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February 19, 2018
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas from Cat Patches

Hey y'all! Where have y'all been? I've missed you! We've been out on the range, and out of range, but you haven't been far from my mind. My head is full of words, and I have so much to tell you! So...let's see...where were we? Oh yes...I was telling you, Texas, how impressed we were with your canyon. You called it the Grand Canyon of Texas, and you weren't just kidding. We arrived late in the afternoon on Friday, under overcast and threatening skies.


After signing in, we headed down ...

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas from ... Cat Patches

Hey y'all! Where have y'all been? I've missed you! We've been out on the range, and out of range, but you haven't been far from my mind. My head is full of words, and I have so much to tell you! So...let's see...where were we? Oh yes...I was telling you, Texas, how impressed we were with your canyon. You called it the Grand Canyon of Texas, and you weren't just kidding. We arrived late in the afternoon on Friday, under overcast and threatening skies.


After signing in, we headed down ...

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Artistic Endeavors – Humanae Project from The Snarky Quilter

Brazilian photographer Angelica Bass’s work in progress aims to “record and catalog all possible human skin tones, highlighting true tones rather than clichéd colors. The 2000 image-strong initiative is a series of portraits, all with the exact Pantone® tone of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: small town life from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

That's our life: small town. Only a few families. Only a few homes. Only a few folks.

Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Even though this Cape Cod-based town is famous for its mild, sweet oysters, natives  ("Fleetians," as they call themselves) stay for the nine beaches, white-clapboard New England-style homes and trendy restaurant scene.This is a neat town to stay in,in December, each weekend they have Santa, caroling and the whole town is decorated. The best part is each evening they do a countdown at dusk and then turn on the lights.

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Virginia ~ Clarksville Chamber of Commerce © Sheila Cuykendall

Best Downtown – Old Town Alexandria. Loaded with history, but balanced with modern fun, Alexandria was named one of Livability.com’s top 10 choices for best downtowns around the country. Located on the Potomac, just 6 miles from Washington, D.C., Alexandria offer a beautiful historic district, museums, theaters and shopping. It was also named one of Livability.com’s Best Cities for Foodies in 2013.

A few from Pinterest and a few from our travels...




 


Interestingly, these small towns are all much bigger than our small town. Here we have three churches, a post office, a town hall, and homes. Some of the homes are old, historic homes, but that's all we can brag about. We're okay with not having a grocery store, a dollar store, restaurants. We gladly travel 15-20 minutes for those. 

Belle idée, les toits en dentelle !

And on That Farm - With a Big Quilt Here and a Small Quilt There Pattern: And on That Farm - With a Big Quilt Here and a Small Quilt There is the block 1 applique pattern of the And on That Farm quilt by McKenna Ryan. This quilt block features a quaint farm town with quilts on the barns! Finished quilt block measures 47 1/2

Round the Garden. Pattern by Wendy Williams.

Country Quilts: New Pattern--Summer

Country Quilts

A house on a quilt is a symbol of comfort and the togetherness of family, friends, and neighbors. House quilts really appeal to us, maybe be...

I finished   machine quilting my wallhanging with the houses. I try and do the smaller quilts I make and leave my large quilts to the p...

My Kinda Town quilt pattern designed by Peggy Larsen for Fiberworks features 9 whimsical paper pieced blocks

This would be a fun quilt to do by having a bunch of kids draw the house pictures!

Here it is all in one piece!  I can't wait to see how it looks when it's quilted!  I am waiting on 1 block which will be made into a label!!!

MySmallWorld1and2

It's always nice to see such variety on a theme ...

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February 18, 2018
Week 7: Stitching and De-stashing from Life In Pieces

My long weekend got off to a rough start, but it lined out nicely after lunch on Friday.  The sewing room has seen a fair amount of action since then.  That's good news for both the stash report and the making time for stitching report. 



I did a much better job of finding time to stitch this week in spite of the madness going on at work. 

Days with stitching this week:  7 out of 7 days
Days with stitching this month:  14 out of 17 days
Days with stitching this year:  45 out of 48 days
Success Rate ...

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Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

Roxie 2006-Feb 16, 2018 So Long Little Doggie!   Rest in Peace SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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February 16, 2018
Moving On from ... Cat Patches

We had a pretty slow and easy day yesterday. Most mornings start with some embroidery. Now I've filled my hoop again.


It's almost all done. Just the upper right-hand corner needs stitching.


So I've hooped that up, and I'm ready to start again. This one should be finished in the next day or two.


After that, I got out for a walk with Smitty.


You have to watch your step around here. The entire park is littered with bison dung. Here's a nice little pile right next to our fire ring.


Speaking of bison...


We ...

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Moving On from Cat Patches

We had a pretty slow and easy day yesterday. Most mornings start with some embroidery. Now I've filled my hoop again.


It's almost all done. Just the upper right-hand corner needs stitching.


So I've hooped that up, and I'm ready to start again. This one should be finished in the next day or two.


After that, I got out for a walk with Smitty.


You have to watch your step around here. The entire park is littered with bison dung. Here's a nice little pile right next to our fire ring.


Speaking of bison...


We ...

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February 15, 2018
Long Ears... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



This is Long Ears...born in 2010


The first time I saw her in the goat barn...

I just adored those extra long ears!






Kid Goats

Long Ears is...2nd from the right






Here is Long Ears today.....2018

She is 8 years old





Here is Long Ears with her yearling kid, 

Little Lotta





This is Lily....born 2015

Her mama is Long Ears...

check out her gorgeous extra long ears!



Enjoy this brief video of Long Ears:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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Warm and Windy from ... Cat Patches

Morning has broken here in the Texas panhandle. The sunrise was beautiful.


But let's back up to yesterday morning, shall we? When I looked out our bedroom window, this guy was perched within feet. We don't have cardinals in Oregon, and so it's been quite a treat to see these old friends. My family lived in North Carolina when I was a little girl. Our next move took us to Virginia, and then on to Hawaii, and that was the last time I saw cardinals until this trip.


Of course, I was itching to get out with ...

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Warm and Windy from Cat Patches

Morning has broken here in the Texas panhandle. The sunrise was beautiful.


But let's back up to yesterday morning, shall we? When I looked out our bedroom window, this guy was perched within feet. We don't have cardinals in Oregon, and so it's been quite a treat to see these old friends. My family lived in North Carolina when I was a little girl. Our next move took us to Virginia, and then on to Hawaii, and that was the last time I saw cardinals until this trip.


Of course, I was itching to get out with ...

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February 14, 2018
Caprock Canyon State Park from ... Cat Patches

We're out in the middle of Nowhere, Texas, for the next couple of days. So far are we from anything that we didn't think we'd have a cell signal. Then...magically...we did! So here I am to blather on about the latest happenings here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch RV.

Yesterday's drive took us through the flattest of country and the most remote of one-cow towns.


Actually, there's some ranching in this part of the world, and so there was more than just one cow in most towns we passed through. They were ...

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Caprock Canyon State Park from Cat Patches

We're out in the middle of Nowhere, Texas, for the next couple of days. So far are we from anything that we didn't think we'd have a cell signal. Then...magically...we did! So here I am to blather on about the latest happenings here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch RV.

Yesterday's drive took us through the flattest of country and the most remote of one-cow towns.


Actually, there's some ranching in this part of the world, and so there was more than just one cow in most towns we passed through. They were ...

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February 13, 2018
National Ranching Heritage Museum from Cat Patches

When we first learned of the existence of the National Ranching Heritage Museum, it seemed moderately interesting. For sure it was something to do. Admission is free, so what the heck?


Lubbock wasn't one of the places we'd yearned to see in our decades of dreaming about this trip. We only ended up here to make some repairs to the RV. When that happened sooner than we expected, we were already signed up for several days at the RV park. The museum was simply a way to pass the time. As it turns out, it was an unexpected ...

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National Ranching Heritage Museum from ... Cat Patches

When we first learned of the existence of the National Ranching Heritage Museum, it seemed moderately interesting. For sure it was something to do. Admission is free, so what the heck?


Lubbock wasn't one of the places we'd yearned to see in our decades of dreaming about this trip. We only ended up here to make some repairs to the RV. When that happened sooner than we expected, we were already signed up for several days at the RV park. The museum was simply a way to pass the time. As it turns out, it was an unexpected ...

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February 11, 2018
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

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February 10, 2018
Lubbock, TX from Cat Patches

It was one of our longer drives yesterday...at least since we officially arrived in the southern United States. When we arrived in Lubbock, it was in the 70's...sunny and warm. Some of our fellow RVers were running their air-conditioners. I think we've yet to run ours this trip.

There isn't much to say about yesterday's drive, aside from it being long. This part of Texas is desolate. We imagine land is cheap here. We saw the occasional field with random live oaks and bales of straw lying where they'd come off the baler ...

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Lubbock, TX from ... Cat Patches

It was one of our longer drives yesterday...at least since we officially arrived in the southern United States. When we arrived in Lubbock, it was in the 70's...sunny and warm. Some of our fellow RVers were running their air-conditioners. I think we've yet to run ours this trip.

There isn't much to say about yesterday's drive, aside from it being long. This part of Texas is desolate. We imagine land is cheap here. We saw the occasional field with random live oaks and bales of straw lying where they'd come off the baler ...

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February 9, 2018
Lake Brownwood State Park from ... Cat Patches

We were off to an early start yesterday morning because we were meeting up with some friends from our high school days for a picnic and some catching up. We had about 150 miles to travel, and so there was no time to waste if we were to get there for lunch. I've neglected posting any pictures of the kitties for a couple of days, and I knew some of y'all would be getting weird, nervous, and thirsty about it. Before we took off, I snapped pictures of both of them. They are such relaxed travelers these days ...

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Lake Brownwood State Park from Cat Patches

We were off to an early start yesterday morning because we were meeting up with some friends from our high school days for a picnic and some catching up. We had about 150 miles to travel, and so there was no time to waste if we were to get there for lunch. I've neglected posting any pictures of the kitties for a couple of days, and I knew some of y'all would be getting weird, nervous, and thirsty about it. Before we took off, I snapped pictures of both of them. They are such relaxed travelers these days ...

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