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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 Barbara S/IL 18 hours ago

Okay, it's my turn. Kathleen, I knew potatoes had eyes but toes? teehee.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 20 hours ago

That sounds like it was an excellent birthday Froggie.  Great time with all good people.  Congratulations on your DAR indoctrination.  I'm glad you let yourself enjoy the day with eating whatever you wanted.  You gotta do that for special occasions.  

I bet it's so fun to watch the girls Kathleen.  Enjoy the rest of the day.  Valet service isn't the norm,  but I asked Paige for the help so that I didn't need to leave Louise alone while I parked the car.  She walks short distances with a walker and wanted to make it as easy as possible for her.  It was pretty cool.  

When we went out regularly to restaurants, out of control children were my big peeve.  Seems their parents usually thought it was cute and wasn't a bother to others.  I do like children, but not when they act like animals.  Some probably disliked me for this, but I decided I wasn't gonna pay for a meal out and have to be aggravated the whole time. I would request not to be sat next to tables with children right up front.  If they couldn't accommodate that we didn't stay.   

I bet it feels wonderful to be home Kim.  Your flowers are welcoming you, by the sounds of it.    Have a wonderful evening with mom.  Nice that mom and dad can be together.  My mom and dad were like that for family time even after being divorced.  There were never any hard feelings, they just couldn't live together anymore.  

Hi Rita.  That's awesome about the help from the insurance company.  Don't hear of those kinds of things as often as I'd like.    Emmm,  I'd love a slab of prime rib please; end cuts for me !!  I love those outside pieces.  Kinda like the crispy skin of a roast turkey,  my favorite part.  

Louise seemed to really enjoy church and said she'd like to go back with me.  This will be hard to explain, but there wite bracelet things on each seat that looks a bit like a fit bit.  Pastor Brad asked everyone to just put them on, but after service to please leave them on the seats (they had FLF logo on them).  Well during the music all of a sudden they started coming on and off with the beats, flashing in different colors etc.  All controlled by somebody.  It was so beautiful.  During part of the time the sanctuary was completely black except for the lights.  Representing "The light of our lives" or something like that.   SO I hope this link jumps into the part of the on-line service with the lights.   The Living Hope   I hope no one finds this offensive.  I just thought it was so beautiful.  

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 20 hours ago

Hello all.  Hope everyone has  had a wonderful Easter Sunday.

Mom is still in her crabby patty mood, so we are staying home.  I took out my Ninja Foodi, and cooked some corn on the cob, baked potatoes in it as well, and made a whole chicken for our dinner.  Also made up a salad, so dinner will be deboned chicken with salad. I cut up a fresh pineapple, so that's dessert, unless she wants some angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream later.  Gave a plate to my neighbor and cousin, Sonny.  He was worried because he leaves on Tuesday to California and didn't want to leave food to go bad in fridge.  Told him to put it in the freezer.

I try not to keep my tennis shoes too long.  Just to get stuff done in the morning.  By the afternoon I'm in my Crocs, which feel a whole lot better! 

Haven't touched my sewing machine in a long time, and I really need some R&R with my sewing machine.   I did cut out all those fabrics with Accuquilt dies to just sit and sew when I had time.  So far that time hasn't arrived yet.  

Sounds like all of you have had wonderful times, with exception of those misbehaving kids at the restaurant.  Sounds like how they let my God daughter run around at the local all you can  eat buffet, Golden Corral.  She used to run up and down the isles of food, bring back a mound of spaghetti on her plate with pizza slices, and never finished it.  Then run over to go get all the chocolate chip cookies, gummy bears, and ice cream for dessert.  Then she'd get extra napkins and package up some cookies and gummy bears to go.  It was embarrassing to eat with them!

I'm off to go soak my foot in Epsom salt, and watch some Harry Potter.  It's the Harry Potter weekend here on TV. 

Comment by Kim Webb 21 hours ago

Oh, that is terrible Carol Ann. We once were in a restaurant and a child literally climbed over the back of the booth we were sitting in and fell basically in our laps. The parents said nothing.

Yes Froggie. My parents get along. My Mom is remarried but we normally spend all holidays together. I was 11 when they were divorced and they made it a point to get along and that made it so much easier when DS was born. I can't say the same about DH 's parents. They were a nightmare when put in the same room. His Mother even threatened not to come to our wedding if his Dad's 2nd wife was there. There was a lot of stress when dealing with his family when dealing with birthdays and get togethers.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 22 hours ago

It sounds like you are having a great day, Kathleen. Got to see the girls, and now you are having a quiet day at home. 

