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January 19, 2021
A Day for Slow Stitching from ... Cat Patches

It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.

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A Day for Slow Stitching from Cat Patches

It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.

You would be wise to accept this ...

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January 16, 2021
Warm and Dry from Cat Patches

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada, where the sun is shining, and it's warm enough to be outside without a coat! What a nice change of pace from back home. It was still a bit of a drive getting here yesterday, but not as far as the day before. We arrived right around 4:00 p.m. The second of the two camera cables I'd ordered prior to our arrival was delivered within just a few minutes after we checked in. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd forgotten the cables I need to take pictures off my ...

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Warm and Dry from ... Cat Patches

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada, where the sun is shining, and it's warm enough to be outside without a coat! What a nice change of pace from back home. It was still a bit of a drive getting here yesterday, but not as far as the day before. We arrived right around 4:00 p.m. The second of the two camera cables I'd ordered prior to our arrival was delivered within just a few minutes after we checked in. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd forgotten the cables I need to take pictures off my ...

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January 15, 2021
A Day of Many Miles from Cat Patches

As I mentioned yesterday, we'd forgotten how long yesterday's drive would be. It was right around 400 miles, and we were pooped pups by the time we got in. Sadie started her morning where she always does...snuggled up on a quilt. She especially likes this Shop Hop quilt. She likes looking at the blocks and reminding us she has been to all of the places shown.


It was a day of driving and wide open spaces. This next image was taken just as we were leaving the RV park, and it pretty well sums up the choices ...

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A Day of Many Miles from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned yesterday, we'd forgotten how long yesterday's drive would be. It was right around 400 miles, and we were pooped pups by the time we got in. Sadie started her morning where she always does...snuggled up on a quilt. She especially likes this Shop Hop quilt. She likes looking at the blocks and reminding us she has been to all of the places shown.


It was a day of driving and wide open spaces. This next image was taken just as we were leaving the RV park, and it pretty well sums up the choices ...

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January 14, 2021
Corning, California from ... Cat Patches

It was a much better day of driving yesterday, and we reached our stopping point earlier in the day. It turned out to be a good thing because after we were all set up, we realized there was a problem with our electrical connection. It kept popping a "ground fault," and we ended up moving to a different spot. 

Backing up to the beginning of the day, it was very nice to see the sun after so much rain the day before. We got kind of turned around leaving the campground. It seemed as if we were heading north. Somehow ...

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Corning, California from Cat Patches

It was a much better day of driving yesterday, and we reached our stopping point earlier in the day. It turned out to be a good thing because after we were all set up, we realized there was a problem with our electrical connection. It kept popping a "ground fault," and we ended up moving to a different spot. 

Backing up to the beginning of the day, it was very nice to see the sun after so much rain the day before. We got kind of turned around leaving the campground. It seemed as if we were heading north. Somehow ...

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January 13, 2021
Rainbirds 2021: Day One from Cat Patches

Good morning my friends. We find ourselves at the Valley of the Rogue State Park this morning, just north of Medford, Oregon. It was after dark by the time we arrived at our destination, and so I'm recycling this picture from our last stay here...because there must be pictures.

It was intended to be a short day of driving, and it might have been except for the terrible weather we had all day. We unhappily shared this river of rain with our neighbor to the north in Seattle. It rained hard almost nonstop all the way. And let ...

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Rainbirds 2021: Day One from ... Cat Patches

Good morning my friends. We find ourselves at the Valley of the Rogue State Park this morning, just north of Medford, Oregon. It was after dark by the time we arrived at our destination, and so I'm recycling this picture from our last stay here...because there must be pictures.

It was intended to be a short day of driving, and it might have been except for the terrible weather we had all day. We unhappily shared this river of rain with our neighbor to the north in Seattle. It rained hard almost nonstop all the way. And let ...

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January 9, 2021
Signing Off for a Few from Cat Patches

Okay, well I almost signed off yesterday, but you know how yappy I am, and I just knew something exciting would happen and I'd have to tell y'all about it. And then I'd say something like, "really, now I'm really signing off." And then something else happens, and I have to use more "reallys" in my sentences, and it really just gets to be too much to keep track of. (Speaking to myself: Did I use one "really" in that last post, or two? Or was it three?) And you know I'm too old for ...

