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October 4, 2020
Snow in October from Cat Patches

We've never had snow in October...and we don't now. But quilt-wise, anything can happen. I'll say more in a minute. First...here's something we get in abundance in October: Wonderfully woven webs.


We get lots of big garden spiders this time of year, as I imagine most people do. The web above is about 18 inches in diameter. Fortunately, the spider is smaller. Here's another one...a little harder to see with the clematis in the background. 


I've been hoping for a photo of these, but there hasn't been enough moisture for ...

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Snow in October from ... Cat Patches

We've never had snow in October...and we don't now. But quilt-wise, anything can happen. I'll say more in a minute. First...here's something we get in abundance in October: Wonderfully woven webs.


We get lots of big garden spiders this time of year, as I imagine most people do. The web above is about 18 inches in diameter. Fortunately, the spider is smaller. Here's another one...a little harder to see with the clematis in the background. 


I've been hoping for a photo of these, but there hasn't been enough moisture for ...

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October 3, 2020
Winchester Bay, Oregon from Cat Patches

We're back from our little getaway. We left Tuesday morning with our truck camper and ATV's and a sincere wish for an uneventful trip.


We were badly in need of some relaxation, and we definitely got that. When we arrive at a new place, the kitties always run to the windows to see where we are. Sadie spied some people and some woofies.


Smitty, do you think they can see us in here?


Maybe I should keep a low profile. What do you think?


Come look over here, Sadie. Birds!!!


Yes, indeed. This seagull was very interested in ...

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Winchester Bay, Oregon from ... Cat Patches

We're back from our little getaway. We left Tuesday morning with our truck camper and ATV's and a sincere wish for an uneventful trip.


We were badly in need of some relaxation, and we definitely got that. When we arrive at a new place, the kitties always run to the windows to see where we are. Sadie spied some people and some woofies.


Smitty, do you think they can see us in here?


Maybe I should keep a low profile. What do you think?


Come look over here, Sadie. Birds!!!


Yes, indeed. This seagull was very interested in ...

read more
August 8, 2020
Just Beachy from ... Cat Patches

We had such a nice little getaway to the beach this past week. It was well worth the effort involved in  getting ready to go. The weather was very nice, although it rained Wednesday night. By morning, it cleared, and our Thursday was lovely too. I have lots of pictures to show you, so get comfy, and we'll get going.

Originally, we’d planned to have dinner at a restaurant we like in Cannon Beach, EVOO. I’ve written about EVOO before. But then we got nervous about the small indoor environment. The food is delicious. The show is ...

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Just Beachy from Cat Patches

We had such a nice little getaway to the beach this past week. It was well worth the effort involved in  getting ready to go. The weather was very nice, although it rained Wednesday night. By morning, it cleared, and our Thursday was lovely too. I have lots of pictures to show you, so get comfy, and we'll get going.

Originally, we’d planned to have dinner at a restaurant we like in Cannon Beach, EVOO. I’ve written about EVOO before. But then we got nervous about the small indoor environment. The food is delicious. The show is ...

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August 3, 2020
Busy Bee from ... Cat Patches

We're winding down to the last day before we take off on a short camping trip to the beach. Originally, we were making this trip to have dinner at a restaurant we like in Cannon Beach, called EVOO. We made the reservations when things were looking up, virus-wise. Then we got nervous about indoor venues and canceled our reservations. No matter. No reason not to make the trip anyway. Camping is naturally socially distant, and we were able to get a reservation at one of the Oregon state parks. So we're going.


And that brings me to the ...

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Busy Bee from Cat Patches

We're winding down to the last day before we take off on a short camping trip to the beach. Originally, we were making this trip to have dinner at a restaurant we like in Cannon Beach, called EVOO. We made the reservations when things were looking up, virus-wise. Then we got nervous about indoor venues and canceled our reservations. No matter. No reason not to make the trip anyway. Camping is naturally socially distant, and we were able to get a reservation at one of the Oregon state parks. So we're going.


And that brings me to the ...

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June 14, 2020
Wet Weekend from Cat Patches

It's been rain, rain, rain for days. We're expecting more rain until after Tuesday when it should improve considerably. Temperatures into the 80's are expected as summer approaches. It can't come soon enough for us. 


Most of my day was spent in the sewing room. I finished off the third "flower" block for Jenny's Flower Garden.


My able-bodied assistant helped me lay out the pieces for the "blanks,"


and he resisted the urge to rearrange them while I sewed them together.


Now I have 4 rows and 28 out of 49 blocks for this quilt ...

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Wet Weekend from ... Cat Patches

It's been rain, rain, rain for days. We're expecting more rain until after Tuesday when it should improve considerably. Temperatures into the 80's are expected as summer approaches. It can't come soon enough for us. 


Most of my day was spent in the sewing room. I finished off the third "flower" block for Jenny's Flower Garden.


My able-bodied assistant helped me lay out the pieces for the "blanks,"


and he resisted the urge to rearrange them while I sewed them together.


Now I have 4 rows and 28 out of 49 blocks for this quilt ...

read more
February 9, 2020
Sunny Day from Cat Patches

There are clouds in the sky this morning, but it's going to be a very good day. The kids are probably on their way here by now. If all goes as planned, they should be arriving in Las Vegas by 9:30, and we'll meet up with them for brunch at 10:30. After hugs and food, we'll drive the scenic loop around the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Mike and I have never been. In doing some reading about it I've learned there is some hiking there, and so this might require a return ...

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Sunny Day from ... Cat Patches

There are clouds in the sky this morning, but it's going to be a very good day. The kids are probably on their way here by now. If all goes as planned, they should be arriving in Las Vegas by 9:30, and we'll meet up with them for brunch at 10:30. After hugs and food, we'll drive the scenic loop around the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Mike and I have never been. In doing some reading about it I've learned there is some hiking there, and so this might require a return ...

read more
February 4, 2020
Wild Wind from Cat Patches

The wind blew all day yesterday, although not as ferociously as it had the night before. Things seem to have calmed down now that the cold air has moved in to replace the warm. It's still sunny and bright here in Pahrump though, and so in the sunshine it isn't half bad. I'm looking forward to seeing what the day will bring. The wind was forecast to end yesterday around 7:00 p.m. We still felt it a few times into the night, but all is calm this morning.

We had some errands to run yesterday ...

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Wild Wind from ... Cat Patches

The wind blew all day yesterday, although not as ferociously as it had the night before. Things seem to have calmed down now that the cold air has moved in to replace the warm. It's still sunny and bright here in Pahrump though, and so in the sunshine it isn't half bad. I'm looking forward to seeing what the day will bring. The wind was forecast to end yesterday around 7:00 p.m. We still felt it a few times into the night, but all is calm this morning.

We had some errands to run yesterday ...

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