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February 28, 2021
QuiltCon Together: Class #4 and the Mini Swap from The Cozy Quilter

Once I got started on my "Put a Ring On It" quilt (one of my classes at QuiltCon), I just wanted to keep sewing until I finished the quilt top.  I sewed while I listened to panel discussions and some of the lectures.  I have to admit that trying to do two things at once led to a few mistakes which meant my trusty seam ripper saw some action this week...  Here is my finished quilt top.  I need to pick out some backing from my stash and figure out how I am going to quilt this wallhanging. 


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February 27, 2021
Suddenly Saturday from Cat Patches

We're less than a week from heading home now. Yesterday we spent some time talking about whether to head straight home or make a stop off in Death Valley along the way. The campgrounds in Death Valley were closed when we started our trip, and so we didn't get to make our annual stop at our favorite national park. It seems like a good place to stop for a day or two before we begin the trek home, although nothing has been decided yet. Monday, Mike and I will be eligible for our vaccines in Oregon. I'm ...

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Suddenly Saturday from ... Cat Patches

We're less than a week from heading home now. Yesterday we spent some time talking about whether to head straight home or make a stop off in Death Valley along the way. The campgrounds in Death Valley were closed when we started our trip, and so we didn't get to make our annual stop at our favorite national park. It seems like a good place to stop for a day or two before we begin the trek home, although nothing has been decided yet. Monday, Mike and I will be eligible for our vaccines in Oregon. I'm ...

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February 26, 2021
Early Start from ... Cat Patches

It was a grocery day today, and so we were up and out early. Now, just after 11:00 a.m., we're good to go for at least another week. I'm hoping we can avoid grocery shopping again before we get home, but that's probably overly optimistic. It's another two weeks, I'm guessing, before we're back at the Three Cats Ranch.

Yesterday was a leisurely morning. We had lunch planned, but we weren't meeting up with our friends until 1:00 p.m. It meant a slow morning. I stitched yesterday's inchy ...

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Early Start from Cat Patches

It was a grocery day today, and so we were up and out early. Now, just after 11:00 a.m., we're good to go for at least another week. I'm hoping we can avoid grocery shopping again before we get home, but that's probably overly optimistic. It's another two weeks, I'm guessing, before we're back at the Three Cats Ranch.

Yesterday was a leisurely morning. We had lunch planned, but we weren't meeting up with our friends until 1:00 p.m. It meant a slow morning. I stitched yesterday's inchy ...

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embroidered samples [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered samples

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a new piece with white thread and taking stock from Karen Ann Ruane

a new embroidered piece and taking stock of my samples

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February 25, 2021
Hopeful Flowers Week 4 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It has been nice focusing on flowers while many of us have had nothing but cold, snowy weather. Here in Germany, we are experiencing a bit of spring weather, and the snowdrops and crocuses are starting to show their faces. I (Kara) can't believe we are on our last flower in this stitch along!

This week's block is one of my favorites—mainly because it has the cast-on stitch as the center focal point. The cast-on stitch can be a little tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you can do so many things with it ...

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life is short you're capable from Charm About You

Life is short You're Capable hand embroidered on decorative pillow with tassels in the corners of the pillow and loose ribbon and thread spool next to it

I made a thing! The original plan was for this to be a pincushion but I like it too much to stick pins in it, so it's a decorative little pillow. I like just having it around, a nice reminder and message to myself.

I designed this embroidery pattern as a companion to my You're Capable cushion/mini quilt pattern, which was inspired by Gwen Stefani lyrics and created to give empowerment.

Life is short You're Capable embroidered on dot fabric with needle and thread still there and needle resting on a stork needle minder

It was a quick stitch, using couching with double strands and a single stand, and 3 strands for the back stitch with Aurifloss in # ???. It was ...

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looking for inspiration in my happy cloth [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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happy cloth from Karen Ann Ruane

hand embroidered silk cloth

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February 24, 2021
More Stitching from Cat Patches

We had a nice lunch with our friends yesterday afternoon. It's always good to get together and catch up. Mike's sister will be visiting today, and we'll be heading out to the Oceanside Pier with her. We have meets with friends set up for Thursday, Friday, and Monday as well, so we've turned into social butterflies. It was the point of coming here. We're being very careful in our meet-ups, maintaining distance and wearing masks when we can't. Several of our friends have already been vaccinated, and so the risk is somewhat less. We ...

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More Stitching from ... Cat Patches

We had a nice lunch with our friends yesterday afternoon. It's always good to get together and catch up. Mike's sister will be visiting today, and we'll be heading out to the Oceanside Pier with her. We have meets with friends set up for Thursday, Friday, and Monday as well, so we've turned into social butterflies. It was the point of coming here. We're being very careful in our meet-ups, maintaining distance and wearing masks when we can't. Several of our friends have already been vaccinated, and so the risk is somewhat less. We ...

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sampling embroidery stitches [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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sampling embroidery stitches

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sample, sample sample. from Karen Ann Ruane

sampling stitch

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Chickens And Pigs Finished. from Sunburnt Quilts

Yippee! My Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs quilt has made it to the finish line. It has been a lovely quilt to work on and I am now looking forward to catching up with Anni Downs next design.

Quilting done and binding finished.

Lots of fun, quirky blocks in this quilt. They are all entertaining but here are a couple of favourites.

I think a quirky quilt needs a fun backing as well, so I chose these bicycles.

And to finish it off I used a blue batik for the binding, similar in colour to some of the wool used ...

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February 23, 2021
A Sewing Day from ... Cat Patches

 The day started out easily enough. Sadie roasted her tummy furs in the morning sunshine. Can we all paws for a moment and decry the sad, sad life of the RV cat? Shameful, isn't it?


As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to make another mask for myself. It didn't take long...


Now here's the thing...I only barely had enough fabric to make this mask. I'm using up the last bit of that camper fabric. It's been used in several quilts already. And I wanted to get the directional print oriented so that it was ...

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A Sewing Day from Cat Patches

 The day started out easily enough. Sadie roasted her tummy furs in the morning sunshine. Can we all paws for a moment and decry the sad, sad life of the RV cat? Shameful, isn't it?


As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to make another mask for myself. It didn't take long...


Now here's the thing...I only barely had enough fabric to make this mask. I'm using up the last bit of that camper fabric. It's been used in several quilts already. And I wanted to get the directional print oriented so that it was ...

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Hopeful Flowers Week 3 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

After a two-week break, we are ready to jump back in to our Hopeful Flowers Stitch Along. It has been great to see all the progress that has been posted in our Facebook group—especially when we see how you have been putting your own touches on these little patterns. This week we are going to be focusing on the turquoise flower.


This block has some interesting stitches that create a lot of texture—the Palestrina, wheat ear, Cretan, and seed stitch. While they look complicated, we think you will love these stitches once you get the hang of them ...

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February 22, 2021
Palomar Mountain from ... Cat Patches

There was no sewing yesterday, although I did start the day by stitching my inchy. This was another devoted to fly stitch.



This morning's is already stitched too. This one is devoted to feather stitch.


But let's just back up to yesterday, shall we? We decided to take a drive out to the Palomar Observatory. You can read more about it at that link, but the most important thing to know about it is that it was, in its day, the largest telescope of its kind. Wikipedia tells us:

The 200-inch telescope is named after astronomer and telescope ...

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