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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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Discussion Forum


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 Kathleen Kingsbury 15 hours ago

Oh that quilt will be beautiful, Barbara!

I spent all day yesterday at DD1's house, helping to shovel gravel from the end of their driveway, by the wheelbarrow full, to the backyard where they are preparing an area for paving block. It was hot, hard work, but I enjoyed it. My daughter wanted to quit before I did, but she said she couldn't let her 65-year-old mom show her up!! LOL! I finally did have to take a break and she was glad :o)

Kim, how about that labyrinth quilt? Remember the one Rita made?

I saw that on the news too, Froggie. Got me a little choked up. Beautiful turnout.

I heard on the news this morning that somewhere in upstate New York a triathlon and I think a horse race has been cancelled due to extreme heat. They said they could not conduct a safe race and are refunding the peoples' money for the triathlon, I think.

It's 82 degrees here already, at 10:30am, with a feels like temp of 88 degrees.

Comment by Kim Webb 16 hours ago

Oops, that was suppose to read” BBQ” back at the farm in Amagansett”

Darn spell check.  This is a bicycle ride. Not motorcycle. It’s going to be extremely hot for them tomorrow.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 16 hours ago

Oh boy, Kim, nice and steamy. Lucky you. I crack me up. That sounds like a combination DGS1 would like. All his furniture is grey. His sheets are grey. He just moved into a house with grey walls! He has always loved that color. I do too, but need more colors in with it. I don't know. The only thing I can think of is modern, like you said, and would look on Pinterest. I'm not much help.What's ABBY? That sounds like a great sight to see, all those wounded warriors and others riding. I love seeing that. We just saw a piece on the news about a Vietnam vet passed away and had no family, and just a few friends. Several people put out the word asking people come to honor the veteran. they held the service outside, and it was packed! And there was a long stream of bikes pouring in. I loved seeing that. 

It's going to be a scorcher here again today. They called it a heat advisory, I think. Not as bad as some places, but still very hot. I think I will stay inside after my trip to the store. Still not sure if I think l want to spend $60 for a year's membership. We will see. I better get hopppin', I have to leave for Sheryl's in an hour. 

~Hopppy QUilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 17 hours ago

Good morning, a quick check in before work. Getting hotter later today although it is quiet comfortable right now.

Have a great day ...

Comment by Kim Webb yesterday

Yes it is pretty quiet here today.  We get the heat tomorrow and after all the rain we got last night and most of the day today it should be nice and steamy for the next 3 days so they say.

No stitching today. It's just not nice out and I find the natural light much better than artificial light for doing hand work.

Pretty blocks Barbara. I really like the colors. My son wants a quilt that is black, gray, and white. I'm thinking about patterns. I'm thinking something modern might lend itself to those colors. Maybe solids in a monochromatic layout or grey scale. Any ideas?

I hate cleaning the kitchen Froggie but mine needs doing also. I'm doing laundry tonight while I'm sitting here. Have fun shopping tomorrow with your friends.

Well, time to start getting ready for bed. I go to bed and listen to my audio book and it's so good, I can't go to sleep. That's probably not good . I was still awake last night way later than I should have been.

Oh, the Soldier Ride is this weekend. Starts and ends in Anagansett. This is the 15th year for it. It was originally started in Amagansett by Amagansett residents. Now they are held all over the country. I think there are 50 wounded soldiers from the USA and 12 from England participating this year. It's a bike ride that's about 25 miles and part of the Wounded Warrior project. Hundreds of riders join them for the ride and then ABBY back in Amagansett where the ride starts.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Very pretty blocsk, Barbara. They look like fun. Where is everyone else today? Trying to hide from the heat? 

I cleaned the kitchen for almost three hours today, and only got about half finished! Yuck, that kitchen is a big mess. I decided to finish another day. Tomorrow, I am going to Costco with two friends. It will be a lot of fun with them. And I am going to see if my cousin's DD is working. She is the manager of the deli department. I also worked on Myra's Home wall hanging. I have all the pieces that go on the back ready to go. I just need to put on the binding, then all the other pieces. I am excited to get it finished. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

This was the picture that I was trying to send earlier. Somehow it got deleted fro the post. These are the other two blocks in the Stroll in Paris mystery.

