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January 26, 2022
Blustery Day from ... Cat Patches

There isn't much to report on the Traveling Three Cats Ranch front today. We were tired after a day of driving added to our weeks of being social butterflies. Also, it was a very windy day yesterday, and not particularly warm. It wasn't a good day for being outside, and so I was inside for most of the day.

The first item on the agenda was to fix the tire on the RV. I mentioned yesterday that it had lost pressure on our drive from Escondido. Mike jacked up the RV and pulled off the tire where he ...

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Blustery Day from Cat Patches

There isn't much to report on the Traveling Three Cats Ranch front today. We were tired after a day of driving added to our weeks of being social butterflies. Also, it was a very windy day yesterday, and not particularly warm. It wasn't a good day for being outside, and so I was inside for most of the day.

The first item on the agenda was to fix the tire on the RV. I mentioned yesterday that it had lost pressure on our drive from Escondido. Mike jacked up the RV and pulled off the tire where he ...

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January 23, 2022
Another Finished Quilt Top from ... Cat Patches

It was a quiet day here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. We had a much-needed day to recharge after more than three straight weeks of socializing. It has been wonderful seeing so many good friends, and now we're starting to wind down for the next part of the journey. We have one more day here in Escondido, and then we will move on to Boulder City tomorrow.

My morning started as usual, with my morning slow-stitching. I filled my hoop.


And then moved to the next position.


By then, the kitties were fully involved in their morning naps ...

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Another Finished Quilt Top from Cat Patches

It was a quiet day here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch. We had a much-needed day to recharge after more than three straight weeks of socializing. It has been wonderful seeing so many good friends, and now we're starting to wind down for the next part of the journey. We have one more day here in Escondido, and then we will move on to Boulder City tomorrow.

My morning started as usual, with my morning slow-stitching. I filled my hoop.


And then moved to the next position.


By then, the kitties were fully involved in their morning naps ...

read more
January 20, 2022
Acting Like Grown-ups from ... Cat Patches

There comes a day in every RVer's life when we have to do some adult things. Yesterday was one of those days. We started out grocery shopping and then continued on with laundry. It was past time to wash our bed sheets. I figured it I was going to walk to the park laundry, I might as well do a load of jeans too. It meant walking back and forth, up and down a steep hill, four times to finish the laundry. I figure I got my exercise. By day's end, we felt like old people. And, if ...

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Acting Like Grown-ups from Cat Patches

There comes a day in every RVer's life when we have to do some adult things. Yesterday was one of those days. We started out grocery shopping and then continued on with laundry. It was past time to wash our bed sheets. I figured it I was going to walk to the park laundry, I might as well do a load of jeans too. It meant walking back and forth, up and down a steep hill, four times to finish the laundry. I figure I got my exercise. By day's end, we felt like old people. And, if ...

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December 15, 2021
A Kitchen Day (with recipes!) from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had a lot of things to do in the kitchen yesterday morning. Our dinner last night was prepared ahead, and so there was that. But I wanted to make another batch of biscotti too. I've been shying away from Christmas baking because I'm still on a quest to lose some weight. I don't know about you, but I find it impossible to resist Christmas candy. Still, I told myself I could bake a batch of gingerbread biscotti last month. Since I was able to resist it and keep my ...

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A Kitchen Day (with recipes!) from Cat Patches

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had a lot of things to do in the kitchen yesterday morning. Our dinner last night was prepared ahead, and so there was that. But I wanted to make another batch of biscotti too. I've been shying away from Christmas baking because I'm still on a quest to lose some weight. I don't know about you, but I find it impossible to resist Christmas candy. Still, I told myself I could bake a batch of gingerbread biscotti last month. Since I was able to resist it and keep my ...

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December 7, 2021
Barn Quilting from ... Cat Patches

It was a nasty day weather-wise yesterday. Dark, and raining sideways. Oregon at its worse. This was all we saw of Sadie.


Smitty thought she had a good idea. Despite the darkness, the light was too much, and he had to cover his eyes. Besides, you never know when someone will flash a camera in your direction.


Upstairs, I went to work quilting the Appalachian Memories quilt. For the quilt blocks, I'm using a light tan Aurifil 50 weight thread. This one was a gift from my quilting fairy godmother, Ila. Thank you, Ila.


I settled on gold for ...

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Barn Quilting from Cat Patches

It was a nasty day weather-wise yesterday. Dark, and raining sideways. Oregon at its worse. This was all we saw of Sadie.


Smitty thought she had a good idea. Despite the darkness, the light was too much, and he had to cover his eyes. Besides, you never know when someone will flash a camera in your direction.


Upstairs, I went to work quilting the Appalachian Memories quilt. For the quilt blocks, I'm using a light tan Aurifil 50 weight thread. This one was a gift from my quilting fairy godmother, Ila. Thank you, Ila.


I settled on gold for ...

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December 2, 2021
Above the Clouds from ... Cat Patches

We were feeling pretty smug here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. After spending a couple of days in the fog, we were above the clouds yesterday. Those people in the valley were socked in. 


It was warm, too. It felt more like October than the first day of December. We're expecting rain today, so it was short-lived. Oh well. We take what we can get here in the Pacific Northwest. We were very lucky to have escaped the rains they're having farther to the north of us.

My first task of the day was to trace the ...

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Above the Clouds from Cat Patches

We were feeling pretty smug here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. After spending a couple of days in the fog, we were above the clouds yesterday. Those people in the valley were socked in. 


It was warm, too. It felt more like October than the first day of December. We're expecting rain today, so it was short-lived. Oh well. We take what we can get here in the Pacific Northwest. We were very lucky to have escaped the rains they're having farther to the north of us.

My first task of the day was to trace the ...

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November 28, 2021
Lots of Sewing from Cat Patches

There was plenty of time for sewing yesterday. I had a couple of small housekeeping chores on my calendar, but I ignored those and spent the day working on my projects. First, I spent an extra long time on my morning slow-stitching and finished up this section of the tree and leaves:


This morning, I'll link up to 


From there, I headed into the sewing room to quilt the snack mat sized Bee Brave quilt. There wasn't much room for quilting on this little piece, and so I stitched a flower on the right and left side of ...

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Lots of Sewing from ... Cat Patches

There was plenty of time for sewing yesterday. I had a couple of small housekeeping chores on my calendar, but I ignored those and spent the day working on my projects. First, I spent an extra long time on my morning slow-stitching and finished up this section of the tree and leaves:


This morning, I'll link up to 


From there, I headed into the sewing room to quilt the snack mat sized Bee Brave quilt. There wasn't much room for quilting on this little piece, and so I stitched a flower on the right and left side of ...

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November 21, 2021
Thread and Bread from Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I spent some time with my slow-stitching piece. Now I've moved my hoop again. I'm nearing a finish on this, and it will probably be finished before the week is over.


When I was finished with that, I went searching through my zillions of spools of thread in search of any I might use to do the thread work on my challenge piece. I came out with these.


The lightest beige-brown at the top is just slightly variegated, and it was a good choice for the lightest parts of my piece. The one ...

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Thread and Bread from ... Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I spent some time with my slow-stitching piece. Now I've moved my hoop again. I'm nearing a finish on this, and it will probably be finished before the week is over.


When I was finished with that, I went searching through my zillions of spools of thread in search of any I might use to do the thread work on my challenge piece. I came out with these.


The lightest beige-brown at the top is just slightly variegated, and it was a good choice for the lightest parts of my piece. The one ...

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November 14, 2021
A Finish and a Start from Cat Patches

We got a break in the rain yesterday, which was very nice. We might have a few days with a lot less rain. We're driving up to Yakima, Washington, next Tuesday, taking our truck camper up to where it was manufactured to have some work done on it. I only mention this because we're hoping for some decent weather. We're going either way, but it's always a nicer drive when we're not fighting the standing water, wind, and darkness. Fingers crossed.


The kitties took advantage of the improvement in the weather and went on two ...

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A Finish and a Start from ... Cat Patches

We got a break in the rain yesterday, which was very nice. We might have a few days with a lot less rain. We're driving up to Yakima, Washington, next Tuesday, taking our truck camper up to where it was manufactured to have some work done on it. I only mention this because we're hoping for some decent weather. We're going either way, but it's always a nicer drive when we're not fighting the standing water, wind, and darkness. Fingers crossed.


The kitties took advantage of the improvement in the weather and went on two ...

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November 9, 2021
Good Day, Sunshine! from ... Cat Patches

It was a much-appreciated beautiful day yesterday. It has been raining endlessly for weeks, and we're expecting more endless rain over the next couple of weeks. So, it was nice to have a sunny, if chilly, day. Too bad I had to waste a minute of it getting the Big Squash. (All clear...good for another year.) Even with that, I was in and out quickly, and home before 11:00 a.m.

The ladybugs were enjoying the last gasp of the Black-eyed Susans.


I noticed one, and then as I looked, I realized there were quite a few ...

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Good Day, Sunshine! from Cat Patches

It was a much-appreciated beautiful day yesterday. It has been raining endlessly for weeks, and we're expecting more endless rain over the next couple of weeks. So, it was nice to have a sunny, if chilly, day. Too bad I had to waste a minute of it getting the Big Squash. (All clear...good for another year.) Even with that, I was in and out quickly, and home before 11:00 a.m.

The ladybugs were enjoying the last gasp of the Black-eyed Susans.


I noticed one, and then as I looked, I realized there were quite a few ...

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