Saturday, December 8, 2018

Barn Lot Quilt Series.....Progress


I have been making some progress

on the rust dyed quilts...



This is the 5th quilt top in the series...





These images are super rusty!




In the upper right corner of the quilt top

you can see rusted horse shoes:


The horse shoes were worn by 

the Cowboy's Cow Pony, Dancer...





rusted horse shoes on fabric...



All 5 quilt tops now have borders:


Quilt.....5





Quilt....1




Quilt.....2




Quilt....3




Quilt....4


I have some applique' work to do,

then they will be spray basted

and ready for machine quilting.





This was our sunrise this morning

just out the back door.


I have a January deadline on the rusted quilts.

Nothing gets things done like a deadline!






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, December 7, 2018

Tea Dyed Heart Sachets...


The Permission 2 Play Instructors

are creating Heart Sachets...



Class Sample




Hibiscus Tea Bags




The pink tea bags are the inspiration...





The tea bags were used to dye the fabrics...



The hearts are embellished with:


Trim...





Lace...





Ribbon





Heart.....in progress





The hearts are filled with lavender...










Filling the hearts with a funnel...



Here comes the.....Show 'n Tell:



























Tea Dyed Heart Sachets



Please Join us in Class:
Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795


Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Soy Wax....Fabrics



Last week I spent the day stamping

hot soy wax on fabric...



I started out with a 

commercial batik fabric...





Using a found object,

I stamped hot wax on the fabric...





Then I painted over the waxed fabric with

purple setacolor textile paint...



When dry, I heat set the paint with an iron:


All that is left to do is wash out the wax

in a hot washing machine.



The shadow marks on the fabric will be

washed away in the washing machine:










































These were SUPER FUN to create!

I am anxious to put them into a project soon.





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Replacement Heifers...


We are across the river this morning

feeding the replacement heifers...



On the far right...

you can see our red barn at home.






This is a small herd of heifers.

We kept them for replacement cows...






You can see Golden Girl 

through the bale feeder.

She had her first calf last may...





In the front row are 3 little heifer's calves...

they weren't born until late Spring,

so they are still at their mother's side

and won't be weaned until the first of the year.





The Cowboy is unlocking the gate

to let them in the barn to eat some hay...





This is the Cowboy...

nothing gets done on this place without him.

He gets things done!

p.s.  The Cowboy built my Thread Shed in 2000




Enjoy the Heifer Video:


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Feeding Mama Cows...


Morning Chores...



We feed at 5 different locations...





The first to be fed each day are the mama cows...





The Cowboy feeds off the back of the hay wagon

while I stay warm and dry in the cab driving...





This is our first field of mama cows.

They no longer have calves at their side.

We weaned the calves a couple weeks ago.





On the very far right 

you can see the 2 bottle calves

that we raised 2 summers ago.   

They will be 2 yrs in March.







The mama cows will begin calving in February.






Better go...

we have more cattle waiting for their breakfast!



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi