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December 4, 2022
The Day that Got Away from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's snowing lightly outside. We've had several days of snow over the past couple of weeks, but almost no accumulation. I think that might be coming to an end. There's a "winter weather advisory" for our area, and I have an idea the snow will stick this time. Fine with me. I have plenty of food and nowhere to go. Sounds like a sewing day.

Aside from slow stitching, there was no sewing yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I needed to make a run into town for some mushrooms. It ...

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The Day that Got Away from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's snowing lightly outside. We've had several days of snow over the past couple of weeks, but almost no accumulation. I think that might be coming to an end. There's a "winter weather advisory" for our area, and I have an idea the snow will stick this time. Fine with me. I have plenty of food and nowhere to go. Sounds like a sewing day.

Aside from slow stitching, there was no sewing yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I needed to make a run into town for some mushrooms. It ...

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December 2, 2022
Getting Started from Cat Patches

Happy December, my friends! Is it just me, or was November excruciatingly long? Maybe it was because we'd only just arrived home from a trip at the beginning of the month. Or maybe it was hassling with contractors that made the month seem so long. By the way, remember when I told you they would be here to finish the baseboards about two weeks ago? Would it surprise you to know the baseboard are still not finished? The story was that they hadn't come in at Lowe's. They even had someone at Lowe's call us to ...

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Getting Started from ... Cat Patches

Happy December, my friends! Is it just me, or was November excruciatingly long? Maybe it was because we'd only just arrived home from a trip at the beginning of the month. Or maybe it was hassling with contractors that made the month seem so long. By the way, remember when I told you they would be here to finish the baseboards about two weeks ago? Would it surprise you to know the baseboard are still not finished? The story was that they hadn't come in at Lowe's. They even had someone at Lowe's call us to ...

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November 26, 2022
Decking the Halls from Cat Patches

For whatever reason, I was tired yesterday. Yes, I'd been cooking for two days, but I can't recall feeling so worn out by it in the past. Maybe it's just age creeping up on me. Also, I haven't cooked the whole dinner in a couple of years, so see above about age creeping up on me. I had to make a short trip into town, but otherwise, I spent the day doing some slow stitching and just a little bit of sewing.

On the sewing front, I finished the third of five sections for the Purrfectly ...

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Decking the Halls from ... Cat Patches

For whatever reason, I was tired yesterday. Yes, I'd been cooking for two days, but I can't recall feeling so worn out by it in the past. Maybe it's just age creeping up on me. Also, I haven't cooked the whole dinner in a couple of years, so see above about age creeping up on me. I had to make a short trip into town, but otherwise, I spent the day doing some slow stitching and just a little bit of sewing.

On the sewing front, I finished the third of five sections for the Purrfectly ...

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November 25, 2022
Turkey Report from ... Cat Patches

Good day-after-Thanksgiving morning, my friends. I hope you're all recovering from your food comas. We had a nice dinner here. I didn't overeat, and enjoyed a reasonable plate of food with some of our family favorites. We had a small gathering. I don't have much to report since it was a busy day in the kitchen. Mae brought dessert, and Mike did the turkey on our Traeger grill. The turkey was especially good. It was brined, then given a spice rub, and basted with a 1:1 mixture of melted butter and triple sec. The skin was ...

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Turkey Report from Cat Patches

Good day-after-Thanksgiving morning, my friends. I hope you're all recovering from your food comas. We had a nice dinner here. I didn't overeat, and enjoyed a reasonable plate of food with some of our family favorites. We had a small gathering. I don't have much to report since it was a busy day in the kitchen. Mae brought dessert, and Mike did the turkey on our Traeger grill. The turkey was especially good. It was brined, then given a spice rub, and basted with a 1:1 mixture of melted butter and triple sec. The skin was ...

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November 22, 2022
Beginning with Impossible from Cat Patches

Our day seemed a little disjointed yesterday. It's what happens when you start the day with an agenda in mind, and then start changing it as the day progresses. Our day started when Mike went outside to chip the ice skating rink off the bird bath. Garden Cat was very excited about this.


Back inside, Smitty was excited to help me sew borders on the next two Books & Roses blocks.


There's no more enthusiastic helper than a kitty primed to assist with life's most important tasks.


With his snoopervision, I was able to sew the borders on ...

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Beginning with Impossible from ... Cat Patches

Our day seemed a little disjointed yesterday. It's what happens when you start the day with an agenda in mind, and then start changing it as the day progresses. Our day started when Mike went outside to chip the ice skating rink off the bird bath. Garden Cat was very excited about this.


Back inside, Smitty was excited to help me sew borders on the next two Books & Roses blocks.


There's no more enthusiastic helper than a kitty primed to assist with life's most important tasks.


With his snoopervision, I was able to sew the borders on ...

