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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 Mary Alice Espinoza 38 minutes ago

Well bummer, my jello mix is past due date.  Sigh. Oh well, it was a good thought while it lasted.  Best put it on the grocery list. 

Not sure what to do today.  Also managed to clean the bathrooms.   Already tired, so perhaps I'll relax. 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 41 minutes ago

Hello all!  I also wondered what Perfection Salad was, so I'm glad Marilyn cleared that up for us.  Sounds good except for those green olives-yuk, I'd leave those out. But I guess that's what gives it the salty taste?  So this is like a sweet salty tangy coleslaw?  I do  love lime jello, it's my fav!  I like it with canned pears.  Or we also make the dry jello mix, with big tub of cool whip, pineapple,  colored marshmallows, and pecans.  I should make some jello cause it's soft and something I might be able to snack on.  

I got up this morning and cleaned out the fridge, chopped up the bell peppers I had in the veggie bin and put them in freezer.  Washed the 2 bunches of cilantro I got and put two baggies in freezer.  Then cut up the carrots and celery to put into a pot roast (for today), and a chicken soup for tomorrow.  I also made some cinnamon apple craisin oatmeal for the week.

Hmm, how does one cut jello into squares?  Mine always fell apart.  

Kim enjoy looking for a new dishwasher!  Sure wish I had one!  In my house, I AM the dishwasher. 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 1 hour ago

Marilyn, I have never heard of that combination. I sounds good and refreshing. My MIL used to make some kind of jello salad with green jello and I think it had cottage cheese in it and something crunchy, probably celery, maybe some nuts. It was the only way I would eat cottage cheese. 

I remember going to showers, years ago, and there would be a ribbon jello that someone made. I was always amazed at that dessert and could completely understand the tiny squares that were served because it must have taken sooooo long to create a relatively small pan of it.

Comment by Marilyn L. 1 hour ago

Gee, I didn't think I would through you gals such a curve with my Perfection salad.  I made it yesterday with lime Jello with some pineapple juice as part of the cold water, a small dash of salt and a tsp. of vinegar. Then when it got partially set, ( I call it gloppy) I added shredded cabbage, small bits of celery and green pepper, some sliced green olives and pineapple tidbits. It is really more like a jelled coleslaw. My mother always referred to it as Perfection salad, and I have seen similar recipes that call it the same.  I cut it into squares for us and topped it with a small dollop of mayo.  I know some folks are not fans of Jello salads, but it's always been a favorite in my home.  My late DH always said, "There's always room for Jello!"

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 4 hours ago

Wow,  the sun is trying to come out today and it's mid 80's.  Looks like a bit of a turn around from the low 70's.

I've decided to do on line live church this morning.  I just haven't been able to get myself motivated to decide what I'm gonna wear and get ready and all the jazz.

Good you noticed the dishes weren't clean instead of using them Kim.  You've got good ears!   When will you shop for a new dishwasher?      I can also imagine that muumuu........

I hope you and the rest of the church can adjust to the change of the pastors schedule Barbara.  I used to go to a church with a shared pastor.  What  a big job for him.   I think your DS and I would enjoy eating the same meals.  I like the hot stuff and I can still eat it.  

I'll be using those dried onions in all kinds of recipes, including soups & pasta sauce.  Sprinkled into stir fry will be good, I'll be crushing some into powder.   I'm sure it'll come in real handy. 

I'd be right beside the trash bin with you Barbara, digging stuff back out.  I've got a couple boxes of fabric that's taking up space, isn't really quilting fabric and I still can't toss it.  What is wrong with me ! 

My dishwasher is attached to the ends of my arms.  It works pretty well most of the time.  I crack me up.  

You started your day like me Froggie.  Just laid there relaxing cuddling my kitties and Moose.  I love it when I wake up and he's stretched out along my left side with his face/nose up under my arm.  It's such a cozy feeling.  

Well,  almost time for church to start.  It's so much more enjoyable with my new internet speed.  I can actually chat live where I couldn't do that with my slow connection.  

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 5 hours ago

Too bad those fabrics weren't your style, Kathleen. That sounds like it would have been a good deal. There is a bit more room, and I started straightening the fabrics in my totes, so that is a big help too. A lot of these fabrics were my UCO fabrics. I went from three huge totes and incorporated them with my wools and some silk dupioni and now they all fit in one tote that fits in the closet shelves. 

I need to clean the table off, Thel! Then I can cut out that muumuu and sammich that snowman/penguin quilt. Homeopathic, you crack me up too. I think congress is still fighting over the amount of the second stimulus check. Don't quote me on that, Mr. B watches that closer than I do. 

Pick that new dishwasher carefully, Kim! The last time I got one, I just ordered it online, and it is shorter than my last one. The tea pitcher hits the bar that shoots water out, and my tallest glasses don't fit in the top section. And there's no height adjustment. Before, I had the kind that gave more height, and I guess I didn't do that this time. So, be careful. 

Fashion statement or comfort statement, Barbara? I only go comfortable these days. Too many days of working and not feeling comfy in my clothes, I think. I have a hard time tossing fabric too. That's why I still had that ugly stuff. I have no desire to pull it out today, so I think I'm good. I was raised by two people who were raised in the depression, don't ya know. 

I love jello too, Kim. That's what I was thinking, something with Jello in it. I like just plain jello, and like drinking it by the spoonfulls when itt's still hot. Yum. 

I guess it's online church today, I slept until 9 today. I sure am sleepy lately. I just laid their and snoozed and listened to the radio when it went off this morning. Mr. B is outside already mowing. He probably wanted to get out there earlier, but we were sleeping. Oh well, he could have gotten up when the music started going off at 7:30. I think I will do some more cleaning in the quilting room,and clean that table off so I can do some cutting and pinning. 

~Hopppy quitling~

Comment by Kim Webb 5 hours ago

The house bib was suppose to be the hose bib. DH moved the outside faucet from the area where we are extending the deck to around the corner of the house. It is actually closer to the raised beds and my flower garden now. Except the flowers in that area are far and few between this year between the deer, bunnies and the bugs or whatever is eating them.

I need to look up a Perfection salad also. I don't know what that is. I'm thinking it has jello in it. That's my best guess anyway. I love jello. I should make some.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 6 hours ago

Good morning. It's sort of gray here this morning and might storm later. I left the Rav outside. With my luck lately, it will probably hail on it. 

I don't really have a choice so i am doing cyber church today. Our church has a new start time this week...9 AM instaed of 10. Our Pastor was part time but the district added a church to his roster so he will be full time and shared by us. I hope it works out. I really like this guy.

Sorry about your dishwasher, Kim. Have fun in the search for a new one. Enjoy your 'you' day too. What is a house bib?

And waht is a  Perfection salad? I'll have to look in my recipe book collection to see if it is listed anywhere. Sounds like a midwest special.

I think I have enough tomatoes to make a batch of chili sauce today. DS has put in an order but wants me to add some of his hot peppers to it. OK will do.

That's a lot of onions Thel, or should I say sinus cleaners? I find that the regular (not Vidalia type) onions make me tear up more. Are you plannning on a lot of onion soup this winter?

Ooh, a new Muumuu too? You will be quite the fashon statement Froggie with your man shorts, t-shirts and flowery muumuus. Strike a pose. I'm sorry those stamp NE didn't work out. If I had thrown away a bunch of fabric in disgust, I'd be digging it out of the trash today. It's really hard for me to throw fabric away.

Maybe while the chili sauce os cooking down, I'll start on section two of the Kbell mystery. There is some regular piecing of X & O blocks this week along with the ME blocks.

Hope you all have a great day.

Comment by Kim Webb 9 hours ago

Good morning, it is another beautiful day in the neighborhood. DH is going for a motorcycle ride this morning . 

I put my dishwasher on the other night and it didn't sound like it usually does in fact it barely made any noise. Some dishes were clean but others were not. DH took it apart last night and he thinks the pump burnt out. It fills with water but it doesn't circulate like it should. The part to fix it costs almost as much as a new dishwasher so I guess a new dishwasher is the way to go.

That's a lot of onions Thel. Debbie sure got a workout.

A new muumuus for Froggie. I'm picturing those big crysantamum flowers in fall colors. I hate shopping for clothes also.

Well, I should figure out what I'm going to do today .

Have a great day....

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 16 hours ago

Ohhhh,  a muumuu with giant flowers on it!  I'd love it Froggie.  Have fun making it.  You did some good clean out with fabrics didn't you.  And what's up with those crazy little stamps giving you so much trouble.  

The onions went fairly quickly Kathleen but I did get a good eye and nose clear out with them watering up.  Seems the white onions don't make me tear up as much as yellow onions do. It was good to get my head cleared up.  A homeopathic way to do it.  I crack me up.  

I heard a rumor that there will be a second stimulus check.  I wonder if that's true.  It sure would come in handy.  

I'm debating between on line or in person church too Froggie.  I should get there and take advantage of the social distancing section.  I'll see how I feel in the morning.  


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