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June 1, 2019
Fried on Friday 2.0 from ... Cat Patches

It has been a busy week, and I was feeling it in my bones (literally) yesterday. There was something to do away from home every day this week. Since I'm something of a homebody, it wears on me after a few days of that. Sue and I walked yesterday morning, but my rear-end was dragging by the time I got home, and there was still plenty to do. But first, here is every blooming thing we saw along the way.



These daisies were interesting. Can you see they are a pale shade of blue? I've never seen wild ...

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Fried on Friday 2.0 from Cat Patches

It has been a busy week, and I was feeling it in my bones (literally) yesterday. There was something to do away from home every day this week. Since I'm something of a homebody, it wears on me after a few days of that. Sue and I walked yesterday morning, but my rear-end was dragging by the time I got home, and there was still plenty to do. But first, here is every blooming thing we saw along the way.



These daisies were interesting. Can you see they are a pale shade of blue? I've never seen wild ...

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May 25, 2019
Flowers and Friends and a Finish from ... Cat Patches

There was a lot packed into a single day yesterday, and so I'll just get right to it. First, we saw every blooming thing along the Fanno Creek Trail yesterday morning. There is lots more to come, and so we'll walk there again next week. The lupine is ready to bloom, and we don't want to miss it. As for the blooming things along the trail yesterday, I took a lot of pictures. I don't know some of these, and so I'll just let you look.

Of course, I know a wild rose when I ...

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Flowers and Friends and a Finish from Cat Patches

There was a lot packed into a single day yesterday, and so I'll just get right to it. First, we saw every blooming thing along the Fanno Creek Trail yesterday morning. There is lots more to come, and so we'll walk there again next week. The lupine is ready to bloom, and we don't want to miss it. As for the blooming things along the trail yesterday, I took a lot of pictures. I don't know some of these, and so I'll just let you look.

Of course, I know a wild rose when I ...

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May 11, 2019
Pansies, Poppies, and Painted Ladies from ... Cat Patches

My Fitbit logged more than 20K steps yesterday. Apparently there was a lot of walking. Just my walk with Sue logged over 14K, and so it doesn't take much more once I get home. With laundry going on, and me in my sewing room, it doesn't take long to rack up a lot of stepping.

In the sewing room, I sewed the Pansy Mosaic into a finished flimsy.


I'd forgotten about the yellow border around the outside, and so it took a little longer than expected. When the binding is sewn on, the yellow border will be ...

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Pansies, Poppies, and Painted Ladies from Cat Patches

My Fitbit logged more than 20K steps yesterday. Apparently there was a lot of walking. Just my walk with Sue logged over 14K, and so it doesn't take much more once I get home. With laundry going on, and me in my sewing room, it doesn't take long to rack up a lot of stepping.

In the sewing room, I sewed the Pansy Mosaic into a finished flimsy.


I'd forgotten about the yellow border around the outside, and so it took a little longer than expected. When the binding is sewn on, the yellow border will be ...

read more
February 2, 2019
Newsy from ... Cat Patches

It seems like it was a lazy Friday, but there's still plenty to tell you this morning. It was the first day of National Embroidery Month. Yeah...who knew? Well, I only knew because Meg Hawkey from Crabapple Hill Studios announced it with a stitch-along that started yesterday. We're stitching an "inchy" sampler. The first one was easy enough to stitch in about 15 minutes, including the time it took me to wind the skein of floss onto its floss bobbin.


Today's will be the one to the left of the first one, and I'll get ...

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Newsy from Cat Patches

It seems like it was a lazy Friday, but there's still plenty to tell you this morning. It was the first day of National Embroidery Month. Yeah...who knew? Well, I only knew because Meg Hawkey from Crabapple Hill Studios announced it with a stitch-along that started yesterday. We're stitching an "inchy" sampler. The first one was easy enough to stitch in about 15 minutes, including the time it took me to wind the skein of floss onto its floss bobbin.


Today's will be the one to the left of the first one, and I'll get ...

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January 28, 2019
A Little of Everything from ... Cat Patches

When I finished writing yesterday's post, I looked up from my typing to see this:


He wanted me to know that I hadn't opened the door for him yet. He needed to get outside right away and catch him some grub. There isn't much grub running around right now, but with persistence, he usually comes away with something. I love the way kitties wrap their tails around their feet to keep them warm. Unless they're Sadie...then, no tail. Maybe that's what makes her such a good snuggler.


 She joined me while I worked on ...

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A Little of Everything from Cat Patches

When I finished writing yesterday's post, I looked up from my typing to see this:


He wanted me to know that I hadn't opened the door for him yet. He needed to get outside right away and catch him some grub. There isn't much grub running around right now, but with persistence, he usually comes away with something. I love the way kitties wrap their tails around their feet to keep them warm. Unless they're Sadie...then, no tail. Maybe that's what makes her such a good snuggler.


