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November 21, 2021
Day After Booster from Quilting My Way

 I feel like I have been rolled over with a rolling pin serval times! I'm so sore on my arm. Can't touch it without having some pain. The shot was nothing! But the after affect is worse. 

I slept in today. Then I laid around. I did fix supper. lol It was our anniversary dinner! It was really good. Patrick surprised the heck out of me! He bought me some really pretty Celtic necklace and earrings! I'm going to wear them tomorrow! I love them!

Patrick spent part of his day outside cleaning up the yard. 


 Yesterday ...

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Outside and Inside from Quilts....etc.

Thanks for commenting on the question about Christmas decorations – it was interesting – it seems most of us that were raised Catholic no matter what country decorate the end of the first week of December or so and keep things up until January 6th and others decorate more around Thanksgiving – one said around […]

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November 11, 2021
Oh Deer from Cat Patches

There was just a little more stitching to do on my latest hooping of Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. I finished that up after writing yesterday's post.


Now I'm making my way across to the right. There isn't a lot of stitching on the left side of the piece (so far), and so it's easy to speed through it, admiring my progress as I go. But just wait until I get closer to the top. That'll slow me down as the stitching gets more dense.

As I was packing up my embroidery supplies, we noticed two ...

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Oh Deer from ... Cat Patches

There was just a little more stitching to do on my latest hooping of Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. I finished that up after writing yesterday's post.


Now I'm making my way across to the right. There isn't a lot of stitching on the left side of the piece (so far), and so it's easy to speed through it, admiring my progress as I go. But just wait until I get closer to the top. That'll slow me down as the stitching gets more dense.

As I was packing up my embroidery supplies, we noticed two ...

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November 10, 2021
This and That, And Looking Like Fall from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was work on this and that and outside stuff in between, we have been having a couple of nice 70’s days lately – the chill will come back later. More applique done on Love Letters  the next stem over on the left that is barely in the photo is almost done – working on […]

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November 9, 2021
Good Day, Sunshine! from ... Cat Patches

It was a much-appreciated beautiful day yesterday. It has been raining endlessly for weeks, and we're expecting more endless rain over the next couple of weeks. So, it was nice to have a sunny, if chilly, day. Too bad I had to waste a minute of it getting the Big Squash. (All clear...good for another year.) Even with that, I was in and out quickly, and home before 11:00 a.m.

The ladybugs were enjoying the last gasp of the Black-eyed Susans.


I noticed one, and then as I looked, I realized there were quite a few ...

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Good Day, Sunshine! from Cat Patches

It was a much-appreciated beautiful day yesterday. It has been raining endlessly for weeks, and we're expecting more endless rain over the next couple of weeks. So, it was nice to have a sunny, if chilly, day. Too bad I had to waste a minute of it getting the Big Squash. (All clear...good for another year.) Even with that, I was in and out quickly, and home before 11:00 a.m.

The ladybugs were enjoying the last gasp of the Black-eyed Susans.


I noticed one, and then as I looked, I realized there were quite a few ...

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November 6, 2021
Rain Respite from ... Cat Patches

We had a break in the deluge yesterday. Not to worry...it's back today. I'm hoping we'll see at least a little sunshine, but not really counting on it. I used the opportunity to get outside and bask in the sunshine. I filled the bird feeders and pulled a few weeds. In my wanderings, I noticed these cute little ruffly mushrooms. The largest among them is about the diameter of a quarter. The rest are adorably small.



The kitties were happy to get outside too. In the rain, they've only set two paws outside before changing ...

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Rain Respite from Cat Patches

We had a break in the deluge yesterday. Not to worry...it's back today. I'm hoping we'll see at least a little sunshine, but not really counting on it. I used the opportunity to get outside and bask in the sunshine. I filled the bird feeders and pulled a few weeds. In my wanderings, I noticed these cute little ruffly mushrooms. The largest among them is about the diameter of a quarter. The rest are adorably small.



The kitties were happy to get outside too. In the rain, they've only set two paws outside before changing ...

