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September 15, 2019
Time Traveling: Taylor Park Central, Texas Lakes and Union Park from ... Cat Patches

Good morning again, my friends. This is the third and final post in a series to catch up from our week without internet access. Let's just get to it, shall we? 

When I left off in my previous post, I mentioned that we'd taken a day off from riding when the weather turned windy and wet. The next morning, was bright and sunny again. I took the opportunity to photograph the hill we could see from the RV, off in the distance. Those sections you see in the image below where there appear to be groomed ski slopes ...

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Time Traveling: Taylor Park Central, Texas Lakes and Union Park from Cat Patches

Good morning again, my friends. This is the third and final post in a series to catch up from our week without internet access. Let's just get to it, shall we? 

When I left off in my previous post, I mentioned that we'd taken a day off from riding when the weather turned windy and wet. The next morning, was bright and sunny again. I took the opportunity to photograph the hill we could see from the RV, off in the distance. Those sections you see in the image below where there appear to be groomed ski slopes ...

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August 8, 2019
A Big Finish from ... Cat Patches

It was after 2:00 p.m. when I was able to get back to my sewing yesterday. It will probably be something like that today. I don't have to head out quite as early, but early enough. After my eye appointment, I have a number of errands to run in town.

As for yesterday, I surprised myself by stitching the rest of the way around the Quiltemala quilt, and now that puppy is finished.


The pattern can be found in this book:


I've made several quilts from the same book, and there is another one sitting on ...

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A Big Finish from Cat Patches

It was after 2:00 p.m. when I was able to get back to my sewing yesterday. It will probably be something like that today. I don't have to head out quite as early, but early enough. After my eye appointment, I have a number of errands to run in town.

As for yesterday, I surprised myself by stitching the rest of the way around the Quiltemala quilt, and now that puppy is finished.


The pattern can be found in this book:


I've made several quilts from the same book, and there is another one sitting on ...

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August 2, 2019
Not Just A Friendship Star - Table Runner from Samelia's Mum






Good Morning and welcome to my stop on Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quiltins) blog hop for her Christmas Collection book. 

Nancy has created lots of sweet and festive projects in her Christmas inspired book. Projects range between small ones (like mug rugs or wall hangings) which can be finished in a few hours or a weekend, to some bigger quilts which would take a little more time to create. The patterns are well written with lots of photographs and images, which is helpful for any skill level.

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July 17, 2019
No Scrap Left Behind - A Book Review from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I was recently contacted by CT Publishing with the offer of a free electronic copy of Amanda Jean Nyberg's No Scrap Left Behind book in return for a review of the book.  They noted my blog was all about scraps - imagine that!





I quickly took them up on their offer as this book has been on my wishlist since it was released.

I was really pleased with how the book is organized.  It walks you through all the steps of using your scraps to create beautiful quilts - from scrap management to color selections.

I also like that the quilt ...

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June 5, 2019
Workin' Wednesday from Humble Quilts

I picked this up at my local thrift store and have really enjoyed it! Stories of women and their quilts- right up my alley! There are patterns too with variations. A lot of history and research has gone into this book and I recommend it highly! (available used on amazon for next to nothing)

**** If anyone knows of someone who can help update my aging blog, please let me know! I'm willing to pay!!

Upcoming lectures:

Mt Bachelor Quilter's Guild
Bend, Oregon
June 10th
  • 6:15-6:45 pm - refreshments are served 
  • 6:45-9:00 pm - guild business/event ...

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May 23, 2019
Little Kitchen Things from ... Cat Patches

There was quilting and slow-stitching yesterday, and there was also activity in the kitchen that I like to refer to as my "little kitchen things." I'll show you what I'm talking about in a minute. But first, let's take a little stroll through the garden, shall we?

I'm still waiting for the dappled willow to do whatever it's going to do. Things got a burst of energy when we had about ten days of summer weather at the beginning of the month. Now they seem to have gone back into dormancy, and not much is ...

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Little Kitchen Things from Cat Patches

There was quilting and slow-stitching yesterday, and there was also activity in the kitchen that I like to refer to as my "little kitchen things." I'll show you what I'm talking about in a minute. But first, let's take a little stroll through the garden, shall we?

I'm still waiting for the dappled willow to do whatever it's going to do. Things got a burst of energy when we had about ten days of summer weather at the beginning of the month. Now they seem to have gone back into dormancy, and not much is ...

