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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, 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:…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 Thel in Mid-MO 38 minutes ago

My MIL used to make "Polly's Delight" (whatever there is in the house) and it was always a casserole.  Not always so good I guess cause it took years for DH to learn that there could be delicious casseroles.  

We did miss you Mary Alice.  I was hoping to meet mom.  I'll take a couple slices of brisket please with a pile of freshly grated horseradish. 

Wow, you had a rough start Mary Alice.  Goodness,  you're just a baby and all those surgeries.  

You sure have been busy Kim.  You sure doe use the eggs creatively.  

I've been sewing sashing.  Time to reload the needle.  I know some people threads numerous needles and just keep going.  I do it one at a time to give my hands a break in between.  

Penny is really getting into her elk antler today.  She's loving it.    Moose really gets a chew on too.  I woke up in the night to the sounds of the chewing and it was Moose.  

During this break it's time to get the chicken carcass in the pot to simmer for a while for a nice soup.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 45 minutes ago

Good Sunday morning all, and thank you for your birthday wishes!  It is slightly overcast, dry and COLD this morning in NorCal.  33 degrees when we went to breakfast, as is our usual Sunday outing.  I had eggs benedict and a half order of hash browns with my coffee.  Lovely!  The breakfast restaurant has the best-looking pies, but we resisted temptation today.

I'm also planning to do some sewing today.  I'm deep into sewing on bindings to finish off several projects.  I have three kids' quilts (for donation to the sheriff's department) and a large wall hanging to finish.  My right thumb is a little sore again this morning.  It'll get better as the day warms up.

"Sunday, sweet Sunday, with nothing to do." (Remember Flower Drum Song?)


Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

Still raining here. A little lake is forming in the side yard.

I have gotten a lot done this morning. I make tuna salad and egg salad for lunch. Deviled eggs out of the rest of the eggs that I cooked up. Stew is already simmering for dinner tonight. I vacuumed, dusted, and the second load of laundry is in the machine. And I went up earlier and fed the cat. Now it is time to do some sewing.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Hello everyone!  Oh man, I missed the party!  Bummer.  I wanted to go to the beach.  Have an ice cold coke while listening to the waves and watching the water.

Congratulations Thel!  Half a year is AWESOME!!!!

I'm rather lazy today.  It's already a little windy.

My aunt invited us to dinner.  She's making a brisket  YUMMY!  I love brisket!  I'm thinking of making a cake.  Either pineapple upside down or double layer chocolate cake. 

Rita I took Fosomax for years!  Never worked.  I was put on Boniva IV and that worked really well.  I was ready for my hip surgeries by then.  I was born with a dislocated left hip.  That hip has had 5 surgeries.  Now I have hip replacements on both hips, and I'm only 55.  I'll be  56 on Wednesday.  I've always had old lady issues.  I wasn't allowed to be in PE classes for fear of breaking my hip.  And I loved playing volleyball, I wanted to join the team so badly. 

Froggie, I think this Celebrex is helping some.  My spinal stenosis still hurts though.  I need to get that MRI and see about removing a vertebrae or two. I just don't want to do that while I'm taking care of mom.  If anything goes wrong, both mom and I will need to get into assisted living--LOL.

I'm off to sew.  I watched those batik Accuquilt videos for the Anthology BOM.  Took notes and I'm trying to do it just with my notes and drawing the pictures. Cut out some stash fabrics for it too.  Just don't want to buy fabrics when I have stash I can use.  I made up half the first big block, but was short some HSTs.  Need to cut some up to finish it.  I might need my color pencils too as I work the colors I have into this quilt.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 2 hours ago

I used to do that a lot when my kids were young and hubby was a shift worker. What's for dinner mom? Well, it's an "invention" -- which is just throwing stuff together from what I had on hand. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was McDonald's time!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

You can't get rid of me Froggie........I'll be here regardless of what I decide to do with my creative time.  

Cream of oatmeal.......emmmm.   I think some of the best creativity with food comes from not grocery shopping and using what's on hand.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

The sun is OUT!!!!!   WOW,  it's so beautiful and it's 40°.  What a great way to start the day after spending all night on the beach.  It was wonderful that the rain held off for us.  

I have a few things laying around that are knitted and crochet that I've done.  I haven't attempted anything for probably at least 20 years.  Ecks, our age shows when we start thinking about the "things we've done".  

That's the lazy kinda day I like Kathleen.  You sew on borders, I'll sew down sashing..........I made one of those bixes last week and added crushed pecans.  Delicious.   I have a cranberry mix in the cupboard to do next.  In my box from my sis with the buttons she sent me a great bag of dried cranberries to I think I'll enhance that mix.   I used to think it was a  cop out to use a mix for anything.  After years of not baking cause I didn't have everything I needed I tried a mix.....it's great for a household of one.  

The day is meant for hand sewing..........my new mantra !!   

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 2 hours ago

Oh well, Thel, Chocolate and Chopper and all the other dogs won't know Moose isn't sharing. 

I am impressed, Carol Ann! I never could touch the floor with straight knees. No flexibility here. My PE teachers used to get mad at me. 

Barbara is eating cheetahs! No wonder she got so full. 

That's very groovy, Thel! Don't get so into crochet that you leave us, though! You will be whipping up blocks like crazy. Yuck, I will pass on cheetahs and gizzards too. 

That's why I slept till 10, Kathleen! All that partying. Wow, you can be lazy, dinner is done already. 

After sleeping until 10, I am going to really lose track of the day. I have to get to the commissary. I had to make up a new hot cereal. Didn't have enough oatmeal so we had cream of oatmeal. I loved it! Mr. B didn't say. He better pipe up or he will have it regularly. Good thing I got my list ready to go. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 3 hours ago

Great party!! I slept in this morning after all that activity. Skipped church cuz it was soooooo windy and rainy this morning. I would have been a wind whipped wet mess by the time I got there if I had even tried. 

I feel lazy this morning. I really should get off the computer and sew those borders. I've got nothing else to do. Made some banana nut muffins for breakfast (box mix, lazy way) and hubby already had a roast in the slow cooker by the time I got downstairs. So I don't need to do anything about dinner.

Comment by Kim Webb 7 hours ago

What a wonderful beach party. Those waves were loud weren't they Thel. We couldn't have asked for better weather. What a day it was.

Oh, that looks like fun Thel. I used to know a few basic crochet stitches. My Great Grandmother was always working on something. She loved making doilies and afghans. I have a bedspread she made also.

Well today it is pouring out. Should clear up after lunch. We have had a lot of rain so far this year. Much more than normal I think. The Spring flowers are going to be floating away.

Well, I need to get outside and get the chickens their food and fill the bird feeders.

Have a great day...


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