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September 25, 2020
Cooking and Quilting from ... Cat Patches

Not as much was accomplished yesterday as I'd hoped, but I still have some things to show for my day's activities. I'll admit I took my cues from Sadie. When I went downstairs after writing yesterday's post, I found her ensconced in Mike's lap, looking very comfortable.


Matthew called early (for him). He wondered if he could come by to work on his van. Of course! we said. That kind of threw my morning off, although I can't say it was Matthew's fault. Any excuse to slug around, you know. When I got ...

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Cooking and Quilting from Cat Patches

Not as much was accomplished yesterday as I'd hoped, but I still have some things to show for my day's activities. I'll admit I took my cues from Sadie. When I went downstairs after writing yesterday's post, I found her ensconced in Mike's lap, looking very comfortable.


Matthew called early (for him). He wondered if he could come by to work on his van. Of course! we said. That kind of threw my morning off, although I can't say it was Matthew's fault. Any excuse to slug around, you know. When I got ...

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Harvest Corn with Recipes from From My Carolina Home

I have a lovely friend that called to say she had just picked a load of corn right out of the fields from a local farmer friend of hers.  She was on a road near my home, and wanted to know if I would like a dozen ears.  Well, yes I would!  As she brought them up to the veranda, she told me that there may be some critters in the top ends as this farmer did not use any pesticides.  All organically grown corn!

Harvest Corn at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I was glad that she warned me.  I pulled the husks off the ears outside ...

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September 23, 2020
Okra & Tomatoes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We often eat okra & tomatoes. The other day a reader sent me a link to The Mediterranean Dish’s okra & tomato recipe. I get her recipes in my email but have not been looking at them much lately so I appreciated that a reader noticed the okra recipe and sent it to me. I...

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Keeping Calm and Carrying On from Cat Patches

The past couple of weeks have been stressful. There's certainly enough in newspaper headlines to scare anyone. Add in a fire near one's home with an evacuation of several days' length, and you have a level of stress that requires a little recovery time. It was an exhausting effort to stay positive while we were evacuated. After yesterday's grocery shopping trip...pretty easy as those things go...my energy was tapped out, and I took a good long nap. By 2:00, grocery shopping was the only thing accomplished for the day. Eventually, I decided some slow-stitching ...

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Keeping Calm and Carrying On from ... Cat Patches

The past couple of weeks have been stressful. There's certainly enough in newspaper headlines to scare anyone. Add in a fire near one's home with an evacuation of several days' length, and you have a level of stress that requires a little recovery time. It was an exhausting effort to stay positive while we were evacuated. After yesterday's grocery shopping trip...pretty easy as those things go...my energy was tapped out, and I took a good long nap. By 2:00, grocery shopping was the only thing accomplished for the day. Eventually, I decided some slow-stitching ...

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September 21, 2020
Everything Went Wrong from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning I started to can the Burritos in a Jar. I knew I had everything I needed . . but I didn’t know that some of it was already packed and neither of us had a clue where it was. Where’s the Rice? I buy rice in a 10 pound bag and I always...

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September 20, 2020
Burritos in a Jar from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My friend, Dianne, who is an amazing canner, sent me a recipe or “Burritos in a Jar”. Of course, I had to make them . . today! I was debating about whether I should do it — more jars to move. Vince said “I’d rather move full jars than empty jars.” Not sure about that...

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Corny from ... Cat Patches

Blue skies! We can breathe again! (Breathing is a very important ingredient to a happy life.)


The kitties are enjoying life at home again too. They were out for us while we did our outside chores. Sadie thought she saw something off in the trees.

Smitty! There's a mouse over there. I heard it scurrying through the leaves. Just follow my pointer nose, and you'll see what I'm talking about.


It was the wind, Sadie. You're going to have to learn to listen for their itty bitty feet steps. There is nothing there.


Are you sure ...

