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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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Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27. 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:…Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 1 hour ago

That's funny, Sherri. I wouldn't want to share shoes either. I had to wear Myra's hand me downs, I hated that. I wanted to be bigger than her so I didn't have to wear hand me downs. Well, I got bigger than her later in life, and am still a lot bigger. 

Yep, Kim, it's twice a year. It was so packed. We got through one building, and there are four included in the show. The building we went to is huge. I got two t shirts, with Oklahoma sayings on them, and some chocolate amaretto pecan halves, and some of the snap jewelry my friend likes so much. 

I remember that grey discussion, Barbara. I don't remember which is right, but I use the E. I keep thinking I need one of those plastic bag holders too. 

I think it's cute when babies start walking too, Kathleen. DD1 didn't like crawling,and when she figured out how to walk, she never went back. I bet Gigi is cute with holding her arms out and that proud smile. 

Fortune has a 13th book now, Mary Alice? I am on book 10. I love that series. 

Oh I don't know about that aluminum stock pot, Kathleen. I hope you figure it out. Have you looked on Pinterest? That's where I go. 

I am worn out tonite! My joints all hurt too. That was a lot of walking and standing. And it's fall break, so there were tons of families, little kids, babies, things like that. I don't know how people can look at anything with their kids along. People sure seemed to be buying a lot, though. I didn't do too bad. I could go back, I wanted to get the snap necklace in a long length, and I got a short one. I will either go back, or order from them online. We will see. When you pay, you get a stamp good for all three days. 

~Hopppy QUilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 2 hours ago

I've boiled corn on the cob in that pot, I cook pasta in it, and I've made chicken soup (without tomato). I think that's all I ever do in it. 

And gosh, I make cakes and brownies in aluminum pans. I believe my colander is aluminum too. It's old. These pieces must be food grade aluminum and safe to use I should think.

Comment by Kim Webb 5 hours ago

Can't help you with that Kathleen. I do remember that you are not suppose to cook anything with acid in it (tomato sauce) as the aluminum leaches into the food. The rule I follow is that no aluminum should touch the food you are cooking or storing as aluminum is being linked to a very wide variety of health problems.

Barbara, we will sleep in the bed tonight with the clean sheets. I figure if we go to bed around 9 then DH wants to be on the road somewhere between 2-3 AM, that's about 5 hours on the sheets. Almost still clean?

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 5 hours ago

Question for my friends: I have an old aluminum stock pot I bought at a garage sale. It was like new when I got it. Now it's dark inside and looks like I cook with dirt. Just all brownish greyish/grayish (. . . Mary Agnes?). I looked up how to clean it and the suggestions were to use a measure of vinegar, lemon juice, or cream of tartar I think? Per however much water and bring it to a boil. Has anyone ever tried this with any success? And does it leave any kind of smell behind that might taint whatever I cook next? 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 7 hours ago

Wow, you have all been busy!

Thel, I hope you get your wheels today.  I know you're anxious for it to go through.

I got up doing laundry today.  Looks nice outside but it's windy, so I'll use the dryer.  We are getting peeks of the sun, which is awesome since we've not seen the sun for about 1.5 weeks.  We had lots of gloomy weather, and rain, which got me in an "I don't feel like doing a thing!" mood.  

Planning on just doing laundry and sewing today.  I want that Stitcher's Garden blocks all together today. Then I can decide what I'm doing for borders, but I'm thinking it would be good to do a pieced border and use the leftover fabrics from the blocks.  I may have enough of those left over to also start EB's Fun on the farm blocks.

Need to catch up on my Merry and Bright.  I'm behind 3 blocks on that one.  Also need to start working on my two $7.50 BOM's for next month.  And I've got to set up the big Bernina to give it a whirl to make sure Izzy did indeed fix the problem.

I miss Mary Agnes checking in and chatting with us.  Talking about where she went for her walk with Chou Chou, and new eating places she was trying and of course her book club.

Oh, which reminds me, Barbara, a new DeLeon book went out entitled Swamp Spook, the 13th book of Fortune (I think that was planned!)

Froggie, enjoy your day out!  Hope you find some awesome things and take some pictures!

