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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 Carol Ann Hinton 7 hours ago

"Coolie baking",  Barbara?  Do you do something special with the rick-shaws perhaps?  Tee hee

We will be leaving for the mountain house for the rest of the week in an hour or so, or as soon as DH can get himself together!  He just got out of bed!  I had a major sweet-roll baking failure this morning; I hope this isn't indicative of how the weekend is going to go!  We are having no company and we are going anywhere to see people either -- just another Mineral house weekend!  (sigh)

DS did call last night for a brief chat, and has promised he will call again today.  He is working Seward Police Dispatch today, so no holiday for the kids either.  He has finally moved from the "graveyard" shift to a daytime schedule, so their life may become more normal for awhile.  We haven't seen them in person for almost two years, and he's our only "chick."

Oops, I feel a case of "sorry for me" setting in; talk to you all next week!  Things will be better.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 7 hours ago

Good morning. Happy Thanksgiving.

Kim, I don;t enjoy cut out coolie baking either. I try to do bar cookies as much as possible but Christmas usually requires at least one batch of sugar cookies that need to be cut out and frosted. Mine are not anywhere as beautiful as Jill's.

My rolls are baked, ptatoes are peeled and ready to be cooked. I'm probably going to have a lot of leftovers.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 9 hours ago

I'm sad too, Carol. DD1 isn't here this year, either. Your cookies are so pretty! Those pies look like little mini pies. Jill sure is talented. 

That's a good idea to stay home, Alice. You want to be safe. Cars are pretty low, aren't they? My SUV is a good height. The truck was pretty high, and I had to grab the bar, stand on the step, and pull myself up. Not all trucks are that high, though. And some are much higher, too! 

I'm so glad Jill doesn't bill her mom for the cookies, Carol! You crack me up. 

That dog shaped rag quilt sounds crazy, Thel! You are good at figuring things out, so I am sure it will be crazy cute. Is that the BBQ place that brought the pie and stuff? 

That sure is a lot of problems in one week, Susan! And a lot of trips to Home Depot. I hope things go smoothly today. 

Mr. B always says he feels worse on day 2, Kim. He thinks it's weird. I think it sounds normal. 

I think you should just be able to call the store, Alice, for the coke. I would tell them to add it to your next order for free, since it's hard for you to get out to the store. 

I have my turkey in the oven now. We are doing lunch. I like lunch better, because you have more time for the big meal, then for the pies. I sure didn't sleep good last night. It took me a while to get to sleep, then I had a bad dream. Mr. B woke me up, then I went right back to sleep, and picked up with the dream again. He woke me up again, and I got up to go to the bathroom. But it's still rolling around in my head. I wish it would go away. So weird. And now I am tired this morning. Maybe a nap after lunch. I think I need it. 

~Hopppy quilting~ 

Comment by Kim Webb 10 hours ago

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving,

It is pouring rain and I have to go outside to get the turkey out of the fridge and feed the chickens.

Those cookies are beautiful. I don't think I would have the patience to make such beautiful creations. I don't even like rolling out the dough for cookies. I only make ones you scoop right on the baking sheet.

Watched a different Hallmark movie last night while DH went to a pop up poker game. Same guys he always plays with wanted to get together.

Beautiful picture of your daughter Froggie. It's nice you all celebrate her birthday with her favorite foods. 

Sorry you are still hurting Thel. Both times DH got hurt (once he hit a deer on his motorcycle and when he fell off the ladder last year) the doctors told him that you feel worse on day two and even worse than that on day three before it starts to get better. He can attest that is true. 

I use the better than bouillon also but prefer the Pensey brand. I order most of my spices and seasonings from them from their website.

That's a lot going on for one week Susan. I hope everything goes smoothly now. The kitchen will be beautiful when the new counter tops are installed. Do you have your old ones now so you can work in the kitchen?

That's too bad you were missing part of your order Mary Alice. For the service I use there is a phone number right on the receipt and they are great.

Well, I suppose I need to get myself together here this morning and start the stuffing.

Have a wonderful day my friends...

Comment by Susan 12 hours ago

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 

Carol, the cookies are gorgeous. Thel hope the soreness goes away soon, maybe some advil will help. Carol Ann, I understand attachment to a car, when Jeffery a 2013 was totaled I was devasted. I just don't feel the same about Cam. Froggie, big quilty hugs, your daughter is beautiful. I am sure she is very happy with the wonderful job you are doing with the boys.

