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August 4, 2019
Words that End in "Pid" from ... Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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Words that End in "Pid" from Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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May 10, 2019
Pin It Weekly #276 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



Vintage-inspired Log Cabin Quilt - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blogAre you having a good week? I pray that's an affirmative.  And I hope you have had a few minutes of pinning.

It's one of the few things that I have felt well enough to do. I can get off my feet and my hiney, kick back on the sofa, and enjoy some beautiful photos of things I really love. So that's what I've been doing. It's difficult not going into the studio, but I just don't have the stamina to be on my feet for very long. 

Of course, I've found a ...

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May 9, 2019
The Journey Home from ... Cat Patches

Before leaving Bandon yesterday, we paid one more visit to see the Circles in the Sand. Here was Wednesday's version:


We took one more look at the view from the other side of the lookout, and it was there we solved the mystery of the Cat and Kittens rocks. Here's the story that accompanied the map of the rocks.



And here, we have the rocks identified.


Here's the image. That's Cathedral Rock in the foreground. Behind that and on the left is Face Rock. Cat and Kittens rocks are off to the right.


I'm not ...

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The Journey Home from Cat Patches

Before leaving Bandon yesterday, we paid one more visit to see the Circles in the Sand. Here was Wednesday's version:


We took one more look at the view from the other side of the lookout, and it was there we solved the mystery of the Cat and Kittens rocks. Here's the story that accompanied the map of the rocks.



And here, we have the rocks identified.


Here's the image. That's Cathedral Rock in the foreground. Behind that and on the left is Face Rock. Cat and Kittens rocks are off to the right.


I'm not ...

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April 1, 2019
Many Miles of Majestic Mountains from ... Cat Patches

You'd be disappointed if I didn't lay a little awesome alliteration on you before our trip is over, wouldn't you? We're home now, and there's quite a bit of catching up to do, both blog-wise and unpacking-wise. So let's just back up to when we left Reno, Nevada, yesterday morning. It was going to be a long day of driving, and so we got an early start. It wasn't long before we crossed the border into northern California.


It's a beautiful part of the country, ringed with mountains.


We drove miles and ...

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Many Miles of Majestic Mountains from Cat Patches

You'd be disappointed if I didn't lay a little awesome alliteration on you before our trip is over, wouldn't you? We're home now, and there's quite a bit of catching up to do, both blog-wise and unpacking-wise. So let's just back up to when we left Reno, Nevada, yesterday morning. It was going to be a long day of driving, and so we got an early start. It wasn't long before we crossed the border into northern California.


It's a beautiful part of the country, ringed with mountains.


We drove miles and ...

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March 27, 2019
Another One Bites the Dust from ... Cat Patches

With the help of both my stitching cats, the 4th of the barns for the Appalachian Memories quilt was finished this morning. Smitty was doing double duty pining away next to their treat bowls. He was helping me stitch while simultaneously begging for treats. Who says cats can't multi-task?


With that finished, I set up my little travel iron and pressed it flat. The iron doesn't get very hot, and so it's a less-than-satisfactory pressing job. Nevertheless, I think the piece looks good enough for your viewing pleasure.


This block is called "Ohio Star." I like that ...

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Another One Bites the Dust from Cat Patches

With the help of both my stitching cats, the 4th of the barns for the Appalachian Memories quilt was finished this morning. Smitty was doing double duty pining away next to their treat bowls. He was helping me stitch while simultaneously begging for treats. Who says cats can't multi-task?


With that finished, I set up my little travel iron and pressed it flat. The iron doesn't get very hot, and so it's a less-than-satisfactory pressing job. Nevertheless, I think the piece looks good enough for your viewing pleasure.


This block is called "Ohio Star." I like that ...

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March 17, 2019
Coalinga, California from Cat Patches

It was another long day of driving yesterday. We went 340 miles. We wanted a shorter day, but there weren't many places to stay along the way that didn't involve deviating from our path by quite a bit. Coalinga seemed the best choice. We're in a part of the state dominated by agriculture, and so it's unusually remote by California standards.

Before leaving Redding yesterday morning, I snapped this shot of the mountains. We could see this from our spot.


Over my head was this tree. It's hard to tell if these are flowers, or ...

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Coalinga, California from ... Cat Patches

It was another long day of driving yesterday. We went 340 miles. We wanted a shorter day, but there weren't many places to stay along the way that didn't involve deviating from our path by quite a bit. Coalinga seemed the best choice. We're in a part of the state dominated by agriculture, and so it's unusually remote by California standards.

