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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

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5. 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

Please advise

Started by Cathy Coale. Last reply by Cathy Coale Sep 13, 2016. 6 Replies

I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue

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Comment by Rita Crofoot 1 hour ago

I get what you are saying about stacking wood, but all that wood will be gone, by april, or sooner, and we have defensible space around the house, with a green space around the house, a metal roof, and a brick house, next to a big creek, plus a large tank, and big pump and firehoses, with both gas and electric pumps, plus a backup diesel generator hard wired  in. I am pretty sure we are good, and it is what Finn needs for security so whatever.

Had a nice day of golf today, probably the last, we finished up just as the rain started, then we will have rain from a parade of storms coming in from the Pacific for the next several days. It is okay though, I have lots of sewing and cooking to do, and am ready for it.

Comment by Cindy 3 hours ago

I say nix on the silicone cookware as well. As Carol said, it's very flimsy and hard to deal with. Give me good old Revere Ware and I'm a happy gal. And nothing bakes like good old metal and not the new coated stuff either.  Always trying to sell new technology, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. 

Stormy weather here since yesterday. Wind and rain with more wind. Sustained in the 30 mph range with gusts around 60 mph. Sounds like a freight train out there. Do like the sound of the rain on the roof. Do have flood warnings though. Some places are to get 8" . We're expecting 3-5" . After so long without the ground is so dry and hard it just runs right off? News showed landslides and trees down. Sure hope it doesn't get too bad.

Still no baby but seems to be getti g closer. All we can do is wait.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 3 hours ago

Thel, I have one silicone bread pan.  It's OK, don't love it.  Seems a little flimsy when I fill it and not as easy as I thought to clean.  I prefer the traditional ones.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 3 hours ago

You crack me up Froggie. Buying new serger feet, and then getting the machine . . . I have my serger set up right now. I'm edging some flannel squares for baby butt wipes. Genevieve had quite a rash the first week home and doctor suggested cloth wipes. I was going along good with the serging and all of a sudden the thread wasn't looking right on the one side. Kept adjusting the dials and nothing. Should have checked the threading! (I don't use the machine a lot). One of them came partially unthreaded, and it was the one that is hard to do. But I did it!!
Thel, I have no input on silicone bakeware. I only have two poach pods for eggs. The eggs come out nice, but then I have to wash a pan and the pods, so I don't use them often.
I have a nice blue line around this comment box! Wonder if ning will give me trouble when I hit Add Comment.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

That's it, Kathleen! Thanks for diagnosing my dreams. I love it. 

It sounds like he had a great birthday, Carol Ann. Tell him I said hopppy birthday! 

I need to go with you to get the flu shot, Donna. I always love new PJ's, and I have been thinking about getting a bed jacket too. 

Oh look, Carol Ann and Donna almost live next door to each other. How fun. 

I thought Jojo was small, bit that picture made me think she was 50 pounds with 20" long legs! Maybe 30".  Yep, Baby is tiny, and my brain said 15 pounds. Quit messin' with my mind. Yeah for Amazon! You don't even have to put on your clothes to pick up your supplies. Wow, food pantry and Amazon order too? You will be eating good for a long time. Lots of celery. I love celery. Plain or with peanut butter. I had some silicone cookware, and hated it. DD2 loved it, so I gave it to her. She was very happy. 

I had a great time at the event today. The chairs were horrible, though, like always. You would think the #1 BabyLock dealer in the US would spring for nice chairs for us. Oh well. Maybe next year. I picked up a couple of serger feet, and some cool new techniques to use. Oh and then I picked up the new serger to go with the new feet. Yippee! I am such a sucker for shiny, new pretty machines. 

~Joyful HOpppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Donna Coppin 4 hours ago
I thought that sounded a little too far away! LOL!
Cupcakes sound yummy. I have some sweet potato muffins in the freezer, maybe I will defrost a couple for a snack!
Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

Good afternoon all.  It's a beautiful day here, feels like a beautiful fall day with a bit of heat tossed in.  

Wow on all that wood Rita.  Yup,  I agree,  it's time to stop already !! We won't tell him you're talking about him behind his back  My lips are sealed!  WCA,  you crack me up Barbara.

Heats the house, while heating the house.  That's a good one Froggie.  It is kinda odd how an animals size appears to be different depending on what they're compared with.   Jojo is 10-12 pounds so this picture is deceptive on her size (but Baby is so tiny, that is why).  

I understand the wood close to the house thing Carol.  It was always an issue at our houses.  A pain to walk to the BIG woodpile,  but daddy insisted on it.  

I don't like going out in the evenings and especially after dark anymore either.  I guess that's why I stay so tucked in even more than usual in the winter.  Stock up and tuck in,  that's my mantra.  Yah for Amazon.  I can walk to the gate in the dark to get my supplies.   I crack me up.  

Don't you just love your cat helpers Donna.   Sounds like a wonderful outing..  I can eat breakfast any time of day too.  I really need to get to some sewing.  Seems everything else I need to do takes longer than I'd like.  

I got to the food pantry this morning.  It was well worth the trip.  I'm still getting stuff put away.   I got a whole case,  I mean like 24 bags of celery stalks (the center cuts) that are 1 1/4 pounds each.  I'm trimming the ends and I'm gonna slice up in food processor and then sauté' before freezing.  I don't think it'll freeze well raw.  I'm gonna just lightly sauté' it.  Then I can toss it into soups, sauces, stir fries etc.  I'll keep some of it out to snack on stuffed with peanut butter or pimento cheese spread etc.  Well in addition I added to the canned supplies,  the dry goods,  the crackers & cereals.  So much good stuff, condensed milk, dry milk powder, individual cremora  little cups,  well,  I could carry on.  It's all good stuff that I'll use.  

I better get back to the kitchen.   I gotta get this stuff put away because my Prime Pantry order is arriving tomorrow and need to make sure I Have storage room.  

OH a question.  What are your thoughts on silicon cookware?  Like the baking pans, cupcake pans, loaf pans etc?   I need pans and keep thinking about those instead of metal pans.  I do have a couple small things like hot plates, pot holders etc.   Inquiring minds need to know.   

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 8 hours ago

Ah, those tricky typos -- Donna, Red Bluff is 135 miles north of Sacramento, instead of 235 as I stated.  Yikes!  I just extended California 100 miles into Oregon!

Kathleen, yes!  And we a still munching on leftover cupcakes!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 11 hours ago

Carol Ann, that sounds like a great birthday party! I love breakfast, and followed by cupcakes? Win win!! And happy birthday to your DH.

Comment by Donna Coppin 12 hours ago

Back at you, Carol Ann!  


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