Had a diaster week... the new cabinets in the kitchen are up and I love them. It will be a couple of weeks before the countertops are installed. Getting everything out of the old cabinets and into the new was quite a chore since I can't lift or do anything. DS and DH did it all. Then the downstairs bathroom sink started leaking and DS had to put a new one in. And yesterday the 5 year old top of the line KitchenAid dishwasher started leaking, the pump went out.  Back to Home Depot and bought what was in stock. DS said how many trips are we going to make to Home Depot this week?   

We are very thankful DH is well and DD, DS, and 3 DGKs will be with us today. 

Have a wonderful day my dear friends 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 18 hours ago

LOVE the cookies.  She sure does an amazing job.  I'm sure they're delicious, but I wouldn't want to eat them.  So beautiful.  

What a pain to be missing part of your order Alice.  That stinks.  I wouldn't be going to a family event either (if I had family around).  And because everyone I know does know I'm not doing groups, I haven't gotten any invites either.  I didn't expect any so fine with that.  

I got a "hot out of the oven" pumpkin pie delivered earlier, along with some homemade cranberry/orange relish and a small casserole of scalloped cheesy potatoes. OH and cool whip for the pie. Sarah and Terry are so good to me.  Every time they go to town they check if I need anything.  

Not any less sore this evening.  Guess it'll take some time.  Doing a lot of limping and using the cane when I go out with the boys.  Not feeling sure footed with a sore knee.  

I've made progress mimicking a picture I saw of a doggie shaped rag quilt.  I hope it comes out good.  it's gonna be pretty neat tho.  

Comment by Barbara S/IL 19 hours ago

Yes Alice. This quilt is going to be quite the challenge if the rest of the clues are like this. I'm not sure the hostess even knows what she's doing but time will tell. She finally just referred us to go to quilter's cache to get the instruction. I think I can figure it out now but am a bit discouraged. Ahy chance your brother just forgot to take the coke out of the trunk? The store that I shp at is really good about trying to make things right. I had one order that the produce was really bad and they gave me a full refund.

Those cookies are wonderful Carol. That would have been funny if she had included a bill. 

Hope you all are able to have a nice Thanksgiving. Minw will be much quieter than usual but we are still blessed.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 20 hours ago

I don't know the price for the pie cookies - normally cookies are $3 - $5 each depending on how intricate they are.  Luckily, there wasn't a bill in my box LOL.  They are difficult to bite into but are so yummy, I do it anyway!  They are not as hard as you would expect and not sickeningly sweet.  She definitely has the knack.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 22 hours ago

Barbara, Just checked the Banner Day quilt on that other site.  Are you as confused as I am???  I think I'll wait myself.  Maybe I'll do it, maybe I'll find something else??

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 22 hours ago

Hello all!  My goodness, you all are chatty!

Oh Thel, I'm so sorry to hear you fell down.  I bet you're all achy and sore, and covered in bruises.  Thank heavens nothing is broken.  Take care.  I hate black ice! Love love love your happy rag quilt!  So vibrant!

Carol, those cookies are to beautiful to eat! 

I spent today making sweet potato pie. Managed to do a little sewing, then my brother arrived with my SAMs pick up order.  And sadly they failed to put in my case of Cokes in my brother trunk, but they charged me for it.  I've looked all over the place online to see where I complain about missing items, and nothing.  I didn't even notice till I looked at receipt.  My brother arrived and I got busy with my FoodSaver putting stuff away in freezer. 

My brother invited us to his in laws tomorrow, but I'm not comfortable going there when my SIL's son and his girl friend have come from Arkansas to visit for Thanksgiving.  I don't care that they took a covid test before they left on Saturday to head down here.  Besides I want to watch the football games, and I have to bake the bone in turkey breast.  I wanted to use the instant pot, but it's an 11 pound turkey breast. 

Froggie, Laura was a beautiful young woman.  I'm sure you all miss her enormously.  Glad you celebrated her life with her favorite dish and dessert.  

Barbara, we like sweet potato casserole!  We bake the taters, peel them, smash them up, add brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, sometimes pecans, and top with marshmallows and bake.  When we were little, we liked putting some in a cup or glass, smashing the sweet potato up, adding milk and sugar--best snack ever!! Like a cold sweet potato pudding.

Froggie, I know trucks are expensive, but I like them! Plus with my hip replacements, it's very hard getting down into a car.  So I know I have to get an SUV or truck when the time comes to get a new vehicle.

Rita, so happy to hear Chopper is doing better.  

Well I'm off to rest.  If I don't get back on here tomorrow, you all have a blessed Thanksgiving, and stay safe.

 

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