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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


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 Thel in Mid-MO 14 minutes ago

I've officially been in MO for 8 years today! WOW, so much has happened. It's a day to celebrate my successes!

And then this from my niece....
""" Hi, Auntie, I wanted to let you know not to worry about that money for your car. I don’t want it back."""   wow...it took me a while to stop sobbing in relief.  We're talking a LOT of money forgiven.

And then this, checked the mail: My SS is increasing by $131.00 a month.

And then this, in my mail: the title for Lexi !

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 3 hours ago

Happy Birthday to your DH Kim.  Wow, looks like some changes are about to happen !    That's so cool about the chickens.   My neighbors chickens wander around and often come over to graze in my yard.  Well, they used to but the dogs just love to bark at them so they mostly stay in my back yard now so I don't get to see them much.  

The backlit really is beautiful.  Yah pupperoni for Thor.  His dog is beautiful, an Australian Cattle Dog (or something like that).   WOW,  come on over here with that front loader when you finish at Kims.  So glad you slept well.  Yup, those joints have a checklist and number the stuff.   I say stuff his stocking with coal!  I crack me up.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

Thel, this just popped in my warped mind. I wonder if the chickens know it's Dad's house they are wandering to??? Or just that there is good eats there too??? I wonder if Kim will ask them for me. I crack me up. Yes, DD1 and I made some pizzelles, they were delicious. I need to make some more, those are gone. Wow, I thought all the presents wrapped and bags along the stage edge were decorations. And I love the backlit best. 

Your old kitchen looks great, and I see he buys pupperoni too! 

Hopppy birthday to Kim's DH! Oh no, I wonder what happened with the Captain? I hope she is ok. I have too much stuff too. As soon as my friend brings her front loader over here and torches half my stuff, we will be coming to your house to help out. She told me she was going to do that in her house, after getting frustrated trying to move things around, and I told her to come on hover here and we will have another huge bonfire. 

I did sleep good last night. Now my lower back is hurting. My knees, hips and feet feel better. If it's not one joint, it's another. I think they talk to each other to decide whose turn it is to bug me. I need to do some cleaning and go to another store to find some stocking stuffers. I am tired of trying to find stocking stuffers for someone that does nothing but eat and wear clothes. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 6 hours ago

Good morning, today is suppose to be clearer but colder. 

Today is DH's birthday. We are going out to dinner tonight but it's the ambulance dinner. Same restaurant that I went to last Monday that is so good. But first we are having a special ambulance meeting. Seems our ambulance Captain sent everyone an email on Saturday saying that she had resigned as Captain and left the fire department. No reason given. I don't know if we will have an election to elect a new Captain or if the Assistant Captain will move up. 

The chickens just go up the hill. Dad's house is in back of mine so they just walk up the hill and check out his feeder. They don't have to go near any roads.

Today I have to work in the morning and then I really need to get a few more things straightened out around here. I just have too much stuff. It's so much work to get ready for the holidays.

Great pictures Thel. Glad you had a great day at church and are really enjoying it.

Glad your brother got the battery hooked up for you Mary Alice. How is Mom doing?

Well time to get ready for work and the birds are waiting for their food.

Have a great day...

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 13 hours ago

Check this out!  I got some new pictures.  This is the kitchen I designed in my dream house (that the young man now owns). 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 13 hours ago

Well, darn, it's kinda dark unless you click on it and open it full size. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 13 hours ago

So glad your brother got the battery done for you Mary Alice.  That saves a lot of headaches for you.   I saw the post about the Merry Mayhem new years day quilt.  I'm gonna pass.  I still haven't quilted last years.  Maybe that'll be the way I play along, while everyone else is doing the new one.  I crack me up.  OH, I did do a table runner version of the pattern that I sold but the full sized quilt is waiting for me.  

The music production sounds great.  I'm so glad you didn't decide to do that ME,  too much stress.   AND your car troubles got fixed.  That's cool. 

You're so lucky to have so much family nearby Kathleen.  It must be wonderful to spend time with them.  

