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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!
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LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

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 6 hours ago

Yes, I started my meds. Also the eye appt went well. No dilation this time.

Cora that quilt is great for a little boy. Great job on the name, too.

Our minister's wife has been the babysitter for a 3month  old grandbaby. She brings him to choir practice and he sits with us in the choir loft on Sunday. He sleeps thru our singing. Maybe 'singering' would induce sleep too.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 10 hours ago

Cora, I love your applique stitching. Great job! That's a beautiful quilt for a boy.

I pretty much wasted today. Spent too much time in front of the computer clearing out email and reading blogs. I did get my morning walk in, outside, even though I had to wear earmuffs and a jacket. It was cold!!! I actually felt stiff until I warmed up a little. Maybe I can be productive tomorrow. I have Gigi coming around noon but it should be for only a couple hours, unless she ends up needing a nap while she's here. I've never tried working in my sewing room while either of the girls have been napping in the spare room. The rooms are close together so I don't know if my machine would disturb them. 

Froggie, maybe you need to drink that yucky stuff for colonoscopy prep to get you cleaned out! Ugh. That's a call I have to make tomorrow.

Barbara, hope the eye appointment went well and that you were able to pick up your meds. Gotta start fighting that tick bite.

We are expecting rain during the night tonight and Wednesday and Thursday. Looks like I'll be treadmilling it. Glad I got my walk in outdoors today. Oh, I also made four servings of steelcut oats today. My kind of breakfast for cold mornings!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 10 hours ago

That doesn't sound good, Barbara. I would hate varmits in my chicken coop. I have never had any animals except dogs, and once a cat. I didn't like the cat. Just a dog person, I guess. You can just forward that fabric to me. 

Both of the meals you are cooking sound good to me, Marilyn. Yum. I don't know where Thel is. She is in big trouble. 

That quilt is so cute, Cora. The letters look great. Wow, 250? I never got anywhere near that. It was fun, but I think I got burned out. I might hit 83 now. I haven't bowled since right after we moved to WA in 1985. So, that would be 34 years. Wow. I am almost up there with you. 

Sit and sew was fun, we had a bunch there today, and several that haven't been for a while. I got the herb quilt ready to pin the sashing to the rows. I can do that while watching tv tonight and sew tomorrow. A friend was having problems with her cute jack o lantern table runner. She wasn't reading the instructions for the pattern, and she was using steam a seam for the first time and didn't read the directions! Noooooooo!!!! I helped her with how to use the steam a seam. I think she's got it now. THe face on that jack o lantern is so cute. She was mad at it and ready to toss it all. Oh boy. I hope she keeps at it. It's cute. At this point, I would rather do applique by ME. It's much easier. I have gotten spoiled. 

~HOpppy Quitlng~

Comment by Cora Hawkins 11 hours ago

I see Carol was in Disneyland! I was there 38!!! yikes years ago with my kids. Just loved it there.

I purchased the Farmer's Wife 1930 book last year as well so maybe that would use up more pieces.  I did the Farmer's Wife 1920 book - pretty sad...I didn't know what I was doing, but, it keeps me warm on my couch!

I started bowling once a month - volunteer to help the head injury group - man, I could not keep my arm straight....it has been about 50 years since I bowled.  Loved it though (score was 83). I used to bowl with my dad and belonged to the 250 club....now can not break 100! Have a great week all of you...I am getting my thread and needle to get that BH mystey done!!

Comment by Cora Hawkins 11 hours ago

Hello ladies from Vancouver Island....rainy island! That is ok the forests love the moisture.  I made a small quilt for a friends grandson (I made 3 small ones for her granddaughters). I had bits and pieces of fabric that were boyish so it worked. I tried stitching down he letters for Hank...turned out not too bad! 

I quilted BH last year mystery finally and am hand stitching the binding. Thank goodness. Almost time for the next one!

Comment by Marilyn L. 15 hours ago

Barbara, consider yourself slapped!  Ha,ha! So far this year I have managed NOT to succumb to any of the pretty new fabrics that CT has brought out. I keep telling myself that I must do something with all the fabrics I already have squirreled away.  I did see that pumpkin quilt by Edyta on FB yesterday. Really cute.  We just finished quilting my pumpkin wall hanging yesterday. Now I have to get it trimmed and binding on and then I can show you the finished product. If I get busy, I may just get it up before Fall and Halloween are past!

