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October 25, 2020
Details, Details from Cat Patches

My morning was slow yesterday, and so I spent a luxuriously long time with my slow stitching, filling in the current hoops-worth.


There's just a little left to do on the lower right.


I don't expect to finish this today, but maybe by tomorrow. Here's all that's left to stitch.


This is Sunday, so I'll be linking up to



With that finished, I briefly considered going out for a walk. By brief, I mean, about the length of time it takes me to stand up. And after standing up, I was too exhausted to consider ...

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Details, Details from ... Cat Patches

My morning was slow yesterday, and so I spent a luxuriously long time with my slow stitching, filling in the current hoops-worth.


There's just a little left to do on the lower right.


I don't expect to finish this today, but maybe by tomorrow. Here's all that's left to stitch.


This is Sunday, so I'll be linking up to



With that finished, I briefly considered going out for a walk. By brief, I mean, about the length of time it takes me to stand up. And after standing up, I was too exhausted to consider ...

read more
October 24, 2020
How to Build a Cat from Cat Patches

You'll need a cat for this:

Cats make excellent color consultants.

The first step is to create the face. The nose is three-dimensional.

Every well-dressed cat sports a bow tie, and so you'll want to add that next:


When that is finished, you can proceed with the chest, a paw, and the tip of the tail.

Optional accessories might include the blue bird of happiness:

Finally, you'll want to add the business-end of the cat. It will give the bird a place to perch.

This part of the cat will take an entire day of fiddling. When ...

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How to Build a Cat from ... Cat Patches

You'll need a cat for this:

Cats make excellent color consultants.

The first step is to create the face. The nose is three-dimensional.

Every well-dressed cat sports a bow tie, and so you'll want to add that next:


When that is finished, you can proceed with the chest, a paw, and the tip of the tail.

Optional accessories might include the blue bird of happiness:

Finally, you'll want to add the business-end of the cat. It will give the bird a place to perch.

This part of the cat will take an entire day of fiddling. When ...

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October 22, 2020
Surprise Visit from Cat Patches

Yesterday, I was only just getting started in the sewing room when the phone rang. We don't have a land line any more, and most of the calls that come in on my cell phone are telemarketers...or something. Who the heck knows why they're calling? Anyway...if they aren't in my contacts list, and the name doesn't display, and the call is coming from another state, as this one was, I don't bother answering. About five minutes later, the doorbell rang. I heard the bell, but Mike was upstairs and he answered. If it ...

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Surprise Visit from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday, I was only just getting started in the sewing room when the phone rang. We don't have a land line any more, and most of the calls that come in on my cell phone are telemarketers...or something. Who the heck knows why they're calling? Anyway...if they aren't in my contacts list, and the name doesn't display, and the call is coming from another state, as this one was, I don't bother answering. About five minutes later, the doorbell rang. I heard the bell, but Mike was upstairs and he answered. If it ...

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October 21, 2020
Autumn Landscape from Cat Patches

 As I came upstairs to write this post, I noticed the moody sunrise sky.


The sky looked like this yesterday morning as the sun came up. Eventually, the clouds burned off, and we had a nice sunny day. It was a little on the chilly side until around noon. I had in mind to do some yard work, but I wanted to wait for it to warm up a little. 

The day started with a Halloween mask using these two fabrics:


Sadie was glad I'd seen the light...or maybe I'd seen the dark. It's hard to ...

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Autumn Landscape from ... Cat Patches

 As I came upstairs to write this post, I noticed the moody sunrise sky.


The sky looked like this yesterday morning as the sun came up. Eventually, the clouds burned off, and we had a nice sunny day. It was a little on the chilly side until around noon. I had in mind to do some yard work, but I wanted to wait for it to warm up a little. 

The day started with a Halloween mask using these two fabrics:


Sadie was glad I'd seen the light...or maybe I'd seen the dark. It's hard to ...

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October 20, 2020
Low Energy from Cat Patches

It's surprising how one outing away from the house saps my energy for most everything else during the day. I'll admit I've spent an inordinate amount of time over the past 24 hours trying to figure out what I could bake with the new brown sugar substitute I found. So far, I haven't come up with anything that was diet-friendly, but I'm still searching. 

There was time for some slow-stitching when I got home, and my piece is moving along. The only other sewing I did yesterday was to make four new masks. Of course ...

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Low Energy from ... Cat Patches

It's surprising how one outing away from the house saps my energy for most everything else during the day. I'll admit I've spent an inordinate amount of time over the past 24 hours trying to figure out what I could bake with the new brown sugar substitute I found. So far, I haven't come up with anything that was diet-friendly, but I'm still searching. 

There was time for some slow-stitching when I got home, and my piece is moving along. The only other sewing I did yesterday was to make four new masks. Of course ...

