Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Orange Peel Quilt Top.....Design Work Completed


I completed the design work on the

Orange Peel Quilt

 

I tried a scrappy placement of the peels

and it wasn't working...

I tried grouping the peels by color family

and that works...



Purple Peels in the top left area...






Pink Peels below the purple...






Light Blue Peels top right area...






Dark Blue Peels bottom right corner...

Red Peels bottom left...





I put the flying geese 

with their color family as well...






For a busy quilt, this arrangement is much

calmer on the eyes...






Yes, this is the design I am going with...






Now, to piece the blocks together

and pick out a border fabric......hmmm.


More To Come !


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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, April 9, 2021

This morning at the Calving barn...

 

I captured a few images while we were

feeding cattle this morning...



Heifer Calf......Super Cuteness





Steer Calf

We call him the road runner...

he chases us down in the pick up and races us !





The calves wait around the end of the barn

while their mothers eat hay.


It rained last evening, so the fertilizer

is all soaked in...

we will just sit back and watch the grass grow !


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LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Calving and Fertilizing...

 

The cows are still calving...



Here is our latest newborn.....Calf Number 54

Check out the red calf in the background,

she has come over to greet the new baby !






She is a real beauty......love that sweet face !

She may become a replacement cow 

in our herd some day.




We are still fertilizing hay fields...


The fertilizing spreader is 

kicking out the pellets...






I am looking out the 

back window of the tractor

while the Cowboy loads up the 

fertilizer spreader...




We should be done fertilizing in a few days,

then I can get back to driving my sewing machine !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Orange Peel Quilt.....Progress

 

This is what the design wall looked like

in February...



All of the applique' blocks are up on the 

design wall in a random, scrappy order.

I think I can do better...




I decided to group the blocks by color family:


Purples






Pinks






Reds






Blues



Grouping the blocks by color works for me...





I have more blue orange peels and flying geese

and also some yellows...





My sewing table waits for me...

More to Come !


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LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Rooster rides Sheep...


I was passing by my neighbor's house and 

look what I saw...

 


Yes, her rooster rides around on the sheep !


He follows the sheep as they graze in the pasture

and is known to hop up on them and 

take a cozy nap...


Enjoy the video:

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p.s.  never leave home without your camera !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Calving Season.....Cow Video

 We are half way through calving season

here in Western Oregon


The video below is by Brenna DeVoe

It really speaks to me...

from the Cow's perspective !


Watch and Laugh


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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, April 2, 2021

April @ the Kessi Ranch.....


Kessi Ranch.....April 2021

 


We are half way through calving season

with 50 calves on the ground so far...






We call this baby steer.....The Road Runner

He likes to race us 

when we drive through the pasture !




The Turkey Vultures have migrated back

to Western Oregon


They greet us each morning on our way to

the calving barns...





They enjoy a solar bath when the sun rises

each morning...





Their feathers looks so beautiful

back lit by the morning sun.



Yes, it is that time of the year...


Fertilizing the Hay Fields...





The Fertilizer Spreader is loaded up...

No Time for Sewing

until the fertilizing is all done !


Enjoy the Video:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Scribble Stitch Cards...


It's been way too long since I did any

Scribble Stitching... 


Scribble Stitching......Note Cards





5 inch charm packs work great for this !





Also a great way to use up your fabric scraps...





Black Thread enhances the scribbling...





Handmade with Love

stamped on the back of each card...





Circles.....always a favorite





Circles with stems turn into flowers...










Yes, I had to do a few heart note cards too...





I use ribbon to package up the cards 

for gift giving...






Packaged in bundles of 4 cards...





All ready to give away...

Think.Make.Share



I purchased my blank note cards with envelopes

@ Joann Fabrics




Here come the babies...


Golden Girl's Mama 

had another golden brown baby.

Yes, she is a heifer and oh so cute !



Here's the Cowboy with our newest bull calf:


We call him.....Shorty

short for Shorthorn

(there is nothing short or tiny about this big calf)


Now, round up some blank note cards,

fabric scraps, glue stick, black thread

and get to Scribble Stitching !


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LuAnn Kessi

Monday, March 29, 2021

We have a new baby......Faline

 

Come meet our newest addition...

Faline


Faline is a teeny, tiny heifer calf...





She is a week old today...





Yes, she has a mama cow...





When mama went outside for a drink of water,

we went into her pen for a photo shoot...


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi