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July 14, 2024
On a Roll! from The Cozy Quilter

 For some reason, I was really in the mood to sew this week.  It was too hot or rainy outside so I spent my time in my sewing room, playing with fabric.  I finished hand quilting my Put a Ring On It wall hanging, trimmed it and added the binding by machine.  I will work on hand stitching the binding tomorrow. I can't believe how much I enjoyed hand quilting this project...maybe I will have to do some more hand quilting again soon. 


I also finished the cross stitching on my Lupins project and I have started the ...

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July 7, 2024
All in a Sewing Day from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. All of my to-do's were ta-done before 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning, and that gave me the whole live-long day to sew. A lot was accomplished. It was a hot day too. The kitties were soaking up the sun, but they chose a place where they could lie in the filtered sunlight.


Knowing the day was going to be hot, I was out early to water the annuals. While I was out, I noticed the blueberries are finally beginning to turn purple. It has taken them a long, long time. Hopefully, the deer won ...

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All in a Sewing Day from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. All of my to-do's were ta-done before 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning, and that gave me the whole live-long day to sew. A lot was accomplished. It was a hot day too. The kitties were soaking up the sun, but they chose a place where they could lie in the filtered sunlight.


Knowing the day was going to be hot, I was out early to water the annuals. While I was out, I noticed the blueberries are finally beginning to turn purple. It has taken them a long, long time. Hopefully, the deer won ...

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A Fun Week from The Cozy Quilter

This was a busy week, packed with fun activities and a short getaway with my husband to Niagara on the Lake. On Canada Day, we hosted a BBQ and played Bocce in our backyard before going to see the fireworks in the evening. Dessert featured ice cream, strawberries and butter tarts (a delicious Canadian invention). I spent some time on my secret project and managed to finish all of the units for the quilt top.  They are on my design wall and I hope to sew them together this coming week. Sorry, no pictures for now. I did some hand ...

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June 30, 2024
Cutting Up from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Yesterday's nice day turned into a rainy afternoon. I don't think anyone was expecting that, but it means I don't need to water anything today. I convinced Mike it was time to change the sheets on our bed, but aside from that, there's nothing on my agenda today except for sewing. Yesterday was a pretty easy day too. I spent some time on my slow-stitching, and then I headed for the sewing room.

If I were following my own self-imposed rules, I would have been making two more blocks for the current ...

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Cutting Up from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Yesterday's nice day turned into a rainy afternoon. I don't think anyone was expecting that, but it means I don't need to water anything today. I convinced Mike it was time to change the sheets on our bed, but aside from that, there's nothing on my agenda today except for sewing. Yesterday was a pretty easy day too. I spent some time on my slow-stitching, and then I headed for the sewing room.

If I were following my own self-imposed rules, I would have been making two more blocks for the current ...

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Hand Stitching and a Secret Project from The Cozy Quilter

Another busy week! I continue to do some hand quilting on my Put a Ring on It quilt most days. I have developed a callus on my left pointer finger... the mark of a hand quilter.  I think I am a little over half finished with hand quilting this wall hanging. 


I cut all the pieces for a secret project this week.  It seems to take me longer to pick the fabrics than it does to actually sew the quilt.  I seem to hum and haw over my choices for days on end, adding and subtracting fabrics, taking pictures, thinking ...

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June 26, 2024
An Excellent Week from The Cozy Quilter

I have had an excellent week, filled with fun activities and lots of stitching time so there is lots to blog about today. As you know, I like to cross stitch in the car.  This week, I finished off the light purple lupin on the right side of my cross stitch project and now I am working on the lighter green coloured leaves at the bottom.  There are also a few more pink stitches to add, but I will soon be doing the outlining stitches. 


A friend has a new granddaughter and, of course, I made baby E a quilt ...

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June 16, 2024
Happy Father's Day! from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends, and happy Father's Day to all who celebrate. If you live with a father, please pass along my wishes for a very happy Father's Day. We're having a breakfast to dinner celebration here. This morning started with Eggs Benedict.


We'll end the evening with dinner at one of our favorite Portland restaurants. They have a special Father's Day menu for this evening. Erik and Mae will be joining us there. It's going to be fun, and I'm looking forward to it.

Backing up to yesterday, it rained off and ...

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Happy Father's Day! from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends, and happy Father's Day to all who celebrate. If you live with a father, please pass along my wishes for a very happy Father's Day. We're having a breakfast to dinner celebration here. This morning started with Eggs Benedict.


We'll end the evening with dinner at one of our favorite Portland restaurants. They have a special Father's Day menu for this evening. Erik and Mae will be joining us there. It's going to be fun, and I'm looking forward to it.

Backing up to yesterday, it rained off and ...

