Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sun Printing....Botanicals

Summer has gotten away from me this year...

It is nearly gone...

I gathered up the sun printing supplies

yesterday and got right with it!

I am using Pebeo Setacolors
1 part paint to 3 parts water
White cotton fabric

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Tree Leaves, Black Paint, Salt

Sweet Gum Tree Leaves, Black Paint, Salt

Leaves, Purple Paint, Salt

Tall grasses picked along the driveway,
Purple Paint, Salt

Grasses....Close Up View

Here come the ferns...

Ferns, Black Paint, Salt

Ferns, Lt Green Paint

Ferns, Dk Green Paint, Salt

Close Up View to show salt texture

Fern on left no salt

Fern on right has salt

Non-Botanical Sun Prints:

Ostrich Feathers, Black Paint, Salt

Close Up View

Ostrich Feathers, Purple Paint, Salt

Ostrich Feathers.....Close Up View

Round Plastic Discs

Cheesecloth scrunched, Black Paint

Close Up View

Today we spent the day in the bull field

building fence...

These are the yearling Shorthorn Bulls

we brought home in May...

I hate to play favorites....but,

This is Fernando....he is so darn cute!

He has a big, white, heart on his forehead.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fabric Wrapped Rug....2

It's been more than a year

since I created a

Fabric Wrapped rug

The fabric strips are cut,

400 feet of  3/16 cotton clothesline rope,

Glue Stix

Let's......light this candle!

I am using a size 90

Superior Threads Topstitch Needle

I backed off a tiny bit 

on the presser foot pressure dial

Just like riding a bike...

it is all coming back to me!

50 feet of clothesline rope 

stitched so far...

100 feet sewn @ this point...

I am attaching the next 

100 foot clothesline bundle...

I use a small piece of fabric 

covered with glue stick

 and place the 2 ends together on top...

Wrap the glued fabric around the 2 ends

and roll it up tight...

You are back in the saddle again,

ready to stitch the next 100 feet...

When 1 strip ends...

I put glue on the end of it...

and add the next piece of fabric to it.

This is what 200 feet of clothesline rope

looks like all stitched up...

It was 104 degrees today

and the Thread Shed does not have A/C...

The next 200 feet will have to wait until

it is cooler next week!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Feeding Cattle...

In May we quit feeding hay to the cattle...

June and July...

Making more hay for Winter 2018

We feed round bales...

The bales weigh in @ 1,000 lbs. each

September 1st...Pastures are all dried up...

No more grass for the cattle.

Time to begin feeding hay...

We will feed more than 400 round bales

between now and next Spring.

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Feeding Cattle Video

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Nature Printing...Journals

The Permission 2 Play group gathered

together to create

Nature Printed Journals

Photos Courtesy of:
Kathi Borrego

Tree Branches 

are used in the binding process...

Cereal Box cardboard is used

to create the cover of the journals...

The cardboard is then covered with

beautiful papers...

The students enjoyed printing with paints

and natural objects...

Printing with craft paint and feathers...

Feathers print so lovely...

Ferns....another favorite for printing

A printed fern adorns the

cover of the journal...


Real leaves were used

to create sponge leaf stamps...

The leaf sponge creates a wonder texture

when stamped with paints...

Sponge Leaf

stamped on the cover of this journal

Many Thanks to
The Color Wheel Company
of Philomath, Oregon
for donating the Miracle Sponges
used in this project.

Journal Cover Adornments:

Branches, Twine, Cording, Beads, Ceramics

Many Thanks to

Liz Hoffman and Kathi Borrego

for leading this class.

Join us next month for:

Stenciling Silk Scarves

with Nancy Bryant

Permission 2 Play Class
Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370

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

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!