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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

Get ready… prepare your sewing space, oil the machine, and finish up any UFOs because you’re going to be busy! I challenge you to keep up with us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 for the weekly projects.
  2. Please post all project questions on Notions where you will find the complete blog. All information is kept together there for reference later and It's much easier to find!
  3. You can join at any time. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to join "Gifty Galore” in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join Gifty Galore.

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Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Deborah Calyo 3 hours ago
I don't know who started talking about tongue, but it is my husband's favorite sandwich meat. I don't cook it, though. I buy it packaged in a local kosher market. It is very mild. As for liver, the only way I'll eat that is chopped and on crackers or bread. It has to be ground smooth, though.
My Mom was a good, basic cook and a baker. Her mother, on the other hand, was the exception that proves the rule about Jewish grandmothers. The only thing she cooked well were chicken soup, cheese blintzas and potato pancakes. She never used an oven ever. That is where she kept my grandfather's tools!
Thel, you can give just so much. If you over do, you won't be of any use to anyone, including yourself. You need a break. Get some help p.d.q.
Comment by Cindy 4 hours ago

All the women in my mom's family were excellent cooks. And oh could they bake! (It showed too, on all of us,) Thing was, no one followed recipes, and I still don't. My DD and DS are very good in the kitchen as well. As for liver, never crossed our doorstep. Being an organ meat, it is a purification system for the animals and therefore contain toxins. We eat no organ tissues of any creature. Not clean.

Thel, sounds like you are in dire need of some relief with kitty care. One thing that comes to mind is you can only do so much and when it starts bringing you down it might be time to put a request out for some help. I can hear it in your posts. Your love of all your furr babies is admirable. But please take care of yourself or you won't be able to care for the furrs. The mother hen in me is coming out. We all love you.

Didn't rain enough to do much good, but it felt good while it lasted. The fires are not any better. Homes being threatened in areas.

Got more sewing done on my Smith Mountain Morning. Am piecing the final border now, so hopefully tomorrow will see the finished top. It is looking very good. Really liking the way it's coming together.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 5 hours ago

Hmmm.. My thoughts are that people who like to cook are generally pretty good cooks; people who cook because it is expected of them but who would really rather be doing something else  -- not so much.  I remember that my mom cooked plainly, but well.  I fall somewhere in between I guess.  The older I get, the less I want to cook.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 5 hours ago

Well, I had my machine all set up in the family room again for a sewing session today, but my daughter number one wanted to take me clothes shopping because she and her hubby are taking my on a vacation over the weekend (I may have mentioned that here, not sure). So, we got going at noon and I got home at 8:30 p.m.!! Shopped the whole time except a break for dinner. I won't tell you how much I spent. My daughter was having a ball picking out clothes for me that I would never have selected for myself but I ended up liking the pieces. We had a good time but my feet did not! So Monday I'll go to the bank and draw out a bunch of money to pay for this stuff when the bill comes. Then hopefully I can sit down and finish that attic window Little quilt. It's almost midnight so I think I'll turn in. Goodnight.

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 5 hours ago

Froggie--If I wanted good cooking I had to be at Grandma's or Aunt Helen's house,. Going to Aunt Lizzie's was no improvement. I tried, but I honestly can't, zero in on anything Mom did well. She could get Aunt Helen's recipe and the end result didn't resemble it. We survived and that is the main thing. She would rather be outdoors than inside and it showed. 

Comment by Kim Webb 6 hours ago

Hope the fires are out soon Cindy. There are some burning in the Yellowstone area also.

I guess I am lucky that my Mom is a very good cook. Her sister is also and my cousin is actually a chef who works for a celebrity chef.

Mom cooked liver quite often and as long as she served bacon with it, it was fine.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 6 hours ago

I am so tired.  My whole life is revolving around this special needs kitty and I'm barely fitting in eating.   Darn I love her,  but it's too much. 

Sweet Ki-Ki (miss Kitty) is having some "normal cat" time after a bath.
10:00 am, feeding in her big crate, which includes giving her time to digest and her BM's
Noon, wrapped up Stinky in her blankies for cuddles and loving.
2:00 pm, back in crate till bath time.
3:00 pm, Bath to clean her up...
4:00 pm, normal Clean play time.
5:00 pm, still playing because it appears all her digesting seems to have happened before her bath.
5:15 pm, she's looking for her dinner but I'm just not ready to confine her yet.
5:30 pm, In her sling sleeping up against my chest, getting loving.
5:45 pm, in her small crate with her dinner and water, eating vigorously. Time to change all the linens in the big crate and figure out a new box that will start out clean and then to get HER load of wash into the machine.

I wish someone with a small furr family would be willing to adopt this special needs kitty or that her internal muscles would mature so she could have a normal life.

Some "she's getting too much attention" jealousy is happening with the rest of my herd. Gabriel has been acting out, demanding more lap time than he's ever wanted and beating up on his kitty brothers. Fitz and Reco can't get enough lap time. Penny and Buzz are giving me the cold shoulder and have teamed up for their cuddles and loving. Guess they've decided they're not getting enough from me.


I'm trying to give her lots of love and some "I'm a real kitty" time as much as I can for as long as she has.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 7 hours ago

Yes, they made the same shoe leather liver. I hated liver night. Once I told the girls I was cooking liver for dinner, and they didn't believe me, of course. Couldn't pull one over on them. 

I hope that rain puts the fires out, Cindy. 

My mom wasn't a very good cook either, Agnes. She did a few things yummy, but mostly, dinners were floured and fried, mashed potatoes and gravy, good gravy too, and some mushy canned veggies. 

I got a little quilting in, some swim spa time too. And we cleaned some. Now it's time for a new week, tomorrow is a new project, too. Yum. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 9 hours ago

It's been a day of feeling tired and dealing with little Ki-Ki.  I need to eat something, gotta figure out what's easy. 

We got a good rain storm earlier and now all is wet and my yard didn't get mowed as usual. 

Here's my little Ki-Ki all clean and having some Normal time. 

I don't have any energy, gonna raid the freezer for something premade. 

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 9 hours ago

I won't go into speaking ill of the dead because that is what I would be doing if I spoke of Mom's quality of cooking and baking. Perhaps because of that I took an interest and just learned how to cook and bake on my own, to the point that owning and being the cook in a restaurant didn't phase me. 


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