Have you made any pizelles yet Froggie?   I hope you feel better this evening and can get some sleep.  

Church was just wonderful again this morning.  I get so much from the service and the social time.  I get so engrossed in the sermons. This is my first year that I've actually been able to be at church every Sunday and not missing during the holidays.  I was very surprised to discover that every person at the service received a gift.  WOW,  and not just cute little things.  I got two absolutely beautiful infinity scarves.  They will be great additions to my wardrobe.   

Thought I'd share this peek.  I love the backlit scenes.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 14 hours ago

Well goodness, the day definitely got away from me.  I thought of checking in a couple times and then got side tracked.   It's been a wonderful day.  The weather was just beautiful.  I spent a lot of time after church relaxing and then got some house work done.  I used my instant pot and cooked peppers/onions/sausage, then added all the fixings for pasta sauce.  Emm!  It was so delicious.

It's awesome to hear the survivor stories for some of the animals. Thank you Carol Ann.  So many humans and animals were lost.  

Your chickens crack me up Kim.   They go up the street to dad's to do clean up too.  That's so funny.   So glad you stayed home and relaxed.

OH, I wish I could have been at your service today Barbara.  All the music must have been wonderful.    Oh poor Sophie, aging is hard on the pups too.  I don't look forward to the changes for my furr babies.    Emm, those cookies sound delicious.  I'll be right there to snatch a couple. 

You got that shopping trip done quickly Froggie.  Those M's sound good.  I love white chocolate.  

I'll be getting to my shopping after payday Wednesday.  I'll get the leftovers from you guys spending all your money today.    Good you got the tree in the house and new lights too Kim.  And you got to have lunch out, that's nice.  

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 18 hours ago

That's a lot of shopping for you too, Kim. Good luck with the tree. My tree is prelit, so I don't have to put lights on. My old tree had fiber optic lights, and they went out one year. Then, DD1 told me she hated that tree. I liked it. 

I'm glad you are recuperating, Mary Alice. Maybe you need to take your heating blanket and heating pad to church. ANd that water thing they used to have, it was big and red, and you filled it with water, and there was some kind of stopper. 

Good answer, Barbara. I wouldn't digitize something for someone else either. I don't know much about it at all,either. You are very lucky to have your DH near you, and that he is so handy. 

Pets are family too, Kathleen, and I think those teams also know that, like you do! Drives me nuttier when someone says something that makes me think they aren't life long family. Oh no, you need to share your heat at church with Mary Alice. And she will give you some cool air. Yum, pizzelles! I saw some at the commissary, and they were twelve for six bucks. Seriously? There's nothing to them. Now that I have a pizelle maker. 

My joints are still seriously hurting. I got in the swim spa, and just sat the whole time. Usually I stretch and kick and stuff. Not today, just sat where the jets hit my back and hips. I did get the gingerbread houses finished , and now I need to put them together. I hope I can sleep tonite and don't stay awake with my pain. I need to take a benadryl, that should help. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 20 hours ago

Carol Ann, that is just amazing and so wonderful that those teams went looking for the animals. Such compassion!! Thank you for sharing the extra information on that.

Oh that's nice that your brother installed the battery for you, Mary Alice.

I walked to church this morning. In the cold and dark. Soon as I stepped in the building I could feel the heat. Stepped in the church and it was like a sauna!! I guess they were having furnace problems, which was remedied, but it was working overtime. The priest actually had to turn it off, and turn the fans on. It must have been 85 degrees in there!

Glad to hear your music production went well, Barbara, even though you got a little lost. We won't tell anyone :)   Good that you referred that friend to a professional. No one needs extra stress around the holidays!

DH and I went to visit DD1 this morning. He hadn't yet seen all their new decor in their new house, nor the Christmas decorations she made. So we had coffee and danish with them. Then he dropped me off at DD2's house because she needed my help to get started on her Christmas cookies. I sure hope I get paid in cookies after all this help I've been giving them! Tomorrow I'm going for a short visit to mom's. I'll be back on Wednesday. Then maybe I can at least make some pizzelle before Christmas arrives.


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