferns






Cedar






Old Man's Beard Lichen






Hydrangea






Feather






It is quite joyful creating marks

with objects from nature...






Circles are always a favorite!






Here are the brushes I created...






The fern brush created tree shapes







The feather created broad strokes






The stems created tiny strokes






The foxgloves created bold circles






The pine needles also made great circles






I thoroughly enjoyed testing out all of the

nature brushes on fabric.




All of our brushes drying in a pitcher...

makes a beautiful display!


Enjoy the Video of Nature Brushes:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer @ Kessi Farms...



Summer here in Western Oregon


The last hay field is baled up...





That's always a good feeling...





All of the cattle are doing well...





It is breeding season,

the bulls are in with the cows...





The calves are growing big and will remain

 with their mothers until they are 

weaned in November.





We just moved the cattle to summer pasture...





We are hauling all those BIG hay bales

to the barns for winter storage...





Ahhhh....

Summer time and the livin' is easy.


I think that's what they say?


Wishing you all a relaxing summer season!




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, July 6, 2018

Painted Canvas...


Another day slinging paint on canvas...



Messy Painted Canvas





I seem to use up my painted canvas...

as soon as I make more of it!





I want to make a few more canvas bags,

so I spent the day painting...


















I plan to make a few more tote bags:






and a few more canvas zipper bags:






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi