Tuesday, February 27, 2018

T-Shirt Scarf......Again


I hurried through morning chores to get

to the Quilt Palace by 10 am...



Every Monday I meet with the 


Today I am making more T-Shirt Scarves...





These are addicting...





I made these as gifts.....FUN!



My dearest Quilting friend, Linda

is creating a rail fence depression era quilt:


She has nearly 400 blocks made so far!





The Quilt Palace mascot...

Ralph the Quilting Kitty

is there every Monday!




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi



Monday, February 26, 2018

Calving Season....2018


The Morning....walk-through


Each day when we get over to the cow barns,

we walk through the herd of 

expectant mama cows

to check for new calves and to see

what cows are in labor...





The cowboy checks on the cows 

in the upper pasture...





I drive down below and check on the cows

in the lower pasture...



We had twins born yesterday:


Twin Heifer Calves





Calf Number 3..... and Calf Number 4





We will keep them penned off with their mama

for a few days...

then turn them out with the herd.





Below is a video of the twin calves:



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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Freezer Paper Resist....Class


Welcome to the Permission 2 Play Class



Today we are playing with...

Freezer Paper Resist

Surface Design Technique





Class Samples





We are working on 100% cotton fabric... 

mostly gradient fat quarters





Screen Printing Inks:

Versatex and Speedball brands






Freezer Paper





LuAnn....that's me,

is leading class today.






My freezer paper triangle shapes have been

ironed to my hand dyed fabric...





I am rolling magenta ink over the top...



I used a hair dryer to dry the ink:


This is what it looks like after

the freezer paper has been removed.

This is heat set with an iron and the ink

is permanent and washable and soft.





Students cutting and ironing freezer paper to fabric





Rolling ink over the freezer paper





Ta- Da......DONE!





Freezer Paper.....paper dolls before inking...





Paper Dolls.....after inking





Before...




After





Before...





After





Fun organic shapes!





Everyone loves.....Freezer Paper Resist!





Peeling off the Freezer Paper..





After





Drying the screen printing ink...





After





After





After





This is our class mascot.....Super Cute!



Please Join us for our Next Class:

Permission 2 Play
T-Shirt Scarf Class
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795


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, 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!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Buttons....Wine Glass Charms



A couple weeks ago I sorted my buttons...










Here they are on the jewelry table...

ready to play!



Here is my first button creations:


Wine Glass Charms...






2 sets of Wine Glass Charms!






Yes, these were FUN!


Go Make Some...


Below is a video of the yearling cattle.

They crossed the river below the house to eat

the grass along the river bank.

It was going to rain, the river will rise

and they will be stranded on the opposite side,

so we had to herd them back over to our side:

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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, February 23, 2018

Snow...


We woke up to a dusting of snow...



The little yellow building in our yard

is the Thread Shed

This is where the hum of a sewing machine

can be heard...





Along side of the Thread Shed is a

Camellia bush....it always blooms in February.






This is the view out the back door...

you can see the cow barns 

in the center of the photo.






This is the view out the front door...

Black yearling calves waiting for breakfast.



Here's the hay wagon:


Breakfast is on the way!

The cowboy feeds off the back... while I drive.






After the hay is fed,  we take a walk-through

to check on the calves to be sure everyone

is eating and looks healthy.





This is our 2017.... Calf Number 1

He just turned 1 year old this week!



Here is a short video of Snow Chores:

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