Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quilted......Vanity Bench




Here is something that has been on my list

for years.....


the bench to my vanity...






I found the remnant fabric from the vanity skirt I

made 10 years ago.....eek!

Amazing I could find the remnant....right.





I basted the quilt sandwich together with 

2 layers of batting...






I sat down at the sewing machine and played for an hour...






The doubled batting really brings out the stitching!











My vanity finally has a matching bench....






Get out one of those projects on your to do list...

You're worth it!






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, November 23, 2015

Feeding Cattle...Video




It's a gorgeous, sunny afternoon...

Let's go get the cows fed!

You can watch the video below:


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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thermofax Screen Printing...




The Permission 2 Play members gathered together

to learn how to Thermofax Screen Print...



Tools of the Trade






Versatex Screen Printing Inks






Speedball Screen Printing Inks



After a quick demonstration the students went for it:


Kae is filling the well with ink





Instructor Kathi Borrego is in her 8th year as a 

volunteer instructor for Permission 2 Play Classes






The students are screen printing on black aprons 

with metallic inks











Thermofax Screen........ Washing Station





Students washing screens...



















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



































Please join us for our next P2P class:

Monday, December 17, 2015 @ 1:00
Technique:  Feedback Tote Bags
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, OR



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
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi


Many Thanks for the support of:

OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR
Mary's River Quilt Guild
Donations made by private individuals
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Good Samaritan Hospital
Samaritan Regional Cancer Center
Corvallis Clinic Oncology
Project H.E.R.

You make this class possible!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Feedsack Tote Bags.....Play Day



Feedsack Tote Bags






The Art Sisters gathered at the Palace...


We rounded up all the feedsacks we could find...



We fired up the sewing machines:


Nancy is sewing handles for her goat bag...






Kathi is pinning the handles on her rabbit bag...






Nancy is pinning on her handles, 

then they will be sewn in place.


I guess I was having too much FUN making my own bag,

I forgot to take process images.



 Tote Bag Show 'n Tell:


Kathi's Bunny Bag






Virginia's Sweet Cob Bag






Nancy's Goat Bag






My Goat Bag






We are preparing to teach this technique

as a Permission 2 Play class in December.





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LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Working Cattle...




It's too beautiful outdoors to stay inside and sew today...




Double Take

By: LuAnn Kessi



It is autumn and time to round up the cattle.


We are weaning the calves today.


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fabric Dye.....10 months old



I keep my dye concentrates in a mini frig.

I mixed them up last January 2015.

I have been using them all year long...



I was getting concerned that maybe 

they were losing their potency?





This green fabric was dyed with them today...






I am pleased with the way the fabric

took the 10 month old dyes.






This piece was dyed with 3 or 4 different green dyes.




I decided to use up all of the dyes in the frig today:


This is black dye.......





It definitely has lost most of his potency...






I have been told that black dye works best when

it is freshly mixed up and used right away.

Maybe that holds true?





This piece was done with Azure Blue and Deep Purple...






These 2 colors dyed really well






Deep and Rich colors!









The warm colors dyed really well...


I am pleased with this red piece of fabric.






This is dyed with several different red dyes.











This piece is dyed with reds and oranges.





This piece was dyed with yellow then orange on top.





All of the 10 month old dye concentrates 

were used up today to create these fabrics...





Other than the very light black fabric,

I don't think there was much color loss with

the 10 month old dyes.





I guess I can relax and quit worrying about my

dye concentrates getting old...





I will mix up new dye concentrates in 2016

and not worry about them for the rest of the year!






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LuAnn Kessi