Monday, August 21, 2017

Oregon Eclipse.....2017



8am...we fed the bottle calves

then headed across the river

and up on the ridge top...



The ridge top gives us 

the best view of our little valley.

You can see our house and barn on the

left side of the photo...

the river runs down the middle...

The cow barns are on the right side...

Mary's Peak is in the center of the photo.






We are preparing our camera equipment

for the solar eclipse at 9am this morning...






9:30am....







10:00...






10:16...




Here is the eclipse for the next 

1 minute and 40 seconds:


We could feel the sun's warmth 

leaving the earth...
























At this point...

it was very dark and very cold outside.

The birds started chirping 

and flew into the trees.






When the sun came back into view...

our rooster started crowing, 

just like he does in the morning

when the sun comes up!
















Here comes the sun again...








It began to warm up again outdoors

and the birds began to sing...






Within minutes....it was light again!






What a blast!





We had a perfect seat for the event...






Nothing between us and the sun....and the moon!












What a magnificent experience!

Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017



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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Summer Cattle...



It is summer and...

the living is easy ~



The elk enjoy grazing along the hillside

with the cattle...





This is a yearling bull elk






The cattle don't mind

and neither does the elk.






Our yearling heifer, Golden Girl,

seems to take notice of the bull elk...







She wants to get a bit closer,

but he is not interested in being sniffed by her.




When the cattle aren't grazing on the hillside...


they are down below in the swampy area.

This is the last bit of green grass on our place

this late in the summer.






If you click to enlarge the photo...

you will see the round hay bales 

stored in the barn.

It won't be long until we are feeding hay.....sigh.






This is a 3 year old replacement heifer

enjoying swamp grass.....yummy.






How beautiful is this little squirrel

perched on the back yard fence...


We have a few more precious weeks of summer,

we savor every minute of it.






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LuAnn Kessi



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silk Scarf.....Stenciling


The Permission 2 Play instructors

gathered together to do some class prep...

We are creating class samples  for our

newest class offering:

Stenciling Silk Scarves














The table is set for.....FUN!






We are using Jacquard Lumiere metallic 

textile paints and natural sea sponges





Leaf Stencils





The metallic paints work beautifully

on the black silk scarf blanks.










the P2P instructors are......into it!









Silk Scarf Class Samples:


















Please Join us:

Permission 2 Play
Stenciling Silk Scarves
Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 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!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Abstract Art Quilt......Orientation



I am on the last phase of my first

Abstract Art Quilt...

20 x 32 inches




The machine quilting is complete...












The edge treatment is complete.

I chose to do a faced edge...







It is now time to attach the hanging sleeve...




Which orientation looks best?



Number 1







Number 2







Number 3






Number 4


A good composition should look appealing from

every angle....so I guess this orientation

dilemma is a good thing...


Please feel free to chime in here

and let me know your favorite orientation:

1....2....3....or....4


More to Come!






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LuAnn Kessi