 She joined me while I worked on ...

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January 24, 2019
Scraps and Squirrels from ... Cat Patches

The rain cleared up yesterday after a dismal day on Tuesday. I took the opportunity to get out for a walk in the afternoon. From the top of our hill, it looked like this.


Being at the top of the hill, we're looking down into the valley in the opposite direction from the mountains.


Don't let those threatening skies fool you. The rain is gone for at least a couple of days.

The morning started with slow stitching on the Appalachian Memories quilt. The barn is beginning to emerge.


After that, I did some housework, and then sewed ...

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Scraps and Squirrels from Cat Patches

The rain cleared up yesterday after a dismal day on Tuesday. I took the opportunity to get out for a walk in the afternoon. From the top of our hill, it looked like this.


Being at the top of the hill, we're looking down into the valley in the opposite direction from the mountains.


Don't let those threatening skies fool you. The rain is gone for at least a couple of days.

The morning started with slow stitching on the Appalachian Memories quilt. The barn is beginning to emerge.


After that, I did some housework, and then sewed ...

read more
January 22, 2019
Posted: No Sewing from ... Cat Patches

After sewing nearly round the clock for two straight days, I took a day off from the sewing room. That isn't to say I did anything productive, but it was good to come out of my basement sewing room and into the light. We had a nice day of weather yesterday. By "nice day," I mean it didn't rain. It was still plenty cold. Not as cold as you folks back east. Oh my gosh...I feel sorry for you in those temps. I can't even imagine it.

So, anyway...there was a little bit of sewing ...

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Posted: No Sewing from Cat Patches

After sewing nearly round the clock for two straight days, I took a day off from the sewing room. That isn't to say I did anything productive, but it was good to come out of my basement sewing room and into the light. We had a nice day of weather yesterday. By "nice day," I mean it didn't rain. It was still plenty cold. Not as cold as you folks back east. Oh my gosh...I feel sorry for you in those temps. I can't even imagine it.

So, anyway...there was a little bit of sewing ...

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January 19, 2019
Slow Afternoon from Cat Patches

Sue and I managed our walk with no rain yesterday. The weather report showed only a slight chance of rain until 11:00 a.m. when the chance rose to 70%. We were finished around 10:45. I stopped off at a grocery store on my way home. When I got back in the car at 11:09, the rain started coming down. Pretty amazing how accurate weather reports are these days. The sky was fairly dramatic as I drove to where we park. This picture was taken from the top of our hill.


Here are some things we saw ...

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Slow Afternoon from ... Cat Patches

Sue and I managed our walk with no rain yesterday. The weather report showed only a slight chance of rain until 11:00 a.m. when the chance rose to 70%. We were finished around 10:45. I stopped off at a grocery store on my way home. When I got back in the car at 11:09, the rain started coming down. Pretty amazing how accurate weather reports are these days. The sky was fairly dramatic as I drove to where we park. This picture was taken from the top of our hill.


Here are some things we saw ...

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January 13, 2019
A No-Sewing Day from ... Cat Patches

It wasn't completely a no-sewing day because I took time to sew the binding on my challenge quilt. That was the only sewing I did all day, however. It was a day to catch-up on all the things I put off so I could sew last week. You might think of it as a day of balancing the scales.

It was chilly yesterday, but sunny. It's the best kind of winter day. We get so much rain in the Pacific Northwest. Seeing the sun for a day or two is a welcome respite from the gray. After I ...

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A No-Sewing Day from Cat Patches

It wasn't completely a no-sewing day because I took time to sew the binding on my challenge quilt. That was the only sewing I did all day, however. It was a day to catch-up on all the things I put off so I could sew last week. You might think of it as a day of balancing the scales.

It was chilly yesterday, but sunny. It's the best kind of winter day. We get so much rain in the Pacific Northwest. Seeing the sun for a day or two is a welcome respite from the gray. After I ...

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January 6, 2019
OMG: A Finished Flimsy from ... Cat Patches

We're barely into the new year, and I can say I have the first finished quilt top under my belt. With the not insignificant help of my furry furriend, the borders were sewn on yesterday, and It's Raining Cats and Dogs has taken its place on the quilts-to-be-sandwiched pile.


Smitty was at the ready to help. He was a little worried about all the woofies on the quilt, but gave his purrmission for me to continue.


The outer border fabric was much to his liking, and he helped me hold the fabric down while I cut the strips ...

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OMG: A Finished Flimsy from Cat Patches

We're barely into the new year, and I can say I have the first finished quilt top under my belt. With the not insignificant help of my furry furriend, the borders were sewn on yesterday, and It's Raining Cats and Dogs has taken its place on the quilts-to-be-sandwiched pile.


Smitty was at the ready to help. He was a little worried about all the woofies on the quilt, but gave his purrmission for me to continue.


The outer border fabric was much to his liking, and he helped me hold the fabric down while I cut the strips ...

read more
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