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August 17, 2019
Tired Feet from ... Cat Patches

It was a day spent on my feet yesterday. Sue and I were out early for our Friday morning walk. We walked out by my house this time, and we met up at a rental hall down in the valley. The Laurel Community Center, pictured below, was built in 1923. For a while, it was the home of the Laurel Valley School of Dance. The building has gone through many permutations in its life, but we just refer to it as the "Dance Studio." It's also earned itself a spot on the Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County.


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Tired Feet from Cat Patches

It was a day spent on my feet yesterday. Sue and I were out early for our Friday morning walk. We walked out by my house this time, and we met up at a rental hall down in the valley. The Laurel Community Center, pictured below, was built in 1923. For a while, it was the home of the Laurel Valley School of Dance. The building has gone through many permutations in its life, but we just refer to it as the "Dance Studio." It's also earned itself a spot on the Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County.


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August 15, 2019
Week 32 of 2019: Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

You can tell it's August in Oklahoma, the storm warnings have been replaced with heat advisories on the weather app. It's been miserably hot and humid.  Definitely a good week to spend more than 15 minutes in the sewing room each evening. 



Having said that, I didn't quite manage that every night this week. 

15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
15 minute days/August = 9/10 days
15 minute days/2019 = 195/222 days
Success rate = 87.84%

Not a bad week on the stitching front. The one night I didn't sew, I read a ...

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August 14, 2019
Uniting the Unicorn from ... Cat Patches

Matthew and Lyndsay are here for a couple of days. They got in late night before last, and had the good sense to sleep well into the afternoon, which gave me plenty of time to finish up my housekeeping chores and get back to the object of my desire...the unicorn. You know how it is when you're on a roll with a quilt. It's hard even to take bathroom breaks.

My first task was to finish off the second of three large sections and get it all sewn together. And...voila!


With a few interruptions, visiting with ...

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Uniting the Unicorn from Cat Patches

Matthew and Lyndsay are here for a couple of days. They got in late night before last, and had the good sense to sleep well into the afternoon, which gave me plenty of time to finish up my housekeeping chores and get back to the object of my desire...the unicorn. You know how it is when you're on a roll with a quilt. It's hard even to take bathroom breaks.

My first task was to finish off the second of three large sections and get it all sewn together. And...voila!


With a few interruptions, visiting with ...

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August 13, 2019
Legendary Sewing from ... Cat Patches

Before we get to the "legendary" part of yesterday's sewing, let us all pause here for a moment to admire this legendary tummy.


Formerly feral, Sadie tends to be an anxious and shy cat. During our morning slow-stitching sessions, however, she finds time to relax and ready herself for a day of frenetic activity.

There was housework to do, and I promised myself I'd stop sewing by 3:00 p.m. Liar! Three o'clock came and went, and I was still sewing. In fact, I sewed the whole live-long day. Possibly I've made peace with paper-piecing ...

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Legendary Sewing from Cat Patches

Before we get to the "legendary" part of yesterday's sewing, let us all pause here for a moment to admire this legendary tummy.


Formerly feral, Sadie tends to be an anxious and shy cat. During our morning slow-stitching sessions, however, she finds time to relax and ready herself for a day of frenetic activity.

There was housework to do, and I promised myself I'd stop sewing by 3:00 p.m. Liar! Three o'clock came and went, and I was still sewing. In fact, I sewed the whole live-long day. Possibly I've made peace with paper-piecing ...

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August 12, 2019
Farm & Forage from ... Cat Patches

The day got off to its usual start yesterday. We didn't need to leave for our Farm & Forage lunch until around 12:30, and that left plenty of time for slow-stitching and rainbow scrap blocks.

First, I got a start on my 3rd mystery project. If you've been paying attention, I've done four mystery projects in the past couple of weeks. I've already finished #4, which was the teal mini swap, to be revealed later this month. Earlier, I traced out #3, and yesterday I started stitching it. It'll take me about a week to ...

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Farm & Forage from Cat Patches

The day got off to its usual start yesterday. We didn't need to leave for our Farm & Forage lunch until around 12:30, and that left plenty of time for slow-stitching and rainbow scrap blocks.

First, I got a start on my 3rd mystery project. If you've been paying attention, I've done four mystery projects in the past couple of weeks. I've already finished #4, which was the teal mini swap, to be revealed later this month. Earlier, I traced out #3, and yesterday I started stitching it. It'll take me about a week to ...

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August 11, 2019
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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August 4, 2019
Words that End in "Pid" from ... Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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Words that End in "Pid" from Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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August 3, 2019
Summer Color...Inspiration from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is the time of year that I get so much

COLOR inspiration !



Pink Coneflower





When I walk out the front door,

I am greeted with a punch of color !





Pink Petunias





Star Lily




 Star Lily....Close Up View





Gerber Daisy




Over by the Thread Shed:


Pink Coneflowers











On the side of the Thread Shed:


Hollyhocks




 Hollyhocks...Close up View



In the Back Yard:


Pink and Yellow Dahlia





Gladiolas





Dinner Plate Dahlias...




The blooms are the size of a dinner plate 

for sure !





I spray paint metal bed frames

and use them as flower fencing.



The summer flowers have inspired ...

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July 30, 2019
Elk in the Hay Field... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Last evening the Elk herd

came down from the timber...



Their spring calves 

could not jump over the fence,

so are waiting for them in the top left 

of this photo above.



These images were taken through the

living room window, so aren't the best quality.

If you double click them, they will enlarge.



There is a Blue Heron sitting in a tree

along the river watching the elk graze...





There are 5 elk cows with their yearling calves

in the hay field...

and their new spring calves 

on the other side of the fence.


The sun was setting ...

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July 29, 2019
Late July in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Cool temperatures last week made sitting on the veranda a daily ritual in the morning and evening. More flowers are blooming and the landscape changes almost daily.  The camera was at the ready as pollinators made some appearances on the flowers, like this little guy on one of the geranium blooms.  I think it is a moth of some kind.

July in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The penstemon has grown tall, and the flower heads so heavy they were starting to fall over.  I put a tomato cage around it to hold them up.  This one was leaning on the brick wall before I did that ...

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July 28, 2019
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

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Cheery Cherries from ... Cat Patches

Before I left to meet up with Erik for the Farmer's Market yesterday morning, our resident Cooper's hawk joined us on a tree outside the living room window. I grabbed my point and shoot camera, zoomed way in, and caught about half a dozen pictures of him. These two are the best of the group.


I sat doing my slow-stitching for a while before it was time to go, and he kept sitting in the tree. A bird friend of mine tells me that Cooper's hawks like to go after little birds, and our bird feeders are ...

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Cheery Cherries from Cat Patches

Before I left to meet up with Erik for the Farmer's Market yesterday morning, our resident Cooper's hawk joined us on a tree outside the living room window. I grabbed my point and shoot camera, zoomed way in, and caught about half a dozen pictures of him. These two are the best of the group.


I sat doing my slow-stitching for a while before it was time to go, and he kept sitting in the tree. A bird friend of mine tells me that Cooper's hawks like to go after little birds, and our bird feeders are ...

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July 27, 2019
Yipes! Stripes! from ... Cat Patches

Holy Moly. I can get back to my life. The paper-pieced zebra quilt top is finished! Yahoo! And I even lived to tell about it. Even the people I live with lived to tell about it! Okay, but let's just back up. I'll keep you in suspense until the end. First, I was heading out for a walk with Sue, but I had just a little bit of time for slow-stitching. I'd finished my mystery project the day before, and so I was ready to start on the October heart for A Year of Hearts.

I'd ...

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