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May 17, 2021
Cast Iron Ebelskiver Pan from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Chad found me a cast iron ebelskiver pan. Jotul is apparently a Norwegian company. Online, these pans are said to be for everything from poaching eggs to brownies to ebelskivers. This pan looks like it’s never been used. I’ll clean it up, re-season it and hope to make ebelskivers tomorrow for breakfast to try it...

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Smoked Chicken, Bacon Mac & Cheese from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Necessity is the mother of all invention. Dinner today required invention. Since I cook for Chad and Nicole on Sunday, I like to make things that have leftovers that Chad can take in his lunch. You know how it is with moms .. always thinking about her child! I wanted something I could make ahead...

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May 16, 2021
Uncharacteristically Organized from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Chad and Nicole usually eat here on Sundays. They come to get Addie and we have our meal around 3:30 p.m. That gives them time to eat, and get home in plenty of time before dark. Usually I’m rushing at the last minute to get things done, the kitchen is a mess, I’m flustered and...

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Food, Flowers, Stitching, Planting from Cat Patches

It was one of those days for a little of everything yesterday. I was out early checking the flowers and watering the flower pots. The rhododendrons are the stars of the garden right now, and the dark purple is beginning to bloom.


I'm hard pressed to say which is my favorite when I'm choosing between the dark purple, and this lighter purple that looks like an orchid.


Across the sidewalk from the dark purple, this lighter purple is opening too.


The golden chain tree is fully in bloom now. I'm hoping it will add some foliage this ...

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Food, Flowers, Stitching, Planting from ... Cat Patches

It was one of those days for a little of everything yesterday. I was out early checking the flowers and watering the flower pots. The rhododendrons are the stars of the garden right now, and the dark purple is beginning to bloom.


I'm hard pressed to say which is my favorite when I'm choosing between the dark purple, and this lighter purple that looks like an orchid.


Across the sidewalk from the dark purple, this lighter purple is opening too.


The golden chain tree is fully in bloom now. I'm hoping it will add some foliage this ...

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May 10, 2021
Memorable Mother's Day from Cat Patches

We had such a nice dinner last night, and it was a nice follow-on after what turned out to be a busy day. Mike spent a good part of the day outside doing more yard clean-up. The place is looking pretty good...except for that one tree. 


We'll figure out what to do about it eventually. For now, we'll just look the other direction.

I spent the morning in the kitchen baking a lemon meringue pie. It's my favorite, and always a winner with my family. It takes a lot of time, however, and dirties a lot ...

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Memorable Mother's Day from ... Cat Patches

We had such a nice dinner last night, and it was a nice follow-on after what turned out to be a busy day. Mike spent a good part of the day outside doing more yard clean-up. The place is looking pretty good...except for that one tree. 


We'll figure out what to do about it eventually. For now, we'll just look the other direction.

I spent the morning in the kitchen baking a lemon meringue pie. It's my favorite, and always a winner with my family. It takes a lot of time, however, and dirties a lot ...

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Snapping Turtles and Snakes, Oh My! from Tink Squared

Yesterday was cloud covered and very windy, and absolute beautiful day to walk at the lake after lunch, despite being over eighty degrees. It felt fabulous!

I met a couple of the girls and we got our six miles in, but while walking we almost stepped on a large copperhead, noticing it just in time to step well back and chase it off the trail with a branch and some rocks. Scary, as it was quite angry and jumping.

Further up the trail we came upon a snapping turtle.

Now mean humans don’t scare me nearly as much as ...

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May 9, 2021
All Ahead Slow from Cat Patches

The day got off to a good start yesterday. I started with a little slow stitching, working on making my way around the binding for the Poppy Mosaic. Before I needed to leave, I turned the first corner, and was closing in on the second.



Before I go on, I want to address this email subscriber issue one more time. I'm hoping this is the last I'll need to say about it. So, the Follow.it emails seem to be arriving. They are in my email inbox, at least. I hope they are in yours too, if you ...

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All Ahead Slow from ... Cat Patches

The day got off to a good start yesterday. I started with a little slow stitching, working on making my way around the binding for the Poppy Mosaic. Before I needed to leave, I turned the first corner, and was closing in on the second.



Before I go on, I want to address this email subscriber issue one more time. I'm hoping this is the last I'll need to say about it. So, the Follow.it emails seem to be arriving. They are in my email inbox, at least. I hope they are in yours too, if you ...

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May 8, 2021
Once and Future Sewing from ... Cat Patches

It was a busy day yesterday. We started our morning with Eggs Benedict for Mike's birthday breakfast. My shoulder is feeling much better now six months out from my bike accident. I can do most things on my own now, but whisking things like Hollandaise sauce will make it hurt. Mike whisked his own Hollandaise for this meal. In all of this, he's gaining a new appreciation for some of the things that go on in the kitchen.


After that, I did the only sewing of the day when I sewed the binding on the Poppy Mosaic. This ...

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Once and Future Sewing from Cat Patches

It was a busy day yesterday. We started our morning with Eggs Benedict for Mike's birthday breakfast. My shoulder is feeling much better now six months out from my bike accident. I can do most things on my own now, but whisking things like Hollandaise sauce will make it hurt. Mike whisked his own Hollandaise for this meal. In all of this, he's gaining a new appreciation for some of the things that go on in the kitchen.


After that, I did the only sewing of the day when I sewed the binding on the Poppy Mosaic. This ...

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May 7, 2021
A Solution and a Finish from Cat Patches

Hey there, email subscribers. And to my fellow bloggers, I believe I've found the solution to the Feedburner problem! I've tested it myself, and it appears to be working. Recently, I was contacted by someone from Follow.it. This is a service where followers and emails are unlimited, and it is free. Already, I've added a "subscribe by email" gadget to the top of my left side bar. Those of you who are already receiving emails should continue to receive them. The folks at Follow.it helped me import my subscriber list, and you should begin receiving ...

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A Solution and a Finish from ... Cat Patches

Hey there, email subscribers. And to my fellow bloggers, I believe I've found the solution to the Feedburner problem! I've tested it myself, and it appears to be working. Recently, I was contacted by someone from Follow.it. This is a service where followers and emails are unlimited, and it is free. Already, I've added a "subscribe by email" gadget to the top of my left side bar. Those of you who are already receiving emails should continue to receive them. The folks at Follow.it helped me import my subscriber list, and you should begin receiving ...

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May 6, 2021
Long View from ... Cat Patches

It was a lovely and relaxing day yesterday. Cinco de Mayo is my birthday, and I spent it doing things I wanted to do. We ended the day with a celebratory dinner out. It seems there is much to celebrate right now. Even feeling comfortable going into a restaurant feels celebratory. But let's back up to the beginning, shall we? 

No day gets off to a good start without a little slow stitching. I took the first stitches on Plate #6 from Pieces of the Past. Yesterday, I was mainly using leftover floss bits from the last time I ...

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Long View from Cat Patches

It was a lovely and relaxing day yesterday. Cinco de Mayo is my birthday, and I spent it doing things I wanted to do. We ended the day with a celebratory dinner out. It seems there is much to celebrate right now. Even feeling comfortable going into a restaurant feels celebratory. But let's back up to the beginning, shall we? 

No day gets off to a good start without a little slow stitching. I took the first stitches on Plate #6 from Pieces of the Past. Yesterday, I was mainly using leftover floss bits from the last time I ...

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May 5, 2021
Unplanned Day from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday morning, I thought I knew how the day would go...slow-stitching, then more quilting. I spent way more time on my slow stitching than expected, but I was determined to finish off Block 2 for Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. 


As I've mentioned before, this very large piece is made up from Blocks 2, 3, and 4 of the quilt pattern, and it spans nearly the entire width of the quilt. It takes up approximately 1/3 the height of the quilt as well. Block 2 is probably the most densely stitched of the three blocks. 


From the get-go ...

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Unplanned Day from Cat Patches

Yesterday morning, I thought I knew how the day would go...slow-stitching, then more quilting. I spent way more time on my slow stitching than expected, but I was determined to finish off Block 2 for Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. 


As I've mentioned before, this very large piece is made up from Blocks 2, 3, and 4 of the quilt pattern, and it spans nearly the entire width of the quilt. It takes up approximately 1/3 the height of the quilt as well. Block 2 is probably the most densely stitched of the three blocks. 


From the get-go ...

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Shrimp Fajitas from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Today, after having had the tacos al pastor for two nights, Vince wanted to go eat Mexican. No! No! No! I have reached my limit with eating out. He wanted cheese dip and chips. I told him next time we go to the Mexican gocery, I’ll get the cheese and make cheese dip so that...

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May 4, 2021
Air Fryer Accessories from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

In a recent blog post I had mentioned that I hoped I found the accessories to the air fryer soon and someone asked about those accessories. This is the pan I have and I use it all the time. This is my favorite piece: This is what I use for heating up so many things....

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