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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.

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LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

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 11 hours ago

You were typing on my fingers Rita.  HI.   Boy, hope you two can recover quickly.  

Fortunately it's sunny and clear here, COLD but clear.  Meanwhile my sis is getting slammed in VA.  They had about 10 inches of snow and then freezing rain on top of it.  Everything is closed and to top it off no power for thousands.  She said it's really starting to get cold in the house.  It's a very unusually large snow for the area.   

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 11 hours ago

I've had this silly fluorescent pop up for years and realized a while back how good it would work for foster kitties.  

Yes Barbara, it is Noel like Christmas.  And guess what!  She already has a rescue group taking her.  Blue Springs Animal Clinic is an awesome place near Kansas City, MO.  It's awesome to have connections.  She'll be taking her freedom ride Thursday morning.  

Oh yah,  that sidetracking is something I'm famous for Barbara.  (oh as an aside, I've recently learned that the fumes from the oven clean cycle can be bad for our 4 legged kids).  Boy you did get sidetracked. 

You could always act like it was your plan to have a "varied" lighted tree..  At least you've got lights,  they really help to make a tree pop.  

I'm slowly getting my act together for the evening.  I'm excited that the weather has stayed nice so traveling isn't an issue.  We're being taken to Columbia, so it'll be a nice bus ride (with a bunch of crazy ladies).  I crack me up.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 11 hours ago

Barbara, you sound just like me, so easily distracted, get a good start on a job, and then "Oh Look" something shiny over here, work all day, and feel like nothing was done. I have to force myself to stay with something to finish before I start more. Anyhow you made me laugh, We are still sick, bad sinus, maybe the flu??? we are using the elderberry elixir, and  are thinking we would be worse without it, research says that it will shorten duration, and lessen symptoms if you do get it. Appt canceled and we are tucked in, except for Finn out plowing snow for us and the neighbors, got about 4 inches overnight, and more coming in the next few days. I am mending, and hope to get to something creative later, not much energy here.

Little Noel is adorable, Thel, and you be careful skating around on those slick roads. BBL

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 12 hours ago

Barbara, you crack me up with the stove cleaning. And I've never heard of putting oven grates in the dishwasher until I recently saw my son-in-law do it, and now you. Probably because I did not grow up with a dishwasher? I have one now because it was already in the house when we bought it and I had no idea how to use and so didn't use it for several years! And now it's broke . . . and I've been back to hand washing ever since.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 13 hours ago

Good morning. Another cold bright one today. Those who are getting socked on with snow and ice, stay safe. It's pretty unusual for some of those areas to get any snow so I bet the driving is insane.

Thel, your new foster is adorable. Most Torties are girls (like calicos) so Noel is a great name. (Pronounced like the Christmas carol rather than the Noel Coward)  Love the kitty condo set up, too.

Wow, Sherri, that's a lot of stuff going on for you today. Love your quilt. Hope you find some 'me' time in the busy ness.

This is how my morning has gone. I decided to clean my stove. So I had to empty the diswasher first to put the grates in. Then I had to put the pots and pans away and straighten the cupboard where they go. Wen I was putting the knives away, I decided I needed to sharpen them, so laid them out to do that. I went back to the stove and had to scrape out the burned on drippings in the oven, then started the clean oven cycle. Got the top of the stove sprayed with cleaner. Went back to knife sharpening. Now i needed a cup of coffee. OK back to cleaning the stove top. Isn't it fun to start something and get sidetracked into ten other things? lol 

DS helped get some of the decorations on the tree yesterday. He's so much like his Dad was. He spent an hour trying to get the prelit tree lights to work. He ended up doing some gerryrigging and then getting some light strings out to light the upper part of the tree. So I have mostly white lites on the bottom and colored the est of the way up. This tree has got to go in the trash after this year. At least Reggie hasn't climbed it yet. I need to take the totes downstairs and get some of the more country ornaments on the tree. 

Tomorrow is the party at the sewing center. It's just a meal with the gals. I'm not sure whent he choir party will be. 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 13 hours ago

That's a sweet set-up for sweet little Noel, Thel. 

Sherri, your quilt is pretty. Love the colors.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 14 hours ago

Get those legs moving Froggie.  You crack me up with your crazy thoughts.    Yahoo for on line shopping.  I haven't done so much since I got Lexi, been enjoying shopping 'live' plus not doing so much with all the money I spent to have the car. Just doing the basics. 

Alice will have surgery on the 19th.  God willing she'll have a great outcome.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 15 hours ago

Good way to use up those orphan blocks, Sherri. They came out great and make nice gifts.

Mary Alice, sorry the leg cramps have come back. Hope you can walk them out.

Oh Thel, I'm so sorry for your friend. Cancer sure does suck, and I hope for the best for your friend.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 15 hours ago

Oh yeah, Maybe next time I will get snow, Barbara. I hate snow and ice. I couldn't drink pickle juice. Yuck. 

I think my brain finally quit hurting, Thel. That wasn't good. I think it's going to warm up some today to almost 50. Sounds like a heat wave. Little miss Tiny Ears is so cute. 

Good for you, Sherri! That diet sounds like a winner for you for sure. That quilt is gorgeous. 

You crack me up, Thel, it's your first Christmas party with pastor! And have fun at the Toys for Tots, what a great event to give gifts to kids. 

I haven't gotten off the couch yet, I decided to bite the bullet and do some online shopping. I got some things for Mr. B and DGS2. I still don't like it. 

I better get moving, or my legs won't remember how to walk. 

~Hopppy Quitling~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 16 hours ago

It's a cold morning here too Kim.

It's great you're keeping up on your quilt.  You fit a lot in with all the work you do too.  Enjoy your evening.  

Oh goodness Sherri.  Those rib cramps must have been horrible. I can't even imagine.   Your success with the WFPBD is wonderful.   Your dedication to it and the results really are impressive.    Best wishes for successful cataract surgery.    Yikes, what a busy day you have.   

Beautiful quilt Sherri.  The colors just pop!  

Noel had a good night. She did well in her little condo.  I think being safe and warm probably zonked her out.   To be honest, I've just let her sleep so far this morning while I have coffee and get the routine done for my herd.  

I'm excited about our Christmas party with pastor and his wife this evening.  I said to someone: "This'll be my first time attending, I'm excited."  well, come to find out this is the first year they've done this.  

And Wednesday I've got plans.  I've never done this before, many of you are probably familiar with it, but I'm gonna spend the afternoon helping with the Toys for Tots set up.  I had no idea how this worked until yesterday.  The auditorium is set up with tables I guess and all the toys are laid out in categories.  The parents/adults family members come in a 'shop'.   Yaw'll probably knew that, I had no idea.  The parents events are Thursday.  Anyway, one  of my friends at church is the organizer of it all for North Central MO.   I'd been thinking about signing up for a long time, finally did it! 

Well,  better see if Noel is ready for some attention.   OH, this is the Kozy Kitty Kondo that my baby fosters get to enjoy.  It zippers closed.  

 

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