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November 8, 2018
A Little of Everything from Cat Patches

Yesterday ended up being a day for everything. When I went back downstairs to do some slow-stitching, the kitties were looking no more lively than they had an hour earlier. Smitty, at least, had roused himself to peer outside.


Sadie was still snuggled into her quilt.


There was about an hour to slow stitch before I needed to leave for my monthly pedicure. While I was out, I stopped off at Wholly Too Expensive Foods to see if I could score some chanterelle mushrooms. Chanterelles are a wild mushroom, and so they are only available at certain times of the ...

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A Little of Everything from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday ended up being a day for everything. When I went back downstairs to do some slow-stitching, the kitties were looking no more lively than they had an hour earlier. Smitty, at least, had roused himself to peer outside.


Sadie was still snuggled into her quilt.


There was about an hour to slow stitch before I needed to leave for my monthly pedicure. While I was out, I stopped off at Wholly Too Expensive Foods to see if I could score some chanterelle mushrooms. Chanterelles are a wild mushroom, and so they are only available at certain times of the ...

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October 19, 2018
The Beginning of Barns from Cat Patches

It was so exciting yesterday to get a start on the Appalachian Dreams quilt. Isn't it terrible to get old? You know you're old when a new embroidery project makes you want to jump up and shout, "Isn't life grand!?!" Laugh if you want. I'm not proud. But I am excited about this new project. Of course, I started with the quilt block because I was curious to see how it was going to look with the brown floss. When I finished for the morning, it looked like this.


So, I'm liking that. I worried ...

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The Beginning of Barns from ... Cat Patches

It was so exciting yesterday to get a start on the Appalachian Dreams quilt. Isn't it terrible to get old? You know you're old when a new embroidery project makes you want to jump up and shout, "Isn't life grand!?!" Laugh if you want. I'm not proud. But I am excited about this new project. Of course, I started with the quilt block because I was curious to see how it was going to look with the brown floss. When I finished for the morning, it looked like this.


So, I'm liking that. I worried ...

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October 18, 2018
Tail Feathers from ... Cat Patches

The bird is two-thirds finished now. There are just a few sections left that contain very many half square triangles, and so the remainder should go a little faster. Pretty much just the tail feathers are left to be finished. Here's where it stood when I walked away yesterday.


There are still two rows of six 36-patch sections left to do. I was hoping to get it finished by Sunday, but it will probably be more like Tuesday. I've worked on it for nearly a week straight, and it's getting tiresome. Also, my left wrist is bothering ...

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Tail Feathers from Cat Patches

The bird is two-thirds finished now. There are just a few sections left that contain very many half square triangles, and so the remainder should go a little faster. Pretty much just the tail feathers are left to be finished. Here's where it stood when I walked away yesterday.


There are still two rows of six 36-patch sections left to do. I was hoping to get it finished by Sunday, but it will probably be more like Tuesday. I've worked on it for nearly a week straight, and it's getting tiresome. Also, my left wrist is bothering ...

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September 26, 2018
The Run Around from Cat Patches

My day yesterday consisted of running all around town, which meant nothing much of interest happened at home. When I checked my camera this morning, it displayed this message: "Memory Contains no Images." I know the feeling well.

Undaunted, I went outside to walk around taking pictures of the every last blooming thing of the year. Smitty was so excited, he could barely contain himself.


He went flying around as we walked, me taking pictures, him taking a stab at climbing to the top of every tree we passed and then jumping to the ground for more running. Soon, Sadie ...

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The Run Around from ... Cat Patches

My day yesterday consisted of running all around town, which meant nothing much of interest happened at home. When I checked my camera this morning, it displayed this message: "Memory Contains no Images." I know the feeling well.

Undaunted, I went outside to walk around taking pictures of the every last blooming thing of the year. Smitty was so excited, he could barely contain himself.


He went flying around as we walked, me taking pictures, him taking a stab at climbing to the top of every tree we passed and then jumping to the ground for more running. Soon, Sadie ...

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September 25, 2018
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay from Cat Patches

Wastin' time. That was me yesterday, although I never really liked that song. It could have been my theme song for yesterday. Do you ever wake up, knowing you have all the time in the world, consider how much you're going to accomplish, and then sit around all day doing nothing? I kind of think it's the way we recharge, planned or not.

The mornings have been darker here. I took this picture this morning at around 6:30 a.m. It would have been bright sunshine in July, but the sun hadn't even cracked the horizon ...

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Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay from ... Cat Patches

Wastin' time. That was me yesterday, although I never really liked that song. It could have been my theme song for yesterday. Do you ever wake up, knowing you have all the time in the world, consider how much you're going to accomplish, and then sit around all day doing nothing? I kind of think it's the way we recharge, planned or not.

The mornings have been darker here. I took this picture this morning at around 6:30 a.m. It would have been bright sunshine in July, but the sun hadn't even cracked the horizon ...