That's terrible, Carol Ann! I don't understand why parents let that kind of behavior start. DGS1 started acting ugly in restaurants, and as soon as he was ok to take back to them, DGS2 was in that stage. It was about four years before we would take them out to eat. They were well behaved after that. Good that they banned sonic booms, they did here, and I thought it was nation wide. I bet those cannons are loud, and the jets flying that low too! How many rivets were there? 

Going to mom's will be fun, Kim. So, I guess mom and dad get along? I hope she didn't invite him to start a fight! I can't imagine things like that. I think our family gets along too well, we don't have drama on holidays. 

Beer koozies on a coke can, Rita? That's funny. Shoepeg corn doesn't have a neck. It's just corn. I think it's smaller kernels. Prime rib is a very good selection! I don't eat it because I want my meat more done than you cook prime rib, but Mr. B loves it. Cook's Country sure has some good recipes. DD1 used their recipe for a carrot cake that she took to her in laws yesterday. I didn't hear about it after they ate it, but I bet it was delicious. I have a recipe for carrot cake from a Navy wife friend, it uses a lot of carrots and is so good. 

I started working on quilting the donation quilts again this morning. I think it's time to get back to it. Then do some swimming. It's warm out there, but very windy again. Maybe the wind is drying the swamp out back. 

~Hopppy Easter~

Comment by Kim Webb 22 hours ago

That's ok Rita. Keeps us on our toes trying to decipher the meaning.

Shoepeg corn is just the frozen corn that comes in the bags. At least that's what it is called here also.

Great news from your insurance company. 

Comment by Rita Crofoot 23 hours ago

That was heck, I am using Barbara's method of post then proofread.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 23 hours ago

Wow like a foreign language class, what the neck is shoepeg corn????  And around this neck of the woods those koozies are called beer cozies even if they are On your coke. I don't do soft drinks so pass them on when I get them, they are often in goody bags at golf tournament s.

PT goes on, this week.  Did I mention,our insurance found a way to help me out by eliminating the copay, now I can afford to get what I need.

yesterday I made an awesome prime rib , used the Cooks country recipe and prep. Just the two of us so after meeting today plenty of leftovers.(and Finn said part of the success was the selection of very good meat).  Yup!!

Comment by Kim Webb 23 hours ago

Happy Easter...

I had to take a little walk around this morning to see what is blooming and what is coming up in the flower beds. My new daffodils I planted in the Fall are beautiful. All in full bloom. Forsythia is blooming and my flowering plum tree is blooming. Lilacs are just leafing out.

Glad you had such a great time yesterday Froggie.

I am going to Mom's tonight for dinner and she asked my Dad too so he will be going with me as well. 

Flight home was right on time leaving and we got in a little early. It got a little bumpy the last half hour or so coming into the New York area but nothing to bad. My son picked me up and I got home a little after 11 last night.

I am planning on doing a little sewing today before I go to Mom's.

Have a wonderful day...

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton yesterday

Good Easter morning, everyone!  DH and I got up earlier than usual to beat the anticipated crowds at the breakfast restaurant.  One family sitting near us had a toddler girl they just let do whatever she wanted.  She threw food on the floor; dumped her plate of hash browns under the table; snatched food off the plates of others at the table, and threw it -- yuk!  I hope they left a good tip for the wait staff, because there was a terrible mess at their table as they dashed for the door!  DS was a bit of a live wire when he was little, but we never inflicted him upon others! He didn't see the inside of a sit-down restaurant until he was 5 or 6 years old, and could manage table manners!

No sonic booms with the flyover!  Forbidden in a populated area in California -- we have all that desert for that sort of stuff.  However, the engines alone are pretty noisy and chest-rattling!  Once I was in the rose garden out back, pulling weeds, when two ceremonial jets flew over and on downriver on a trial run!  I could count the rivets on the bottom of the aircraft as they went over my head!  Next week we have a Civil War re-enactment group in a city park for the weekend, and they shoot off cannons periodically!  They really reverberate all over town!  The newspaper prints the timing of the cannons so the residents won't be unduly alarmed!  Nevertheless, 9-1-1 lights up at the PD that weekend. 

 

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