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November 17, 2022
A Finish and an Almost from Cat Patches

 It's been blustery and cold here...definitely good sewing weather. I spent the whole live-long day going at it yesterday, and I have some finishes and near finishes to show you. First, I sewed the binding on Mrs. Claus' Cookie Team. This was fun to make.


It's about snack mat size at 13 x 13. I have a spot on the coffee table beside me when I sit on our couch in the morning where I set my iPad and my coffee. Right now, I have a mini quilt I made long ago there. 


It gives me a ...

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A Finish and an Almost from ... Cat Patches

 It's been blustery and cold here...definitely good sewing weather. I spent the whole live-long day going at it yesterday, and I have some finishes and near finishes to show you. First, I sewed the binding on Mrs. Claus' Cookie Team. This was fun to make.


It's about snack mat size at 13 x 13. I have a spot on the coffee table beside me when I sit on our couch in the morning where I set my iPad and my coffee. Right now, I have a mini quilt I made long ago there. 


It gives me a ...

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November 16, 2022
'Tis the Season from ... Cat Patches

We had grocery shopping to do yesterday morning, and so I wasn't able to get to my sewing until late afternoon. Fortunately, the items on my to-do list were not time-consuming. My stitching cats helped me finish off the binding on the Scrappy Snowflake. You see here the Stitching Cat and the Emergency Back-up Stitching Cat. One must always have a ready supply of stitching cats on hand while sewing on a binding.


The Snowflake ends up at 14 x 14 inches.


Here's how it looks from the back. I used fabric from the cut off end from ...

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'Tis the Season from Cat Patches

We had grocery shopping to do yesterday morning, and so I wasn't able to get to my sewing until late afternoon. Fortunately, the items on my to-do list were not time-consuming. My stitching cats helped me finish off the binding on the Scrappy Snowflake. You see here the Stitching Cat and the Emergency Back-up Stitching Cat. One must always have a ready supply of stitching cats on hand while sewing on a binding.


The Snowflake ends up at 14 x 14 inches.


Here's how it looks from the back. I used fabric from the cut off end from ...

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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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October 2, 2022
Busy, Busy, Busy from Needle and Foot

October is here which means we have been in our new house for almost six months. Seems like one would have all the boxes unpacked at this point but nah… there are too many other fun things to do.

Ray and his mom on the beach

For instance, we had my mother in law here for a visit last week. She had not seen the house yet. It was super fun to show her the area. Like me, she is a fan of beach combing so we spent a lovely afternoon wandering at the water’s edge picking up shells ...

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September 20, 2022
The Magical Needle - Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop and Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome
to
the first day of the
Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
The Magical Needle.


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt invited bloggers to make a project with a favorite sewing tool
and
tell exactly why we love it.

What better tool to start the hop with than the foundation for all sewing, the magical needle?

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


I think the sewing needle is certainly the queen of all gadgets and has been around since pre-historic times.  There are so many ...

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July 14, 2022
Table Runner & Mini Quilt | July Small Projects from A Quilting Life

Table Runner & Mini Quilt | July Small Projects featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! I just couldn’t decide on which project to share for my July Small Project, and so I’ve chosen two little designs–a lovely Table Runner & Mini Quilt. You’ll see them both in Christmas fabrics, but the patterns will work for any types of fabric you’d like. I do have a sample of the […]

The post Table Runner & Mini Quilt | July Small Projects appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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July 1, 2022
Love for America Mini from Creatin' in the Sticks

I can't believe it's nearly time to celebrate the 4th of July.

 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a 
fun little mini -


It's the perfect size to craft a quick bit of red, white, and blue before the big day!

Here is what I used to make the wall hanging:


Some of my favorite Thermoweb products:

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  

SpraynBond basting adhesive

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece  

and fabrics I had in my stash.  

Don't forget the Aurifil 50 weight Thread #2692!


Click here to get the ...

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June 16, 2022
Candy Box Mini Quilt: June 2022 Small Project from A Quilting Life

Candy Box Mini Quilt featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing my Candy Box Mini Quilt which is my June 2022 small project pattern. This is a fun table topper or mini quilt that is easily made with scraps and left-over pre-cuts. See the quilt up close in the video and get ideas for other ways to use this pattern. Candy […]

The post Candy Box Mini Quilt: June 2022 Small Project appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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May 1, 2022
She Lives!! from Cat Patches

There was a little more activity here yesterday. The planning of the summer trip continues. I'm getting a little tired of looking at it. Yesterday I had to cut some portions, and that involved some hard selections. While I was sitting at the table, I noticed this little sparrow out pecking seeds near the front sidewalk. It reminded me I needed to fill the bird feeders.


I tried to get the kitties to go outside with me, but they refused. They're waiting for some warmer weather. 

On my way by, I noticed the clematis is still trying to ...

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She Lives!! from ... Cat Patches

There was a little more activity here yesterday. The planning of the summer trip continues. I'm getting a little tired of looking at it. Yesterday I had to cut some portions, and that involved some hard selections. While I was sitting at the table, I noticed this little sparrow out pecking seeds near the front sidewalk. It reminded me I needed to fill the bird feeders.


I tried to get the kitties to go outside with me, but they refused. They're waiting for some warmer weather. 

On my way by, I noticed the clematis is still trying to ...

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April 15, 2022
SEW A HAPPY SPRING! GNOME MINI QUILT from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Happy Spring!  


 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a 

Spring decor is so fun to create after the drab months of winter.  Let this little Gnome with his bright umbrella, rain boots, and rainbow border help you have a Happy Spring!

Here is what I used to make the mini:


HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive – 1 sheet
StitchnSew Sew-In fleece, High Loft – 14” x 14”
SpraynBond basting adhesive

StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets – 1 sheet
Island Batik Fabrics and of course, Aurifil thread.

Click here to ...

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March 2, 2022
Holiday Hearts with a Twist - Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is my stop in the 
Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter.

So, here are my Holiday Hearts with a Twist.





The idea is for the hop is to find an old quilt book on your shelf and make something from it.

Here is my lovely:


The Thimbleberries Book of Quilts by Lynette Jensen
copyright 1995

This book was given to me by a friend from her mom's estate.
Her mom even put her name inside the front cover - so special.

The Holiday Hearts looked like fun - all strip piecing (love)!


I wanted ...

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February 19, 2022
Snow in Nevada from Cat Patches

Don't let that title scare you...there is no snow in Nevada right now. On the other hand, we have been right here in Pahrump when snow has fallen. Here's a picture from our visit last year.


Okay, but we've written that off as an aberration of the pandemic year when everything was crazy. (Whaddaya mean everything is still crazy?!?)  It does get cold here sometimes, and sometimes it snows. Just not now...and not today, because it's sunny and warm outside right now. I'll get to the snow in a just a minute, but ...

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Snow in Nevada from ... Cat Patches

Don't let that title scare you...there is no snow in Nevada right now. On the other hand, we have been right here in Pahrump when snow has fallen. Here's a picture from our visit last year.


Okay, but we've written that off as an aberration of the pandemic year when everything was crazy. (Whaddaya mean everything is still crazy?!?)  It does get cold here sometimes, and sometimes it snows. Just not now...and not today, because it's sunny and warm outside right now. I'll get to the snow in a just a minute, but ...

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February 15, 2022
Two Little Finishes from Cat Patches

This morning's post is written at a disadvantage. I have a cat tail in my face. This is the sort of obstacle I face to bring you my platter of prattle every morning. 


It's quite a sacrifice, as you might imagine. You're welcome. Fortunately, it was an interesting sunrise.


Backing up to yesterday...I stitched the day's inchy first thing. Today's has been posted, and so I'll be getting to that after I finish here.


Sadie spent her morning harassing the birds, although the birds didn't know they were being harassed. This is ...

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Two Little Finishes from ... Cat Patches

This morning's post is written at a disadvantage. I have a cat tail in my face. This is the sort of obstacle I face to bring you my platter of prattle every morning. 


It's quite a sacrifice, as you might imagine. You're welcome. Fortunately, it was an interesting sunrise.


Backing up to yesterday...I stitched the day's inchy first thing. Today's has been posted, and so I'll be getting to that after I finish here.


Sadie spent her morning harassing the birds, although the birds didn't know they were being harassed. This is ...

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February 10, 2022
Tidying up the sewing room from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Thanks for the suggestions on the topics for the basic sewing machine class. I'm going to put that agenda together and find a time slot. It WILL happen as I think it's terribly important for everyone to know the essential functions of their machines and how to make them work as they should!!

Yesterday was a bit of a topsy-turvy day. I had to get M and Bear to the airport by 10 AM. That was after spin class, and well, the girls never did get a walk! Now that the company is gone, we can get back ...

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