It only got to about 90 today with a breeze. There are clouds in the distance so it may storm tonight.

I had my tests done. I hope the bone density is still good. The  mammo results will be mailed so I won't be going back to the Dr. for a report unless it shows something. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Thunder was the boy's dad's dog, Kathleen. So, yes, they knew each other. DGS1 just loves all over that dog. He has lived with dogs his whole life. His Momma loved dogs, and they always had at least one if not more. Plus Big Boy, the tuxedo tripod cat. 

That's exciting, Kim. Another bright colored hot air balloon. 

Nope, just DGS1, Barbara. I think DGS2 wants to live with his brother, but he doesn't make enough right now. We did the bargello quilts one time, one lady had the directions, and gave them to us, and we worked on our own. I think I shared a picture here. I love that quilt. I am an overachiever, and added to mine and made it fit my bed. Stroll in Paris is very pretty. I love the fabrics. 

You really made a haul on the sale at CT, Kim! 

I agree, Alice, thanks for telling me you cancelled the class!!! Seriously, they have a list, can't they just e mail you at least??? That's a good idea, bag to lug medicines. I don't take the bottles, I just have a list. That's all I give them. I'm doing the happy dance for you not having doctor appointments for a while. Get to sewing! Next week is the lake cabin, not this week. 

Yesterday was HOT here. It's supposed to be HOT again today. I cleaned the soffet vents and AC compressor yesterday. Then I was done. I realized I was BEAT! Probably from the heat on Tuesday and the cleaning. Today I am going to clean the kitchen and that's it. We slept until 8:30. It was nice. Laid there and dozed and listened to the radio. Now I feel well rested, and am ready to get that nasty kitchen clean. Oh I went to the dentist, he did a lot of poking and xraying, and couldn't find a problem. He said that my sinuses are congested, and since my sinuses are so close to my tooth roots, that the nerves may be pushed on by the congestion. I don't know if everyone's sinuses are so close to their teeth, or if it's just me. And Myra. She was talking about the same thing yesterday! She is  having a similar tooth problem. 

I better get hopppin' so I can get that kitchen whipped into shape. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Good morning. We had a little rain and thunder yesterday afternoon so it didn't get as hot as expected. Today ut's supposed to be in the high 90s with a heat index of over 100. Of course today is my mammo so I'll be driving to town on one of the hottest days of the summer. UGH Ugh

Kim, some of the Drs. here ask people to bring all the meds they take. Usually it's just once though, so they can get an accurate list. They want you to include any vitamins and supplements too. Probably with so many different Drs for Alice and her Mom, they have to keep them all straight. Especially if the different Drs are in different systems. I think the pharmacies do a better job of informing peope of meds that don't go together well.

Kathleen, It's  a 72" X 82"quilt. We have 10 twelve inch blocks already and it's only week three. It's a mystery quilt,  Gudrun did say there might be some different sized blocks. 

This is the other two blocks. These are similar to her color way. Some are doing it in brighter colors.

I don't know why the text changed places here. I think you can figure it out.

Have a good one.


Comment by Kim Webb yesterday

Good morning, we had some thunderstorms roll through last night late. More expected today. It's very humid and someone turned on the heat. Excessive heat warnings for the weekend.

Why do you need to take your medications to the doctors Mary Alice? Isn't a list sufficient? That's what they do here. Everything here is electronic so it's all right there in your records. We have had patients try to take their medications to the hospital when we take them by ambulance. We try to talk them out of that . It's mostly elderly patients that try that.

Yes, it's a counted cross stitch project that I have been working on while sitting outside at the end of the day. There's not much to take a picture of yet. Those stitches are tiny.

Well, time to get ready for work.

Have a great day...


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