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November 3, 2021
What a Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

From gardening to sewing it was a busy day.  I started out the chilly morning with finishing my audio book and working on Love Letters applique block – progress.  The center stem/flowers and the one to the right are finished 2 out of 7 stems/flowers finished.  I’ll try for better light next photo. (60 minutes […]

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November 1, 2021
Cutting, Quilting and Garden from Quilts....etc.

A variety of work was done on Sunday but the last raised bed didn’t get finished – hope to get to that today – Mike’s back was bothering him a little so he will see about getting it finished today instead.  Yesterday before going outside I got the 5 stars cut out but still need […]

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October 31, 2021
A Little Quilting & Lots of Garden Work from Quilts....etc.

Almost done with the garden work – today it is building one more raised bed, filling with dirt and plant the blackberry plants – move mulch around for the path ways in between the beds and mulch the last bed – and then I’m done (I think) – you can see one empty space on […]

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October 27, 2021
Autumn Jubilee in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Autumn means the garden is winding down, and there is work to be done for a nice display next year as well as keeping the tender plants from harm over the winter. Some annuals can be safely over-wintered in a sheltered area, like our Carolina room. A few of the flowers were still blooming with the warm temperatures that have lasted well into October.

The geranium has one more gorgeous vivid pink bloom too.

For the biggest task, I decided on a day that the tomato garden was ready to be harvested for the last time and cleaned up. You ...

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Applique Has Begun from Quilts....etc.

Thankfully my mental block to my brown applique Love Letter block has cleared up and design has begun and some glue basting finished.  Thank god Wanda from Exuberant Color mentioned why not use some gold and rust and what not – not just brown – when I read that a light bulb went off in […]

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October 24, 2021
Such a Busy Outside Day from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I was out at my brother’s farm getting strawberry plants from sister in law – we didn’t keep a really good count of plants going in the bucket that had some water in it but I ended up with 63 plants to put in the 2 raised beds that Mike built and filled with […]

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October 20, 2021
Venturing Outside from ... Cat Patches

The roofers put in a full day yesterday. They arrived around 7:00 a.m. and worked past dark, until around 8:00 p.m. I was getting worried about them being on our steep-pitched roof past dark. They were using headlamps, but I still doubted that lit up the area around them enough for it to be safe. But then...roofing. Is it really safe? Even in broad daylight? They were trying to get the job as far along as possible because rain arrived overnight. We're expecting rain well toward the end of next week, and beyond. That ...

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Venturing Outside from Cat Patches

The roofers put in a full day yesterday. They arrived around 7:00 a.m. and worked past dark, until around 8:00 p.m. I was getting worried about them being on our steep-pitched roof past dark. They were using headlamps, but I still doubted that lit up the area around them enough for it to be safe. But then...roofing. Is it really safe? Even in broad daylight? They were trying to get the job as far along as possible because rain arrived overnight. We're expecting rain well toward the end of next week, and beyond. That ...

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October 19, 2021
We're All in our Places from ... Cat Patches

There was a pretty pink sunrise this morning. It was a reminder to enjoy it while it lasts because we're expecting a deluge of rain over the next ten days or so.


Smitty was enjoying the view from his kitty pole, where he is master of all he surveys.

Sadie was wrapped up in her flannel quilt, which is her favorite place to be in the morning.


For my slow stitching enjoyment yesterday, I stitched up October's block for the Posies quilt. 


From there, I needed to add the borders, and finish it off.


This is also my ...

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We're All in our Places from Cat Patches

There was a pretty pink sunrise this morning. It was a reminder to enjoy it while it lasts because we're expecting a deluge of rain over the next ten days or so.


Smitty was enjoying the view from his kitty pole, where he is master of all he surveys.

Sadie was wrapped up in her flannel quilt, which is her favorite place to be in the morning.


For my slow stitching enjoyment yesterday, I stitched up October's block for the Posies quilt. 


From there, I needed to add the borders, and finish it off.


This is also my ...

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October 18, 2021
Just a Little Done in the Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was spent almost all day outside.  I had a ton of garden work to do and the weather was perfect for it – barely got up to 69 degrees.  But I did get the Pineapple Quilt in the washer and dryer but by time I got around to taking photos it was so shady […]

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