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September 23, 2018
The Usual from Cat Patches

We're back to passing for normal around here. We briefly considered trying to fit in one more camping trip before the rain moves in for good, but then decided against it. I guess we're at home for the duration. The trailer is unpacked, and so I'm back to my usual day-to-day stuff. 

Our Sun Gold cherry tomato has been unbelievably prolific this year. First thing yesterday morning, I went out and harvested the most ripe tomatoes. I'll tell you what I did with these babies in just a minute. Aren't they pretty?


You might recall ...

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The Usual from ... Cat Patches

We're back to passing for normal around here. We briefly considered trying to fit in one more camping trip before the rain moves in for good, but then decided against it. I guess we're at home for the duration. The trailer is unpacked, and so I'm back to my usual day-to-day stuff. 

Our Sun Gold cherry tomato has been unbelievably prolific this year. First thing yesterday morning, I went out and harvested the most ripe tomatoes. I'll tell you what I did with these babies in just a minute. Aren't they pretty?


You might recall ...

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September 16, 2018
Two Little Finishes from Cat Patches

Fortunately, my shoulder pain subsided yesterday, and I was able to finish up most everything I had planned. The planning happened before the pain, and so there was a little more than I wanted to attempt. Still and all, I finished a good bit of it.

First, I finished the 9th of 12 of the Snow Globes blocks. This one is called "Cottage."


This being Sunday, I'll be linking up to


The lighting in my sewing room makes it hard to get very good pictures of these, but here are the nine I have finished so far.


After that ...

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Two Little Finishes from ... Cat Patches

Fortunately, my shoulder pain subsided yesterday, and I was able to finish up most everything I had planned. The planning happened before the pain, and so there was a little more than I wanted to attempt. Still and all, I finished a good bit of it.

First, I finished the 9th of 12 of the Snow Globes blocks. This one is called "Cottage."


This being Sunday, I'll be linking up to


The lighting in my sewing room makes it hard to get very good pictures of these, but here are the nine I have finished so far.


After that ...

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September 13, 2018
A Rainbow Day from ... Cat Patches

It was the day I set aside to work on the Rainbow Jubilee quilt, which is my Rainbow Scrap project this year. September's color is dark blue...indigo, I tell myself. We've already covered blue earlier this year. Possibly we were told "sky" blue, or something to keep us on the light side of blue. I made these blocks some time ago...


...so, as I dug through my scraps yesterday, I wondered if I would have enough to keep to the dark side. As it turns out, there were plenty, and I even used quite a few from ...

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A Rainbow Day from Cat Patches

It was the day I set aside to work on the Rainbow Jubilee quilt, which is my Rainbow Scrap project this year. September's color is dark blue...indigo, I tell myself. We've already covered blue earlier this year. Possibly we were told "sky" blue, or something to keep us on the light side of blue. I made these blocks some time ago...


...so, as I dug through my scraps yesterday, I wondered if I would have enough to keep to the dark side. As it turns out, there were plenty, and I even used quite a few from ...

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September 11, 2018
Manicanning from ... Cat Patches

Do you remember your most recent new vocabulary word, "Franticanning?" Well, today's new word is on the canning spectrum. A season of canning begins simply enough, but then progresses to "franticanning" and on to its final stages of "Manicanning." This is what happens when one becomes crazed by canning. This season more than 230 lids were used...a new Three Cats Ranch world record. Here's yesterday's bounty:


You see before you 4 more quarts of pasta sauce, 5 more pints of salsa and 6 pints of plain ol' tomatoes.

As for the plain ol' tomatoes, I've ...

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Manicanning from Cat Patches

Do you remember your most recent new vocabulary word, "Franticanning?" Well, today's new word is on the canning spectrum. A season of canning begins simply enough, but then progresses to "franticanning" and on to its final stages of "Manicanning." This is what happens when one becomes crazed by canning. This season more than 230 lids were used...a new Three Cats Ranch world record. Here's yesterday's bounty:


You see before you 4 more quarts of pasta sauce, 5 more pints of salsa and 6 pints of plain ol' tomatoes.

As for the plain ol' tomatoes, I've ...

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September 5, 2018
Winding Down Summer from Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was heading out on a day of many stops. It's my least favorite kind of day...a day spent in the car, heading here and there, accomplishing nothing at home. And there's no place I'd rather be than home. Being away from home makes me tired and cranky.

My first stop was to drop off two quilts for the Northwest Quilter's Expo, scheduled for the end of the month. That took positively forEVER because the woman checking in my quilts couldn't find my name on any of ...

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Winding Down Summer from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was heading out on a day of many stops. It's my least favorite kind of day...a day spent in the car, heading here and there, accomplishing nothing at home. And there's no place I'd rather be than home. Being away from home makes me tired and cranky.

My first stop was to drop off two quilts for the Northwest Quilter's Expo, scheduled for the end of the month. That took positively forEVER because the woman checking in my quilts couldn't find my name on any of ...

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