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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 Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

I would love some of your enchiladas and beans, Alice. But since I'm flying on my broom to come and get some, they aren't hot. That would burn my mouth off! 

Good for you, Barbara! I was doing the happy dance and texting DD1 and some friends when I got mine! For the first one, I didn't really believe I was going to get it until it actually went in my arm. I bet you were excited, and can you believe we go to such lengths and are so happy we get a shot? I never thought I would see the day.... 

I made the lace piece over, I don't know if I said that I used the wrong stabilizer. I used one that said it was tear away wash away. Something like that. It didn't wash out so good. But the second one looks so good, and I am ready for it to dry out so I can stitch it on the top. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL 8 hours ago

Hi All. It's a beautiful sunny day and gong to be in the 50s today. I even went down to the mailbox and got my mail. Ther's only a little ice left in the shady areas by the house.

WooHoo I was able to get the vaccine appts at my pharmacy. I read somewhere that they updated their openings at midnight so I waited til then to sign on and was able to schedule the Moderna two shots. I even have a confirmation o feel it's legit. Of course I was so excted that I couldn't get to sleep until about 2 AM.

When I cook pulled prk or pot roast, I've been letting it cook all nght in the crockpot. It makes it really tender. I don't put it in frozen either.

I took the evergreen wreath off the front door this morning. I sort of forgot it was still there. I need to find a spring one to hang.

I know you enjoy your dentist vsits, Froggie so have fun. Hope he makes you laugh without the laughing gas.

That's so true about one quilter's ugly fabric being another's treasure. It's a good thing there are so many choices out there.

HAve a great one.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 9 hours ago

I pre-soak beans overnight.  Takes the gas producing elements out, plus it's better digested.  Although I have a couple cans of beans for emergencies.  I made a big pot of beans yesterday and a green enchilada casserole.

Ordered groceries to pick up today.  So I'm a taking it easy.  I also have to pick up 2 prescriptions for mom.

Not much else going on.  Same thing, work, chores, and I read when I have a chance.  I've not touched a sewing machine for fabrics since November.  Sometimes I think I should pack all sewing stuff up and rent a temperature controlled  storage until I have time.  But we'll see.

Mom got more PT, but it's only 1 time per week.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 12 hours ago

Good idea, Barbara. Call and just say "I'm a nurse". See what they say. Even have channel 5 come and do a segment on you. I crack me up. We could  have a fabric swap at your house. One woman's "What was I thinking" is another woman's "I NEED this!". I crack me up.

I bet that meat is related to those beans, Kim. What is up with the "not tender" craze going on? I hope that cleaning the house goes well today. I wish I could have no clutter. It drives me battier. 

I have to get to the dentist this morning, then I am going to  B Sew Inn to drop those quilts off. And I need some wash away stabilizer. A wide one that fits in my 8x12 hoop. I better take out a small loan for that. That stuff sure is expensive. THen, hopefully, I can get in the quilting room. Or clean up some of our clutter. Problem is, nobody else cares to clean it up. Or they would keep asking me what to do with it. That doesn't get anything more done than I would have done by myself. Plus I would be mad because I don't understand why men can't think for themselves about these things. Men are weird. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 14 hours ago

Good morning,  the sun is rising and it's going to be a beautiful day. Quite a bit warmer than yesterday and the wind has died down.

PT was good yesterday and I got all my errands done. Made beef stew with noodles for dinner. The beef stew had good flavor but the meat never got real tender even after hours of cooking. Must be related to those beans.

We watched 2 more episodes of Fargo last night. The episodes seem to go on forever. And I am continually surprised at what's happening since it says it's a true story. Lots of blood and Gore if that offends anyone.

I am heading back to work this morning at one of my bigger houses. It is still an easy house as there is no clutter or junk around. Countertops have nothing on them really so it's a good place to start back to. I have one additional house next week that I need to get ready for tenants that start April 1st. The rest will wait till I get back from Florida.

I'm sure I have a few of those what was I thinking things around here as well. Most things I still like though. I find that when you are doing Bonnie Hunter quilts you can pull based on color families and not worry about the print. Most of it is cut so small that it just reads as a color. 

I don't know what was required to get the appointment on the Walgreens shot here but once your first shot was scheduled, the second one was then scheduled at the same time. It took a lot of doing to get it but I'm glad it got done. Our town just opened up a web site for residents here to register . They are hoping with the increase of supply they can open the site here that they have been working on.

Carol Ann, Can you use one of the online converters to change the metric to inches? I have found it quite useful in some of the CCS patterns in figuring out the size.

Well I better get myself together. Chickens need feeding. I am almost out of bird seed but decided that with going away I wasn't going to get anymore for this season. I take the seed feeders down usually in April anyway so it will be a bit earlier this year.

Have a great day...

