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April 16, 2024
Quilt Shop: Hickory Hill Quilts; Hot Springs, Arkansas from ... Cat Patches

Good afternoon, my friends. We've had a good day here at the state park. I'll tell you about this morning's hike in tomorrow's post. For now, I want to back up and tell you about the quilt shop. We needed to kill some time between checking out of the Hot Springs KOA and checking in at the state park. A quilt shop seems to me to be the perfect way to kill some time. I selected this one for its proximity and for its large parking lot. Since we'd checked out of the RV park ...

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Quilt Shop: Hickory Hill Quilts; Hot Springs, Arkansas from Cat Patches

Good afternoon, my friends. We've had a good day here at the state park. I'll tell you about this morning's hike in tomorrow's post. For now, I want to back up and tell you about the quilt shop. We needed to kill some time between checking out of the Hot Springs KOA and checking in at the state park. A quilt shop seems to me to be the perfect way to kill some time. I selected this one for its proximity and for its large parking lot. Since we'd checked out of the RV park ...

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Petit Jean State Park; Morrilton, Arkansas from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We've moved along to Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton, Arkansas. When I plan trips, I'm using this book to choose the best state parks in a given state. 


Originally, I had one other park selected (Mt. Magazine), but decided against it when this trip got too darned long. There's always so much to see on a road trip like this one, and never enough time. We're here for two more nights. It's supposed to start raining around lunch time, and so we're going to try to get out early ...

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Petit Jean State Park; Morrilton, Arkansas from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We've moved along to Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton, Arkansas. When I plan trips, I'm using this book to choose the best state parks in a given state. 


Originally, I had one other park selected (Mt. Magazine), but decided against it when this trip got too darned long. There's always so much to see on a road trip like this one, and never enough time. We're here for two more nights. It's supposed to start raining around lunch time, and so we're going to try to get out early ...

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Enjoying Embroidery Today from Quilting My Way

 Patrick went golfing and I got a few things done before Sandy came over. We decided to get together today even though the others couldn't make it. I didn't want to drive to the grange, so I asked her over. 

We sat and worked on our Goldwork. 

I was surprised at how pretty this is coming. I worked on the beads in the first berry and then the goldwork on the second berry. Once those were done, Sandy and I liked the idea of using the goldwork in green for the stems.  I think it looks a lot ...

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April 15, 2024
Hot Springs National Park: Part One from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's our last morning in Hot Springs. We'll be moving along later this morning, heading to Morrilton, Arkansas, and Petite Jean State Park. We have three nights at our next stop, and we're hoping to see a big waterfall and to do some hiking. The weather is looking a little iffy for one of our days, and so we'll have to see how it goes when the time comes.

For now, I want to tell you about our visit to Hot Springs National Park. First, however, let's get an update on ...

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Hot Springs National Park: Part One from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's our last morning in Hot Springs. We'll be moving along later this morning, heading to Morrilton, Arkansas, and Petite Jean State Park. We have three nights at our next stop, and we're hoping to see a big waterfall and to do some hiking. The weather is looking a little iffy for one of our days, and so we'll have to see how it goes when the time comes.

For now, I want to tell you about our visit to Hot Springs National Park. First, however, let's get an update on ...

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April 11, 2024
May Have Overdone It Today from Quilting My Way

 This morning, I slept in, and it felt good. I played on my tablet for a while. 

Then it was time for my embroidery class. I wasn't sure if I could do it, but I did. I really love how the goldwork is done. 

We worked on the berries first. I learned how to twist a cord. Trouble was, it untwisted. That the bottom berries. I wasn't too worried about it. Then we had to "mark" the second berry for the goldwork to be worked in. 

I have it marked and worked on the top area of the ...

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April 10, 2024
Grapevine, Texas from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I hope you slept well. We find ourselves in Grapevine, Texas, this morning. It looks like a fun town to snoop around.


Backing up to our departure from Whitney yesterday, I had plenty of time for some slow stitching. The kitten's head is finished.