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October 18, 2020
Obsessive Sewing from Cat Patches

When I wrote yesterday, "if the day goes as expected," I should have known better. It was the death knell for the day to go as expected. As I published my post, I noticed something unusual on the blog. There was a Photobucket logo on a few of my images. It's a long story about this, but let's just say I didn't feel like paying yet another monthly fee to yet another online service that had been free in the past. Instead, I downloaded any photos from Photobucket onto my hard drive, and then waited to see ...

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Obsessive Sewing from ... Cat Patches

When I wrote yesterday, "if the day goes as expected," I should have known better. It was the death knell for the day to go as expected. As I published my post, I noticed something unusual on the blog. There was a Photobucket logo on a few of my images. It's a long story about this, but let's just say I didn't feel like paying yet another monthly fee to yet another online service that had been free in the past. Instead, I downloaded any photos from Photobucket onto my hard drive, and then waited to see ...

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October 17, 2020
A Little More Progress from Cat Patches

If the day goes as I think it will today, I should have the Waste Not Whatnots quilt top finished. I'll say one thing about it: it's given me a good reason to procrastinate on vacuuming the downstairs. It is dropping lots of black threads everywhere on the light carpeting. Yesterday, I had good intentions of dusting and vacuuming the downstairs, but then realized I'd be wasting time. Yeah, sure. That's what I thought. You probably thought the same thing, and you just didn't mention it. 

So here's how the day went yesterday. Here ...

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A Little More Progress from ... Cat Patches

If the day goes as I think it will today, I should have the Waste Not Whatnots quilt top finished. I'll say one thing about it: it's given me a good reason to procrastinate on vacuuming the downstairs. It is dropping lots of black threads everywhere on the light carpeting. Yesterday, I had good intentions of dusting and vacuuming the downstairs, but then realized I'd be wasting time. Yeah, sure. That's what I thought. You probably thought the same thing, and you just didn't mention it. 

So here's how the day went yesterday. Here ...

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October 16, 2020
A Little Progress from Cat Patches

It was a nice sunny day for most of the day yesterday, but breezy and cold. Smitty and Sadie dearly wanted to be outside, but their winter coats aren't thick enough yet to stand up to the cold. They were in-and-out cats for a couple of hours before we called a halt and shut the door for the day.

The bowl on my embroidery piece is stitched now, and I've made my way to the flags. In this election season, it makes me feel downright patriotic.


As I said yesterday, now that the bowl is stitched, I can ...

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A Little Progress from ... Cat Patches

It was a nice sunny day for most of the day yesterday, but breezy and cold. Smitty and Sadie dearly wanted to be outside, but their winter coats aren't thick enough yet to stand up to the cold. They were in-and-out cats for a couple of hours before we called a halt and shut the door for the day.

The bowl on my embroidery piece is stitched now, and I've made my way to the flags. In this election season, it makes me feel downright patriotic.


As I said yesterday, now that the bowl is stitched, I can ...

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October 15, 2020
Nothing But Sewing from ... Cat Patches

There was one housekeeping chore on yesterday's calendar, but then I realized I had several days coming up that were open. It gave me a little flexibility, and so I can rearrange my housekeeping calendar to accommodate my sewing. Not that I would ever hesitate, but you know...somehow it seems legal to put off until tomorrow what could easily be accomplished today. Sewing obviously takes priority over everything except dispensing kitty treats.

Speaking of kitties, Sadie still isn't happy with the pink striped binding on the Snow Globes quilt. We had quite a little discussion about it ...

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Nothing But Sewing from Cat Patches

There was one housekeeping chore on yesterday's calendar, but then I realized I had several days coming up that were open. It gave me a little flexibility, and so I can rearrange my housekeeping calendar to accommodate my sewing. Not that I would ever hesitate, but you know...somehow it seems legal to put off until tomorrow what could easily be accomplished today. Sewing obviously takes priority over everything except dispensing kitty treats.

Speaking of kitties, Sadie still isn't happy with the pink striped binding on the Snow Globes quilt. We had quite a little discussion about it ...

read more
October 14, 2020
Needling from Cat Patches

When I finished yesterday's post, I went downstairs to find Smitty crashed on Mike's lap. His photo shoot from the day before totally wiped him out.


He loves his fans, but honestly, his celebrity is exhausting sometimes.

As I mentioned, I had an appointment with my dermatologist yesterday. He biopsied two little spots I pointed out to him. One was on my nose. And just let me tell you that anything that requires a needle prick to the nose is very painful. I'm afraid that one is going to require more when the results are received, but ...

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Needling from ... Cat Patches

When I finished yesterday's post, I went downstairs to find Smitty crashed on Mike's lap. His photo shoot from the day before totally wiped him out.


He loves his fans, but honestly, his celebrity is exhausting sometimes.

As I mentioned, I had an appointment with my dermatologist yesterday. He biopsied two little spots I pointed out to him. One was on my nose. And just let me tell you that anything that requires a needle prick to the nose is very painful. I'm afraid that one is going to require more when the results are received, but ...

read more
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