Comment by Barbara S/IL 22 hours ago

Hi. I didn't realize I hadn't visited today.

I wasn't doing anything special. I've been checkng the vaccine sites and still haven't gotten one. That Walgreen's really is weird. why would they have appts posted then you can't sign up because they don't have dates for the second shot available. I'm going to try again afew times tonight on my pharmacy site. Maybe they'll get some of those one shot wonders. I should call them and offer to ive the shots as a retired nurse. 

I started a sourdough bread/ It's sort of a fussy recipe. You raise it three times then it has to be in the fridge overnight so it won't get baked until tomorrow. I also put in a grocery order. Then I tried to do a little changing out of wall hangings to make it look more like spring. it was time to put the snowmen away. 

I have a few of those 'what was I thinking?' kits and fabrics around. It's hard to throw them out though. I really do need to cull those out. You want to come shop my stash anyone?

Hope you all have a good night. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

OHNO, Carol Ann, not the dreaded metric! I don't know metric either. And I don't want to think that hard when I am sewing! And if you don't love the fabrics anymore, I think I would accidentally let the whole mess fall into the trash can. Then you can say, Where did #5 go? It was right there yesterday!

I wonder where everyone was today? Maybe they are all headed to Linda's house because she has a ton of fabric for really cheap! There was some good stuff in that bunch, I even scored a 2 yard piece of white fleece! Most pieces were pretty small, and there was a lot of non cotton, like satin, and even a piece of velvet. We didn't keep nearly as much as we thought we would, but I did come home with two boxes of stuff. About half will go to Myra, because I kept finding stuff she would like. Then, when we were almost finished, and working on a bag full of greens, I thought about those little Christmas trees that Myra started making last year. All those little green pieces would be good for that! Especially since none of us, Myra, Linda and I don't like green. You won't find more than maybe two yards in my whole stash! And Linda made us some ham and cheese sliders for lunch. Yum. They were so good! Then, when I got home, I went through my boxes again, and sorted it between Myra and I. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton yesterday

Aha!  Froggie, I found #5!  It's not that I don't like it; it's that I bought the pattern in Canada, and the directions are all in metric, with no English translations!  The applique blocks are all finished, but the pieced ones (centimeters instead of inches) stymied me.  It was a log-cabin basket block that defeated me.  Also, it's a pretty old project now, and I'm not sure I'm in love with my previous fabric selections.  

Anyone else have an old pattern that when you look at the collected fabrics, you think "What was I thinking when I picked those colors out?"

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Daggum, Barbara. Keep trying. Over and over and over. 

I wonder if the same thing happened here, Carol Ann. Our doctor's office called Mr. B to see if he had his, and even though he already had it scheduled, he said no, so he got in about 3 weeks earlier. If I had been smart, I would have asked if we could get his sister in at the same time, and they could have gone together. But I didn't think about it until later, and she snagged one later the same day! Then they scheduled his second shot when he got to the appointment. I will continue to wear a mask, too. You don't remember your #5? That cracks me up! Mebbe you don't like it, so forget it. 

That sounds like a good series for you two to watch together, Kim. We watch TV together in the evening, things we have set up to record. They are mostly from Discovery or Animal Planet. 

I'm going to my friend's house today. There is a lady at church whose mom just passed away, and we get to go through the fabric, and share it. That will be fun. Who knows what styles she liked, so we will see what we have ended up with. There were about 8 trash bags full that we moved from one car to the other on Sunday. It reminds me of when I got all that fabric from DGS1 and the costume shop. Of course, there was no cotton, but some good stuff for bags or wall hangings. 

I better get hopppin' to get ready and quit rambling. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb yesterday

Good morning, chilly and very windy this morning but sunshine after a day of rain yesterday. I noticed my tulips are starting to come up. Spring is on the way. A little closer each day.

I have PT this morning and a few errands to do today. I called another of my customers to get back on schedule with her. I will try that one tomorrow. 

Yesterday I got out my Fresh Eggs CCS piece and worked on that for awhile in the afternoon.  I discovered a show on Hulu ( I think) called Fargo. It's based on a true story out of Minnesota. I got DH watching it last night. It's not often that we watch the same thing but we both liked this one. I think there are 4 seasons out now so that will take awhile to watch. 

Walgreen is where my Dad and Uncle both got their shots on Sunday. They only book three days out I'm told so you have to keep trying as they add in times. They had to make the second appointment time at the same time as the first. They go back on March 28th. Dad said it was fast and easy. They only do 10 people on Sundays at the Walgreens here and the appointments were spaced out so there was only a few people.

I pulled out my Hunters Star blocks yesterday as this month's UFO. I need to figure out how big it will be with the blocks already made and decide how big I want it. I already have a whole bunch of blocks made. I also want to make a pretty spring table topper made this month also.

Well I better get something done around here today before therapy.

Have a great day my friends....

 

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