Need to make a run to Wallyworld and to the grocery, so I had better get going. I have quilting & potluck tomorrow, and also my bingo group in the evening. I've decided to make Asian chicken/cabbage salad for lunch and some crescent roll/bacon & cheese appetizers for bingo.

Till later...………...Oh, where is Thel today???

Comment by Barbara S/IL 19 hours ago

Good morning. It's gray and chilly this morning but supposed to get up to 64* later. That woul be nice but it comes with 30mph winds.

Bible Study this morning. Eye Dr this afternoon. It's the  regular eye Dr. that regulates the glaucoma. I think all is OK.

I need to get my meds too.

Kim say 'Hi' to the chickens for me. I wish I had the gumption to try and have some of my own again. When I think of getting them, i remember trying to keep the pen clean and varmints out. 

Oh no! I watched Edyta's you tube on her pumpkin quilt and fell in love with it. Too late, I ordered the pattern and her fabric bundle. Somebody slap me. Now I really want to get into the sewing room and free some of the captive fabrics and rulers that I'll never use.

Have a great one.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 20 hours ago

My brain is going too, Barbara. I am my Daddy. But, I have heard things like the word game, and quilting keep your brain sharp. We would be so much more worser if we didn't do these things. MaryAgnes would hate that sentence, it's for her. I crack me up. Several things at the class showed me I am backwards. Things to do if you are in a room and the shooter is headed your way. I would be a goner for sure before now. 

Somehow my 'becoming a minimalist' has come to a screeching halt, Alice. I have to be in a certain mood to do cleaning like that, and it went away somewhere. 

Good idea, Rita. make the most of what you have now, instead of thinking of what you lost. I hope I can do that too. Poor Chopper. My Mama used to say that. Did we have the same mama? 

Wow, free sewing machine, Katherine! Did I mention Mr. B asked if all quilters collect machines. Of course we do! 

It would be so nice if your sunroom is finished when you get to Florida, Kim. Wow. How nice. I can feel the cool fall breeze now. 

Wow, my trip to the doc was very interesting. She told me I am not taking near enough stool softeners, etc. I have this huge redundant colon. It's just really long. And she gave me some free samples for a medicine that helps with that junk. And a prescription which has been delayed because Walgreens is trying to get some kind of authorization from Tricare. Probably needs a preathorization from the doc, my DD1 told me. So, I will start the free samples tonite. Oh and I got an email from Walgreens and it shows a 3 month supply of the medicine is $1,400.00. That's before insurance. ANd the doc gave me a coupon to make my total zero dollars. I have had this all my life and here I am packing up on pills to help. It''s about time. OK I will stop talking about poop. 

Today is sit and sew, and Myra is going today again. Yippee! I have a project ready to go, and I think I can actually work on it and not get confused or aggrivated. 

I better get hopppin'. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 21 hours ago

Good morning, it is a sunny beautiful morning. Today is a full day of work and then running around before I need to be at the firehouse to go to tonight's training/ meeting.

I got Good Fortune layered yesterday. I think I need to put a few more pins in it before trimming some of the excess batting off it to make it a little more manageable. Maybe tomorrow that will happen.

The builder is starting the framing of the sunroom today now that the cement work is finished. That part should be done this week hopefully. Then he said it takes two weeks to get the Windows. It might just be done when we get there. The electrician has to be done also before we can get a CO to use it. 

Well, I better go feed the chickens and see what they are up to.

Have a great day....

Comment by Kim Webb yesterday

Oh my Mary Alice, the pharmacist should have questioned that prescription. A 3 month supply of something is just crazy unless it's a maintenance drug. I wouldn't even give it to her if she has already improved significantly.

DH changed the oil in his truck today and went over everything for our trip to Florida. Then he changed the oil in my car and checked all the fluids so that's ready for the winter. We went out and had a little lunch. I went to my fire department meeting tonight. It wasn't anything new though. Tomorrow night is our regional fire police meeting and dinner at a neighboring department. 

Good luck with your new machine Mary Alice. That's sad that you can't leave your house because of some neighborhood kid. The police should be doing their job and get the situation taken care of. We find the police (sheriffs) in Florida. to be pretty lax about things too.

Can't wait to see your teapots Barbara. I don't remember that one. I'm thinking of doing the Farmhouse vintage one that's starting soon though.

Well, time for bed. Hopefully I can sleep soundly as we are not on call tonight.

 

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