Sunday, March 31, 2019

Spring Art...


Permission 2 Play

is creating art for Spring Time








These can be hung on the wall

or used as a table mat




Debbie is leading our class today





Students begin by choosing

one of these backgrounds...




The design work begins with

pre-fused fabric shapes...




Lots of Spring Time colors...





Barbara auditions some lace...







Auditioning bindings...












Wavy Edge Rotary Cutter

creates the pre-fused wavy bindings...





Bindings





The Press...

fuses everything into place



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






































Pre-Fused Shapes...

so much FUN!




Join Us for our Next Class:
Permission 2 Play
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 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!



Sunday, March 24, 2019

Calving...2019



Do you remember this calf?


Her name is Ruby Jean

she was born March 2018...





Ruby Jean @ 3 months...





Here she is today: with her winter coat

Ruby Jean @ 1 year.....March 2019

She weighed 70 lbs @ birth

She weighs 700 lbs @ 1 year

We will keep her has a replacement heifer.



Spring Calves....2019:


Bull Calves....1 month old




I should send this image to Purina





We are half way through calving...

35 calves on the ground.....so far.





In the top half of this image...

see the little yellow building in the center?





The yellow building is my Thread Shed

This is where I do most of my stitching.




Enjoy the video of the calves below:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Elk...


The elk usually come down from the timber

in the evening...



then eat all night long in the hay fields...





today, they came down in the morning

and spent the entire day browsing...





This is the view out our living room window...

they are really something to see!

Their calves will be born late Spring.


Enjoy the Elk Video:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dresden Plate Quilt.....


1930's Depression Era

Reproduction Fabrics


400 pieces.....cut out last evening





I enjoy working with these fabrics so much,

cutting 400 pieces......went by quickly.





I snuck into the Thread Shed for a couple of hours

to stitch a few of these beauties together...





20 blades per block...





20 blocks needed for this quilt top...






I managed to sew 6 blade units together,

then it was time to go across the river

and check for new calves...



Here is our newest baby.....Calf Number 32


A tender moment between

Mama Cow and her bull calf





On the right is Big Marv...

he was raised on a bottle 2 years ago.

He welcomes all of the new babies...

we call him Uncle Marv.





Our little goat herd is growing...

the new kid goats are over 2 weeks of age

and growing so quickly.






 It was over 80 degrees the last few days...

the goats still have their winter hair

and they are suffering a bit from the heat.



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Jelly Roll Rug.....DONE



This is my first attempt at creating a

Jelly Roll Rug


I truly enjoyed the process...





To keep it flat...

I used Best Press and I ironed it after I stitched

each and every round.








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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, March 18, 2019

Painted Canvas....Zipper Bags


Painting yards of canvas is.....FUN!


Painted Canvas





Then slice up the canvas for projects...







I had a few leftover pieces...





I made these little zipper bags with them...











I cut the corners and squared the bottom...















They are a good size for make up, etc.





Messy Painted Canvas...

always a FAVORITE of mine !


I enjoy using primed canvas that I purchase online from Dick Blick Art Supplies.  Here is the link to the canvas: https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-medium-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/


You can also purchase unprimed canvas aka Duck Cloth at Joann Fabrics.





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi