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July 8, 2020
Sewing and Planning from ... Cat Patches

With Eliza still in the shop, I've been undecided about what to do next. But you might recall I was in the middle of making some masks when I stopped the day before. So, it made sense to finish those off. The person these masks were made for requested a western theme



When those were finished, I needed to clean up some. I had fabric thrown everywhere, which is what happens when I go digging through my scrap bins. Also, I had five yards of this paint fabric that needed to be sewn into a quilt back for the ...

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Sewing and Planning from Cat Patches

With Eliza still in the shop, I've been undecided about what to do next. But you might recall I was in the middle of making some masks when I stopped the day before. So, it made sense to finish those off. The person these masks were made for requested a western theme



When those were finished, I needed to clean up some. I had fabric thrown everywhere, which is what happens when I go digging through my scrap bins. Also, I had five yards of this paint fabric that needed to be sewn into a quilt back for the ...

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July 7, 2020
A "Try Again" Day from Cat Patches

We ended up running all over town yesterday, beginning with a trip to the vet for the kitties. We were sorry to disturb Sadie from her morning slumber, but we had appointments to keep.



She's always the hardest to catch, and so I scooped her up and put her into her carrier. While I was tracking Smitty down (who was onto us by now), Sadie figured out that I hadn't latched the carrier door and escaped. Try again. Eventually, we had them both corralled and off we went.


They both got their immunizations and a clean bill of ...

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A "Try Again" Day from ... Cat Patches

We ended up running all over town yesterday, beginning with a trip to the vet for the kitties. We were sorry to disturb Sadie from her morning slumber, but we had appointments to keep.



She's always the hardest to catch, and so I scooped her up and put her into her carrier. While I was tracking Smitty down (who was onto us by now), Sadie figured out that I hadn't latched the carrier door and escaped. Try again. Eventually, we had them both corralled and off we went.


They both got their immunizations and a clean bill of ...

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July 6, 2020
A Finished Feline from ... Cat Patches

It took quite a while to blast myself off the couch yesterday. I woke up so tired yesterday morning. After writing my post, I did some slow-stitching. Slow-stitching can make me sleepy in the same way reading a boring book can, and I could hardly keep my eyes opened to finish off the last bit of floss. When that was done, I slid down and took a morning nap. It was nearly noon before I got going.


The first order of business was to get out for a walk with Smitty. He's been doing really well staying beside us ...

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A Finished Feline from Cat Patches

It took quite a while to blast myself off the couch yesterday. I woke up so tired yesterday morning. After writing my post, I did some slow-stitching. Slow-stitching can make me sleepy in the same way reading a boring book can, and I could hardly keep my eyes opened to finish off the last bit of floss. When that was done, I slid down and took a morning nap. It was nearly noon before I got going.


The first order of business was to get out for a walk with Smitty. He's been doing really well staying beside us ...

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July 4, 2020
Happy Fourth! from Cat Patches

It's hard to feel very celebratory on this, our American Independence Day. Recently I read a book by David McCullough, entitled 1776, all about the Revolutionary War and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The challenges and near-miraculous victory of the colonists was very inspiring. Our country is in dire straits right now, and the pandemic is only one item on our list of woes. Still, I continue to feel optimistic that there are better days ahead. And so when I went looking for an image to mark the day, I settled on this one with the superimposed ...

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Happy Fourth! from ... Cat Patches

It's hard to feel very celebratory on this, our American Independence Day. Recently I read a book by David McCullough, entitled 1776, all about the Revolutionary War and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The challenges and near-miraculous victory of the colonists was very inspiring. Our country is in dire straits right now, and the pandemic is only one item on our list of woes. Still, I continue to feel optimistic that there are better days ahead. And so when I went looking for an image to mark the day, I settled on this one with the superimposed ...

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July 3, 2020
Happy Feet from Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I went downstairs to observe this out the dining room window.



Wait a minute...is he eating the flowers?


He is!!! Little fecker!


Oh yes...by all means...never settle for any bloomed out ones. Be sure to grab the buds and all the most colorful ones. I don't mind at all. Where's a cat when you need one?

Well, kitties are in coyote quarantine for the time being. Sadie doesn't mind. She uses this oppurrtunity to catch up on her purrsonal grooming.


Smitty doesn't like it. Not one bit. He ...

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Happy Feet from ... Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I went downstairs to observe this out the dining room window.



Wait a minute...is he eating the flowers?


He is!!! Little fecker!


Oh yes...by all means...never settle for any bloomed out ones. Be sure to grab the buds and all the most colorful ones. I don't mind at all. Where's a cat when you need one?

Well, kitties are in coyote quarantine for the time being. Sadie doesn't mind. She uses this oppurrtunity to catch up on her purrsonal grooming.


