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January 28, 2022
Quilt Shop: Christmas Goose, Las Vegas, Nevada from Cat Patches

Okay, so there are plenty of quilt shops in the area to choose from. I happened to read a Facebook post about this one. Christmas Good Quilt Shop also has a web presence right here.


The Facebook post said that no visit to Las Vegas was complete without a visit to this shop. Okay...I'm game. Outside, they were flying this banner:


Walking through the front door, it looks like this:


I'm always a little nervous when I take that shot with people watching. Some folks get a little weird when they see me taking pictures...like maybe ...

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Quilt Shop: Christmas Goose, Las Vegas, Nevada from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so there are plenty of quilt shops in the area to choose from. I happened to read a Facebook post about this one. Christmas Good Quilt Shop also has a web presence right here.


The Facebook post said that no visit to Las Vegas was complete without a visit to this shop. Okay...I'm game. Outside, they were flying this banner:


Walking through the front door, it looks like this:


I'm always a little nervous when I take that shot with people watching. Some folks get a little weird when they see me taking pictures...like maybe ...

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January 13, 2022
Triple Treat from ... Cat Patches

My dear friend Debi and I had a great FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) yesterday. And, if you're like me, you know there's nothing better than a good FART. Debi and I have been friends for a long time, but we don't often get good one-on-one time together, and so the shopping was only one part of the nice day we spent together.

We started at Quilter's Cottage in Fallbrook, California. I first visited Quilter's Cottage way back in March, 2018. That was before the pandemic. (Have you noticed yourself marking time as BP and ...

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Triple Treat from Cat Patches

My dear friend Debi and I had a great FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) yesterday. And, if you're like me, you know there's nothing better than a good FART. Debi and I have been friends for a long time, but we don't often get good one-on-one time together, and so the shopping was only one part of the nice day we spent together.

We started at Quilter's Cottage in Fallbrook, California. I first visited Quilter's Cottage way back in March, 2018. That was before the pandemic. (Have you noticed yourself marking time as BP and ...

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December 28, 2021
Quilt Shop: Lavender Rose Fabrics & Retreats; Eureka, California from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. How cold is it where you are? 

When I'm finished with the laptop computer each morning, whatever I'm using it for, I put it in sleep mode and then set it on the floor, leaning against the exterior wall of the RV. When I pick it up, it feels as if it's been sitting on ice. Maybe I need to make a little quilt for it, to keep it warm you know. Certainly it must be against the law for a quilter's inanimate objects to go uncovered, wouldn't you think?

We ...

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Quilt Shop: Lavender Rose Fabrics & Retreats; Eureka, California from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. How cold is it where you are? 

When I'm finished with the laptop computer each morning, whatever I'm using it for, I put it in sleep mode and then set it on the floor, leaning against the exterior wall of the RV. When I pick it up, it feels as if it's been sitting on ice. Maybe I need to make a little quilt for it, to keep it warm you know. Certainly it must be against the law for a quilter's inanimate objects to go uncovered, wouldn't you think?

We ...

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November 29, 2021
Another Productive Sewing Day from ... Cat Patches

Well, my weekend was great. I had two full days of almost nothing but sewing. Yesterday I needed to do two small housekeeping chores, and I needed to take advantage of a break in the rain to fill the bird feeders. The cat-tle were grazing while I was out.


They were hoping to scare up a mouse or two, but I'm afraid the mice have all moved into the RV at this point. Yeah...that's another story. Earlier, we discovered a squirrel had been living in the RV and made quite a mess. It actually chewed through the ...

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Another Productive Sewing Day from Cat Patches

Well, my weekend was great. I had two full days of almost nothing but sewing. Yesterday I needed to do two small housekeeping chores, and I needed to take advantage of a break in the rain to fill the bird feeders. The cat-tle were grazing while I was out.


They were hoping to scare up a mouse or two, but I'm afraid the mice have all moved into the RV at this point. Yeah...that's another story. Earlier, we discovered a squirrel had been living in the RV and made quite a mess. It actually chewed through the ...

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November 26, 2021
I WAS IN STITCHES! from Kwilty Pleasures

Why did I not know...there was a fabulous quilt shop in Cincinatti OH
Called STITCHES?


When my friend Kathy Guenter took me there, 
my first thought was..."man this is small"
Nope...don't let that storefront fool ya!
It was narrow but deep...lots of rooms all the way back.

We found lots of notions.


Modern patterns/designers


3 Shelves of Charley Harper fabrics





Solids on Sale!


A great sale area
with these 1/2 yd cuts at $6


And I found a remnant of a Charley Harper
Racoon Christmas print


Yes...I was in STITCHES and will ...

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November 18, 2021
An Overnighter in Yakima from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're back from our little get-away to Yakima, Washington. Saying it was a get-away makes it sound like we were on a little vacation jaunt, but we were actually delivering our truck camper to the manufacturer there for some work on its slides. We'd taken it to the local dealer where we bought it. After a week or so of nothing from them, Mike called to see what was going on. When they sounded as if they didn't know what the heck they were doing, Mike told them to stop all work, and ...

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An Overnighter in Yakima from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're back from our little get-away to Yakima, Washington. Saying it was a get-away makes it sound like we were on a little vacation jaunt, but we were actually delivering our truck camper to the manufacturer there for some work on its slides. We'd taken it to the local dealer where we bought it. After a week or so of nothing from them, Mike called to see what was going on. When they sounded as if they didn't know what the heck they were doing, Mike told them to stop all work, and ...

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November 13, 2021
Dismal Day from ... Cat Patches

It rained, and rained, and rained hard all day long yesterday. In the past two days, we've received somewhere in the neighborhood of four inches of rain. There is flooding in the lowlands, and one of the campgrounds on the Oregon coast had to be evacuated by the Coast Guard when floodwaters cut off the only exit out of the place. Given our track record with RVing in flood zones, I'm surprised we weren't a part of this debacle.

The kitties stayed under the blankets all day, and I spent the day slow-stitching. After several hours, I ...

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Dismal Day from Cat Patches

It rained, and rained, and rained hard all day long yesterday. In the past two days, we've received somewhere in the neighborhood of four inches of rain. There is flooding in the lowlands, and one of the campgrounds on the Oregon coast had to be evacuated by the Coast Guard when floodwaters cut off the only exit out of the place. Given our track record with RVing in flood zones, I'm surprised we weren't a part of this debacle.

The kitties stayed under the blankets all day, and I spent the day slow-stitching. After several hours, I ...

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November 10, 2021
Lots of Stitching from Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I headed downstairs. When I looked out the window, I saw this guy strolling through:


It was the second time we'd seen him in just a few days. He comes up from the woods, and then heads toward the opposite property line. I'm not sure where he's going, but apparently, he is on a schedule.

After that, I got back to work on Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. I've stitched the bottom section from right to left now.


Now I've moved my hoop up, and I'll work my way back ...

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Lots of Stitching from ... Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I headed downstairs. When I looked out the window, I saw this guy strolling through:


It was the second time we'd seen him in just a few days. He comes up from the woods, and then heads toward the opposite property line. I'm not sure where he's going, but apparently, he is on a schedule.

After that, I got back to work on Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. I've stitched the bottom section from right to left now.


Now I've moved my hoop up, and I'll work my way back ...

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November 3, 2021
Quilt shops along the way from With Strings Attached

 There were quilt shops!   Yes, dear readers, I indulged.  

I didn't have any particular fabrics in mind (too soon for the Quiltville  mystery colors). I stuck to the sales shelves and got some colorful bargains. 


Shipshewana, Indiana:   Yoder's Department Store.  We only had a few minutes so I went to the quilt shop just inside the entry of the Yoder's "mall."  All brights and batiks. I bought four half-yard pieces.  Only later did I learn that inside the Yoder's store itself there's an entire fabric department.  I will just have to go back.




Williamstown, Massachusetts ...

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October 24, 2021
Sunday Slow from Cat Patches

It's a rain-drenched morning here at the Three Cats Ranch. I'm a little late with my blog post this morning...not that anyone is keeping track. I changed up my morning routine so that I could finish the hooping of the Kitty Cat Alphabet I'm working on. In the middle of all that, I made our Sunday morning blueberry oatmeal pancakes. So you can see...we're not exactly racing out of the starting gate this morning. 

As for the kitty cats, here's what I worked on this morning:


I'm going to guesstimate and say ...

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Sunday Slow from ... Cat Patches

It's a rain-drenched morning here at the Three Cats Ranch. I'm a little late with my blog post this morning...not that anyone is keeping track. I changed up my morning routine so that I could finish the hooping of the Kitty Cat Alphabet I'm working on. In the middle of all that, I made our Sunday morning blueberry oatmeal pancakes. So you can see...we're not exactly racing out of the starting gate this morning. 

As for the kitty cats, here's what I worked on this morning:


I'm going to guesstimate and say ...

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October 6, 2021
Quilt Shop: Cactus Quilt Shop; Tucson, Arizona from ... Cat Patches

Our first after-breakfast stop yesterday was the closest quilt shop we could find. This was a good one. It wasn't one of the larger shops, but I was certainly greeted by some very friendly people. Nancy Landon is the owner, but her husband was also there greeting customers and helping out.



The shop was located in the corner of a large shopping center. Of course, my picture had to include the saguaro cactus growing in the parking lot. Sorry for the graininess of these photos. I took them with my phone, and I've figured out the easiest way ...

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Quilt Shop: Cactus Quilt Shop; Tucson, Arizona from Cat Patches

Our first after-breakfast stop yesterday was the closest quilt shop we could find. This was a good one. It wasn't one of the larger shops, but I was certainly greeted by some very friendly people. Nancy Landon is the owner, but her husband was also there greeting customers and helping out.



The shop was located in the corner of a large shopping center. Of course, my picture had to include the saguaro cactus growing in the parking lot. Sorry for the graininess of these photos. I took them with my phone, and I've figured out the easiest way ...

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