Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Improv....Technique 1


Improv.....Technique 1



2 rectangles:

7 x 12 inches each






Slice in half on the diagonal....random cuts






Cut a strip of fabric and 

insert between the rectangles






At random intervals, slice up the sewn rectangles






Now the fun begins...

twist and turn the strips






try out different lay outs...






this is the third layout....hard to decide






I settled on this lay out of the strips...

stitched them together and trimmed the edges.






This improv technique was great FUN!








This is our newest set of twin calves:


Number 46 is a heifer, Number 47 is a bull calf.

Their mama doesn't have enough milk for two.

After she nurses them, we supplement them with

half a bottle of calf milk replacer.




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LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Boer Goats.....our weed eaters


Goat Barn


Early morning sunshine burns off the fog.



We have a small herd of boer goats:


Little Lotta and Little Louie

He looks just like his mama.






Lucy and Little Lexy

She looks just like her mama.






Lily and Mini Me

Yes, each mama has a baby that is her twin.






They spend most of the day 

eating blackberry vines

along the river banks.



Now that it is calving season,

we spend most of our time across the river

at these two calving barns below:


We have 50 calves on the ground so far.

Several sets of twins.






We are enjoying tulips blooming in the yard.





Enjoy today's goat video:







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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friends at the Fence...


Look what's up on the Design Wall...



I have had this panel for close to a year now...




I put it up on the design wall...

then waited for inspiration to set in.





English Paper Pieced Hexagons...

on the table





Now, I am inspired !




Here goes...


The sky has a very soft pink 

running through it...

I pinned up the light blue and pink hexagons

 along the sky.





At this point, the sky is blocked in 

with blue hexagons.





I have started on the lower portion...

blacks, browns, rusts 

to go with the horse colors.





I am getting goose bumps...

that means we are headed in the right direction.





I have decided the border treatment

will be 5 hexagons wide...





At this point...

I am about 4 hours into pinning up hexagons






I am calling it pinned !





Before I began,  

I put 4 white strips of fabric around the panel.

The hexagons can now be pinned onto those

fabric strips, removed from the wall,

and I can take them with me for hand piecing.





Just guessing,

this will take me several months to piece.

I will keep you posted on my progress.





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LuAnn Kessi


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Magic Pillowcases...


I was in the need for a couple of gifts...



Magic Pillowcases





Cupcake Pillowcase




I was able to find all of the fabrics needed

in my cupboard.....woohoo!




How FUN are these cupcakes !





Juicy orange fabric...




The blue accent strip is just right for this one.





Magic Burrito Style Pillowcases

All ready for gift giving !




Now....go make some !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Fabric Face Masks...



Fabric Face Masks...



I created with Ice Dyed Fabrics !


That is my show 'n tell for today...






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LuAnn Kessi

Monday, March 23, 2020

Fertilizing the Bull Field...


We are over in the bull field

spreading fertilizer



We winter the bulls in one of our hay fields...





That hay field is getting fertilizer today...





The bulls kept me company while I was

spreading fertilizer...








Spring has arrived here in the

Pacific Northwest:


We have never had tulips in bloom

this early in the year...





The back yard is full of red tulips!



Enjoy the Videos:


Video 1 of 2




Video 2 of 2




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi