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October 21, 2020
Autumn Landscape from ... Cat Patches

 As I came upstairs to write this post, I noticed the moody sunrise sky.


The sky looked like this yesterday morning as the sun came up. Eventually, the clouds burned off, and we had a nice sunny day. It was a little on the chilly side until around noon. I had in mind to do some yard work, but I wanted to wait for it to warm up a little. 

The day started with a Halloween mask using these two fabrics:


Sadie was glad I'd seen the light...or maybe I'd seen the dark. It's hard to ...

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Autumn Landscape from Cat Patches

 As I came upstairs to write this post, I noticed the moody sunrise sky.


The sky looked like this yesterday morning as the sun came up. Eventually, the clouds burned off, and we had a nice sunny day. It was a little on the chilly side until around noon. I had in mind to do some yard work, but I wanted to wait for it to warm up a little. 

The day started with a Halloween mask using these two fabrics:


Sadie was glad I'd seen the light...or maybe I'd seen the dark. It's hard to ...

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October 20, 2020
Low Energy from ... Cat Patches

It's surprising how one outing away from the house saps my energy for most everything else during the day. I'll admit I've spent an inordinate amount of time over the past 24 hours trying to figure out what I could bake with the new brown sugar substitute I found. So far, I haven't come up with anything that was diet-friendly, but I'm still searching. 

There was time for some slow-stitching when I got home, and my piece is moving along. The only other sewing I did yesterday was to make four new masks. Of course ...

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Low Energy from Cat Patches

It's surprising how one outing away from the house saps my energy for most everything else during the day. I'll admit I've spent an inordinate amount of time over the past 24 hours trying to figure out what I could bake with the new brown sugar substitute I found. So far, I haven't come up with anything that was diet-friendly, but I'm still searching. 

There was time for some slow-stitching when I got home, and my piece is moving along. The only other sewing I did yesterday was to make four new masks. Of course ...

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August 12, 2020
Maskmaker, Maskmaker, Make Me a Mask from Cat Patches

Okay, so you have to be super old to get that title. It's my adaption of a song from Fiddler on the Roof. Please tell me you remember that. And if you're prone to ear worms, as I am, then you'll have one now. You're welcome.

So anyway...masks took up most of my day here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. First though, I made another 4 pints of zucchini relish. That's probably all the zucchini relish I'll do this year. I have some other ideas for the zucchini harvest to come.


After ...

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Maskmaker, Maskmaker, Make Me a Mask from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so you have to be super old to get that title. It's my adaption of a song from Fiddler on the Roof. Please tell me you remember that. And if you're prone to ear worms, as I am, then you'll have one now. You're welcome.

So anyway...masks took up most of my day here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. First though, I made another 4 pints of zucchini relish. That's probably all the zucchini relish I'll do this year. I have some other ideas for the zucchini harvest to come.


After ...

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July 19, 2020
Time Traveling, and a Winner! from ... Cat Patches

My sincere appreciation goes to all of you who stopped by and left comments, emailed, or in some other way expressed your thoughts and good wishes for my 10th Blogiversary. It's been wonderful hearing from so many of you who don't ordinarily comment. I know you're out there lurking because I'm something of a lurker myself, but it's been nice to get a bit of a head count. And to those of you who write every day...thank you for your friendship. You've all been so sweet with your kind words. 

Here's what ...

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Time Traveling, and a Winner! from Cat Patches

My sincere appreciation goes to all of you who stopped by and left comments, emailed, or in some other way expressed your thoughts and good wishes for my 10th Blogiversary. It's been wonderful hearing from so many of you who don't ordinarily comment. I know you're out there lurking because I'm something of a lurker myself, but it's been nice to get a bit of a head count. And to those of you who write every day...thank you for your friendship. You've all been so sweet with your kind words. 

Here's what ...

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July 10, 2020
Getting Ready to Get Ready from ... Cat Patches

Before any packing can occur, two things must happen: grocery shopping and laundry. That's how yesterday was spent. Have you ever noticed, though, that laundry is a great household chore? Now that we have these fangled things called "washing machines" (I'd call them "newfangled," except they aren't new), you can wash clothes and sew at the same time! I'm so glad I was born after the era of washboards and pounding the clothes on rocks by the river. Who's with me?


So anyway...food is bought and put away. Clothes are washed. Today, I really ...

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Getting Ready to Get Ready from Cat Patches

Before any packing can occur, two things must happen: grocery shopping and laundry. That's how yesterday was spent. Have you ever noticed, though, that laundry is a great household chore? Now that we have these fangled things called "washing machines" (I'd call them "newfangled," except they aren't new), you can wash clothes and sew at the same time! I'm so glad I was born after the era of washboards and pounding the clothes on rocks by the river. Who's with me?


So anyway...food is bought and put away. Clothes are washed. Today, I really ...

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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 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 20, 2020
One More Mask from Cat Patches

Summer's here! Summer solstice will reach our part of the world at 2:43 p.m. today, and we are so ready. We have a couple of dinners planned with family already, and a couple of camping trips to see us through the season. Now we're outfitted with masks, and we're ready to get on board.


Most of the day was spent in the kitchen yesterday. We knew it was going to be a warm day, and our plan was to eat our dinner outside. So I made up some gazpacho. This is my own recipe, and ...

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One More Mask from ... Cat Patches

Summer's here! Summer solstice will reach our part of the world at 2:43 p.m. today, and we are so ready. We have a couple of dinners planned with family already, and a couple of camping trips to see us through the season. Now we're outfitted with masks, and we're ready to get on board.


Most of the day was spent in the kitchen yesterday. We knew it was going to be a warm day, and our plan was to eat our dinner outside. So I made up some gazpacho. This is my own recipe, and ...

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June 19, 2020
Mask Mojo from ... Cat Patches

The weather has turned terrific. It has been so nice getting outside and working in the garden. Mike mowed the field yesterday, much to the consternation of the kitties. Here, Smitty can be seen praying for an end to the noise. It scares the squirrels away, and his mission in life is thwarted.



Sadie just wants to go back inside. That white smudge near her shoulder would indicate she's been rolling around where there is medicated body powder. The body powder was a hint I picked up from one of my friends (I forget who, but thank you) to ...

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Mask Mojo from Cat Patches

The weather has turned terrific. It has been so nice getting outside and working in the garden. Mike mowed the field yesterday, much to the consternation of the kitties. Here, Smitty can be seen praying for an end to the noise. It scares the squirrels away, and his mission in life is thwarted.



Sadie just wants to go back inside. That white smudge near her shoulder would indicate she's been rolling around where there is medicated body powder. The body powder was a hint I picked up from one of my friends (I forget who, but thank you) to ...

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May 9, 2020
A Full Day from ... Cat Patches

Nearly the whole day was spent in the kitchen yesterday. Most everything is ready to go now. I baked a cheesecake, and I'll add the topping this morning. The green bean side dish is done. Also, I made crab cakes for our dinner last night. It was 2:30 before I made my way into the sewing room, and by then, I was tired.

Before I got started cooking, though, I finished up the second of three "I Believe in Snowmen" blocks.


This makes 12 altogether, with one more to work on before I move to the next project ...

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A Full Day from Cat Patches

Nearly the whole day was spent in the kitchen yesterday. Most everything is ready to go now. I baked a cheesecake, and I'll add the topping this morning. The green bean side dish is done. Also, I made crab cakes for our dinner last night. It was 2:30 before I made my way into the sewing room, and by then, I was tired.

Before I got started cooking, though, I finished up the second of three "I Believe in Snowmen" blocks.


This makes 12 altogether, with one more to work on before I move to the next project ...

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