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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2015!

List of complete Project Lineup

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season! And, Anita is back with all her lovely designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and Gifty! It is compiled and written especially for us! Anita has a wonderful lineup of independent designers, and we are using a number of free blogger projects as well. It truly is a potpourri of project sources, but I love the lineup of goodies we will have to make.

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 6th - December 14th, 2015 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!
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Comment by ranchmom/OR 16 minutes ago

We are having a very white Thanksgiving Eve, hope the roads clear up so DD and her family can make it for Dinner Tomorrow.  They will decide in the Morning if they are going to come.  Not sure how many People I am cooking for.  Could be four, six or 10 I will just feed who ever shows up.  I have an apple pie done, 24 hour fruit salad made, crust baked for a lemon pie, sweet potatoes cooked will just need to warm up tomorrow.  The rest of meal will be Ham, Scalloped potatoes, cabbage and shrimp salad, green salad, rolls and a relish tray.  My family has never been much for liking turkey so decided not to bother with one this year.  Trying to make it easier to fix as I get older.

Everthing everyone is making sounds so good.  Mary Alice I agree with Sheila and Mary Agnes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 19 minutes ago

I'd take Mary Agnes advice too.  Precut that cake and no one will know the difference.  How cool is that. 

I love glazed carrots.  I admit,  I probably cheat but I grew up in a family where Vermont made maple syrup was a given in our homes cause my uncle was the quality inspector for Vermont.  IF a syrup was not top quality he had the option of confiscating some of the produce (which meant whenever the family was getting low on syrup)........you didn't hear me say that  !!!!   So we learned a lot of things to do with maple syrup.  Even tho I can't find Vermont maple syrup here in Missouri I still glaze my carrots  with what I can find. 

Emmm fresh maple syrup on snow was always a great Kid Treat.  Pack a nice tight snowball of freshly fallen snow and drizzle it with maple syrup...........country candy !!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 35 minutes ago

Everyone is making such yummy stuff. I just finished making brown sugar glazed carrots. That's all I'll do. I'm going to my son-in-law's family for dinner, so that's my contribution.

Comment by Sheila Craft 50 minutes ago

Thanks for sharing, Mary Agnes - sounds yummy.

Mary Alice, unless you WANT to make another one, I'd take Mary Agnes' advice! So much easier.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 1 hour ago

Sheila, the recipe is supposed to be for pearl onions, but they are too much of a pain to peal so I adapted it to little white boiling onions.  (I've never used jarred onions, except in martinis.)  Blanch and peel 2 1/2 # onions. Saute them til brown (they won't be brown all over, just a little brown) in  2T olive oil.  Add 1 cup balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup water and cook til done (maybe you'll want to change proportions to more like half and half).  You might have to add water, depending on how big your onions are.  Remove onions when done and reduce sauce to a glaze. Either store onions and glaze separately and heat when ready to serve; or add onions back to glaze and serve immediately.  I like them much better than in a cream sauce.

Mary Alice, just cut the remainder of the cake into pieces and arrange them on a serving platter and no one will miss your mom's first piece.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

I've been being very sidetracked today.  Keep meaning to post and something gets in the way. 

I'm pouting cause the spas not ready to use yet.  I'm envious of pie and ice cream.  Not sure what I will have sweet with my meal, but it'll be something. 

Was supposed to have company earlier to bring over more t-shirts for the doggie quilt and to pay me for the supplies............but it got sidetracked cause there was a dog at large that everyones been trying to get today.  Poor little bassete hound has been tossed out and not in a good situation.  I don't think they've scooped her yet. 

I did a manicure today.  It was overdue, so did an acrylic fill and a deep red paint job. 

The only word I've gotten from Gary today is that they had a great night, she slept on his bed with him and cuddled.  I'm so happy that they're happy.  He drove by today and stopped and tooted the horn, I looked out the window and there was Shadow in the passengers seat loving her new life. 

Ham is all packaged up.  I ended up with 9 freezer ziplocks for meals, one of which has the bone and all the juices to make a great soup with.   Got my roasted parsnips and asparagus prepared, potatoes baked (I will removed the meat and save the skins to do stuffed potatoe skins and make mashed potatoes with the meat). 

Comment by Sheila Craft 2 hours ago

They are easy, Froggie - I didn't like the "tops" she used as they were just out of aluminum foil so, I improvised and did fabric - used the sensor-matic button hole, too. Easy Peasy! All you need is strips, iron on interfacing, some squares for the backs - mostly all scraps. I did cut up on FQ just because I wanted to. You can make 'em all different sizes and - Yes, you did see some ME on one. Experimenting, I was. On her U-Tube site, just search for Christmas Ornaments. Duh...

No cooking for me - YAY! My favorite thing to do. DH has baked 2 pies that we're taking. Mary Agnes - Are you talking pearl onions? I use the ones in the jar - do you? I might be interested in how you fix those-hint, hint...

Oh, Froggie - tell that electrician to... Never mind - he understands electricity and you probably not so much. So, just smile and say thank you!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 4 hours ago

I've baked the fresh apple cake, but mom took a piece out of it--it's her favorite, and totally forgot we had to take that to the dinner tomorrow.  So I get to bake another one! 

I may or may not make Zucchini bread.  We'll see.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

Yum, I agree, gravy is hard to make 'really beautiful'. I love gravy. 

It sounds like a delicious meal, MaryAgnes. I will come to your house. Only 3? I think you have enough for 30. 

I am making a cake, and in a bit I will start the enchiladas for today. 

The electrician will either be here this afternoon or Friday. I wish he was here now, but I can't rush him. We will see. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 6 hours ago

"Really beautiful gravy" is just about the best compliment you can pay a cook.  Gravy is harder to get right than just about anything else and it's so last minute you can't get a do-over. Sounds like Agnes had a great meal.

I  have braised the brussels sprouts; sliced the carrots; cooked the little white onions in their balsamic vinegar glace; finished the cranberry-orange sauce; and burned some walnuts.  I'll take a stroll over to the bakery and when I get back I'll start chopping veggies for the stuffing (which I will NOT put in the turkey).  That will leave the turkey and mashed potatoes to do tomorrow, along with finishing the brussels sprouts, carrots, onions.  Think I'll have enough food for 3 people?

Let's hope we all have wonderful thanksgiving memories of all our loved ones, virtual and otherwise.


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