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January 19, 2022
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve from Cat Patches

When I last wrote, we were hoping to visit the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in La Jolla, California. The weather was looking iffy, and so I asked everyone to cross their fingers and hope for the best. And YOU GUYS CAME THROUGH!

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve from ... Cat Patches

When I last wrote, we were hoping to visit the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in La Jolla, California. The weather was looking iffy, and so I asked everyone to cross their fingers and hope for the best. And YOU GUYS CAME THROUGH!

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January 17, 2022
Every Blooming Thing in the RV Park from Cat Patches

The kitties switched places for their morning naps yesterday. Smitty stretched out on his window hammock.


Sadie decided the catio was the place to be.


Inside, I was busy putting together an Orange Upside-down Cake. We had dinner with friends last night, and I brought dessert. This was made from some oranges from their trees, but I purchased the one blood orange at the grocery store. 


I was a little worried about this when I flipped the pan upside-down and removed it. There was quite a bit of orange juice from the blood oranges, and I worried the cake would ...

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Every Blooming Thing in the RV Park from ... Cat Patches

The kitties switched places for their morning naps yesterday. Smitty stretched out on his window hammock.


Sadie decided the catio was the place to be.


Inside, I was busy putting together an Orange Upside-down Cake. We had dinner with friends last night, and I brought dessert. This was made from some oranges from their trees, but I purchased the one blood orange at the grocery store. 


I was a little worried about this when I flipped the pan upside-down and removed it. There was quite a bit of orange juice from the blood oranges, and I worried the cake would ...

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January 14, 2022
Getting Ready to Stitch from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned yesterday, we had grocery shopping to do. We first stopped off to get our beloved Egg McMuffins. With our dually truck it's sometimes difficult to negotiate sharp turns in a drive through lane, and so we generally go inside for this. This is true especially when we're traveling and only trying a particular drive-through for the first time. 

So we drive up to the local McDonald's and there is a sign in the window that says...and I'm quoting the fonts here:

DINING ROOM NOW OPEN!

"Great!" we say. So we don our ...

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Getting Ready to Stitch from Cat Patches

As I mentioned yesterday, we had grocery shopping to do. We first stopped off to get our beloved Egg McMuffins. With our dually truck it's sometimes difficult to negotiate sharp turns in a drive through lane, and so we generally go inside for this. This is true especially when we're traveling and only trying a particular drive-through for the first time. 

So we drive up to the local McDonald's and there is a sign in the window that says...and I'm quoting the fonts here:

DINING ROOM NOW OPEN!

"Great!" we say. So we don our ...

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January 13, 2022
Triple Treat from Cat Patches

My dear friend Debi and I had a great FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) yesterday. And, if you're like me, you know there's nothing better than a good FART. Debi and I have been friends for a long time, but we don't often get good one-on-one time together, and so the shopping was only one part of the nice day we spent together.

We started at Quilter's Cottage in Fallbrook, California. I first visited Quilter's Cottage way back in March, 2018. That was before the pandemic. (Have you noticed yourself marking time as BP and ...

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Triple Treat from ... Cat Patches

My dear friend Debi and I had a great FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) yesterday. And, if you're like me, you know there's nothing better than a good FART. Debi and I have been friends for a long time, but we don't often get good one-on-one time together, and so the shopping was only one part of the nice day we spent together.

We started at Quilter's Cottage in Fallbrook, California. I first visited Quilter's Cottage way back in March, 2018. That was before the pandemic. (Have you noticed yourself marking time as BP and ...

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December 31, 2021
2021: The Year in Review from ... Cat Patches


Have you started the countdown yet? Nah...me neither. I'm sure I'll be in my jammies sleeping at midnight. The days of staying up to watch the clock turn 12:00 are long past. We try to stay quiet these days. We wouldn't want to hurt ourselves, you know. And, honestly, 2022 has to be a better year, doesn't it?

It was kind of a slow day here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch (TTCR) yesterday. The weather was nice though...into the 50's, I think, and sunshine for most of the day. The KOA ...

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2021: The Year in Review from Cat Patches


Have you started the countdown yet? Nah...me neither. I'm sure I'll be in my jammies sleeping at midnight. The days of staying up to watch the clock turn 12:00 are long past. We try to stay quiet these days. We wouldn't want to hurt ourselves, you know. And, honestly, 2022 has to be a better year, doesn't it?

It was kind of a slow day here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch (TTCR) yesterday. The weather was nice though...into the 50's, I think, and sunshine for most of the day. The KOA ...

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December 29, 2021
Short, Brisk Hike from ... Cat Patches

When I left you yesterday, I was bound and determined we would get out for a walk. My determination faltered a few times as I sunk deeper and deeper into the couch. I'd hoped for some sunshine, but it wasn't meant to be. It looked cold and dreary. 

Mike had to run a couple of errands on his own. I stayed behind, which meant I was still in my pajamas at 11:00 a.m. The kitties were no help at all.

And all of that to say when Mike returned, and after lunch, we went. It was ...

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Short, Brisk Hike from Cat Patches

When I left you yesterday, I was bound and determined we would get out for a walk. My determination faltered a few times as I sunk deeper and deeper into the couch. I'd hoped for some sunshine, but it wasn't meant to be. It looked cold and dreary. 

Mike had to run a couple of errands on his own. I stayed behind, which meant I was still in my pajamas at 11:00 a.m. The kitties were no help at all.

And all of that to say when Mike returned, and after lunch, we went. It was ...

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December 26, 2021
Best Of 2021 from Cat Patches


 
Well, it's been another heckuva year, hasn't it? Thank goodness we're able to do something about the risk of COVID these days, and there's hope for a better year in 2022. There was a lot of sewing, and a lot of gardening, and a lot of traveling here at the Three Cats Ranch. I've participated in this "Best of" party for the past several years, and it's good to look back and see the fun we've had and all that we've accomplished. 

In choosing these posts to re-share, I went through the ...

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Best Of 2021 from ... Cat Patches


 
Well, it's been another heckuva year, hasn't it? Thank goodness we're able to do something about the risk of COVID these days, and there's hope for a better year in 2022. There was a lot of sewing, and a lot of gardening, and a lot of traveling here at the Three Cats Ranch. I've participated in this "Best of" party for the past several years, and it's good to look back and see the fun we've had and all that we've accomplished. 

In choosing these posts to re-share, I went through the ...

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December 6, 2021
We Are Siamese if you Please from ... Cat Patches

We had a nice break from the rain yesterday. It was sunny but chilly when the kitties and I ventured outside to fill the birdfeeders.


Sadie was on the hunt for anything small and furry.


Smitty paused to sniff the crisp December air. This is his bad-woofie-detection mode.


I noticed a silly geranium that doesn't seem to know it's December.


We didn't stay outside long. Back inside, we went to work finishing up the latest cat for the Ties & Tails quilt. Smitty was ready to help. Fortunately, all my cut, sorted, and organized pieces were covered with ...

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We Are Siamese if you Please from Cat Patches

We had a nice break from the rain yesterday. It was sunny but chilly when the kitties and I ventured outside to fill the birdfeeders.


Sadie was on the hunt for anything small and furry.


Smitty paused to sniff the crisp December air. This is his bad-woofie-detection mode.


I noticed a silly geranium that doesn't seem to know it's December.


We didn't stay outside long. Back inside, we went to work finishing up the latest cat for the Ties & Tails quilt. Smitty was ready to help. Fortunately, all my cut, sorted, and organized pieces were covered with ...

read more
December 4, 2021
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose from ... Cat Patches

When Mike and I got married, I wore a perfume called "A Rose is a Rose is a Rose." I'm not much for perfume, but you know...getting married called for something a little bit special. The perfume was nothing special. I bought it at a department store counter, and it was inexpensive. It really did smell like roses though, and that was the point. And that story has nothing to do with yesterday's sewing, but you know...there's no filter on my tangential brain.


It was a pretty day yesterday, although it was much colder than ...

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose from Cat Patches

When Mike and I got married, I wore a perfume called "A Rose is a Rose is a Rose." I'm not much for perfume, but you know...getting married called for something a little bit special. The perfume was nothing special. I bought it at a department store counter, and it was inexpensive. It really did smell like roses though, and that was the point. And that story has nothing to do with yesterday's sewing, but you know...there's no filter on my tangential brain.


It was a pretty day yesterday, although it was much colder than ...

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December 2, 2021
Above the Clouds from Cat Patches

We were feeling pretty smug here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. After spending a couple of days in the fog, we were above the clouds yesterday. Those people in the valley were socked in. 


It was warm, too. It felt more like October than the first day of December. We're expecting rain today, so it was short-lived. Oh well. We take what we can get here in the Pacific Northwest. We were very lucky to have escaped the rains they're having farther to the north of us.

My first task of the day was to trace the ...

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Above the Clouds from ... Cat Patches

We were feeling pretty smug here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. After spending a couple of days in the fog, we were above the clouds yesterday. Those people in the valley were socked in. 


It was warm, too. It felt more like October than the first day of December. We're expecting rain today, so it was short-lived. Oh well. We take what we can get here in the Pacific Northwest. We were very lucky to have escaped the rains they're having farther to the north of us.

My first task of the day was to trace the ...

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