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August 1, 2020
August, Actually, and a Reveal from Cat Patches

Welcome to the last full month of summer. The year seems tediously slow, and surprisingly fast all at the same time. My mind has me stuck back in March when our winter trip grew weird with toilet paper and hand sanitizer shortages, and folks giving one another a wide berth as the virus spread across the country. We ended up cutting our trip short and heading for home. The months since then have passed in a blur. Speaking of blur:



The weather cooled off some yesterday, and we were able to shut off the A/C and open some windows ...

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August, Actually, and a Reveal from ... Cat Patches

Welcome to the last full month of summer. The year seems tediously slow, and surprisingly fast all at the same time. My mind has me stuck back in March when our winter trip grew weird with toilet paper and hand sanitizer shortages, and folks giving one another a wide berth as the virus spread across the country. We ended up cutting our trip short and heading for home. The months since then have passed in a blur. Speaking of blur:



The weather cooled off some yesterday, and we were able to shut off the A/C and open some windows ...

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June 12, 2020
Lots o' Pots from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it was a day for repotting the tomatoes into their largest pots of the season yesterday. Mission accomplished.



This is the first year I've ordered live plants from Territorial Seeds, which is a local company. I like getting seeds and plants from them because they are grown in Oregon, and suitable for our local climate. With farmer's markets closed, it seemed like a good time to give it a try. These tomatoes are doing great! I only just received them less than a month ago, and repotting them, I noticed the ...

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Lots o' Pots from Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it was a day for repotting the tomatoes into their largest pots of the season yesterday. Mission accomplished.



This is the first year I've ordered live plants from Territorial Seeds, which is a local company. I like getting seeds and plants from them because they are grown in Oregon, and suitable for our local climate. With farmer's markets closed, it seemed like a good time to give it a try. These tomatoes are doing great! I only just received them less than a month ago, and repotting them, I noticed the ...

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June 10, 2020
Slow Stitching on a Rainy Day from Cat Patches

We're pretty tired of the rain here at the Three Cats Ranch. Even kitties have had enough. It gets in the way of their squirrel hunting adventures, don't you know. A rainy day is always a good day for sewing and cooking though, and that's how yesterday was spent.


The first order of business was to finish off the left side of the Appalachian Memories block.


Slow stitching is always done with the assistance of my little cat. She ensures that my lap stays warm and my heart stays full while I'm working on an embroidery ...

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Slow Stitching on a Rainy Day from ... Cat Patches

We're pretty tired of the rain here at the Three Cats Ranch. Even kitties have had enough. It gets in the way of their squirrel hunting adventures, don't you know. A rainy day is always a good day for sewing and cooking though, and that's how yesterday was spent.


The first order of business was to finish off the left side of the Appalachian Memories block.


Slow stitching is always done with the assistance of my little cat. She ensures that my lap stays warm and my heart stays full while I'm working on an embroidery ...

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June 9, 2020
Purple Has Its Day from ... Cat Patches

We're in the middle of a couple of weeks of rain. It looks as if summer will come in looking an awful lot like spring. It didn't stop the new clematis from unfurling its petals, however. I'm hoping the temperatures will warm a little and it will decide to open up all the way.



In the herb garden, I finally had enough sage blossoms to give the sage blossom vinegar a try. I'd picked as many as I could find a few days ago, and they were chilling in the fridge. Yesterday, I picked around twice ...

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Purple Has Its Day from Cat Patches

We're in the middle of a couple of weeks of rain. It looks as if summer will come in looking an awful lot like spring. It didn't stop the new clematis from unfurling its petals, however. I'm hoping the temperatures will warm a little and it will decide to open up all the way.



In the herb garden, I finally had enough sage blossoms to give the sage blossom vinegar a try. I'd picked as many as I could find a few days ago, and they were chilling in the fridge. Yesterday, I picked around twice ...

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May 31, 2020
Skull Fabric Postcard from Meena Schaldenbrand









The skull theme cotton fabric postcard has lame eyes with flower beads.

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August 12, 2017
Cherrywood Fabrics Van Gogh challenge - a finish! from Closet Quilter

I have really enjoyed seeing the last two challenges hosted by Cherrywood Fabrics.  There was the Wicked challenge (see pics HERE) and last year, the Lion King challenge was phenomenal!


Lion King Cherrywood Challenge at Road 2 CA

While at Road to California in January, I was intrigued with the idea of entering this year's challenge - inspired by Van Gogh.  But I don't think I actually purchased the fabric bundle until QuiltCon in February.  I lacked the confidence and was worried about lack of time as well.  In the end, the colors won me over.  Who could resist the lovely blues??

In true "Jen form", I ...

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