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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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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.

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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

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Rectangle Organizer Box:A few…Continue

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Comment by Barbara S/IL 33 minutes ago

Oh, Kathleen your bunnies are adorable. 

Here comes our storm. Big thunder just now. Did you see me and the cats jump? 

I've had a big bag of yeast in the fridge for a year. If it starts growing when you put it in warm water with a little sugar, it's still good. 

Funny, I think it's easier to find bread and cake mix than flour right now. You can use pancake mix to dredge your chicken if you have any.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 58 minutes ago

Oh, and thanks everyone for the compliments on my bunnies!

Also, that website that has the no yeast bread recipe, now has a no yeast pizza dough recipe. I haven't tried it yet though.

Kim, how long does yeast stay good when you buy a bag of it? Do you refrigerate it or freeze it? I've only ever used packets.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 59 minutes ago

Mary Alice, I second what Marilyn said. I'm sure we all do. There you go, Rita says so too. And Barbara. Those adult underwear garments are nice too. They are not at all like a diaper. They fit well and do the trick. My sister buys my mom's at Walmart. They come in a pink bag and are called Assurance. It's Walmart's equate brand. They compare them with Depends. My mom uses the S/M size and I believe she probably weighs around 130. You can start out with a small bag to give them a test run. Okay, I did everything but buy them for you. Now it's your turn :o) 

Rita, I took out a container of my homemade ham and bean soup from the freezer, and I have bread rolls that I made yesterday from frozen bread dough! We don't have a dessert though. Well, we do have some store bought cookies.

Comment by Lynne Wurzer 1 hour ago
Afternoon everyone! It's 93 out right now and I'm dying. I was outside mowing the front yard as DH's back is messing with him. All I can say is thank goodness for 54 inch riding mowers. I was sweating just from being outside. I've had my AC on all week to stay comfortable and it's helping.

Alice, I agree with the others that you should get your Mom some Depends.Many years ago when my grandmother would come and stay with us for a few days, my Mom put a plastic sheet underneath the bed sheet. It crackled a bit when she moved in the bed, but it saved a lot of time washing sheets every day and didn't ruin the mattress. I'm happy that your brother decided to come over and offer some help. Maybe you could get him to help you a couple of mornings each week.
My son called me this morning and asked for a couple of masks for him. He doesn't have to wear them in the office, but as soon as he leaves his building to go anywhere on post he is required to wear one, So I told him I'd make a couple today and send him more later. He then told me he wanted one that looks like the Texas flag. So, I googled the flag as I couldn't remember whether the white or the red was on the top. I also had some leftover llama fabric so I made one for Alice (my soon to be DIL). Her work place provides them with masks as she has to handle food, but I think she will enjoy the one I made when she takes the dog out for his walks. I've even thought of making her one that says 'bugger off' as it's a favorite saying for her.
I also have some fabric to make my grand puppy a cover for his bed. I have the measurements for it, so that will go in his next care package.
DH was going to make fried chicken for dinner, but no flour, so we're having chicken cacciatore instead. Either is OK with me as long as I don't have to make it.
Well, going to go thru my stash and see what I have for the masks. I might even make some for the GKs so they can play doctor.
Comment by Barbara S/IL 1 hour ago

I agree with Matilyn too, Alice. Of course we are not in your shoes. They do have so many panty like 'depends' options now that she might not even know the difference.

So far all I've accomplished today is to get the mail and to do some vacuuming. Looks like it's going to rain this afternoon. I did pick a few more daffodils. I hope we don't get hail - that would just be too sad.

Patrick Lose has a free mask pattern on his website that uses one pull through string. Interesting concept. https://www.patricklose.com/face-mask-tutorial.htm

Comment by Rita Crofoot 2 hours ago

I totally second what Marilyn said about the depends, Alice. I am sure it would be an adjustment, but wouldn't take long, better than an overworked stressed out caregiver.She will adjust, just tell her no other options.

Thanks for the mask info Kim, my other little peave people think because they have gloves on . they can touch anything and then the next thing and the next spreading germs as they go.