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Signing Off for a Few from ... Cat Patches

Okay, well I almost signed off yesterday, but you know how yappy I am, and I just knew something exciting would happen and I'd have to tell y'all about it. And then I'd say something like, "really, now I'm really signing off." And then something else happens, and I have to use more "reallys" in my sentences, and it really just gets to be too much to keep track of. (Speaking to myself: Did I use one "really" in that last post, or two? Or was it three?) And you know I'm too old for ...

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December 29, 2020
Old Quilt Pictures from The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

When we travel I take pictures of quilt too. I "ALWAYS" ask before taking pictures, to date I've not had anyone say, "NO" and most say thanks for asking. 

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 These 2 quilts are from a Shop in Chillicothe, MO

Notice the red's and how it's the color that has stayed the best over the years 



This is a simple 16 block square, each square was cut 2" x 2"
for a finished block of 6" x 6", quilting had been recently done by machine, blocks were also machine pieced.


Baskets set on point with out ...

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December 28, 2020
Best of 2020 from Cat Patches

It's been a heckuva year, hasn't it? I'm not sure a "best of" post will be adequate to describe all that happened in a single year. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the whole year was such a disaster, beginning with my father's death in January, widespread pandemic-mania a few months on, vacations cut short or canceled altogether, being evacuated from our home because of a wild fire...while on vacation, no less...and finishing up the month of December with a broken shoulder and thumb. Oh yeah...lots of fun. The disaster posts got ...

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Best of 2020 from ... Cat Patches

It's been a heckuva year, hasn't it? I'm not sure a "best of" post will be adequate to describe all that happened in a single year. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the whole year was such a disaster, beginning with my father's death in January, widespread pandemic-mania a few months on, vacations cut short or canceled altogether, being evacuated from our home because of a wild fire...while on vacation, no less...and finishing up the month of December with a broken shoulder and thumb. Oh yeah...lots of fun. The disaster posts got ...

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December 21, 2020
2020......Highlights from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 A look back at 2020...


January 2020


I needed a fresh start for 2020.

My sewing area went from this:



to this:




February 2020

Calving Season begins @ the Kessi Ranch



Playing with Rayon Threads




March 2020

The Turkey Vultures are BACK




Calving Season....continues:




Fertilizing the Hay Fields



Playing with Improv




April 2020

Improv Technique 2



Improv Technique 3



Improv Technique 4



Improv Technique 5



Improv Technique 6



Improv Technique 7



Improv Technique 8



Sunflower Quilt Finished




May 2020

Zipper Pulls







June 2020

Improv Quilt Top




Messy Painted Canvas




July 2020

Tassel Necklaces



Haying Season ...

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December 17, 2020
Rain Chair Games from Cat Patches

If Rudolph had a broken shoulder, I’d be nice and let him join in my Rain Chair Games. It rained almost nonstop yesterday. I sat in a chair almost nonstop, although we did venture out for a bit. We needed to pick up a prescription, and we got a few grocery items. It was after noon by the time we got ourselves out the door. When we got home, I did some slow-stitching. It’s the best I’ve done with my slow-stitching endeavors. I didn’t do quite as much as I might have if I had full ...

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Rain Chair Games from ... Cat Patches

If Rudolph had a broken shoulder, I’d be nice and let him join in my Rain Chair Games. It rained almost nonstop yesterday. I sat in a chair almost nonstop, although we did venture out for a bit. We needed to pick up a prescription, and we got a few grocery items. It was after noon by the time we got ourselves out the door. When we got home, I did some slow-stitching. It’s the best I’ve done with my slow-stitching endeavors. I didn’t do quite as much as I might have if I had full ...

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December 8, 2020
A Commitment to Show Up from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been thinking about relationships a lot. Perhaps that’s because I’m coming up on my 20th wedding anniversary with this awesome man. Our relationship has seen its ups and downs, but we are committed to doing the hard work of showing up for each other no matter how painful and difficult that may be. As… Continue reading A Commitment to Show Up

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November 27, 2020
Here Comes Christmas from Cat Patches

2020 has seemed exceedingly long, while also impossibly short. Here we are just a little over a month from the end of the year, and it seems as if the year has gone by without really being lived. Certainly a lot have died. One can only hope this will all end before we find ourselves at this date next year. I was thinking about all we have to be thankful for in 2020. When I consider where we were last January, I feel a little as if we were in a blissful state of naivete. 

In January we met up ...

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