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February 1, 2023
The Reveal: Catch and Release from Cat Patches

You've probably been waiting on tenterhooks for this day to come, haven't you? It's time to reveal the art quilt made for the "Portrait" prompt for The Endeavourers art quilt group. Mine is from a photograph taken when we traveled to Swan Valley, Idaho, to see a quilting friend. Mike was nearing retirement at the time, and he was interested in taking up fly-fishing in his next life. Our friends generously arranged for a fishing trip on the Snake River near their Idaho home. 

Here's the original photograph of Mike with a cutthroat trout he caught ...

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The Reveal: Catch and Release from ... Cat Patches

You've probably been waiting on tenterhooks for this day to come, haven't you? It's time to reveal the art quilt made for the "Portrait" prompt for The Endeavourers art quilt group. Mine is from a photograph taken when we traveled to Swan Valley, Idaho, to see a quilting friend. Mike was nearing retirement at the time, and he was interested in taking up fly-fishing in his next life. Our friends generously arranged for a fishing trip on the Snake River near their Idaho home. 

Here's the original photograph of Mike with a cutthroat trout he caught ...

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January 31, 2023
Sidetracked from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's January's last gasp today. Tomorrow is the reveal for the challenge quilt I've teased you with. Are you ready? 

My post is written and I'm ready to go. Yesterday saw me sidetracked by the Bernie's Mittens project. I was supposed to work on the Purrfectly Pieced quilt, but you know...the best laid plans, and all that. 

Mike and Erik are getting together this week to work on a project, and I really wanted to finish it off. When I saw it lying on Eliza's table, I decided to ...

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Sidetracked from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's January's last gasp today. Tomorrow is the reveal for the challenge quilt I've teased you with. Are you ready? 

My post is written and I'm ready to go. Yesterday saw me sidetracked by the Bernie's Mittens project. I was supposed to work on the Purrfectly Pieced quilt, but you know...the best laid plans, and all that. 

Mike and Erik are getting together this week to work on a project, and I really wanted to finish it off. When I saw it lying on Eliza's table, I decided to ...

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January 25, 2023
This is a Test. This is Only a Test. from ... Cat Patches

Happy Hump Day, my friends. It's a laundry day here. We'll save our favorite task...grocery shopping...until tomorrow. The good times just keep rolling here at the Three Cats Ranch. 

Yesterday, I met up with my friend Sue at the South Store Cafe. It was a pretty day. I was trying to remember the last time we'd been here, and I believe it was pre-pandemic. In the meantime, they made a few little changes by adding more tables and rearranging the counter where orders are taken. They make good oatmeal here, and let's face it ...

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This is a Test. This is Only a Test. from Cat Patches

Happy Hump Day, my friends. It's a laundry day here. We'll save our favorite task...grocery shopping...until tomorrow. The good times just keep rolling here at the Three Cats Ranch. 

Yesterday, I met up with my friend Sue at the South Store Cafe. It was a pretty day. I was trying to remember the last time we'd been here, and I believe it was pre-pandemic. In the meantime, they made a few little changes by adding more tables and rearranging the counter where orders are taken. They make good oatmeal here, and let's face it ...

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January 24, 2023
Starting Fresh from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I'm having breakfast with my friend Sue in this morning, and so I'm writing fast today. It was a dazzling day yesterday. It was the first truly sunny day we've seen in a while. We've seen some sunshine, but it's usually foggy or cloudy. Yesterday...blue sky. So nice. The kitties were champing at the bit to get outside and kill something. They went outside with me while I filled the bird feeders. They had a bead on something here.


Pawssibly changing purrsitions could help.


And will you look at that ...

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Starting Fresh from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I'm having breakfast with my friend Sue in this morning, and so I'm writing fast today. It was a dazzling day yesterday. It was the first truly sunny day we've seen in a while. We've seen some sunshine, but it's usually foggy or cloudy. Yesterday...blue sky. So nice. The kitties were champing at the bit to get outside and kill something. They went outside with me while I filled the bird feeders. They had a bead on something here.


Pawssibly changing purrsitions could help.


And will you look at that ...

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January 15, 2023
In A Bind from ... Cat Patches

Happy Sunday morning to you, my friends! It's a pancake day here at the Three Cats Ranch. Given the egg shortage, I might have to go looking for an egg substitute one of these days. At our last shopping trip, I was able to get the last two cartons of eggs on the shelf. I haven't looked since, but I'm reading about the shortage. Geez. How can we live without eggs? It's eggciting to think about, isn't it? (Did you see what I did there?)


Yesterday morning I decided it was close enough to Valentine ...

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In A Bind from Cat Patches

Happy Sunday morning to you, my friends! It's a pancake day here at the Three Cats Ranch. Given the egg shortage, I might have to go looking for an egg substitute one of these days. At our last shopping trip, I was able to get the last two cartons of eggs on the shelf. I haven't looked since, but I'm reading about the shortage. Geez. How can we live without eggs? It's eggciting to think about, isn't it? (Did you see what I did there?)


