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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 Thel in Mid-MO on Friday

It's cooler here today with bright sun.  It feels like fall.  It could stay like this for a while and I'd be happy.  

Wow, that's a great service from the car dealer Kim.  Someone's gonna get a nice long morning drive.  I bet whoever it is will really enjoy their time.   Great job on the CCS.  You sure are staying focused on it.  

That mashed tater talk inspired me to get some out of the freezer that I'd done up.  I was trying to decide what to have for dinner.  I also took out a nice rib eye steak.  I cut some nice strips off the steak and did a stir fry with onions, mushrooms and green peppers.  That made for a great meal with the mashed taters.  

I honestly think that after those attempts to fix Lexi in my drive way that Ron hasn't done a thing except let her sit and keep me in loaner cars.  WHICH I am very thankful for but I want MY girl back.  

That sounds like an awesome visit with your niece Froggie.  I bet that trip through memory lane was pretty incredible.   DH and I decided we didn't ever want anyone else to see those 'steamy' letters we'd exchanged when he was away in Air Force training (before we were married) so one evening a very long time ago we sat beside a nice outdoor fire with a bottle of wine and burned them up.  We really enjoyed picking an occasional one and reading them.  x-rated stuff that no one else ever needed to see.  I crack me up.  

Begging hummingbirds.  They know who takes care of them don't they.  

Cooking for one can be a pain can't it Barbara.  Sometimes I just open a can!  Me bad, but yup.  I do that.    OH MY !  I want some brussel sprouts! 

I agree,  some family history is better left in the past.  I know someone that found out about a lot of family incest from doing a combo of the ancestry stuff and DNA.  I'll stay blind to those facts. 

Oh Herc.  You're so beautiful.     My garden hasn't been anything like last year.  I've got some herbs and peppers.  But nothing to brag about.  Toms were/are a bust.  That extreme heat pretty much did all the fragile stuff in and I lost my excitement about it.  

Comment by Barbara S/IL on Friday

Good morning. It's beautiful here today with a cool breeze and sunshine, aah.

I didn't do any quilty stuff yesterday except open my Sew Sampler box. Lots of great goodies this month.

I refilled the hummingbird feeder as a bird was hovering at the window begging. They're clever little things.

I found an egg seller close to me so bought a couple dozen and met her halfway. It's just someone who has a flock like Kim's and needs an outlet for the extra eggs. She said she get 8-9 per day. Reasonably priced too. So I have the store eggs hardboiled now and will make some potato salad and deviled eggs with them. Maybe some egg salad too. It's been getting harder ot cook for one lately. Thankfully DS helped me eat the pork,mashed taters and brussel sprouts. Only alittle left as leftovers.

I might get that CCS on the frame and try a few stitches today. It's been so lomg since I did CCS. I hope it comes back better than the bike riding attempt.

That's neat that you have a cohort in the ancestry now, Froggie. Since the geneology thing that discovered a 1/2 brother, my sis is signing off ancestry. It was TMI for us. I would rather that skeleton stayed in the closet and I could go on naively believing my parents were perfect, if you know what I mean.

That would be so great if Lexi can get up and running again. Of course the garage would lose their test driver. How has your garden been doing Thel? 

Here's Herc helping me check e-mails;

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Friday

Very pretty blocks, Barbara. I like the green too. Remember me, the person that has maybe one full yard of green in her whole stash??? Those cats are trouble, aren't they? Silly cats, they didn't like your arrangement. 

I love pork and gravy with mashed taters, too, Mari! We should have gone to Barbara's for dinner. It's nice to be powerless, isn't it? Those cookies sound so good. I love fresh hot chocolate chip cookies. Especially if they have nuts. 

That was very clever, Thel! Just flip the quilt. I'm glad it's going so well now. Wow, you ended up with a new phone and all the accessories? Good for you. I hope this new mechanic can get Lexi up and running. 

