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July 28, 2021
Bloodsuckers from Cat Patches

No coffee for me this morning. I have to go in for a routine fasting lab appointment. If my post seems incoherent this morning, you'll know why. I've been forcing myself to drink more water than usual just to plump up my veins. I used to have good veins for a blood draw, but not so much any more. My mother was the same way. The folks at my PCP's office are pretty good though. I've never had a problem there. It's when I stray to other offices for one reason for another, and that ...

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Bloodsuckers from ... Cat Patches

No coffee for me this morning. I have to go in for a routine fasting lab appointment. If my post seems incoherent this morning, you'll know why. I've been forcing myself to drink more water than usual just to plump up my veins. I used to have good veins for a blood draw, but not so much any more. My mother was the same way. The folks at my PCP's office are pretty good though. I've never had a problem there. It's when I stray to other offices for one reason for another, and that ...

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July 27, 2021
Busy Summer from ... Cat Patches

From year to year, I forget how busy summer is. When it rains all winter, there isn't much to do outside, and I can spend all my time indoors sewing. Summers and gardening can get very, very busy. Just when I tell myself I'm caught up on gardening efforts, the next day comes with a whole new set of tasks. I had breakfast with Sue yesterday morning, and then we went for a short walk. We walked through Barrows Park, a place we've walked before. Although it's been some years since we've been there, things ...

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Busy Summer from Cat Patches

From year to year, I forget how busy summer is. When it rains all winter, there isn't much to do outside, and I can spend all my time indoors sewing. Summers and gardening can get very, very busy. Just when I tell myself I'm caught up on gardening efforts, the next day comes with a whole new set of tasks. I had breakfast with Sue yesterday morning, and then we went for a short walk. We walked through Barrows Park, a place we've walked before. Although it's been some years since we've been there, things ...

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July 21, 2021
A More Productive Day from Cat Patches

We had to make up for our slug day from the day before by doing something more productive yesterday. It was a busy day from start to finish. Today will be busy too, but in a different way. My own day started with a trip to the garden. I could see that more sunflowers and wildflowers were blooming, and so I took pictures of every blooming thing. This first one is the Red Lemon Bicolor Sunflower.

The Ring of Fire sunflower (one of my favorites) is blooming now too. My image was blurry, and so I stole this one off ...

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A More Productive Day from ... Cat Patches

We had to make up for our slug day from the day before by doing something more productive yesterday. It was a busy day from start to finish. Today will be busy too, but in a different way. My own day started with a trip to the garden. I could see that more sunflowers and wildflowers were blooming, and so I took pictures of every blooming thing. This first one is the Red Lemon Bicolor Sunflower.

The Ring of Fire sunflower (one of my favorites) is blooming now too. My image was blurry, and so I stole this one off ...

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July 17, 2021
Sonora Slow from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's slow-stitching time went to finishing up the rays of the sun on the Sonora Desert quilt. When the slow-stitching was finished, it looked like this. 



It's hard to see the detail in a photograph, and so I took another photo from an angle to show the texture.


From there, it was time for a binding. I chose a hand-dyed fabric purchased from Vicki Welsh quite some time ago. Originally, I planned to do this quilt using several of Vicki's fabrics, and then they sat in a box literally for years. This one is the only one ...

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Sonora Slow from Cat Patches

Yesterday's slow-stitching time went to finishing up the rays of the sun on the Sonora Desert quilt. When the slow-stitching was finished, it looked like this. 



It's hard to see the detail in a photograph, and so I took another photo from an angle to show the texture.


From there, it was time for a binding. I chose a hand-dyed fabric purchased from Vicki Welsh quite some time ago. Originally, I planned to do this quilt using several of Vicki's fabrics, and then they sat in a box literally for years. This one is the only one ...

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July 10, 2021
A Return, an Update, and a Giveaway from Cat Patches

Okay, so life is returning to what passes for normal here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're back from our five-day getaway at Mayfield Lake in Silver Creek, Washington. We had a very nice and relaxing time. Relaxation is the best part of this particular destination. We spent our days sitting, stitching (that was me), bobbing in the boat, swimming (that was Mike), eating, and napping. We even took a walk. We even visited a quilt shop. Today we'll unpack, and then get back to business.

So let's just see what's been going on, shall we ...

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A Return, an Update, and a Giveaway from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so life is returning to what passes for normal here at the Three Cats Ranch. We're back from our five-day getaway at Mayfield Lake in Silver Creek, Washington. We had a very nice and relaxing time. Relaxation is the best part of this particular destination. We spent our days sitting, stitching (that was me), bobbing in the boat, swimming (that was Mike), eating, and napping. We even took a walk. We even visited a quilt shop. Today we'll unpack, and then get back to business.

So let's just see what's been going on, shall we ...

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July 2, 2021
One Day at a Time from Cat Patches

My to-do list is long for the next couple of days. This morning is going to be a bad day for the kitties. We're packing them both up this morning and taking them to the vet for their annual exams, immunizations, and de-worming. Cats who dine on critters get dewormed. It's very empurrassing, and so we don't like to mention this at purrties. Smitty is mad I'm bringing it up just now.


We had our grocery shopping done early yesterday. I was in a hurry to get going on my Cherry Salsa. It's important to ...

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One Day at a Time from ... Cat Patches

My to-do list is long for the next couple of days. This morning is going to be a bad day for the kitties. We're packing them both up this morning and taking them to the vet for their annual exams, immunizations, and de-worming. Cats who dine on critters get dewormed. It's very empurrassing, and so we don't like to mention this at purrties. Smitty is mad I'm bringing it up just now.


We had our grocery shopping done early yesterday. I was in a hurry to get going on my Cherry Salsa. It's important to ...

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June 25, 2021
Every Blooming Thing in Early Summer from Cat Patches

There wasn't as much time for sewing as I'd hoped yesterday. There was some time in the morning to get started on the next block for Pieces of the Past. Mainly, I just used up the bits of floss leftover from last time. My OCD acts up when I have bits of floss hanging from my floss bobbins, and so I always clean those up at the beginning of a new project. Silly, I know, but it makes me feel better.

I had to make a trip into town for a few things. It should have been a ...

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Every Blooming Thing in Early Summer from ... Cat Patches

There wasn't as much time for sewing as I'd hoped yesterday. There was some time in the morning to get started on the next block for Pieces of the Past. Mainly, I just used up the bits of floss leftover from last time. My OCD acts up when I have bits of floss hanging from my floss bobbins, and so I always clean those up at the beginning of a new project. Silly, I know, but it makes me feel better.

I had to make a trip into town for a few things. It should have been a ...

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June 10, 2021
Barns and Farms from Cat Patches

It doesn't seem as if much was accomplished yesterday. Having PT in the middle of the day throws me off my stride. Obviously, no jury duty for me today. And thus ends my second week of jury duty without having to report even once. I'm pretty happy about that too. We have a trip planned for next week, and so I'm excused all week. I won't have to call in again until June 20th. No complaints here about my jury duty commitment.

Not much has happened outside for the last few days. Coolish and unpredictable weather ...

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Barns and Farms from ... Cat Patches

It doesn't seem as if much was accomplished yesterday. Having PT in the middle of the day throws me off my stride. Obviously, no jury duty for me today. And thus ends my second week of jury duty without having to report even once. I'm pretty happy about that too. We have a trip planned for next week, and so I'm excused all week. I won't have to call in again until June 20th. No complaints here about my jury duty commitment.

Not much has happened outside for the last few days. Coolish and unpredictable weather ...

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June 2, 2021
All Dressed Up and No Place to Go from Cat Patches

Lucky me...no jury duty yesterday afternoon, and none today. Nevertheless, I remain ready, willing, and able to do my duty for my community. I'll need to call in tonight to see if I have to report tomorrow, but then one week will be finished. (There are no trials scheduled on Fridays.) Yay me...for doing absolutely nothing so far. Still, you've got to admit there's some heroics going on right here in my own living room. A legend in my own mind...that's me.

Also legendary...these cats. It was a hot day yesterday, and ...

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All Dressed Up and No Place to Go from ... Cat Patches

Lucky me...no jury duty yesterday afternoon, and none today. Nevertheless, I remain ready, willing, and able to do my duty for my community. I'll need to call in tonight to see if I have to report tomorrow, but then one week will be finished. (There are no trials scheduled on Fridays.) Yay me...for doing absolutely nothing so far. Still, you've got to admit there's some heroics going on right here in my own living room. A legend in my own mind...that's me.

Also legendary...these cats. It was a hot day yesterday, and ...

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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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