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May 17, 2021
Boots from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It seems like a lifetime ago that Boots was being so weird and biting and I was kinda afraid of him. Does he look scary? He has the run of the house til he jumps over the fence and goes into the kitchen, then he gets scolded and goes back to the sewing room. No...

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…and, we’re back. from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

It’s becoming clear to me that 2021, not 2020, is the Year of Chaos for the Hubs and myself.

We were a week prior to our planned AWAY vacay, and chaos struck again. 

I was returning home from a day at the office. I called the Hubs and let him know I was on my way; was it ok if we heated up leftovers for dinner? He had no problem with it.

I pulled into the parking lot, got out of the car and he whipped in beside me. He got out of his truck and said, “I need ...

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Getting Back On Track from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up early, played for about an hour, then fell asleep on the couch. I was tired and couldn't figure out why. Then I realized my head didn't like the sun coming in my face. Had a headache for a little bit and then it was gone. 

I worked on getting some laundry done. We were due to go to moms by 3:30 for supper. I decided to take a break and bead for a little bit. I was able to get one row done. I also started setting out the beads for the ...

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May 14, 2021
When In New England... from From the Strawberry Patch...

We made a trip up to New England to visit with family and spend Mother's Day with my mother. As of this morning we're home again and the washing machine is working overtime. Our visit north was blessed by the weather gods; lovel, sunny (albeit chilly) days and crisp, cool nights. It was glorious! My sister and her husband met up with a lobster fisherman on Saturday afternoon and brought back TEN(

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When In New England... from From the Strawberry Patch...

We made a trip up to New England to visit with family and spend Mother's Day with my mother. As of this morning we're home again and the washing machine is working overtime. Our visit north was blessed by the weather gods; lovel, sunny (albeit chilly) days and crisp, cool nights. It was glorious! My sister and her husband met up with a lobster fisherman on Saturday afternoon and brought back TEN(

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A Drive in the Country from ... Cat Patches

As expected, I was able to finish up the sixth plate for Pieces of the Past yesterday.


There are nine plates altogether. Here are the six I have so far.


And that meant I needed to trace out my next project. This will be the "short" project on my list. This pattern for "An Irish Blessing" is from Yvonne McKee of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I purchased it when I attended the International Quilt Festival in Galway, Ireland, back in 2012. I looked to link to the pattern, but I could find nothing about it. Yvonne McKee owned a quilt shop ...

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A Drive in the Country from Cat Patches

As expected, I was able to finish up the sixth plate for Pieces of the Past yesterday.


There are nine plates altogether. Here are the six I have so far.


And that meant I needed to trace out my next project. This will be the "short" project on my list. This pattern for "An Irish Blessing" is from Yvonne McKee of Belfast, Northern Ireland. I purchased it when I attended the International Quilt Festival in Galway, Ireland, back in 2012. I looked to link to the pattern, but I could find nothing about it. Yvonne McKee owned a quilt shop ...

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Had To Get Out Today from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early. I was trying to decide what I wanted to do. After Patrick got up I decided to go visit mom and get some lunch. I left around 10 am and visited with mom for about 2 hours. I wanted to hear about her trip. I told her about Daisy and what all was going on. We had a good visit. I then dropped off an egg carton at Sandys. Then I headed to Bill & Bea's for a burger. I had tots to go with it. I was thrilled!


My sister in law is ...

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May 13, 2021
fun days . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Not a lot going on in the Nook these past two weeks.  We've got Campers on Mission in the camp for their annual work.  This year they've been working on a new bathhouse for the camp.  It's so exciting watching it come together . . . 
Isn't that great?!  They've worked so hard for these last two weeks.  I am so excited for the benefit this adds to the camp! ♥  Speaking of the camp, one of the COM wives knew I sewed/quilted, and look what she made me:
Awesome, right?  That was so kind of her to ...

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Beautiful Day - Had The Screen Door Open from Quilting My Way

 This morning I couldn't get out of bed. I slept till 10 am and still didn't want to get out of bed. I think that is because I took a Zyrtec around 4 am and it always kicks me in the butt! Patrick was between the bed and the couch again last night. He tries to get comfortable but that's hard to do with one side being the side that was cut open. 

I vacuumed and cleaned up a bit. I was getting tired of the "dirt" around the house. Kitchen is back to normal too. When ...

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May 12, 2021
Family Weekend from Jo's Country Junction

Before I tell you about our family weekend I need to tell you about a giveaway I’m hosting over on Instagram.  You all know that I’m in love with my Nido wool pressing mat.  Well, Nido is giving one away to one of my lucky Instagram followers. The giveaway will be open until 5/14/2021 and we will share the winner on WINNER on 5/16/2021!  You can find me on Instagram at jo_joscountryjunction.  Don’t be sad if you don’t win, next week we’ll be offering you a coupon code to get your ...

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Getting Back To Normal from Quilting My Way

 This morning I got the sheets done that were from the beds downstairs. Now I just need to make the beds. Will do that tomorrow. 

I decided I wanted to do a bread today. So, I got that going as well. Then I went to work on our checkbook. I wanted to balance the checkbook. Went into my Quickbooks program and I don't know what the heck happened! Our checkbook had the wrong total. I had it balanced and it wasn't what it was balanced at. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't find the the reason ...

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May 11, 2021
It Was A Quiet Day With Patrick Back from Quilting My Way

 I was snoring again last night. Poor Patrick! He tried to sleep but wasn't get much sleep with me snoring. Guess he went to the couch around midnight. Partly because he couldn't get comfortable and partly because of me. I didn't snore as bad as I have been though. Dang allergies!!

Most of the day was Patrick relaxing and poor Katt trying to relax. She's so used to going out and doesn't like to be home much. She was awesome though. She keep checking with Patrick to see if he needed anything. She taught I ...

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The Sweet Kitty from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Boots has been so sweet. No biting in probably two weeks or more. The last time he bit me was more like the way he used to bite me when we were still in Texas, when he had been social as long as he could and was ready to get rid of me. Tonight he...

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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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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY from Quilting My Way

 Happy Mother's Day. Hope you had an awesome Mother's Day! Mine, so-so. 

Was up early this morning. Patrick texted that we could pick him up at 11 am. That was after mom called (while I was in the shower) to say she is coming home early. They are working on getting her a fight out and she would let me know when. I was also told I didn't give Robie all the medications for Daisy. So, I needed to get that to her. She told me my Niece-in-law's brother was killed in a head-on collision. I ...

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May 9, 2021
Vince Playing With The Laces from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

One of the kits Vince got to weave the plastic laces with Addie had some kind of wheel so he read about that and this morning before she got up, he played around with it. I think he’s having more fun with it than she is. It’s a rainy day so it’s nice we all...

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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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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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