Now I've moved my hoop to encompass most of the body.


That's where I'll pick it up today sometime. 

We waited as long as we thought we should in order to arrive at check-in time in Grapevine. I didn't take many pictures yesterday because it rained most ...

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Grapevine, Texas from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I hope you slept well. We find ourselves in Grapevine, Texas, this morning. It looks like a fun town to snoop around.


Backing up to our departure from Whitney yesterday, I had plenty of time for some slow stitching. The kitten's head is finished.


Now I've moved my hoop to encompass most of the body.


That's where I'll pick it up today sometime. 

We waited as long as we thought we should in order to arrive at check-in time in Grapevine. I didn't take many pictures yesterday because it rained most ...

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Keep Hoping This Will Be Over...... from Quilting My Way

 This morning Patrick was up and out the door for golfing. I slept in. I wasn't in the mood to get up. 

I finally got up and just sat playing games. I was able to get my chart done as well. I need to make that up on the computer and send it to my PT for my heart nurse. 

Patrick got home and I pulled out the quilts to label them. One of them I don't know who made it, so it won't be labeled till I do. 

This one was from Stitch'N Peace. They ...

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April 9, 2024
Seeing the Light from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends! So y'all are probably wanting to know if the clouds cleared so we could see the eclipse. I'm as happy as I can be to report that we did! It happened in the sweetest spot of a break in the clouds. When I left you yesterday, it was all clouded over, and we despaired about being able to see anything. 

The eclipse wasn't supposed to begin in our area until around 12:38 p.m. I had a few things I wanted to do in the morning. At the top of my list ...

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Seeing the Light from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends! So y'all are probably wanting to know if the clouds cleared so we could see the eclipse. I'm as happy as I can be to report that we did! It happened in the sweetest spot of a break in the clouds. When I left you yesterday, it was all clouded over, and we despaired about being able to see anything. 

The eclipse wasn't supposed to begin in our area until around 12:38 p.m. I had a few things I wanted to do in the morning. At the top of my list ...

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Design sheet. 2. from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidering a design sheet

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I Tried To Behaving - Really I Did! from Quilting My Way

This morning Patrick went golfing and I got up just before he left. I wanted to play the game early because of the time they had the challenge. 

I then decided I wanted to help with laundry, so I carried a load 3 times to the washing machine. I let Patrick know it was he's after that. Then I pulled out a quilt to put a label on. 


 I labeled this one and wanted to do one more but Sandy and Jeannette were coming to see me today. 

Sandy and Jeannette arrived around 1 pm. It was so good ...

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April 8, 2024
Design sheet from Karen Ann Ruane

textile/surface design

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April 7, 2024
Solar Eclipse 2024 from Quilting and More...

No, I won’t be able to see the total eclipse tomorrow; I don’t live in the right place, and I won’t be traveling to get there. That’s okay; I’ll see a partial one, and that’s fine. Still, this eclipse is big news! One of the machine embroidery sites I like made a commemorative design for […]

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Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're hanging out here in Georgetown until after lunch. Our next stop in Whitney, Texas, is just about 120 miles down the road. Check-in there isn't until 3:00 p.m. We don't need to leave our spot in Georgetown until 2:00 p.m., and so it all works out. We can take our time this morning. We've had breakfast. I've played all my word games. Now I'm checking in with you guys, and then I can do some slow-stitching. It's going to be a low-key morning, despite ...

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Wildflowers: Up Close and Personal from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're hanging out here in Georgetown until after lunch. Our next stop in Whitney, Texas, is just about 120 miles down the road. Check-in there isn't until 3:00 p.m. We don't need to leave our spot in Georgetown until 2:00 p.m., and so it all works out. We can take our time this morning. We've had breakfast. I've played all my word games. Now I'm checking in with you guys, and then I can do some slow-stitching. It's going to be a low-key morning, despite ...

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French knots and silk velvet from Karen Ann Ruane

French knots and silk velvet

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