We are still hunkered and doing well, I am making beans and ham soup and dinner rolls, already have brownies frozen.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 2 hours ago

I totally second what Marilyn said about the depends, Alice. I am sure it would be an adjustment, but wouldn't take long, better than an overworked stressed out caregiver.She will adjust, just tell her no other options.

Thanks for the mask info Kim, my other little peave people think because they have gloves on they can touch anything and then the next thing and the next spreading germs as they go.

We are still hunkered and doing well, I am making beans and ham soup and dinner rolls, already have brownies frozen.

Comment by Kim Webb 3 hours ago

Load that pizza up with veggies Mary Alice. The pizza place here makes one that is a white pizza with roasted broccoli. My favorite when I stop in for a single slice. Of course that's not happening now but hopefully sometime in the future.

Yeast is one of those things that I stocked up on when I ordered from Costco. Dish detergent , TP, laundry detergent, and peanut butters also part of that order. I should have ordered more flour but I still have a few bags in the freezer.

Cute bunnies Kathleen.  The girls will love their little doll quilts. I never even thought to buy any Easter candy. I should have gotten some in Florida.

I took a turkey out to cook for Easter. I think I have all the findings  to go with it. I normally have my Dad down but I'm not asking him this year although he came right down when he saw we were home and walked right in. Yesterday I saw him go right up to the UPS truck driver to get a package. He told me that you can't stay home or you would go crazy. 

Comment by Marilyn L. 3 hours ago

Kathleen, I think your idea for the Easter get-together with your granddaughters is a fantastic one!  I am hoping and praying that your weather will cooperate and you can see them....even from a safe distance. Your bunnies are darling too!

I made 2 masks yesterday with the ties. They sure don't fit very well! So today I will give the ones with the elastic bands a try.  DH has to go for some blood work next week and he really needs to have a mask to go to the clinic.

When I went to the grocery on Monday I saw quite a few people using masks of various styles. They had also installed the Plexiglas shields for the cashiers/customer safety.  The fellows doing the bagging also had masks and gloves on. Most customers seemed to be respecting the 6 ft. rule.  

Carol Ann, it sure is strange how some insignificant grocery items are in short supply or not there at all.  I realize that it is all a part of the big picture of the supply chains being stressed. 

Mary Alice, I know it is hard to make your mother change her ways. But think about this.....if she would HAVE to go into nursing care, they would have her in Depends faster than you could blink!  You really need to seriously consider insisting that she use them, even if it's only over night. There is a limit to what you can keep up doing. What would happen to Mom if you suddenly were unable to care for her for awhile? And, since it seems you are her only care giver, then you need to care for YOU so that you can continue to care for her.  Sorry I am so blunt. Please forgive me if I have hurt your feelings. We all really care for you both!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

I'm afraid of heights too, Barbara. I think I am better than I used to be, but some things just make my legs turn to jelly and they won't work. When DD1, a friend and I, along with a lot of other wives, did a dependent's cruise on the sub, one thing we had to do was don an EAB. That's their breathing apparatus. It's huge and covers your whole face. I couldn't keep that thing on longer than a second. I still can't find the rapid rise yeast. I wanted to make some English muffin loaf. I found English muffins, though, so I guess I can make the loaf when I find the yeast. 

Those bunnies are so daggum cute, Kathleen! I love all of them. 

Oh yeah, use that curbside pick up, Alice, that will help you a lot. You can be Methodist for a day and have that pizza! I crack me up. 

I don't think you can substitute dishwasher detergent for anything, Carol Ann! What is that about? That sounds like a weird trip. 

That is very sad, Kathleen. I hope this goes away soon. Your baskets sound great. And they will love the doll quilts in the baskets. 

We all did some yardwork. Mr. B got on the riding mower, DGS2 did most of the push mowing, and I pulled some weeds and cleaned a little. Now I am ready to spa then get a shower. DGS2 is hitting the shower now. Maybe after the spa, I can do some quilting. Maybe I can try that in the hoop mask. 

~Hopppy quilting~


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