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June 13, 2024
A Little of This and a Little of That from The Cozy Quilter

I seem to have a bit of a green theme in this week's post...  My hand quilting is coming along slowly, as most hand quilting projects do.  I added some stitches a few days this week and decided on a diamond shape in the four patch sections.  


These shapes will each get this pattern--there are five of these to do and one is done.  I used a bread and butter plate to mark the curves. 


The lupins did not get much attention this week.  There is one more light purple one to add on the right (I have just ...

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June 9, 2024
A Quilty Week from The Cozy Quilter

Last week, I told you about the quilt that wanted to be quilted by hand, not by machine.  After acquiring the thread I wanted to use (Aurifil 28 wt) last weekend, I started the quilting this week. I'm doing big stitch quilting, so far in the peel shapes and the arcs in the middle of the quilt.  I have figured out a quilting design for the middle of the quilt but have not started that part yet.  This is a slow stitching project, after all. 



I visited our daughter and Finn last weekend.  I did lots of cross stitching ...

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May 31, 2024
Almost 10 Years in the Making... from The Cozy Quilter

In October 2014, I took a class with Kaffe Fassett called "Overlapping Tiles".  We spent all day cutting squares and putting them on our design walls to come up with a pleasing composition.  Kaffe and Brandon came around the room to each quilter to make suggestions about colours/fabrics to add or take away and arranging the tiles. They added 5 fabrics to my quilt including the constant fabric--none of which I would have added myself.  I finished the quilt top a year ago. I originally planned to make a queen sized quilt, but eventually downsized it to a lap ...

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May 26, 2024
Jensen, Utah from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We crossed over into Utah yesterday afternoon. We'll be heading back across the state line into Colorado for today's activities, but it doesn't change the fact that we're one state closer to home. 

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it was a slow morning since our day of driving would be short. I spent some time working on my slow stitching, and made a little more progress.


The kitties enjoyed a slow morning too. Smitty snoozed beside me while I did my stitching.


Sadie enjoyed her morning from her window hammock ...

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Jensen, Utah from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We crossed over into Utah yesterday afternoon. We'll be heading back across the state line into Colorado for today's activities, but it doesn't change the fact that we're one state closer to home. 

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it was a slow morning since our day of driving would be short. I spent some time working on my slow stitching, and made a little more progress.


The kitties enjoyed a slow morning too. Smitty snoozed beside me while I did my stitching.


Sadie enjoyed her morning from her window hammock ...

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Lupin Stitching in the Car in the Rain from The Cozy Quilter

Today, my husband was volunteering at a special event at a local museum.  I went with him so I could look at the WW2 displays around the property.  Shortly after we arrived, it started to rain and so I stayed in the car and listened to an audiobook while I added more stitches to my counted cross stitch Lupins. After about an hour, the rain stopped and the sun came out.  People started arriving and the day was a success. 



I asked my daughter and Finn to send me a picture of her recent cross stitch finish and they sent ...

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May 18, 2024
More Quilts for Survivors Blocks from The Cozy Quilter

I decided to make lots of HST's for this week's batch of blocks for Quilts for Survivors.  I did not have very much of either of these two fabrics for this block--I ended up piecing the middle square from three pieces of fabric to make it big enough.  You probably would not have noticed if I had not told you!


How about some flying geese?


Slanted Diamonds

Broken Dishes

Economy block variation

I actually have 14 blocks ready to donate now.  Two of them are not in this picture. Only 6 more to go to meet my goal ...

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May 12, 2024
A Day for Slow from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate. Well, it was a lazy morning yesterday. We were moving slow. The kitties put us in the mood right from the get-go.


I spent a little time on my slow-stitching. I did a little more in the afternoon.


Before I go on, I want to say we've seen several butterflies flit through our campsite. As I've mentioned, it's nearly impossible to get a picture of a butterfly. They rarely light anywhere, and it does no good to chase them down. I found the two pictures ...

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A Day for Slow from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate. Well, it was a lazy morning yesterday. We were moving slow. The kitties put us in the mood right from the get-go.


I spent a little time on my slow-stitching. I did a little more in the afternoon.


Before I go on, I want to say we've seen several butterflies flit through our campsite. As I've mentioned, it's nearly impossible to get a picture of a butterfly. They rarely light anywhere, and it does no good to chase them down. I found the two pictures ...

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A Little White Lie from The Cozy Quilter

 When my friend, Christine, asked me what I was sewing at the guild sewing day, I told her a little white lie.  I told her that I had worked on my sew together bag and that I had finally finished it. She asked me to send her a picture, which I "forgot" to do, until today, when I actually finished it!





The reason why I was not working on my Sew Together bag is because I was making one for Christine for her birthday.  I took her out for a birthday lunch on Friday and gave her the bag, and ...

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