Smitty doesn't like it. Not one bit. He ...

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July 2, 2020
Looking at Luna from ... Cat Patches

The day didn't go exactly as I thought it would yesterday. I've been on the hunt for some new slippers since discovering the sole coming loose on the right toe of mine. It's only a matter of time before I fall flat on my face and knock out my front teeth. We looked while we were grocery shopping on Tuesday, but found pretty slim pickings at our local megamart. Mike was on his way out yesterday morning when I decided to go with him.


You might remember the fancy pet door he created for the catio window ...

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Looking at Luna from Cat Patches

The day didn't go exactly as I thought it would yesterday. I've been on the hunt for some new slippers since discovering the sole coming loose on the right toe of mine. It's only a matter of time before I fall flat on my face and knock out my front teeth. We looked while we were grocery shopping on Tuesday, but found pretty slim pickings at our local megamart. Mike was on his way out yesterday morning when I decided to go with him.


You might remember the fancy pet door he created for the catio window ...

read more
July 1, 2020
July Already from ... Cat Patches

Does it feel as if the year hasn't really gotten off the ground yet? Sheesh...this will literally be a year for the history books. Of course, they all are. I've found myself interested in the times 100 years ago, which were so similar to where we find ourselves today. I read The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry,. It started out a little dry, discussing the state of medical schools and medical education at the time. When I got past the beginning, though, and started reading about the times and the flu itself, it was fascinating. So ...

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July Already from Cat Patches

Does it feel as if the year hasn't really gotten off the ground yet? Sheesh...this will literally be a year for the history books. Of course, they all are. I've found myself interested in the times 100 years ago, which were so similar to where we find ourselves today. I read The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry,. It started out a little dry, discussing the state of medical schools and medical education at the time. When I got past the beginning, though, and started reading about the times and the flu itself, it was fascinating. So ...

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June 25, 2020
Making Progress from Cat Patches

Yesterday morning, I made sure to leave myself plenty of time to slow-stitching. It relaxes me, and I had a busy day ahead driving to the other side of our hill to get my hair cut. There is more traffic and more people on that side of town, and so it is more tiresome than when I make a quick trip into "The Berg," which is our name for our little town. 

I'm back to working on the big stitch hand quilting for Mulligan Stew.


When I put this aside last time, I was so tired of working on ...

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Making Progress from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday morning, I made sure to leave myself plenty of time to slow-stitching. It relaxes me, and I had a busy day ahead driving to the other side of our hill to get my hair cut. There is more traffic and more people on that side of town, and so it is more tiresome than when I make a quick trip into "The Berg," which is our name for our little town. 

I'm back to working on the big stitch hand quilting for Mulligan Stew.


When I put this aside last time, I was so tired of working on ...

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June 18, 2020
Sunny Days Ahead from ... Cat Patches

We're all so happy to see the sun again. Possibly, just possibly, summer has arrived at the Three Cats Ranch. Yesterday morning I got outside to pick a bucket of weeds. I was able to make it most of the way around the house before my bucket was full. This morning, I'll get out and hoe the vegetable garden, and then finish up with the rest of the weeds...she says, as if the job of weeding is ever "finished." Here's what I saw along my way.


We have wild strawberries that serve as ground cover in ...

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Sunny Days Ahead from Cat Patches

We're all so happy to see the sun again. Possibly, just possibly, summer has arrived at the Three Cats Ranch. Yesterday morning I got outside to pick a bucket of weeds. I was able to make it most of the way around the house before my bucket was full. This morning, I'll get out and hoe the vegetable garden, and then finish up with the rest of the weeds...she says, as if the job of weeding is ever "finished." Here's what I saw along my way.


We have wild strawberries that serve as ground cover in ...

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June 15, 2020
Nips and Buds from Cat Patches

We were expecting rain most of the day yesterday. It never really materialized. I was busy with my slow-stitching when I realized the sun was shining. I really wanted to get out and weed the vegetable garden, and so I packed up and wasted no time getting outside while the getting was good. Along my way to the vegetables, I took pictures of every blooming thing.


There aren't many blooming things in the garden right now...just the promise of lots of blooming things to come. The sage blossoms are continuing to open. I'm kind of tempted to ...

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Nips and Buds from ... Cat Patches

We were expecting rain most of the day yesterday. It never really materialized. I was busy with my slow-stitching when I realized the sun was shining. I really wanted to get out and weed the vegetable garden, and so I packed up and wasted no time getting outside while the getting was good. Along my way to the vegetables, I took pictures of every blooming thing.


There aren't many blooming things in the garden right now...just the promise of lots of blooming things to come. The sage blossoms are continuing to open. I'm kind of tempted to ...

read more
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