Thursday, February 23, 2017

Calving......another New Baby



We are checking on the cattle this morning...



We have another new Baby Calf...







A little black heifer calf...







She sticks close to mom







Here is another cow that is 

looking rather shapely...







She will be calving soon!



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new baby!


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dresden Plate........Progress



Remember These?


Mini Dresden Plates












I created a simple background...

This is for a toddler bed.





The wavy lines quilting is completed...






Now it is time to put a few up on the design wall

and see what happens!


More to come next Monday...




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LuAnn Kessi




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Feeding Cattle.....Winter 2017



This is Golden Girl...


She was born last year....2016





Here is Golden Girl with her Mama




One Year Later:


Golden Girl....1 year old






Golden Girl stands out in the crowd






I hate to play favorites....but how cute is her face!






We are in the field feeding the yearlings 

this morning...






They eat 1,000 lbs of hay each day.






Golden Girl



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Monday, February 20, 2017

Bright Batik Hexagons........Progress




Remember this stack of Hexagons?



Bright Batik Hexagons







I cut the fabrics and basted the hexagons 

2 months ago...






32 Hexagons




Here it is 2 months later:


180 Hexagons

These measure 3 inches 

along one side of the hexagon...

these are LARGE.







This has been a constant companion 

the last 2 months...






These bright batiks make me happy

just looking at and handling them!






A perfect project for this Western Oregon

dark and rainy winter.


More progress reports to come!







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LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Calving Season 2017.......First Calf Born



Our first calf is born...



The Cow Boss tends to the new heifer calf...

He trims and iodines her navel.






First Calf gets ear tag Number 1






Mama has her fed and cleaned...






Here are a few more of the expectant mothers

relaxing on this non-rainy 

Western Oregon morning.




We traveled up river a few miles

to feed the replacement heifers...


A pair of eagles perch in the trees 

above the river...






They keep an eye on any fish in the river...






They also watch us feeding the cattle.



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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dresden Plate......Progress



I have been paper piecing dresden plates

 while riding along at 55mph...



They travel along with me in this train case...






they are addicting....like potato chips






I finally convinced myself to stop making more 

of them and actually put them into a quilt top...




I put together this very simple background:


This is a quilt for a toddler bed.






I am hoping the simple background will 

allow the  tiny dresden plates to shine...






I am planning to create a few LARGE dresdens

to be included in this composition...




Before applying the dresdens...


I will do all of the background quilting...






This will eliminate all of the machine quilting 

stops and starts

around all of the dresden plates.

This is my Monday project @ the Quilt Palace.

More to come next Monday!






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LuAnn Kessi