Before leaving Redding yesterday morning, I snapped this shot of the mountains. We could see this from our spot.


Over my head was this tree. It's hard to tell if these are flowers, or ...

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March 16, 2019
Redding, California from Cat Patches

Good morning, friends! We had a long day of driving yesterday...370 miles to reach Redding, California. We're staying at a park we've stayed in before when heading south. It's pretty nice...right off the freeway, and so a little bit noisy, but not enough to keep us awake. We were pooped pups when we arrived, having spent the last couple of days making lots of trips in and out packing food and personal belongings. But all that is pretty well forgotten when we awaken on the first day of a trip.

So let's just see ...

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Redding, California from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, friends! We had a long day of driving yesterday...370 miles to reach Redding, California. We're staying at a park we've stayed in before when heading south. It's pretty nice...right off the freeway, and so a little bit noisy, but not enough to keep us awake. We were pooped pups when we arrived, having spent the last couple of days making lots of trips in and out packing food and personal belongings. But all that is pretty well forgotten when we awaken on the first day of a trip.

So let's just see ...

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January 26, 2019
Sewing While Barely Sewing from ... Cat Patches

There was just a brief moment of sunshine for our walk yesterday, but no rain. The clouds are fine, but I really hate walking in the rain. Even my rain gear doesn't make me any less crabby about it. As I was driving to the community hall where we park our cars, I noticed one of the barns we pass along the way and decided to get a picture of it. As we passed by the first large oak tree, I turned around to snap this image.


Farther down the road, this hawk flew over head. He was perched ...

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Sewing While Barely Sewing from Cat Patches

There was just a brief moment of sunshine for our walk yesterday, but no rain. The clouds are fine, but I really hate walking in the rain. Even my rain gear doesn't make me any less crabby about it. As I was driving to the community hall where we park our cars, I noticed one of the barns we pass along the way and decided to get a picture of it. As we passed by the first large oak tree, I turned around to snap this image.


Farther down the road, this hawk flew over head. He was perched ...

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January 2, 2019
Merry Thanks New Year from ... Cat Patches

Title of this post compliments of my son, Matthew. We had such a lovely afternoon and evening yesterday. The kids arrived early because Erik wanted to watch the Rose Bowl game without having to interrupt to drive to our house. That was just perfect for me because I've really been missing the kids this past fall. It was so nice to get to spend the whole afternoon and evening with them.

Matthew and I aren't too much into football, and so we went out for a walk late in the day. Along the way, we passed by our ...

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Merry Thanks New Year from Cat Patches

Title of this post compliments of my son, Matthew. We had such a lovely afternoon and evening yesterday. The kids arrived early because Erik wanted to watch the Rose Bowl game without having to interrupt to drive to our house. That was just perfect for me because I've really been missing the kids this past fall. It was so nice to get to spend the whole afternoon and evening with them.

Matthew and I aren't too much into football, and so we went out for a walk late in the day. Along the way, we passed by our ...

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October 23, 2018
Finished Mosaic from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's housekeeping chore was finished early and so it was mostly a day of sewing. Of course, I started by slow-stitching on the barn.


There were still bricks to stitch toward the bottom, but I was getting tired of doing those, and so I decided to move the hoop to the right and work on some of the background landscape. I'll pick it up there next time.


After that, I got to work on the cardinal. The center mosaic is complete now. Yahoo!


Now I need to make a pieced border for it, and then it has a ...

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Finished Mosaic from Cat Patches

Yesterday's housekeeping chore was finished early and so it was mostly a day of sewing. Of course, I started by slow-stitching on the barn.


There were still bricks to stitch toward the bottom, but I was getting tired of doing those, and so I decided to move the hoop to the right and work on some of the background landscape. I'll pick it up there next time.


After that, I got to work on the cardinal. The center mosaic is complete now. Yahoo!


Now I need to make a pieced border for it, and then it has a ...

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October 21, 2018
A Mix of Old and New from Cat Patches

What's new with you?

Here's what's new here at the Three Cats Ranch. Yesterday Mike picked up the little compact dishwasher for the RV. It's practically the whole reason we bought the new RV...that, and all the other stuff. Originally, it was supposed to be a non-optional option in our rig...only then, non-optional became nonexistent when the manufacturer stopped installing them. We couldn't even get them to do it despite our ongoing and insistent begging. Not to worry...the Resident Engineer can take care of that, and so he's done his research ...

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