Sunday, February 28, 2016

Art Beads.......making more beads!

A gorgeous sunrise in the back yard today:

We truly appreciate the sunshine here in

very wet Western Oregon

This is what the clay table looks like today:

I create art beads with polymer clay

These beads have been shaped, 

baked and stained...

The next step is to glaze them.

I have been into making house beads...

I pressed a skeleton key 

in the houses on the left.

Just had to make a few more large hearts...

A few more little house beads 

with textures pressed into them.

I am wanting to make more masculine beads...

Long Horn Steer, Grizzly Bear, Buffalo

The images were created with a 

metal leather stamp.

I am looking forward to putting these

into a necklace.....soon.

The tulips are coming through the soil:

Last autumn I planted 10 containers 

with 300 tulip bulbs

A mushroom sprouted in this container!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, February 26, 2016

Infinity Scarf Class...

The Permission 2 Play group met at 

JanniLou's Quilt Shop today to create

Infinity Scarves

14 students fill the classroom today

Scarf Fabrics......ready to be sewn up!

Instructor:  LuAnn Kessi

After a quick sewing demo.....

the students are ready to jump in!

The fabric is sewn into a tube...

The ends of the tube are sewn together to create a circle...

The seam is topstitched on the machine...

The scarf can be worn as a single circle...

The scarf can be worn doubled around the neck.

Infinity Scarf......FAST and FUN!

Please join us for our next P2P class:

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 1:00
Technique:  Melt 'n Blend with Terrie Kygar
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

Our Best To You,

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!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Calving Season......8 Calves this week

Our first week into calving...

8 cows have calved so far

5 bull and 3 heifer calves.

These are the calving grounds

Just across the river is our place.

See the red barn?

To the left of the barn is a little yellow building...

that is the Thread Shed

The cow boss is in the center of the photo...

he is herding a cow over to the calving barn.

She has been laboring all day 

and not making any progress...

We will put her in the barn 

and see if her calf is hung up?

We pulled her calf.....a healthy heifer calf.

Mother and baby are doing fine!

When we came out of the barn 

the moon was out:

It was a beautiful drive back across the river 

to home.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Art Beads.......Necklaces and Bracelet

My hand made art beads are piling up...

It's time to make some jewelry with them:

I love making these fat birdie beads!

Bird Necklaces

These are like potato chips...

you can't make just one!

Making more skeleton key necklaces...

I am hooked on making large hearts from clay.

This little birdie made into a bracelet...

I enjoyed working with an earthy color story

for this piece.

This is a mix of my hand made clay beads

and commercial beads with a button closure.

I created these horse pendants 

a couple weeks ago...

It was time to put them into necklaces.....FUN!

Black Fern Pendant...

I made this fern pendant a month or so ago...

last night I worked it into a necklace.

It has a silver button closure on the side.

The dragon fly charm fit nicely 

on the pendant.

The jewelry muse has a strong hold on me!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi