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December 5, 2021
Fun with Food and Family from ... Cat Patches

 It was a busy day yesterday with plenty on the agenda. As much fun as it was, I'm looking forward to a quiet day at home today. The rain has gone for the day, at least. I want to get out and fill the birdfeeders and then just bask in the sunshine for a bit. It's chilly, so the "basking" will be short-lived.

My day started with slow stitching. I was able to finish off the quilt block on the barn, and I stitched a little more of the barn. Today I'll focus on the tree and ...

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Fun with Food and Family from Cat Patches

 It was a busy day yesterday with plenty on the agenda. As much fun as it was, I'm looking forward to a quiet day at home today. The rain has gone for the day, at least. I want to get out and fill the birdfeeders and then just bask in the sunshine for a bit. It's chilly, so the "basking" will be short-lived.

My day started with slow stitching. I was able to finish off the quilt block on the barn, and I stitched a little more of the barn. Today I'll focus on the tree and ...

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stash report dec 5 2021 from Making A Lather

More charms - 12 yards worth

stash report December 5, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 208 yards

Fabric Added this week:12 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 168 yards

net fabric: 40 yards used more than bought - still on the plus side

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 5 days this week. 

 Once the friendsheep exchange began in my rug hooking guild, we have been passing them around pretty quickly. I did the top green plaid sheep for Betty who has asked for Christmas colors. The last I saw my rug, it had ...

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November 28, 2021
stash report 28, 2021 from Making A Lather

I have a thing for charm squares right now. If I am not careful I may be able to wallpaper every room in my house with them.

stash report November 28, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 208 yards

Fabric Added this week: 6 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 156 yards

net fabric: 52 yards used more than bought - still on the plus side

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 3 days this week. more cooking than sewing

I have really struggled to work on this rug hooking project. Once the friendsheep exchange ...

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Gifts and More Knitting from The Cozy Quilter

I'm still in full gift making mode around here right now so some things can't be shown yet.  I made two wide open zipper pouches and since the recipients already have them, I can share pictures.  I have made dozens of these pouches over the past few years.  It almost took longer to choose the fabrics than it did to make them! I had picked another colour scheme for one of the pouches and then discovered I did not have any zippers that went with those fabrics...back to the fabric storage area I went to pick something ...

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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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stash report November 21, 2021 from Making A Lather

just a few charm packs to add to the stash. I think I feel like I have too much fabric, but, what harm could a cute little charm pack do....

I am counting this as 5 yards

stash report November 21, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 10 yards  I finished on the go quilt

Fabric Used year to Date: 208 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 150 yards

net fabric: 58 yards used more than bought - still on the plus side

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 4 days this week. Now that it ...

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Knitting, Sewing and a New Quilt Vault! from The Cozy Quilter

 I have accomplished a lot this week, but not not much of it was in the sewing room!  I did do some mending, made a quilt back for a comfort quilt, and sewed a hanging sleeve on a gift.  I delivered 113 placemats to Meals on Wheels organizers on behalf of the Oxford Quilter's Guild and volunteered at the local Christmas Hamper program for a day (this is a weekly event until Christmas).  Today, I cleaned out some of our gardens --cut back dead perennials and filled several brown bags with garden debris and leaves.  Last Sunday, my husband ...

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November 15, 2021
G is For ... from Life in the Scrapatch


"G" is for ... _____.

 I started a new cross stitch project over the weekend.

It is not the project mentioned here.

I was distracted by a ...


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Those pesky little squirrels get me all the time.


This one found me yesterday as a Slow Sunday Stitching project. 


Any guesses as to what this critter might be named?



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November 14, 2021
stash report November 14, 2021 from Making A Lather

I added 4 basics cream charm packs to my stash. They were a great price.

stash report November 14, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 12 yards   I finished lightening quilt

Fabric Used year to Date: 198 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 145 yards

net fabric: 53 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 3 days this week. 

We have started exchanging our friendship rugs at my guild meeting. Everyone is using the same pattern. We each hook one sheep on each of the participant's rug. When we are ...

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Retreat Report from The Cozy Quilter

 Last weekend, I attended a quilting retreat, my first in two years.  Everyone in attendance was double vaccinated and our tables were spaced apart.  I brought along 4 projects plus some mending to work on over the three days of the retreat.  My husband gave me a nifty folding cart for my birthday in February 2020 and this was my first chance to use it since I got it.  With the cart, I was able to bring in all my sewing stuff in one trip as well as my overnight bag. 



My first project was my Buffalo Check Modern Snowflake ...

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November 7, 2021
stash report November 7, 2021 from Making A Lather

I took the opportunity to buy a few precuts - I am getting lazy. I bought 3 honey buns, and 3 mini charm packs from missourri star. The mini charms have 84 squares in each pack. I know I will use this neutral color in just about everything.

adding to the basics

stash report November 7, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 14 yards    I finished almost amish quilt

Fabric Used year to Date: 186 yards

Fabric Added this week: 6 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 140 yards

net fabric: 46 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 ...

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November 6, 2021
Modern Snowflake and some Knitting from The Cozy Quilter

 The Modern Snowflake quilt is growing!  I made 10 more blocks but only have a picture of the first 8--all sewn together.  The next four blocks are made, but not added to the quilt yet. Part of the snowflake is starting to appear!  The buffalo plaid is looking good too.  I'm hoping to finish this top in the next week or so--I have purchased some red flannel snowflake fabric for the backing.  I love a cozy quilt with a flannel back!

 I also managed to re-knit the hat I started last week and had to rip out due to ...

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October 31, 2021
Kitchen Scraps Challenge and Another UFO Done. from The Cozy Quilter

 Each year, the Elgin Piecemakers Guild issues a challenge to their members.  This past year, we were given a piece of insulbrite thermal batting and asked to make something for our kitchens using scraps.  On Thursday night, we met in person for the first time in ages and revealed our projects.  There were oven mitts, hot pads, a casserole carrier, tea cosies, etc.  Many in the group used selvages in their projects.  I decided to raid my denim stash (from old jeans) for my lasagna pan hot pad.  I have a large orange lasagna pan and always have to use ...

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October 24, 2021
stash report 24, 2021 from Making A Lather

 These are so beautiful. I like to add to my reproduction fabrics from time to time, although I don't have any projects in mind for them. And I like charm squares, even though there is an upcost to them for being cut. But, I like the variety.

 stash report October 17, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 22 yards     I finished rainbow chain quilt

Fabric Used year to Date: 172 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 134 yards

net fabric: 37 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 4 days ...

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October 17, 2021
Back Home With a Giveaway from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're back home again, and settling back into our old routine...emphasis on the "old." There is still a little to do to bring our trip to a close...unpacking the camper comes to mind...but mostly, we're just soaking up what remains of fall in the Pacific Northwest. 

Backing up to when we left Winnemucca, Nevada, I took almost no pictures on the way home. It was flat, flat, flat with the occasional butte thrown in for variety. The road was straight, straight, straight. Mike was happy to get into some winding roads ...

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Back Home With a Giveaway from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're back home again, and settling back into our old routine...emphasis on the "old." There is still a little to do to bring our trip to a close...unpacking the camper comes to mind...but mostly, we're just soaking up what remains of fall in the Pacific Northwest. 

Backing up to when we left Winnemucca, Nevada, I took almost no pictures on the way home. It was flat, flat, flat with the occasional butte thrown in for variety. The road was straight, straight, straight. Mike was happy to get into some winding roads ...

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Hand Stitching the Binding from The Cozy Quilter

I did not get much time to sew or knit this past week.  I had several appointments and some jobs to do around the house. I'm happy that the painting in the bedrooms has been done for a couple of weeks now and the new carpeting was installed on Friday so we are putting the furniture back into the rooms now.  This is a project that will stretch over several days.  We are going to add shelves to a closet so I can store my quilts in it and we have to find a new light fixture for our ...

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October 9, 2021
Working on My October UFO and some Knitting from The Cozy Quilter

 It's been a busy week!  My husband and I went on a three day, two night get-away this week--a much needed break from the usual routine.  There was some quilting action in the sewing room before we left, and some knitting progress while we were away.  My daughter and Finn are here visiting this weekend for Thanksgiving so there was a long walk at the park today followed by ice cream--Finn had a little bit of my husband's Country Pumpkin ice cream. I will share some pictures of our week below. 

First up, my Charm Square quilt--I pin ...

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