Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hay Season.....#3 Field

Day 3

We are mowing the 3rd hay field today

I am driving the 

International 886 tractor today...

Here is a closer look at the cab...

Yes, it is RED......

makes it even more FUN to drive!

We are in the third hay field today...

if you look closely you can see the red tractor.

We are just across the fence

 from the field we mowed yesterday.

Always a lovely view when mowing hay...

We have 3 or 4 bulls that winter 

in this hay field each year.

You can see the bull barn on the left side.

This is the view from the back of the bull barn...

 the red tractor is in the center of the image.

5pm.......the field is cut.......aaaah.

It will dry for a day and then will be raked.

Queen Anne's Lace

Growing around the edges of the hay fields.

We are back at the barn lot hooking up the baler.

The cowboy will bale the first hay field


Feed sack Tote Bags:

We bring home lots of horse and chicken feed

from the feed store in town.

The cowboy saves the sacks for me...

I turn them into tote bags.

This red bird seed tote bag is a favorite!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hay Season......#2 Field

Day 2 in the Hay Fields...

We are moving equipment this morning

2 miles up river to the 

next hay field to be mowed...

I am mowing the first shift...

the cowboy will come this evening 

and finish up the field.

Another day spent in a beautiful hay field...

Look real close in the center of this image...

see the red tractor on the far side of the field?

I am never alone in the hay fields...

buzzards, ravens and crows follow the tractor

in hopes of getting 

voles, moles, mice or snakes to eat.

The cowboy arrived and is finishing off the

 center of the field...

8 hours of mowing since this morning...

2 fields down......3 more to go!

I completed this pancake quilt in May:

I forgot to show you the final images...

This is my very first Quilt-As-You-Go project...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Holograms Class...

The Permission 2 Play members are creating


Nest of eggs...

Viewed from an angle you can appreciate the

 Hologram image

Sparrow Hologram

Grackle Hologram

Horse Hologram

Barn Swallows Hologram

Student Cynthia sewing the borders onto her 

organza image

Instructor Kathi Borrego fastens the organza 

image onto the frame

Here comes the Show 'n Tell:

Star Lily Hologram

State Fair Zinnia Hologram

Calla Lily Hologram

Cosmo w/ Bee Hologram

Sunflower Hologram

Dandelion Hologram

Lupine and Humming Bird Hologram

Poppy Seed Heads Hologram

Sea Urchin Hologram


OSU Folk Club Thrift Store!

For your generous donation of grant funds

to Permission 2 Play.

Please join us for our next class:

Thursday, July 28, 2016 @ 1:00

Snap Bags Class

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,

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!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hay Season...

You know it is summer here in Western Oregon

 when you don't hear the gentle hum of your 

sewing machine...

You hear the ROAR of a tractor diesel engine!

You aren't cutting beautiful fabrics...

You are cutting hay!

This is my view from the tractor cab...

I am waving at you........upper left corner

Can you see me now?

This is where I will be for the next few weeks...

always a lovely view from the hay fields.

At the top of the image I can see my house...

I am just across the river from it.

It is 6.45 pm...

My cowboy arrived to spell me...

time to go home and put my feet up!

I was able to get a couple of 

sewing days in last week:

My darling, sweet, kindred spirit......Linda

finished her pancake quilt....yay!

and you thought this wasn't going to be a

quilt related post.......fooled you!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi