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October 23, 2020
Lots of Sewing from Cat Patches

We got through our grocery shopping trip without too much trouble yesterday. I'll never forgive my grocery store...one of those mega marts...for moving the cat food to the far end of the store. It's their way of forcing pet owners to walk through the whole store, presumably picking up non-list items along the way, before they can finish their grocery shopping. Walmart does this too, and that's only one reason I dislike Walmart. Anyway...we didn't need cat food yesterday, and so our mileage was less. And this begs the question...why move the ...

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Lots of Sewing from ... Cat Patches

We got through our grocery shopping trip without too much trouble yesterday. I'll never forgive my grocery store...one of those mega marts...for moving the cat food to the far end of the store. It's their way of forcing pet owners to walk through the whole store, presumably picking up non-list items along the way, before they can finish their grocery shopping. Walmart does this too, and that's only one reason I dislike Walmart. Anyway...we didn't need cat food yesterday, and so our mileage was less. And this begs the question...why move the ...

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October 22, 2020
Busy, Busy from Romany Quilting

I’ve been busy in the kitchen today, preparing meals for our upcoming three day weekend away in the caravan.  So what have I made?  Asparagus quiche for a start, made with fresh new season asparagus, that should do us for a meal or two.  Then some bacon and egg bites,  a recipe I found on BBC Food,  some of these had double yolk eggs.  Very  tasty too, and will do for lunches while we are away. It’s always handy to have some easy meals prepared, and  I made a date loaf as well. 

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Baking for the weekend

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October 20, 2020
Grocery Pick Up from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I don’t live where I can get groceries delivered. I probably never will unless someone decides to start delivering to this area because, as I’ve said over and over, and probably say all night during my sleep . . I am never moving again! When COVID first got bad, Vince and I didn’t go out...

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October 18, 2020
Packets of Mixes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

How often do I mention using packets of mixes? I don’t think very often but maybe/hopefully I’m wrong because I sure have a lot of it. There are a couple of pressure cooker recipes that I use a packet of seasoning/mix but other than that .. why do I have all this. If you need...

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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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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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Pulled Pork Baked Potato from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

A couple of days ago as I was putting away jars of home canned food, there was a case of pints of pulled pork. We had smoked a couple of pork butts, I shredded the meat with forks, added a bit of a vinegary sauce and canned quite a few pints. It has been so...

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Keep the Quilts Coming from The Quilt Quine

The rate at which customer quilts are coming in proves that Christmas is looming! I am not doing any in-person tuition or DIY quilts but I am able to offer simple all-over quilting and binding if requested. This week I have managed to complete 4 quilts for a Welsh customer and have got a really big denim one ready to do for a new client. Nessie thinks she is being helpful by trying to attack any wadding that hangs down or by attempting to chew the zips while I try to attach the backing.

I finished the binding on the ...

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Busier Day Than I Planned....We Know How That Goes....... from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up early. I started out with waiting to see when Patrick would get up. I listened to my book, "The Cat Who Brought Down the House." I love the Cat Who books. I've been listening to the ones I missed. I even have the first book on hold so I can listen to it again. It's the one that tells how all this started. This book said, "25 years" have gone by. So, I was wondering if she had been writing all those books over 25 plus years. 

Then it was time to run ...

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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 14, 2020
Meals for One from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

While I don’t mind being in MO alone, everything is so different without Vince here. We’re a “team” and there are things I do for him and things he does for me and a lot of those things I think we don’t even think about til we’re alone. Vince is the one always wanting the...

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October 13, 2020
The Gingerbread Pans from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Not the gingerbread man . . the gingerbread pans!

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October 12, 2020
Pumpkin Gingerbread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Here’s the recipe for the pumpkin gingerbread that I mentioned the other day. The post is from 2009, the image there isn’t working but here it is. I’ve been making this recipe for over a decade. I think it’s a good one! I’ll be making it this evening for the movers, who should arrive here...

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October 11, 2020
Busy Day from ... Cat Patches

We had such a nice visit with the family yesterday evening. For birthdays back in May, there was a question whether I could get a prime rib roast for our birthday feast. Erik and Mae scored a big one at Costco. It was practically the whole side of beef, and we ended up cutting it into four pieces, as I recall. Then, my own local grocery store came through with the one I'd ordered up, and so we had prime rib coming out of our ears. I'd frozen all the ones we didn't use, and so we ...

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Busy Day from Cat Patches

We had such a nice visit with the family yesterday evening. For birthdays back in May, there was a question whether I could get a prime rib roast for our birthday feast. Erik and Mae scored a big one at Costco. It was practically the whole side of beef, and we ended up cutting it into four pieces, as I recall. Then, my own local grocery store came through with the one I'd ordered up, and so we had prime rib coming out of our ears. I'd frozen all the ones we didn't use, and so we ...

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Autumn Jubilee Cookish from From My Carolina Home

We are cooking today for #AutumnJubilee2020 with a wonderful Oriental inspired recipe that goes together easily and fast.  The whole idea behind Cookish, the new cookbook from Milk Street, is simple ingredients that are just thrown together.


From the publisher – “These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), make it easy to be a great cook — the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time. In each of these recipes, big flavors and simple techniques transform pantry staples, common proteins, or centerpiece vegetables into a delicious meal. And ...

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