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June 19, 2021
Sight-seeing and Relaxation from ... Cat Patches

For a short trip, we packed a lot in. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area we visited near Palouse Falls State Park in Eastern Washington this past week. We arrived home yesterday to find the grass and weeds taller, but everything otherwise in ship shape. The kitties were glad to see us, and we were home early enough to let them out for a good run and hunting expedition. As you might guess, I have a lot of pictures to show you, and so there's no time to waste with pleasantries. (By the way...how ...

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Sight-seeing and Relaxation from Cat Patches

For a short trip, we packed a lot in. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area we visited near Palouse Falls State Park in Eastern Washington this past week. We arrived home yesterday to find the grass and weeds taller, but everything otherwise in ship shape. The kitties were glad to see us, and we were home early enough to let them out for a good run and hunting expedition. As you might guess, I have a lot of pictures to show you, and so there's no time to waste with pleasantries. (By the way...how ...

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April 17, 2021
Patience, Please from Cat Patches



This post started out with my new ideas about replacing the email subscription service for those of you who read via email. Now I'm back editing to say I've given up finding an alternative. None of the services are free, and I'm afraid I'm too cranky and cheap to pay for one on a monthly basis. If you are an email subscriber, please know that you will stop receiving these emails on July 1st. If you want to continue reading, I'm afraid you'll need to follow via one of the services listed in my ...

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Patience, Please from ... Cat Patches



This post started out with my new ideas about replacing the email subscription service for those of you who read via email. Now I'm back editing to say I've given up finding an alternative. None of the services are free, and I'm afraid I'm too cranky and cheap to pay for one on a monthly basis. If you are an email subscriber, please know that you will stop receiving these emails on July 1st. If you want to continue reading, I'm afraid you'll need to follow via one of the services listed in my ...

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March 11, 2021
Last Leg of the Journey from Cat Patches

It was another day of driving and worrisome weather. All's well that ends well, though, and we made it into Bend, Oregon, with no problems at all. Before we left, Smitty was snuggled up in a quilt. It was cold outside, even if it was warm inside.


It snowed during the night, and the little quilt in their catio was wet from it. We threw it in the dryer and when it came out all warm and fluffy, we covered him up with it. Ahhhhhhhhhh.


There was about an inch of accumulation as we left the campground. When we ...

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Last Leg of the Journey from ... Cat Patches

It was another day of driving and worrisome weather. All's well that ends well, though, and we made it into Bend, Oregon, with no problems at all. Before we left, Smitty was snuggled up in a quilt. It was cold outside, even if it was warm inside.


It snowed during the night, and the little quilt in their catio was wet from it. We threw it in the dryer and when it came out all warm and fluffy, we covered him up with it. Ahhhhhhhhhh.


There was about an inch of accumulation as we left the campground. When we ...

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March 10, 2021
Wide Open Spaces from Cat Patches

There wasn't a whole lot to see yesterday. We traveled north on US Hwy 395 for all but the last few miles of the journey. Let me tell you...there isn't much to see between here and there. 

So let's just back up to yesterday morning. You can't see it very well in this image, but Sadie had a cat's eye view of the dog park beyond our site. She kept an eye on those wild woofies. Only when she was certain they wouldn't cause any mayhem did she allow herself to enjoy her ...

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Wide Open Spaces from ... Cat Patches

There wasn't a whole lot to see yesterday. We traveled north on US Hwy 395 for all but the last few miles of the journey. Let me tell you...there isn't much to see between here and there. 

So let's just back up to yesterday morning. You can't see it very well in this image, but Sadie had a cat's eye view of the dog park beyond our site. She kept an eye on those wild woofies. Only when she was certain they wouldn't cause any mayhem did she allow herself to enjoy her ...

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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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November 4, 2020
A Plan Comes Together from ... Cat Patches

It was a good sewing day yesterday, and I'm happy to report the Appalachian Memories quilt came together beautifully. It's hard to say, but I think I might like the new layout better than the original plan I had for the blocks. Let me just go through the steps and you can decide for yourself.

First, I put a little border around the quilt cornerstones. I had an idea about how to do this that will become clear when you see the whole quilt.


Next, I sewed two borders to either side of the quilt.


Sadie was my ...

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A Plan Comes Together from Cat Patches

It was a good sewing day yesterday, and I'm happy to report the Appalachian Memories quilt came together beautifully. It's hard to say, but I think I might like the new layout better than the original plan I had for the blocks. Let me just go through the steps and you can decide for yourself.

First, I put a little border around the quilt cornerstones. I had an idea about how to do this that will become clear when you see the whole quilt.


Next, I sewed two borders to either side of the quilt.


Sadie was my ...

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November 3, 2020
Fabric Therapy from ... Cat Patches

There's nothing like a trip to the fabric store to drown your sorrows. Thank you for all your suggestions about how to continue with my quilt. They were all good suggestions, and they all required delaying this finish. I'm really wanting to move on, and so a fabric famine can't stand in my way. Besides...it's election day. Time to be decisive. Decisive, not divisive. Lets sew with decision, not division. (Hm...I wonder how many more of these I can come up with.) Jump in the boat, and vote! Put on your coat. Bring your ...

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Fabric Therapy from Cat Patches

There's nothing like a trip to the fabric store to drown your sorrows. Thank you for all your suggestions about how to continue with my quilt. They were all good suggestions, and they all required delaying this finish. I'm really wanting to move on, and so a fabric famine can't stand in my way. Besides...it's election day. Time to be decisive. Decisive, not divisive. Lets sew with decision, not division. (Hm...I wonder how many more of these I can come up with.) Jump in the boat, and vote! Put on your coat. Bring your ...

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November 2, 2020
Lessons from The Count from ... Cat Patches

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? I always think it's best to start with the good news, otherwise I'll be so bummed at the bad news that I won't fully appreciate the good news. Also, the good news can sort of cushion the blow, right? Well, none of it changes anything, so let's just start with the good news.

First of all...autumn leaves. With every new season, I proclaim it as my favorite. And, this being fall, it's my favorite season of the year. Winter kind of takes a ...

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Lessons from The Count from Cat Patches

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? I always think it's best to start with the good news, otherwise I'll be so bummed at the bad news that I won't fully appreciate the good news. Also, the good news can sort of cushion the blow, right? Well, none of it changes anything, so let's just start with the good news.

First of all...autumn leaves. With every new season, I proclaim it as my favorite. And, this being fall, it's my favorite season of the year. Winter kind of takes a ...

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