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August 16, 2019
A Busy Day with Nothing to Show from ... Cat Patches

It was a run-around kind of day yesterday. Although I was on the move all day, I don't have a lot to show for it. I made a trip to the post office to mail off the two doll quilts. Then to the bird store for some suet for our piggy birds. Then to the liquor store...think of it as the sinful part of the trip. Then to Erik and Mae's house where they had the most beautiful box of cherry tomatoes for me. Take a look at these babies:


They're going to make some beautiful ...

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A Busy Day with Nothing to Show from Cat Patches

It was a run-around kind of day yesterday. Although I was on the move all day, I don't have a lot to show for it. I made a trip to the post office to mail off the two doll quilts. Then to the bird store for some suet for our piggy birds. Then to the liquor store...think of it as the sinful part of the trip. Then to Erik and Mae's house where they had the most beautiful box of cherry tomatoes for me. Take a look at these babies:


They're going to make some beautiful ...

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August 7, 2019
Writing Fast from ... Cat Patches

Did anyone notice that I forgot to tell you about either the quilt shop or the quilt show yesterday? I didn't notice it until much, much later in the day. Mind like a steel trap, I tell ya'. So, yeah. I still owe you two posts, but it's going to have to wait for a bit. This morning I'm heading out early for an appointment with my dermatologist. I have to go in every nine months for a skin check. Yes. Wear your sunscreen. Then tomorrow I'm getting my eyes examined. I imagine by Friday I ...

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Writing Fast from Cat Patches

Did anyone notice that I forgot to tell you about either the quilt shop or the quilt show yesterday? I didn't notice it until much, much later in the day. Mind like a steel trap, I tell ya'. So, yeah. I still owe you two posts, but it's going to have to wait for a bit. This morning I'm heading out early for an appointment with my dermatologist. I have to go in every nine months for a skin check. Yes. Wear your sunscreen. Then tomorrow I'm getting my eyes examined. I imagine by Friday I ...

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August 1, 2019
Have Batting, Will Sandwich from ... Cat Patches

It was a day of frenzied activity yesterday. The batting arrived late Tuesday afternoon, and so I hurried to finish up the last of the quilt sandwiches. The sawhorse tables have been taking up two slots in the garage, and so I wanted to get finished and put them away, saving our cars from the hot summer sun. The quilt back for the Snow Globes quilt was ready to receive the rest of itself. Thank goodness it's paired up with its top now and we can all get on with our lives.


When I sandwich a pile of quilts ...

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Have Batting, Will Sandwich from Cat Patches

It was a day of frenzied activity yesterday. The batting arrived late Tuesday afternoon, and so I hurried to finish up the last of the quilt sandwiches. The sawhorse tables have been taking up two slots in the garage, and so I wanted to get finished and put them away, saving our cars from the hot summer sun. The quilt back for the Snow Globes quilt was ready to receive the rest of itself. Thank goodness it's paired up with its top now and we can all get on with our lives.


When I sandwich a pile of quilts ...

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July 25, 2019
What's Happening In Perkatory from ... Cat Patches

It's the worst day of the year because I have a fasting blood draw this morning (just routine), and that means I haven't had my coffee. I cannot be held responsible for anything I say or write. Also, I haven't had my breakfast, and my stomach is grumbling

Which brings me to something really worth grumbling about...paper-piecing. Yesterday's bout reminded me why I hate paper-piecing so much. First, there's the mess, and the waste, and the pieces that are too small. But the worst part is realizing a couple of pieces down the road ...

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What's Happening In Perkatory from Cat Patches

It's the worst day of the year because I have a fasting blood draw this morning (just routine), and that means I haven't had my coffee. I cannot be held responsible for anything I say or write. Also, I haven't had my breakfast, and my stomach is grumbling

Which brings me to something really worth grumbling about...paper-piecing. Yesterday's bout reminded me why I hate paper-piecing so much. First, there's the mess, and the waste, and the pieces that are too small. But the worst part is realizing a couple of pieces down the road ...

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July 21, 2019
Distracted from ... Cat Patches

It was a no sewing day yesterday, mainly because I couldn't stay focused for all the fun unpacking and laundry I needed to do. There's still plenty of laundry to work on today. Yesterday's included one load of finished Solstice to Solstice quilt, and three loads of towels. And unpacking the camper could have been finished in about an hour, but I kept sitting down and scrolling mindlessly on different phone apps. Oh well...sometimes I think we all need a day to be unfocused and distracted. By day's end it was all finished, and so ...

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Distracted from Cat Patches

It was a no sewing day yesterday, mainly because I couldn't stay focused for all the fun unpacking and laundry I needed to do. There's still plenty of laundry to work on today. Yesterday's included one load of finished Solstice to Solstice quilt, and three loads of towels. And unpacking the camper could have been finished in about an hour, but I kept sitting down and scrolling mindlessly on different phone apps. Oh well...sometimes I think we all need a day to be unfocused and distracted. By day's end it was all finished, and so ...