Good idea, Kim, scheduling that recall fix for after Labor day. I can't believe it's almost here, too! This year has gone much faster than last year. Remember when we were kids and time just dragged on? 

It was good to see my niece yesterday. We looked at my Ancestry account, she wanted to see a couple of the lines of family. And I showed her my DNA info. She didn't know I had dome the DNA, and she was interested in that. I wish we had more time. Plus, I had some boxes of pictures and letters Mama had saved, and I was looking at them before she got here. There were some pictures of Daddy and his sister and parents when he was really young. They were very good professional pictures. And those letters! I learned a lot reading some of them. Wow, nobody will learn anything like that about me when I am gone, because I don't have letters like that. Oh well, DD1 knows everything already. Oh and today, DGS1 is coming over to see DD1. 

~Hopppy Quiltng~

Comment by Kim Webb on Friday

Good morning, we had some rain late last night. It was lightning off in the distance when I went to bed. Cooler today with a few more passing showers.

Sounds like a busy day Thel. I hope the mechanic can figure out what's going on with Lexington. It's been a long time.

I called yesterday and made an appointment for a recall on my car. They need my car all day so I scheduled it for the end of September. If I bring my car in early in the morning, they will bring me back home. I told her I was about an hour away and she said that was fine.

A little stitching got done on the CCS project last night. It is coming along. I love the brightness of the hot air balloons.

Well, time to get ready for work. I can not believe that next weekend will be Labor Day weekend. This summer has gone by so fast. Looking forward to Tumbleweed Tuesday though.

Have a great day...

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO on Friday

So catching up on my life!  

Yesterday I went to the bookstore at the college for the first time and ended up very trapped.  Wow, what an awesome place.  I got a nice journal for my small groups and a new NLT Bible and case for it.  I like NLT and hadn't gotten around to getting that yet.   Well over an hour and a half.    

Then I went to US Cellular to talk about my naughty phone that wasn't holding a charge.  Come to find out it's 3 years old and I had a great credit accumulated etc. etc.  Ended up with a Samsung Galaxy with lots of learning to do.  AND because of my good customer record I was also eligible for a lower monthly fee.    Of course had to get new screen protector and case, why not toss in a selfie stick to get some good pictures with me and the furr babies.   My wallet isn't happy even with the discount.   Then I turned around and went back to the bookstore to return a few "gifts for me" that were unnecessary to help temper the cost of the phone.  

Today I had a great day with the NH girls and great visit.   I went to a 2nd facility where one of our favorite residents moved to.  She's in a beautiful Assisted Living location which is much more suited for her and she is SO happy.  

Then I got a little shopping done.  I relaxed a bit when I got home and them put on the rubber boots (don't want any pesky bugs getting up my legs) and big hat and went out and mowed the Bark Park.   I've done enough.    TOMORROW is a day off! 

SO then,  I've got a real mechanic lined up that will be picking up my car soon and guarantees that he can get it fixed.  Poor Lexi needs some love.  Even without seeing it he's about positive he can get her fixed - Go Figure.  SO gotta make arrangements with Ron to get the keys.  He wasn't at the shop when I was out today.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO on Friday

Hard to believe that block is 'wrong' Barbara.  Can't imagine how it could be more beautiful.  

Yahoo,  you've got your team Kim.  

I must say that from my experience when large dogs are allowed to roam free range in groups, there is high risk of injury to other animals and people.  There's a couple dogs here in town, sweet as can be when one on one, but get the group together and then turn nasty.  

You wanna come over here and do some cleaning Froggie.  I could use the help.  

Welcome DD1 and enjoy the niece visit.  That'll be fun! 

Love your blocks and your helpers Barbara.  AND look at that awesome fidget quilt.  Beautiful.    I have some Nushrooms to enjoy for dinner today too.   

Emmm,   chocolate chip cookies.  I want some!  

