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January 30, 2023
A Quilt in an Afternoon from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I'm afraid it's Moanday again. We're not moaning here, though. There's not much on today's calendar. Mike has spent the past couple of weeks painting two of our bathrooms. The bathrooms look great, and he finished up yesterday. He's still doing some caulking in the main floor bathroom today, but he was happy to announce that the painting is finished. So we're both free to move about the cabin on this brisk Monday morning. It's 21°F outside, but the wind has stopped blowing. With the howling wind ...

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A Quilt in an Afternoon from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I'm afraid it's Moanday again. We're not moaning here, though. There's not much on today's calendar. Mike has spent the past couple of weeks painting two of our bathrooms. The bathrooms look great, and he finished up yesterday. He's still doing some caulking in the main floor bathroom today, but he was happy to announce that the painting is finished. So we're both free to move about the cabin on this brisk Monday morning. It's 21°F outside, but the wind has stopped blowing. With the howling wind ...

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January 11, 2023
Courageous Quilting from Cat Patches

Welcome to Wednesday, my friends! It's a pedicure day for me. And, miracle of miracles, I see blue sky and sunshine! We're expecting rain pretty much every day into the foreseeable future, and so I'm surprised to see so much light this morning. It's a nice change from the past several weeks. 

Yesterday morning, I spent about twice as long as usual on my slow-stitching. I wanted to stitch up enough leaves to move my hoop to a more interesting spot. All leaves and all green all the time makes for some boring stitching.


There are ...

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Courageous Quilting from ... Cat Patches

Welcome to Wednesday, my friends! It's a pedicure day for me. And, miracle of miracles, I see blue sky and sunshine! We're expecting rain pretty much every day into the foreseeable future, and so I'm surprised to see so much light this morning. It's a nice change from the past several weeks. 

Yesterday morning, I spent about twice as long as usual on my slow-stitching. I wanted to stitch up enough leaves to move my hoop to a more interesting spot. All leaves and all green all the time makes for some boring stitching.


There are ...

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January 8, 2023
Block by Block from Cat Patches

Good Sunday morning, my friends! I so enjoy our morning chats, especially because I get to do all the talking. Yesterday was my day to scale Mt. Laundry, and I'm happy to say that there's nothing on the calendar for today except to get on with my quilting. 

So let's talk about the quilting, shall we? It was after lunch before I was able to make my way to the quilting machine. I'd say I was being super lazy, but actually, I was dragging my feet. With a whole month gone by since I said I ...

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Block by Block from ... Cat Patches

Good Sunday morning, my friends! I so enjoy our morning chats, especially because I get to do all the talking. Yesterday was my day to scale Mt. Laundry, and I'm happy to say that there's nothing on the calendar for today except to get on with my quilting. 

So let's talk about the quilting, shall we? It was after lunch before I was able to make my way to the quilting machine. I'd say I was being super lazy, but actually, I was dragging my feet. With a whole month gone by since I said I ...

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December 31, 2022
My Next Big Idea on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

Homeward Bound, Sarah Fielke, The Quilt Show's BOM 2023



So did all of you in the northern states make it through last week's blizzard?  For once, my part of Lake Erie missed the worse of it.  I think hearing a week of the "Worst blizzard in 30 years" is going to hit on Christmas weekend was worst than the actual event. We stayed warm and safe and kept our traveling down to a minimum, but we still got to spend time with friends and family!  Blessed!

I was also blessed by my husband who gave me a year ...

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December 29, 2022
Little Bits from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Yesterday's weather was a slight improvement over the previous day, but it's raining hard again this morning. It might be time to start building an ark. We had a long grocery shopping list for yesterday's enjoyment, and that's all done. We won't need to go back again until after we get home from next week's camping trip. It's always good to have that job behind us. Today, I have a few housekeeping chores on the agenda, but then I can sew to my heart's content.

Before we left ...

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Little Bits from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Yesterday's weather was a slight improvement over the previous day, but it's raining hard again this morning. It might be time to start building an ark. We had a long grocery shopping list for yesterday's enjoyment, and that's all done. We won't need to go back again until after we get home from next week's camping trip. It's always good to have that job behind us. Today, I have a few housekeeping chores on the agenda, but then I can sew to my heart's content.

Before we left ...

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December 17, 2022
All Ahead Slow from Cat Patches

Good frosty morning to you, my friends. It's 26°F here this morning...our coldest morning yet, I think. Looking at our forecast, we barely get above freezing even at our high temperatures during the coming week. We've seen snow in the forecast, but now, only rain. I don't see how we can have those temperatures and not get snow. Time will tell I guess.

Since I finished up the Domestic Affairs block yesterday, I needed something new to stitch. As I mentioned in a previous post, my embroidery dance card has reached the "short" project, and ...

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All Ahead Slow from ... Cat Patches

Good frosty morning to you, my friends. It's 26°F here this morning...our coldest morning yet, I think. Looking at our forecast, we barely get above freezing even at our high temperatures during the coming week. We've seen snow in the forecast, but now, only rain. I don't see how we can have those temperatures and not get snow. Time will tell I guess.

Since I finished up the Domestic Affairs block yesterday, I needed something new to stitch. As I mentioned in a previous post, my embroidery dance card has reached the "short" project, and ...

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December 10, 2022
Powerless from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. A big storm blew through last night with high winds. We had a momentary power outage. Sadly, the internet outage has extended into this morning. It seems our internet service provider had a longer power outage, and it will take them longer to get us back online. Not to worry. I'm using the internet hotspot on my cell phone, and I think we can get this done. Today's typing will be from my laptop computer...and out of curiosity...does this laptop make my typing look fat?

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Powerless from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. A big storm blew through last night with high winds. We had a momentary power outage. Sadly, the internet outage has extended into this morning. It seems our internet service provider had a longer power outage, and it will take them longer to get us back online. Not to worry. I'm using the internet hotspot on my cell phone, and I think we can get this done. Today's typing will be from my laptop computer...and out of curiosity...does this laptop make my typing look fat?

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December 9, 2022
Some More Progress from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I'm suiting up for a day of mostly sewing. I have a couple of easy housekeeping chores, and then I'll sew my guts out. The kitties spent most of their day in the Clubhouse yesterday, and so I'm surprised I was able to get anything done at all. I spent my hour's allotment on my challenge piece. It's coming along, and I'm happy with what I have so far. Here's today's peek. 


These might look the same from day to day, but trust me...I'm making progress ...

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Some More Progress from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I'm suiting up for a day of mostly sewing. I have a couple of easy housekeeping chores, and then I'll sew my guts out. The kitties spent most of their day in the Clubhouse yesterday, and so I'm surprised I was able to get anything done at all. I spent my hour's allotment on my challenge piece. It's coming along, and I'm happy with what I have so far. Here's today's peek. 


These might look the same from day to day, but trust me...I'm making progress ...

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December 4, 2022
The Day that Got Away from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's snowing lightly outside. We've had several days of snow over the past couple of weeks, but almost no accumulation. I think that might be coming to an end. There's a "winter weather advisory" for our area, and I have an idea the snow will stick this time. Fine with me. I have plenty of food and nowhere to go. Sounds like a sewing day.

Aside from slow stitching, there was no sewing yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I needed to make a run into town for some mushrooms. It ...

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The Day that Got Away from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's snowing lightly outside. We've had several days of snow over the past couple of weeks, but almost no accumulation. I think that might be coming to an end. There's a "winter weather advisory" for our area, and I have an idea the snow will stick this time. Fine with me. I have plenty of food and nowhere to go. Sounds like a sewing day.

Aside from slow stitching, there was no sewing yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I needed to make a run into town for some mushrooms. It ...

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December 2, 2022
Getting Started from Cat Patches

Happy December, my friends! Is it just me, or was November excruciatingly long? Maybe it was because we'd only just arrived home from a trip at the beginning of the month. Or maybe it was hassling with contractors that made the month seem so long. By the way, remember when I told you they would be here to finish the baseboards about two weeks ago? Would it surprise you to know the baseboard are still not finished? The story was that they hadn't come in at Lowe's. They even had someone at Lowe's call us to ...

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Getting Started from ... Cat Patches

Happy December, my friends! Is it just me, or was November excruciatingly long? Maybe it was because we'd only just arrived home from a trip at the beginning of the month. Or maybe it was hassling with contractors that made the month seem so long. By the way, remember when I told you they would be here to finish the baseboards about two weeks ago? Would it surprise you to know the baseboard are still not finished? The story was that they hadn't come in at Lowe's. They even had someone at Lowe's call us to ...

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November 28, 2022
Garden Fusion from Cat Patches

It's an unexpected sunny morning at the Three Cats Ranch. I'm writing fast, and then making breakfast fast, and then getting out for a walk...fast...because at this time of year, the only sure weather-related thing is that the weather will change. We're expecting rain and snow this week, and so this bit of blue sky and sunshine is unexpected. 

Yesterday I spent the afternoon in the sewing room. I was surprised to be able to get both Whimsical Garden quilt blocks ready for top-stitching. Smitty was disappointed to learn we wouldn't be doing much ...

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