Monday, September 25, 2017


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Howdy from Oregon!

I am not at my sewing machine...

I'll be driving this little red beauty today...

The implement on the back is a

Bush Hog mower...

I am doing a bit of weed management...

mowing down tansy and blackberries.

The barn up ahead is used for

hay storage...

This is the back side of that same barn.

Just across the river, straight ahead,

is our place...

so I am not very far from home.

I mowed 4 fields today

and now I am heading for home.

It was a beautiful day spent outdoors,

you won't hear me complaining.

As a treat for mowing...

I dyed these bamboo socks....yummy!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fabric Wrapped Rug 2.....Done!

This is the second rug I have created by

wrapping fabric around clothesline

then zig zag stitching it together...

These are a great deal of FUN!

This one is for a baby boy nursery...

I used medium gray thread for the stitching...

3/16 inch cotton clothesline...

Size 90 needle in the sewing machine...

400 feet of clothesline creates a 

39 inch circle.

I used 5 yards of fabric and

nearly 2,000 yards of thread.

Give it a try.....lots of FUN!

Here are a few random images

captured through my camera lens:

Quilt House

Butterfly in front flower bed

Close up of the Moon from our backyard

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White Cap Sparrow

in the back yard

You are welcome to use these images

in your personal art work.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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