It's was cooler here today too.   I've got a small steak thawing out and fresh veggies for my dinner.  Not sure exactly what I'm gonna do with them.  BUT I'm hungry so better think of something.  Maybe stir fry.  

It's really great to see you here Mari.  Nice to hear your voice!!  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO on Thursday

Geeze where does the time go.  I can't believe I didn't get here at all yesterday.  Time to catch up.  

I am doing free motion with my 3/3 quilt Froggie.  I found it being a little difficult when I had the quilt top UP at me and moving it with fleece on bottom.  SO I flipped it and have the quilt top DOWN and it's going great. I've got fleece on order to use for the Primrose quilts.  Sit and sew sounds like it was fun! and a great day.  

Hmm, you gotta drum up a new bowling team Kim.  Might be fun to have some new people in the group.  

I'm glad my church has morning services Alice.  They do have evening too, but I prefer the morning.  

What'd you get done on Sewing Day Vilma?  I hope it was fun.  I didn't stitch a stitch yesterday OR yet today.  

I'm still a little 'phone dumb' by choice in some things.  I don't do anything that I pay with my phone.  Don't need another back door for any crooks to sneak through.  Just me paranoid with the little bit of money I have. 

That's a long trip Carol Ann but I'm sure those kids are worth it.  Have a great time at the MH. 

Yikes I'd try to stay away from I-10 if I were you Alice!   I hope moms doing ok.  

on to the next page.

Comment by Kim Webb on Thursday

I hope the bowling goes better than the meeting too... 

I'm so glad to be home from work. It's hot out and very humid. Looks like some dark clouds are building off to the north. Might get some severe storms later.

Pretty blocks Barbara. And great helpers. They don't want those blocks flying away on you.

I need to pick out fabrics for the next Main Street block. I need to catch up on those. I am off this weekend and have it all to myself. DH is doing the ride over the Hudson River on Saturday and working all day Sunday so I plan on getting them all caught up. There may only be one more block next week but I'm not sure.

Comment by Mari on Thursday


Barbara, I’m not sure if Cindy can really do anything either. I’m not doing anything for CT anymore. If you see any of my designs it’s an old one and they still have kits to get rid of. Oh, I love pork and mushroom gravey... a lot!!! With mashed potatoes too! I have a porketta roast in the fridge. I think I’ll make that. Suppose I should go out and get broccoli too.

Kim, your bowling team sounds quite accomplished! What fun! Wow! That meeting sounded draining. I’m not good in the middle of conflict. I’d do an exit stage left!

Froggie, I’m totally outa power, LOL! It was good while it lasted, but alas, I’m just a nobody anymore, LOLOL!!! It sure feels good! I had a big dog before Jac. She was a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. Sweetest dog I’ve ever had and lived 15 years. Everybody loved Rosie. And, then there was Jac a tiny dog in comparison, but I can’t handle bug dogs anymore alone. Wouldn’t be able to pick it up if I had to take it to the Vet.

Made chocolate chip cookies this am. Jan and I share three (they were really small). The house really smells good, yum! Later!

Comment by Barbara S/IL on Thursday

Good morning. It's supposed tobe a beautiful day here with the hi only 80*. I think I'll check the beans again. They have been the same tiny size for days.Surely they'll be ready to pick today. 

Yikes Kim. It sure sounds like the bowlers have a burr under their saddle about something. Hope it settles down, It seems that mahy people just don't want to be civil anymore.

Oh have fun with your niece and DD Froggie. It is encouraging that the niece is interested in geneology. There needs to be a family historian in every family.

I got the SIP blocks done (stroll in Paris) 

And my helpers Beanie and Herc. I was trying to get a pic of the 4 blocks together. I like my greens better now that htey are in the block.

This is the fidget quilt.

I'm not sure which project to work on today. I do need to gather the trash for take out tonight. I have pork patties with nushroom gravy in the crockpot. And I need to make a grocery list. Lots of time to play.

Have a good one.


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