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November 15, 2022
Snowflakes on my Mind from Cat Patches

Have you noticed most of my sewing since arriving home has been either fall or winter related? It's just a coincidence of timing as things moved along the conveyor belt of quilting projects. Yesterday I had my long-awaited pedicure with a new nail tech. I'll say I was just a little anxious about having my nails done by a complete stranger. It's an intimate experience for both when someone is washing and massaging one's feet, and so I was hopeful we'd be compatible in whatever way that matters. 

There was a little time left before ...

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Snowflakes on my Mind from ... Cat Patches

Have you noticed most of my sewing since arriving home has been either fall or winter related? It's just a coincidence of timing as things moved along the conveyor belt of quilting projects. Yesterday I had my long-awaited pedicure with a new nail tech. I'll say I was just a little anxious about having my nails done by a complete stranger. It's an intimate experience for both when someone is washing and massaging one's feet, and so I was hopeful we'd be compatible in whatever way that matters. 

There was a little time left before ...

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November 8, 2022
Making Progress from ... Cat Patches

It was my second NBS day in a row. There was housework to do, but I didn't do it. When I'm on the cusp of finishing something, it's hard not to just keep going until it's done. Yesterday, I was determined to make the last of the Jericho Walls blocks. It's going to be a pretty quilt, but the blocks have been more of a pain to make than expected. They aren't difficult, but there are a lot of steps from cutting to completion. Of course, nothing could be accomplished without the assistance of ...

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Making Progress from Cat Patches

It was my second NBS day in a row. There was housework to do, but I didn't do it. When I'm on the cusp of finishing something, it's hard not to just keep going until it's done. Yesterday, I was determined to make the last of the Jericho Walls blocks. It's going to be a pretty quilt, but the blocks have been more of a pain to make than expected. They aren't difficult, but there are a lot of steps from cutting to completion. Of course, nothing could be accomplished without the assistance of ...

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November 5, 2022
Back in Business from ... Cat Patches

It was another no sewing day, but I'm happy to say that I spent most of the day putting my sewing room back in order. Now, I'm happy to say it's back!!! And since that's how I spent most of the day, I took a few pictures.


Generally, I'm working at this end of the table. The sewing machine and ironing board are at this end of the room. It's entirely too tidy right now. I need to spread out with some fabric and thread and make a good ole mess, don't you ...

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Back in Business from Cat Patches

It was another no sewing day, but I'm happy to say that I spent most of the day putting my sewing room back in order. Now, I'm happy to say it's back!!! And since that's how I spent most of the day, I took a few pictures.


Generally, I'm working at this end of the table. The sewing machine and ironing board are at this end of the room. It's entirely too tidy right now. I need to spread out with some fabric and thread and make a good ole mess, don't you ...

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November 4, 2022
All Around Town from ... Cat Patches

It was an exhausting day yesterday. I got my eyes checked and ordered some new glasses. Then I still had five more stops to make. It was mostly good stuff, starting with meeting Matthew for tea at this repurposed caboose. Fun, huh? That's Matthew there on the left.

We ordered our tea, and then waited while they brewed it. We found seats in the cupola of the caboose. How many people have had the opportunity to sit there?


Looking across, there was another table. It was a bit of a high climb to get up there, but not too ...

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All Around Town from Cat Patches

It was an exhausting day yesterday. I got my eyes checked and ordered some new glasses. Then I still had five more stops to make. It was mostly good stuff, starting with meeting Matthew for tea at this repurposed caboose. Fun, huh? That's Matthew there on the left.

We ordered our tea, and then waited while they brewed it. We found seats in the cupola of the caboose. How many people have had the opportunity to sit there?


Looking across, there was another table. It was a bit of a high climb to get up there, but not too ...

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November 1, 2022
So Many Finishes! from Cat Patches

It's strictly a coincidence that "I Believe in Snowmen" was finished and ready for its reveal on the same day as the reveal for the latest challenge piece from The Endeavourers. Further...the carpeting is in!!! Yay! There's still some work to do in the basement, but I'm hopeful the whole project will be wrapped up soon. Needless to say, I have a lot to tell you. Let's just start first with the challenge quilt.

The prompt was "Boustrophedon," which, after several months, I can spell it now without looking it up every single time. There ...

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So Many Finishes! from ... Cat Patches

It's strictly a coincidence that "I Believe in Snowmen" was finished and ready for its reveal on the same day as the reveal for the latest challenge piece from The Endeavourers. Further...the carpeting is in!!! Yay! There's still some work to do in the basement, but I'm hopeful the whole project will be wrapped up soon. Needless to say, I have a lot to tell you. Let's just start first with the challenge quilt.

The prompt was "Boustrophedon," which, after several months, I can spell it now without looking it up every single time. There ...

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