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Corny from Cat Patches

Blue skies! We can breathe again! (Breathing is a very important ingredient to a happy life.)


The kitties are enjoying life at home again too. They were out for us while we did our outside chores. Sadie thought she saw something off in the trees.

Smitty! There's a mouse over there. I heard it scurrying through the leaves. Just follow my pointer nose, and you'll see what I'm talking about.


It was the wind, Sadie. You're going to have to learn to listen for their itty bitty feet steps. There is nothing there.


Are you sure ...

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September 18, 2020
Garden from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The garden has really come back to life after the rain a couple of weeks ago. This morning I went out to cut okra and ended up with a few tomatillos, one cucumber, a few jalapeno peppers, more asparagus and some small bell peppers. I’ve been trying to eat out of the freezers. I have...

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More Sauce & Hexies from Quilts....etc.

The tomatoes just ripen so fast the last couple days it was amazing – I decided to do one more batch of Marinara Sauce – recipe is on the top tool bar to the right –  this time I changed it up a little and instead of doing the boiling water bath to loosen the […]

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MO Sourdough Bread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I made the bread using the starter I brought back from MO. Last night Vince asked if it was ok to cut it and I said “sure” but wasn’t thinking about the taste being different. Right off the bat, he asked what was different .. said it tasted really good and that the sourdough...

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September 16, 2020
A Little Routine from Cat Patches

It was a little less crazy and lazy yesterday. Some things were actually accomplished. I think today will be even better. Throwing a monkey wrench into yesterday's activities was a short trip to the grocery store. We needed to go to the post office and so we went to the grocery store just to have some fun. When I say "we," I mean both of us. The fifth wheel is parked in such a way that I can't get my Jeep out of the garage, and there is no way on this green earth that I'm driving ...

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A Little Routine from ... Cat Patches

It was a little less crazy and lazy yesterday. Some things were actually accomplished. I think today will be even better. Throwing a monkey wrench into yesterday's activities was a short trip to the grocery store. We needed to go to the post office and so we went to the grocery store just to have some fun. When I say "we," I mean both of us. The fifth wheel is parked in such a way that I can't get my Jeep out of the garage, and there is no way on this green earth that I'm driving ...

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One More Block from Quilts....etc.

I thought it was about time to get the block off the cutting table that I had cut several days ago and get it off the table – so both red blocks are now done for August – way earlier than the last couple months when I was getting them done just a couple days […]

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September 15, 2020
Missouri Sourdough from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m not a sourdough expert. You do realize I can talk a good talk but I don’t know a lot about anything, right? So, don’t ever put much stock in what I’m saying . . but I’ve read that sourdough will take on local yeast and the flavor/taste can change, depending on its “habitat”. I...

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September 13, 2020
Breakfast from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday Addie woke up and I asked her if she wanted cereal. She thought for a minute and said “I think I’d like grits, sausage and biscuits.” I love how she says what she wants! If I didn’t want to make that, she would have been fine with cereal but I had sausage and grits...

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The Unknown from The Quilt Quine

I had 2 customer big quilts this week that each required 2 days of automated quilting. One was a quilt that I have done before, UK part-work magazine quilt that takes 2 years,  almost £400.00 in subscription fees, without backing, wadding and finishing costs! It just goes to show how much money and time could be saved by joint a group or guild that could offer friendly advice to novice quilters.

The other project that I undertook was sewing up a boiled wool coat – I have had the fabric and pattern for a few years but always put it ...

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A little slow Knitting from Romany Quilting

Perhaps you recall the pair of hand knitted blue socks I completed recently?  Although these socks took me forever to knit, it didn’t take me too long at all to finish this “baby beanie” with the little bit of wool left over.  And that didn’t take me very long at all!  This will go in the bag for the next time I make a donation to Foster Hope charity.

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Baby blue beanie

Another recent finish was a little baby bunny toy.  However, I had trouble working out the instructions for the head and ears, so had to fudge ...

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