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September 11, 2019
rsc letters from Making A Lather

My hubby made pickled green tomatoes with some masterful coaching from me. I have always felt bad about the tomatoes at the end of the season, that we don't get harvested. If these are yummy, we may have found the answer. I want to try a green tomato salsa as well. We still have more than enough red tomatoes to eat and maybe still can for the winter.


I have met a bit with my quilting friends, and since I still can't take my machine with back limitations, I used the time to cut some more letters for ...

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August 29, 2019
Some Transparency from ... Cat Patches

It was a busy day yesterday. I left fairly early and didn't get home until 2:00 p.m. I can't even remember what happened to the rest of the afternoon, but I know dinner was involved. Before I left home, I had time to trace out my second emergency back-up stitchery to take along on our trip.


I was off getting my toes done, and getting my hair done, and then I needed to spend some money so I could save some money before a deal ended at the end of the month. I'll show you ...

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Some Transparency from Cat Patches

It was a busy day yesterday. I left fairly early and didn't get home until 2:00 p.m. I can't even remember what happened to the rest of the afternoon, but I know dinner was involved. Before I left home, I had time to trace out my second emergency back-up stitchery to take along on our trip.


I was off getting my toes done, and getting my hair done, and then I needed to spend some money so I could save some money before a deal ended at the end of the month. I'll show you ...

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August 18, 2019
Heavy Lifting from ... Cat Patches

It was another busy day yesterday, although I was able to get more accomplished than expected. We've been planning for some time to create a bed for some peonies I have on order. You might recall we took out our neglected iris bed last spring. The plan was to plant peonies last fall, but then the order fell through when the merchant didn't deliver. It meant putting off planting until this year. In the meantime, we had some time to think about how to do this. The project started yesterday morning with a trip to our local Home ...

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Heavy Lifting from Cat Patches

It was another busy day yesterday, although I was able to get more accomplished than expected. We've been planning for some time to create a bed for some peonies I have on order. You might recall we took out our neglected iris bed last spring. The plan was to plant peonies last fall, but then the order fell through when the merchant didn't deliver. It meant putting off planting until this year. In the meantime, we had some time to think about how to do this. The project started yesterday morning with a trip to our local Home ...

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August 11, 2019
Some Blocks and a Finish from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday turned into a desperately needed sewing day. The past couple of weeks have been very busy, and so I was really wanting just to do some simple, mindless sewing. I don't know if it was mindless, but mindless enough for me to concentrate on my current audio book.

My first task was to finish off December's block for A Year of Hearts. I neglected to take a picture with my point and shoot, and so you'll have to be content with this crappy picture from my iPhone.


I did manage to remember to get a picture ...

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Some Blocks and a Finish from Cat Patches

Yesterday turned into a desperately needed sewing day. The past couple of weeks have been very busy, and so I was really wanting just to do some simple, mindless sewing. I don't know if it was mindless, but mindless enough for me to concentrate on my current audio book.

My first task was to finish off December's block for A Year of Hearts. I neglected to take a picture with my point and shoot, and so you'll have to be content with this crappy picture from my iPhone.


I did manage to remember to get a picture ...

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August 10, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I am a little afraid, I am getting too far behind on tiny tuesday blocks, but I remind myself that most of the time they are fun and quick enough to make. And just to help me out, there wasn't one this week.


I don't know why this looks so unpressed. I did press it..... must be gremlins.



I am linking to:
rsc19 super saturday

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July 22, 2019
Check, Check, Checking from ... Cat Patches

There were three items on my list of sewing to-do's yesterday. First, I wanted to trace out the next three hearts for the project I'm calling "A Year of Hearts." In my next go-round with these stitcheries, I'll be stitching October,


November,


and December.


Those will need to wait until I've finished stitching the mystery project I'm working on right now. I'm probably a couple of days away on that.

Second on my list was to catch up on two weeks of Tiny Tuesday. The first was this Bear's Paw block set on ...

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Check, Check, Checking from Cat Patches

There were three items on my list of sewing to-do's yesterday. First, I wanted to trace out the next three hearts for the project I'm calling "A Year of Hearts." In my next go-round with these stitcheries, I'll be stitching October,


November,


and December.


Those will need to wait until I've finished stitching the mystery project I'm working on right now. I'm probably a couple of days away on that.

Second on my list was to catch up on two weeks of Tiny Tuesday. The first was this Bear's Paw block set on ...

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July 16, 2019
tiny tuesday from Making A Lather

I needed to get back to making my tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am a "tiny"  bit behind. haha I have finished May and orange. I have 3 for June and blue yet to do.



I have a snowman finished for my rug hooking. I don't know why I am dragging my feet on this rug. The snowmen are adorable and they are easy to hook.


I am getting very close to having all the garden party blocks sewn. I will need to cut 1 1/2 inch strips for the chain blocks.



Tomorrow is ...

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July 5, 2019
Pinky from ... Cat Patches

Most of the day yesterday was taken up baking a lemon meringue pie. Lemon meringue is my favorite. My grandmother always baked one when we visited. She knew I loved it, and now I can't bake my own pie without thinking of her. 


My luck with pies is kind of hit or miss, especially with the crust. Fortunately, lemon meringue has only a bottom crust and so all sins are hidden. Still, I'm trying my best for a flaky, and not soggy, crust. Also, I'm striving for custard that sets up perfectly, so it doesn't run ...

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Pinky from Cat Patches

Most of the day yesterday was taken up baking a lemon meringue pie. Lemon meringue is my favorite. My grandmother always baked one when we visited. She knew I loved it, and now I can't bake my own pie without thinking of her. 


My luck with pies is kind of hit or miss, especially with the crust. Fortunately, lemon meringue has only a bottom crust and so all sins are hidden. Still, I'm trying my best for a flaky, and not soggy, crust. Also, I'm striving for custard that sets up perfectly, so it doesn't run ...

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June 27, 2019
Fusion Achieved from ... Cat Patches

It sounds as if I'm building a nuclear weapon, but actually, I'm only building a widdle kitty cat. Clementine is all put together now.


It was quite a relief to have that part finished. I went searching through my green bin for a green background piece, and came out with this scrap. It was used as the quilt back for Wind in the Whiskers, and it seemed like a good choice.


I spent some time trying to choose fabrics for a stop border and an outer border last night. When Mike got home, I asked for his help ...

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Fusion Achieved from Cat Patches

It sounds as if I'm building a nuclear weapon, but actually, I'm only building a widdle kitty cat. Clementine is all put together now.


It was quite a relief to have that part finished. I went searching through my green bin for a green background piece, and came out with this scrap. It was used as the quilt back for Wind in the Whiskers, and it seemed like a good choice.


I spent some time trying to choose fabrics for a stop border and an outer border last night. When Mike got home, I asked for his help ...

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June 14, 2019
Summer Blues from ... Cat Patches

It isn't quite summer yet, but our weather doesn't know it. It's been warm and nice here...windy, to be sure. The wind died down a little yesterday, and it wasn't as hot. We're expecting much the same weather today. I'll start off today watering the annuals and filling the bird feeders. I'm sad to say some of my sunflowers didn't survive the windy weather. It was actually my fault, I think. I had them loosely staked, and I think the tie around the stake slid down, taking the flower with it ...

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Summer Blues from Cat Patches

It isn't quite summer yet, but our weather doesn't know it. It's been warm and nice here...windy, to be sure. The wind died down a little yesterday, and it wasn't as hot. We're expecting much the same weather today. I'll start off today watering the annuals and filling the bird feeders. I'm sad to say some of my sunflowers didn't survive the windy weather. It was actually my fault, I think. I had them loosely staked, and I think the tie around the stake slid down, taking the flower with it ...

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June 13, 2019
OMG: A Finished Flimsy! from ... Cat Patches

It was another busy day yesterday, and it was HOT! It was up to 95°F. by day's end, which is the warmest day so far this year. We turned on the air-conditioning for the first time too. It cooled off enough after dark that we were able to turn it off and open the windows. I don't know about you, but I like sleeping with the window open. Better to hear the howling coyotes, don't you know. Still no word from Coyote Man, but I'm going to call him if I don't hear from ...

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OMG: A Finished Flimsy! from Cat Patches

It was another busy day yesterday, and it was HOT! It was up to 95°F. by day's end, which is the warmest day so far this year. We turned on the air-conditioning for the first time too. It cooled off enough after dark that we were able to turn it off and open the windows. I don't know about you, but I like sleeping with the window open. Better to hear the howling coyotes, don't you know. Still no word from Coyote Man, but I'm going to call him if I don't hear from ...

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June 11, 2019
Tiny Tuesday in Blue from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

This week I designed another fun block for the Tiny Tuesday RSC sampler.
This one you can really play around with color placement.




This block requires three fabrics.  The cut sizes are as follows:

Fabric A     Four 2.5" squares   (I used a dark navy)
Fabric B     Four 1" x 2.5" rectangles   (I used a stripe)
Fabric C     Four 1.5" squares    (I used a light blue)
Fabric C     One 1" square  (I used a light blue)



Draw a diagonal line on the back side of the four Fabric C 1.5" squares.  This will be a sew line ...

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