Yesterday morning I decided it was close enough to Valentine ...

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January 14, 2023
Quilting with Kitties from Cat Patches

Good Saturday morning to you, my friends. I hope you slept well last night. My morning got off to a good start yesterday. I was sitting and taking the first stitches on my newest project (The Story of My Day) when a man showed up to finish the baseboards in the basement. It's the final step toward completion. He worked all day long, but then left around 5:30 p.m. He'll be back this afternoon to finish it off. For now, the sewing room is partly disassembled. Specifically, the table where my sewing machine sits is all ...

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Quilting with Kitties from ... Cat Patches

Good Saturday morning to you, my friends. I hope you slept well last night. My morning got off to a good start yesterday. I was sitting and taking the first stitches on my newest project (The Story of My Day) when a man showed up to finish the baseboards in the basement. It's the final step toward completion. He worked all day long, but then left around 5:30 p.m. He'll be back this afternoon to finish it off. For now, the sewing room is partly disassembled. Specifically, the table where my sewing machine sits is all ...

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January 11, 2023
Courageous Quilting from ... Cat Patches

Welcome to Wednesday, my friends! It's a pedicure day for me. And, miracle of miracles, I see blue sky and sunshine! We're expecting rain pretty much every day into the foreseeable future, and so I'm surprised to see so much light this morning. It's a nice change from the past several weeks. 

Yesterday morning, I spent about twice as long as usual on my slow-stitching. I wanted to stitch up enough leaves to move my hoop to a more interesting spot. All leaves and all green all the time makes for some boring stitching.


There are ...

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Courageous Quilting from Cat Patches

Welcome to Wednesday, my friends! It's a pedicure day for me. And, miracle of miracles, I see blue sky and sunshine! We're expecting rain pretty much every day into the foreseeable future, and so I'm surprised to see so much light this morning. It's a nice change from the past several weeks. 

Yesterday morning, I spent about twice as long as usual on my slow-stitching. I wanted to stitch up enough leaves to move my hoop to a more interesting spot. All leaves and all green all the time makes for some boring stitching.


There are ...

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January 10, 2023
More Quilting Practice from Cat Patches

 Hello, my friends. Today might be the only day in two weeks that rain isn't falling. While we were doing our grocery shopping yesterday, the sky opened up and poured for several minutes. When you're in a huge grocery store and you can hear rain on the roof, you know it's coming down hard. We happened to be standing next to the garden section, and so we could see outside. It seemed to be coming down in a steady stream, as if from a fire hose. Sheesh. Fortunately, that all happened while we were inside, and we ...

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More Quilting Practice from ... Cat Patches

 Hello, my friends. Today might be the only day in two weeks that rain isn't falling. While we were doing our grocery shopping yesterday, the sky opened up and poured for several minutes. When you're in a huge grocery store and you can hear rain on the roof, you know it's coming down hard. We happened to be standing next to the garden section, and so we could see outside. It seemed to be coming down in a steady stream, as if from a fire hose. Sheesh. Fortunately, that all happened while we were inside, and we ...

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January 9, 2023
All Quilting All the Time from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Good grief. It might actually be time to build an ark. It has been raining hard here for weeks! My ark will only have room for kitties. We certainly don't want to sail off into epic floodwaters with a pack of howling and barking woofies making a huge racket. No. Kitties have very strict requirements for their ark. At the top of the list is plenty of treats. And, I might point out, kitties know exactly what to do on a rainy day. Sleep, of course.

And the cozier, the better.

It came down in ...

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All Quilting All the Time from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Good grief. It might actually be time to build an ark. It has been raining hard here for weeks! My ark will only have room for kitties. We certainly don't want to sail off into epic floodwaters with a pack of howling and barking woofies making a huge racket. No. Kitties have very strict requirements for their ark. At the top of the list is plenty of treats. And, I might point out, kitties know exactly what to do on a rainy day. Sleep, of course.

And the cozier, the better.

It came down in ...

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January 8, 2023
Block by Block from Cat Patches

Good Sunday morning, my friends! I so enjoy our morning chats, especially because I get to do all the talking. Yesterday was my day to scale Mt. Laundry, and I'm happy to say that there's nothing on the calendar for today except to get on with my quilting. 

So let's talk about the quilting, shall we? It was after lunch before I was able to make my way to the quilting machine. I'd say I was being super lazy, but actually, I was dragging my feet. With a whole month gone by since I said I ...

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Block by Block from ... Cat Patches

Good Sunday morning, my friends! I so enjoy our morning chats, especially because I get to do all the talking. Yesterday was my day to scale Mt. Laundry, and I'm happy to say that there's nothing on the calendar for today except to get on with my quilting. 

So let's talk about the quilting, shall we? It was after lunch before I was able to make my way to the quilting machine. I'd say I was being super lazy, but actually, I was dragging my feet. With a whole month gone by since I said I ...

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