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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

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5. 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

Please advise

Started by Cathy Coale. Last reply by Cathy Coale Sep 13, 2016. 6 Replies

I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 15 hours ago

That was a nice hot tub, Thel. ANd a nice gazebo for it, too. It sure did bubble, didn't it? 

Canned meat, Mary Alice? I don't think I know about that. Unless it's Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Yum. OVer bisquick biscuits. That's good that someone gets good use of it. I saw that e mail for the machines. I would rather buy a machine from my local dealer. They service them, and know the machines. 

I am ready for DWTS! It's going to be fabulous. I am so excited, but don't want to see the season end. I wonder if they will make me cry again tonight? Probably. Finals usually do that. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 15 hours ago

Mary Alice, you can always give your unwanted commodities to your relative who you mentioned likes to "shop" your cupboards :o) -- oh I see you already have a bunch of people to give it to. That's good. Share the wealth.

Thel, your body needed that rest.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 17 hours ago

Wow, CT is selling sewing machines now??  Just saw email and they advertised Handi Quilter machines.  Go figure!  Wonder if that's a good thing????

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 17 hours ago

I tend to give the foods to my brother's in laws. His niece in law takes all the cereals and juices for the kids. His wife and sisters split the pastas, and dry milk and milk (in those cartons that are storable for a year or so). My aunt always asks for the cheese. I'm always at a loss of what to do with the canned ground meat and beef (but a friend wants those for her chili and potatoes stew). I think it has too much fat and salt for us. So even if I don't use it, we always pass it on to someone who will.
Yes, tonight I may just sew a bit. Set it up in my bedroom. I got the Amazon Fire Stick set up yesterday. It's all ready to go, just need to buy Masterpiece Theater app for season 3 of Poldark. The other night I was up till midnight watching all of Season 2!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 18 hours ago

Clothes are hanging on the line.  I racked one side of the Bark Park and cleaned up lots of "stuff".  It's very windy out.  Got the other half, half done when I needed to sit for a while.  

I still need to finish cleaning up in the kitchen.  The split turkey breast is out of the freezer and in the fridge.  The pie is in the fridge too.  Why are there always dishes to be washed?  

I bet the swim was wonderful Froggie.  Lucky you.  I wish I had my hot tub.  I'd be in it for sure.  Some things just aren't fair.  BUT at least I know it's in good hands.  My nieces in-laws came and dismantled the whole thing and moved it to their location (for a price). 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 19 hours ago

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but I will regret it, MaryAgnes. 

Yuck, Mary Alice, more food you won't fix. That's sad. 

You must have been exhausted, Thel. Now get busy, you have been very lazy today. It was sad about that woman, apparently, she's famous in the dancing world. Yes, to have her right there, and like Julianne said, she was picked to dance it. No, he's not coming home for Thanksgiving. We are going up there after lunch, and he's happy with that. Oh good for you, leaving that response. It's the truth, they should make quality product. 

Very nice, Kathleen! Why can't people be loving and caring like dogs? Mine is so happy to see me when I come home, he goes nuts. 

You make your own balsamic vinegar, Rita? Wow, what is there that you don't make? DD1 is starting to make a lot of her own sauces and things, the packets have so many things that trigger her migraines. That is one fantastic gift. There's usually several people on DWTS that I don't like from the start, but this season was pretty much all winners. I have loved all of them since about 7 left. That makes it tough for them to send someone home. 

Maybe you should start donating those canned goods to another place, Mary Alice, instead of them going bad. It's sad that mom gets stuff and it doesn't get used by anyone. I'm not baking pies, except to take it out of the container and throw it in the oven. I would rather bake cookies or banana nut bread. That's all I want to do too, sew and have fun. But there's always work to do, whether you are retired or not. 

I got home and swam, it was so nice. Now I am clean and ready to do something. Not sure what, I think I was planning to set the table today, and wait until tomorrow for DGS2 to do things. I could go work on my scarecrow. That's a great idea. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 19 hours ago

I pay attention to the feedback and reviews as well.  I always check it before buying anything.  

It can be very tempting to take commodities even when it's not something you use.  At my place you pick and choose what you want to take so I do leave things behind.  

Pumpkin pie just came out of the oven.  It smells SO good.    I say Buy Pies if you're not up to baking.    Enjoy that hamburger and get home and SEW.   Why do so many people try so hard to control others lives.  Geeze you guys Leave Mary Alice alone and let her sew.  

I need to hang clothes and clean up "you know what" in the Bark Park.  I also have to clean up after myself in the kitchen.  Boy can I make a mess, but I have fun.  

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 20 hours ago

I'm back!  Totally agree with the Amazon feedback! I tend to pay attention to other shoppers and their view of things.

So funny when we get home and unpack the commodities.  I fight with mom because we literally never use anything.  She took out a bag of pinto beans almost as dark as black bean, and she replied, "I don't know why they give you these pinto beans, they're no good," to which I reply, neither are all these containers of spaghetti because you don't even like spaghetti! But if you're going to continue to get this stuff, perhaps you should learn to like spaghetti." She just give me her look.  LOL.  Oh well, I know she'll continue to go as she forgets she even went the month before last.  Here they get things every other month. 

Well, now that half my day is gone, wondering what I want to do with the rest of it.  After sitting for so long, this morning waiting for our turn, I'm ready to do something fun.  Although weather is nice, so maybe I should go work on the yard.

I still need to shop tomorrow for pie shells for pecan pies and pumpkin pies, but even wondering if I should just go pick up some already made pies.  Truth be told, I'm not in the mood to bake at all this year.  Even my aunt got on my case about it yesterday.

Well mom has announced she's hungry!  I'm taking her to the truck stop 10 minutes away because I feel like eating a hamburger.  I tell you all, not sure what's up, but lately I just don't feel up to doing much at all.

well I do want to sew and enjoy myself for a change.  THAT'S what I really want to do.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 21 hours ago

Thel feedback is important, I am a dedicated amazon shopper, and I use feedback before I order almost everything, so I take the time to give feedback too. Good for you to stand your ground.

I make balsamic vinegar from my blackberries, yum it is very good, and makes a great gift for my cooking friends, in pretty little bottles.

I have to record and watch later, but am loving DWTS and am keeping up with you all, kind of sad that it is at the end. really some good efforts put in this year, and inspirational too.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 21 hours ago

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog; they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and maybe I will become as generous and loving as they are."

Just came across the above. New to me but I bet Thel has seen it. Thought you would all enjoy it.


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