Sunday, August 13, 2017

Summer Cattle...



It is summer and...

the living is easy ~



The elk enjoy grazing along the hillside

with the cattle...





This is a yearling bull elk






The cattle don't mind

and neither does the elk.






Our yearling heifer, Golden Girl,

seems to take notice of the bull elk...







She wants to get a bit closer,

but he is not interested in being sniffed by her.




When the cattle aren't grazing on the hillside...


they are down below in the swampy area.

This is the last bit of green grass on our place

this late in the summer.






If you click to enlarge the photo...

you will see the round hay bales 

stored in the barn.

It won't be long until we are feeding hay.....sigh.






This is a 3 year old replacement heifer

enjoying swamp grass.....yummy.






How beautiful is this little squirrel

perched on the back yard fence...


We have a few more precious weeks of summer,

we savor every minute of it.






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silk Scarf.....Stenciling


The Permission 2 Play instructors

gathered together to do some class prep...

We are creating class samples  for our

newest class offering:

Stenciling Silk Scarves














The table is set for.....FUN!






We are using Jacquard Lumiere metallic 

textile paints and natural sea sponges





Leaf Stencils





The metallic paints work beautifully

on the black silk scarf blanks.










the P2P instructors are......into it!









Silk Scarf Class Samples:


















Please Join us:

Permission 2 Play
Stenciling Silk Scarves
Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 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!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Abstract Art Quilt......Orientation



I am on the last phase of my first

Abstract Art Quilt...

20 x 32 inches




The machine quilting is complete...












The edge treatment is complete.

I chose to do a faced edge...







It is now time to attach the hanging sleeve...




Which orientation looks best?



Number 1







Number 2







Number 3






Number 4


A good composition should look appealing from

every angle....so I guess this orientation

dilemma is a good thing...


Please feel free to chime in here

and let me know your favorite orientation:

1....2....3....or....4


More to Come!






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Resist.....Fabric Dyeing



I mixed up a bucket of Black MX Dye...


I over-dyed light hand dyes

and I dyed white fabrics

in the Black Dye




White Fabric with wiffle balls tied around it



Close Up View






White Fabric pleated, folded in a square, 

round wooden block and clamped.



Close Up View






White Fabric, pleated, round block and clamped



Close Up View






White Fabric, Pleated, folded,

metal rectangle and clamped.



Close Up View






White Fabric, pleated, folded

and plastic clamped






White Fabric, pleated, folded and clamped




These are light hand dyes that

I over dyed in the black dye bucket:


Orange hand dye, pleated and rubber banded

and over dyed black



Close Up View






Light blue hand dye, pleated, plastic circle

and clamped.



Close Up View






Brown hand dye, pleated, folded

and rubber banded





Lilac hand dye, pleated on an angle,

folded and clamped.



Close Up View





Brown hand dye, pleated, rubber banded.






Brown hand dye, crumped in a ball,

rubber banded.





Orange hand dye, pleated, folded and clamped.





Lime Squeeze hand dye, pleated, folded,

plastic disc and clamped.



Close Up View



Hoping these will work in some of my

Abstract Art Quilts.



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi