Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Elk in the Hay Field...

Last evening the Elk herd

came down from the timber...

Their spring calves 

could not jump over the fence,

so are waiting for them in the top left 

of this photo above.

These images were taken through the

living room window, so aren't the best quality.

If you double click them, they will enlarge.

There is a Blue Heron sitting in a tree

along the river watching the elk graze...

There are 5 elk cows with their yearling calves

in the hay field...

and their new spring calves 

on the other side of the fence.

The sun was setting quickly,

but I manage to get them on video....enjoy!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

String Quilt.....Finished!

The machine quilting is completed on this

string quilt

The negative white space on this quilt

just begged to be feathered!

I returned this string quilt

so they can bind and label it.

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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, July 21, 2019


My daily photos, as I walk through the yard

each day, are starting to pile up,

I thought I would share some with you...


Welcome......top of the driveway

Hosta......after the rain

Spider Web....by the barn gate

Poppy....after the rain

Sparky and the hens

Flower bed...back yard

I use metal bed frames as fencing.

Sparky and Goldene

Thunbergia Vine...aka Black Eyed Suzy Vine

Yearling Cattle...at the back yard fence

Guest House...in the back yard

This is where I store my quilts.

 Lemonade Stand

Grape Arbor

To the left, you can see the cow barns...

we spend a lot of time over there in the winter.

Pumpkin Patch...

This is as close as I get to a vegetable garden...

a whiskey barrel full of pumpkin plants!

Lucifer Crocosmia

Lucer Crocosmia....Close-Up View

Dahlia...after the rain

Pink Cone Flower

Hen House on the right

Thread Shed on the left

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As always, you are welcome to use my photography 
in your personal art work.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Snap Bag.....Class

is creating Snap Bags...

Snap Bags......for Glasses

Kathi stores her scissors in her bag...

The P2P Instructors created sample snap bags...

We also made Snap Bag kits

for the students to stitch up in class...

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

The P2P students had a great time

creating SNAP BAGS !

Please Join Us:

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 1:00
Permission 2 Play
Northwoods Wall Art
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 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!

Monday, July 15, 2019

String Quilt.....Under the Needle

No Hay Fields today...

The RAIN ran us out of the hay fields...

Instead of tractor work...

I spent the day in the Thread Shed.

Once it dries out,

we will be back to the business of making hay.

I am machine quilting this quilt

I spent 10 hours on my Sweet Sixteen...

it is just as much FUN as operating a tractor!

First I mark a spine for the feather work...

I do have a fondness for the 

SewLine air erase pen.

The spine is marked...

now it is pedal to the metal.

I do love me some feathers!

The feathers filled 

the negative space nicely.

I quilted swirls in the pieced string section...

the dense swirl quilting 

helped push down that area

so the feathers pop up.

I am so close to being done...

maybe 2 or 3 more hours to finish.

We are sorting yearling cattle tomorrow,

so the quilt and the hay will have to wait.

I will post more images when this is finished.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi