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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.

Discussion Forum


Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:A few…Continue

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Comment by Barbara S/IL 16 minutes ago

Kim those look good enough to eat. Are they hot pads?

I think I saw your koozie fly by just now, Froggie. It's really windy here today. It's not too cold though.

I got my errands run, Note to self-stay away from the grocery store on a Friday afternoon when schools out. Boy were they busy. Must be everyone doing their Easter dinner shopping. They did have enough cashiers and baggers. I even remembered to take my reusable bags into the store today. (Patting myself on the back)

That was scary Rita. Did those dogs get your freezer items? I bet  Chopper was shaking in his booties. Hope you didn't do any damage to the surgery. 

When I dropped the stuff off at the shelter, the dogs were all worked up. Even the ones on display in the main room were barking and growling. I talked to them a bit but the didn't seem to want to come home with me. 

I foundsome nice gray FQs for the Gudrun quilt. Also fabrics for the Piecing tne Past quilt. They have a strange way of giving the yardage. They do it in inchage. So instead of saying you need 5 yds of this they say you need 196" Or whatever the correct no is.Then some of the measurements are for WOF and some for 21" width. I hope we figured it right.

Thel it's dangerous to walk inthe fog around here since there aren't sidewalks. Driving is bad enough. I don't understand how people drive in the fog without turning on their lights.

Illinois is going to try to pass a law to tax plastic bags. I think they whould just ban them period but they need some way to make more money I guess. I saw that there is a company in WA (I think) that has figured out how to reconvert plastics to a liquid that can be used like new plastic. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 22 minutes ago

Oh NO Rita.   Time to pamper yourself now.  I hope it doesn't set you back too far.   That sounds like a nice visit for you and Finn.  Emm on the soup.  

When I got home from the NH the Styrofoam was gone.  No idea if someone cleaned it up or if it blew somewhere else and will be back.  LOL 

I was thinking the same as Rita too Froggie.  That other door opened already with my church and the associated activities.     Woohoo,  that'll be fun times with the FAA'rs.    Enjoy some spa time for me.  

I'm thinking OUCH Rita !   Buzz is about 17 lb and I don't think it'd be easy to quickly pick him up one armed.  

I can relate to all those bans Kim.  Living near the ocean makes all that stuff that people don't dispose of properly is a major risk to our oceans.   

LOVE you pies.  Too fun.  

So here's Mojo being part of the Dream Team.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 48 minutes ago

Oh no Rita!! Ouch! I hope you don't get set back too much, you were doing so well.

Nice Kim . . . they look good enough to eat! 

Barbara, sounds like someone is going to enjoy a couple beautiful baby quilts.

Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

Todays class project.

Comment by Kim Webb 2 hours ago

Back from class. It was fun even though there was only 3 of us in it. The shop owners Mother taught the class. One of the ladies who works in the shop is from Long Island and has family in Amagansett. Small world isn't it.

Sounds like a fun box going to your niece Barbara. I'm sure she will love it.

No Styrofoam blowing around in New York. It was banned their a few years ago along with all plastic bags. Plastic bags will now be illegal to use in all of NYS soon. Also, soon to be banned in my town are all plastic straws, forks, knifes, and things like that.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 2 hours ago

Chopper weights 21 lbs, but to go from no weight to power lifting 21lbs, did a pretty good jerk on all the inner  workings, it was interesting, he said I no longer have a rotator cuff, ( damaged and gone from previous surgery) and the deltoids, have to learn to move my arm. Fascinating.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

That's right, Thel! Small town amusement, and it's better than watching grass grow. Be sure and update us on the styrofoam amusement. My koozie is long gone. Well, it was mine for a day or two if I wanted to go claim it. 

I will have to look at Alma today to see how much the blooms have opened, Kathleen. That's almost as much fun as watching a koozie blow by. Hey, maybe it's in Barbara's yard now, since she has my wind. 

That's funny that Cathy sets her roomba to run at 2AM. Keeps it from tripping her. And she cracks me up, calling it Rosie. Take care of that toe today, it sounds like all the numbness is gone and you are left with a lot of pain. That's no fun. 

That's too bad about the foster people, Thel. They will have to think about it and decide if you can come to the meet and greet. Really??? It may be best for you to bow out. You have sounded like something has happened. You should do what is best for you. You ahve done a lot for that group for a long time. 

Good advice, Rita. And I think Thel's other door has already opened with the church and all the NH activities she's become involved with. OHNO, that is no good! How much does Chopper weigh? I wouldn't be able to pick up Chocolate, he's over 80. Which is nothing compared to Moose! I don't like dogs that get to roam. There are a bunch in our neighborhood, too. I think I saw three new dogs the other day. I bet that was fun with your friends, and maybe he will catch a lot of Carp and invite you two over! Yum, fresh fish. 

I went to Hobby Lobby, found the color I wanted, and headed for the cashier. When I turned around, I saw an ex-co-worker! It really surprised me. She asked if I would be interested in going to lunch with all the retired FAA'rs. Yep, I am. Several have retired I didn't know about, including her! She was a manager, and loved coordinating things. We will see what happens. I got two of the quilts sammiched, so now I am ready for a quilting marathon. But first, I think I will hop in the swim spa. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Rita Crofoot 4 hours ago

Wow,The l there is always someone to screw a good thing up(talking about the rescue) pray about it and do what feels right. Remember the old adage about doors, one closes another opens.

I had a little mishap yesterday, I had seen a couple of stray dogs out the window earlier so I went out with Chopper,I had stuff from the freezer in my hands, and sure enough not 20 feet from us there they were, a good size pitbull and a German shepherd mix, I through my freezer stuff and picked up Chopper and got to the house, but it was too much weight for my shoulder and I hurt it, so a bit of a setback.  not much moving for me today. Had to cancel PT .

We had company yesterday afternoon.sort of last minute, but I got some chicken noodle soup done in the pressure cooker, and Carrie and I and Chopper had a two mile walk in the woods, while the guys worked in the shop.Kind of interesting he is a tklinget Indian and Finn was welding on some spear fishing things for him to get grass eating Carp from the Columbia river.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 4 hours ago

I guess I did Kathleen,  I got your vibes.  We're gonna have fun! …..create some happy moments.    I think a walk in the foggie rain would be relaxing (unless it's pouring of course).  

Your niece if gonna LOVE receiving that box Barbara.  What an awesome way to surprise her.    Mojo is very picky too.  He has his allergy pill and it's tricky to get him to take it.  I saw those 'pill pocket' treats yesterday but didn't get any.  I've discovered that half a tater tot works just as well and a lot less costly.    I'm sure the shelter will love Sophie's donation.  

We still have some of the pup cup in the freezer.  I didn't wanna make any sick pups with people ice cream so they each got a little bit.  Maybe later I'll get it back out.  

I hope  your toe feels better quickly Mary Alice.  The pain sounds terrible.  Some open shoes might be a better idea while it heals.   I used to have a Roomba in MA.  It was awesome cause I had hardwood floors throughout (except one room).  One of the kitties used to love to ride on it. Cracked me up.  

You've got a lot of good food to cook there Mary Alice.   I wonder if the GS are hanging around because one of the 4 in the fenced yard is in heat.  Males will come for miles when they get that scent.    I'm happy here that there are less free range dogs than there used to be.  It used to be out of control.  

Mojo has a meet & greet tomorrow.  I asked if I could be there and was surprised to be told "Admin will have to discuss that and decide."  Geeze, have I become a leper all of a sudden.  They wanna use me to foster, but they don't want my opinion about anything or for me to be involved.  I'm thinking that Mojo may be my last foster.  I've had a couple things happen recently that I totally disagree with, but that's a whole soapbox story I haven't shared.  

Guess I better think about getting myself cleaned up.  I like to move in slow motion when I don't have a specific time to be ready for something.  

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 5 hours ago

I had planned so much for today, but alas I think it won't get done.

I awoke to find mom sitting in the living room and having issues getting up from the chair.  She's not been up this early in a very long time! I got her up and running around, fed her breakfast, she sat back in recliner and couldn't get back up.  Started doing the laundry and that might be as good as it gets here today.

I started feeling my toe yesterday evening.  Today I didn't even bother with the foot soak as mom was already up and needing my assistance.  Hopefully I'll soak it twice later on. I did put a new Band-Aid with Neosporin on after my super quick shower.  But my toe feels like it's got a tourniquet on with these tennis shoes and yes I'm feeling the pain today.  Took ibuprofen.

I'm just sad that I'd planned on getting things done today before Easter.  I wanted to vacuum, change bedsheets, clean bathrooms, and water some plants outside.  I may have to do that over the weekend, cause doing it all in one day isn't happening with this toe.  I should get a Roomba.  My friend Cathy has one programmed to vacuum at 2am.  She calls her Rosie (for the Jetson's robo maid).   I actually think she has the Shark version of it.  But it works! And she wakes up to clean vacuumed house. 

Mojo looks like he had a great time on his ride!  So cute!  Makes me want a little Mojo!!  Glad he'll be going with you to Nursing Home. 

Thel, I made homemade BTL's yesterday.  Mom didn't finish hers and fed it to the feral cats outside.  The all sit on my window sills.  No doubt to get away from those huge dogs running loose.  There's two German Shepherds running around town.  Our neighbor, Ruben, across the street has 4 of them in his fenced yard. So no doubt they all want to visit each other.

Well back to figuring out what to do today.  Toe is throbbing and tingling.  And I've got laundry going on.  

I bought a whole chicken to cook, a ham, some corn on the cob and asparagus. I'll see what I get done today.


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