Kim, be careful driving back to NY.  I think I would have stayed in Florida myself.  I love the sun! 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Thel, I have seen the amber necklace on her when she was first teething. I didn't ask, but my guess is she's no longer using it because Gigi yanked on it and broke it. I know she's done that with some other necklaces that my daughter had for her to match an outfit. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 8 hours ago

Have a great time Froggie.  I bet you're already on the way! 

I remember those days of sharing shoes.  Mom & sis had bigger feet than I did, but didn't they make tissues to stuff into the toes of your shoes?  We didn't have much, so we'd share boots especially.  There weren't 3 pairs so someone would be stuck in the house when boots were needed. 

Have a slice of great pizza for me Kim.  and travel safely !!  It sure can take a while to get appointments scheduled.  That has to be frustrating.  

I was thinking about Mary Agnes too Barbara as I watch the neighbors fuzzy little dog out roaming. He reminds of ChouChou every time I see him. 

There's a Chinese take out uptown where it's easier to point at the pictures or the item on the menu than it is to speak to them. The food is awesome and worth the amusement. 

The party sounds awesome Kathleen.  Goodness Gigi is growing so fast!  Have they tried the amber necklace for teething.  I heard a lot about it when Kegan was teething. Carlena and all her young mothers swear by it.  Might be worth them checking out if they haven't already. 

Have a great time at moms.  

My car is still invisible.  I'm maintaining patience and waiting for direction on how much to push to get moved forward or stopped.  At this point I'm not sure what's gonna happen.  I think it's meant to be, just not sure why the delay is happening.   Ron (the seller) does want a deposit today. He said it'd be refunded if things fall through.  OK, I can do that.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

Before I forget, I'll be missing from here starting Saturday through Wednesday. Gonna hang out with mom.

My son-in-law's party here went well. Lentils were delicious. The brownie hot fudge sundaes were extra delicious. Addie knows how to slice bananas with a butter knife, so she was quite proud to be topping everyone's sundae with a big chunk of banana. Poor Gigi is teething and was so fussy. She kept screaming, sometimes constant, sometimes at random. It must have made her gums vibrate or something because she wasn't actually crying. Just yelling out, and woweeee does she have a high pitch! She's standing now; tries one step and then keeps herself from falling by stretching her arms out for balance. It's so cute. She even took two steps a couple times. And she looks very proud of herself when she manages a step. I bet when I get back from mom's I will find out she is walking like a pro.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 10 hours ago

Good morning. Sort of gray here today. Now I'm wanting Mary Agnes to check in and tell me how to correctly spell gray/grey.

Hmm, what should I work on today? Maybe SAve the Bees needs some catching up time. So many choices to make.

Kim have fun getting ready to travel. Where do you dleep if you washed the sheets today and leave tomorrow? Or are you packing and leaving today? 

I never liked it when I had to trim a person's toenails when I worked as a nurse either. When we visited DS1while he was in Japan, I had to get a pair of walking shoes. The only ones that Japanese store carried that would fit me were men's sneakers. They were very comfortable. It sure was fun shopping there when neither the clerk or I knew what the other was saying. All the eateries had big poster boards with pictures of the food that you could point at what you wanted. Thankfully DS could speak a little Japanese by the time we visited.

Hope you find some goodies at the fair, Froggie. I should take a pic of the cutie I bought while at the scenic drive boothes. It's one of those grocery plastic sac holders that looks like an adorable Mrs. Piggy.

Comment by Kim Webb 11 hours ago

Good morning,

Today is packing up day. Already washed the sheets and they are back on the bed. Washing the quilt now . I like everything clean when we get back here next time. Hubby is out mowing the lawn and picking up around the house outside. We saw two coyote go through the front yard this morning around 2 on the security camera.

Tonight we are going for pizza at out favorite place here. We go there when we first get here and before we leave. Great pizza.

Missouri may be a bit out of the way. 

Have fun today Froggie. Hope you can find a few things that are handmade . Sounds like a popular event. I remember you talking about it in the past.

I was hoping to have Dad's schedule for his upcoming medical procedure by now so I can plan my work schedule. I called the doctors office yesterday and was told that the hospital actually schedules it after they get all the clearances from the insurance company which can take a week or more. Oh well.

Have a great day...


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