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Back to Business from ... Cat Patches

Hey, good morning! We're back home at the stationary Three Cats Ranch, and it's time to get busy. No more loafing. And if we're getting back to business, then the first order of business is to choose a winner in the Nine is Fine Giveaway. Thanks to all who entered and left such nice comments. Spinning the dial on Mr. Random, I came up with...


Looking down the list, that brings me to...

Sher S!

Sher is a long-time follower, so congratulations, Sher! I've sent you an email, so check your inbox.

In other news, I ...

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Back to Business from Cat Patches

Hey, good morning! We're back home at the stationary Three Cats Ranch, and it's time to get busy. No more loafing. And if we're getting back to business, then the first order of business is to choose a winner in the Nine is Fine Giveaway. Thanks to all who entered and left such nice comments. Spinning the dial on Mr. Random, I came up with...


Looking down the list, that brings me to...

Sher S!

Sher is a long-time follower, so congratulations, Sher! I've sent you an email, so check your inbox.

In other news, I ...

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July 19, 2019
Homeward Bound from ... Cat Patches

We're wrapping things up here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. We'll be heading for home right after lunch. It's been a good trip with 50-50 weather...two days of rain, two dry days. You'll notice I didn't say "sunny" days because it's been plenty cloudy, but still warm enough we could have the windows open and we didn't need jackets.

It's been an excellent vacation for slow-stitching. I finished nearly everything I brought along. Yesterday morning, I finished off the third of the three snowmen. And I haven't acquired an ...

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Homeward Bound from Cat Patches

We're wrapping things up here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. We'll be heading for home right after lunch. It's been a good trip with 50-50 weather...two days of rain, two dry days. You'll notice I didn't say "sunny" days because it's been plenty cloudy, but still warm enough we could have the windows open and we didn't need jackets.

It's been an excellent vacation for slow-stitching. I finished nearly everything I brought along. Yesterday morning, I finished off the third of the three snowmen. And I haven't acquired an ...

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July 18, 2019
Technical Difficulties from ... Cat Patches

By yesterday afternoon, I was starting to think I'd lost all my blogging friends. Three days worth of blog posts, and not a single comment. Not even any comments on my giveaway post! And while I don't blog just to get comments, it is more fun that way. And besides, WTF? So yesterday afternoon, I went to my blogger dashboard and discovered y'all had been commenting away. I just haven't been receiving them. And so I looked further, and I can't say what happened, but I suspect user error (that would be me). I probably ...

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Technical Difficulties from Cat Patches

By yesterday afternoon, I was starting to think I'd lost all my blogging friends. Three days worth of blog posts, and not a single comment. Not even any comments on my giveaway post! And while I don't blog just to get comments, it is more fun that way. And besides, WTF? So yesterday afternoon, I went to my blogger dashboard and discovered y'all had been commenting away. I just haven't been receiving them. And so I looked further, and I can't say what happened, but I suspect user error (that would be me). I probably ...

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July 17, 2019
Bobbers from ... Cat Patches

We had a much nicer day of weather yesterday. Although we don't mind the rain, coming to the lake with a newly refurbished boat really had us wanting to get out on the water some more. When we left the camper to go down to the lake, the kitties were sharing the catio.


It was a completely different day from the day before...sunny and warm.


We motored out to the middle of the lake and then just bobbed there for a couple of hours.


We watched a pair of ospreys diving for fish in the lake.


The water ...

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Bobbers from Cat Patches

We had a much nicer day of weather yesterday. Although we don't mind the rain, coming to the lake with a newly refurbished boat really had us wanting to get out on the water some more. When we left the camper to go down to the lake, the kitties were sharing the catio.


It was a completely different day from the day before...sunny and warm.


We motored out to the middle of the lake and then just bobbed there for a couple of hours.


We watched a pair of ospreys diving for fish in the lake.


The water ...

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July 16, 2019
You and Me and Rain on the Roof from ... Cat Patches

We could have picked a week with better weather for this trip, but it is what it is. After such beautiful weather on Sunday, the day we arrived, it was kind of surprising to have an entire day of rain yesterday. If we were the die-hard tent campers of our younger years, we would have packed up and headed for home already. In the RV, it just means plenty of time for slow-stitching. During yesterday morning's deluge, I turned the first two corners on my quilt binding.


There's also plenty of time for lap-sitting...


and napping. Where's ...

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You and Me and Rain on the Roof from Cat Patches

We could have picked a week with better weather for this trip, but it is what it is. After such beautiful weather on Sunday, the day we arrived, it was kind of surprising to have an entire day of rain yesterday. If we were the die-hard tent campers of our younger years, we would have packed up and headed for home already. In the RV, it just means plenty of time for slow-stitching. During yesterday morning's deluge, I turned the first two corners on my quilt binding.


There's also plenty of time for lap-sitting...


and napping. Where's ...

read more
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