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May 20, 2019
Book Review: The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, by Kelly Harms from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Summer reading season is upon us and I am all about the lighthearted, happy books right now. Why? Because lately I’m finding all the unkindness in the world is wearing me down. Angst and anger shouts at me … Continue reading

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April 9, 2019
String Frenzy Book Tour from Needle and Foot

Today is my stop on the String Frenzy Book Tour!! You may have already read a few posts about this new book by none other than Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie, queen of scrappy quilts, has been at it again and this new book is the result of hours and hours of work. If you are new to my blog, welcome! I am so glad you’re here and hope you will take a few minutes to look around.

One of the things that impressed me about the book is Bonnie’s level of detail. She discusses the basics on block construction ...

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April 7, 2019
Sandwiches for Four from ... Cat Patches

In case you were wondering, this is how Sadie does Sunday.


This is how I do Sunday...and every other day of the week. Yesterday, I finished off the little redwork piece, "When Life Gives you Scraps." When I filled my hoop, I moved it to the next position and finished off the rest.


This pattern was created by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt. Her blog has been retired, but her free patterns are still available. You can find the free pdf for this little mini right here.


I was hurrying to finish off that little snack of a ...

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Sandwiches for Four from Cat Patches

In case you were wondering, this is how Sadie does Sunday.


This is how I do Sunday...and every other day of the week. Yesterday, I finished off the little redwork piece, "When Life Gives you Scraps." When I filled my hoop, I moved it to the next position and finished off the rest.


This pattern was created by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt. Her blog has been retired, but her free patterns are still available. You can find the free pdf for this little mini right here.


I was hurrying to finish off that little snack of a ...

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April 3, 2019
Quilty News from ... Cat Patches

It's been a couple of busy days getting unpacked and reorganized after our trip. Yesterday I had to make a trip to the grocery store. It was senior discount day and, due to poor planning, I ended up there right at noon, and so the store was mobbed. It would have been the usual painful trip except I got in line to check out behind a very, very old woman. She noticed I was purchasing orange juice, and informed me that it would make good Mimosas. Then she told me how to make them. Okay, so that saved the ...

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Quilty News from Cat Patches

It's been a couple of busy days getting unpacked and reorganized after our trip. Yesterday I had to make a trip to the grocery store. It was senior discount day and, due to poor planning, I ended up there right at noon, and so the store was mobbed. It would have been the usual painful trip except I got in line to check out behind a very, very old woman. She noticed I was purchasing orange juice, and informed me that it would make good Mimosas. Then she told me how to make them. Okay, so that saved the ...

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April 2, 2019
C&T Blog Tour: Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge from Terificreations's Weblog

UPDATE! Congratulations Carol DeLater, you are a winner of an ebook! I’ll be reaching out to you soon Sew Emoji Mix and Match 60 Features for Custom Emoticons Make a Twin Size Quilt, Pillows, & MoreGailen Runge C&T Publishing64 pages soft cover $17.95; ebook $12.99 Emoji’s allow us to express a wide range of emotions… Continue reading C&T Blog Tour: Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge

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March 17, 2019
Giveaway Winners from the Text-it Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

The day for all things green, my favourite colour, St Patrick's Day! Green , green and more green one can never have too much green in one's life. 

If it's all green it's all good! Happy St Patrick's Day.

I used random.org to draw the winners for the Text-It Blog Hop. Emails have been sent.

the winner of the book
I will be mailing out a copy of the book to you.

the winner of Aurifil thread

Today at Bluprint

It’s your lucky day at Bluprint! Just use code POTOFGOLD ...

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March 12, 2019
Text It! Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

Welcome to my stop on the Text It! blog hop, sharing the gorgeous and fun projects from Sherri Noel's (Rebecca Mae Designs) new book, Text It!
Sherri's book has 10 Quilt and Pillow patterns as well as 7 full sized alphabets so you can personalize any project or make something of your own inspired by the book.




I was looking for a quick project as I have a lot going on, as I browsed through her book I found the perfect project. It goes well with my project from 'Dusting off a Quilt Book' .


I used some of ...

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March 11, 2019
On joining a book club and being surrounded by life experience from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Last October I was invited into a book club by my friend Jean. Call me a nerd, but I have always wanted to be in a book club! It was a little intimidating at first, to tell the … Continue reading

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January 11, 2019
Strip Quilt Secrets- Unleashed! You have a chance to WIN! from Humble Quilts

 Diane's new book hit the market a few a short weeks ago and I told her I'd love to be a part of a blog hop to help her promote it. I was happy to be a part of her first book release- her quilts and directions are fun and simple! (We made the house blocks from her first book!) She has given highlights on her blog and I would encourage you to take the time to read it. Check it out HERE.  Her secrets are revealed!!
While browsing through the book I noticed this toward the end ...

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