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

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Comment by Cindy yesterday

Morning. Quite the "camel" to help us over the hump today! LOL  I can just picture Rita out on the golf course.  Have fun whatever you do today.

Sounds like a good plan to me for our projects this year. Can't wait to make my Grim Ripper. Just downloaded a couple other free patterns from a couple different sites. Yes, they're everywhere so we should have no problem finding things to make.

Whoa, just saw that I'm making things rough in the Gulf Coast. Tropical storm Cindy is a slow moving storm coming in from Gulf of Mexico. Watch out people, here I come. LOL Also the heat is so extreme in the south. 127° yesterday in places. Any of you in those areas, please stay safe indoors and drink your water!  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton yesterday

Okay girls, The Grim Ripper it is.  Printed out the directions this morning -- Thanks, Barbara.

Another stinking hot day today and it is a bit windy to boot.  Fire closures, here we come.  Heading for the mountain house tonight, so I'll catch up with you all on Monday.

Good luck, Mary Agnes, on your interview.  I worked in a quilt shop several years ago.  Yes, fondling the fabric is fun, and you know all the latest materials, notions and patterns.  But, you spend a lot of time standing at the cutting table, and hefting those bolts onto shelves.  Meeting other quilters was the best!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

OK Barbara, IT'S SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You crack me up, yes, you are the first finished.

Good idea, Thel, pea shells in your broth. I bet that is so good. It's amazing how much better our chicken and dumplings are since we started boiling the chicken bones.

I didn't think you were near I-10, Mary Alice, but still worried. I'm glad it wasn't near you, but it is sad for all involved.

Good idea, Kathleen, use those books we have hoarded. Myra was working on binding her Itty Bitty's yesterday. They weill all be fiished before you know it.

Yum, I love pineapple, Thel. I could eat a bunch of them too.

You've got to make the morning last, Mary Alice.

Good luck, MaryAgnes. Your haircut looks groovy. EWWW that camel bothers me.

It's going to be a very hot summer solstice here in Mustang. DGS2 needs to get up and mow the front yard. We are breaking up the mowing now. I better get hopppin', I have some things I need to do this morning, too. Hopefully it includes sewing later on.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Good luck Mary Agnes. I don't think you'll need luck because you have skills both with quilty stuff and with people.

Those camel postings are hilarious. On the other hand Rita may try the camel golf bikes. BTW, Rita, I was asking about the elderberries. How many does it take to make enough juice to do something with? I guess I could google it but it's more fun to ask you. lol

I was temepted toeat some raw, Mary Agnes but had some cooked for supper instead. I froze eight bags this morning and kept enough out to have some more fresh. 

Thel, I never thought of throwing the pods in with the broth veggies. I think I'll throw some in the freezer bag - thanks.

Hope to see lots of  'Grim Rippers' soon. Now to go dig out the legacy stuff. I know they're buried in my sewing room somewhere.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

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Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

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Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

I love fresh peas, raw, right out of the pod.  It's possible I might have a cup left if I shelled two grocery bags full.

I got a haircut yesterday (or, as my father would say, I got them all cut). Sort of a spur of the moment kind of thing.  I was hoping it makes me appear more employable.  Today is my interview with Candy of Candy's Quilting.  Wish me luck. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

Happy Solstice.  We've got a lovely start to summer; let's hope we avoid the dog days this year.  

Okay.  The Grim Ripper will be our first Gifty project this year.  So what if it's not very Christmas-y.  

Now that you are back, Francine, it's hard to stay away, isn't it?  I find it very sad when old businesses close.  There are very many vacant store fronts in my neighborhood.  The rents keep going up and up and it's hard to pay rent and make a profit, so they just close.  And I definitely would not have cleaned up before I left.

Slow down, you're moving too fast, Mary Alice.

Once in a while though, Kathleen, you might look through a book and wonder what the attraction ever was because there's not a single project worth the time and effort.  Please feel free not to use that book, but pass it on.  I've got a stack of such books and the hardest part is actually letting go. 

I think those Thaw Thingamajigs are made of stainless steel so you really don't need something special, Froggie; a stainless steel roast pan should do quite nicely.  And yes, the idea is to keep the cold water moving to speed up the thawing.

Comment by Rita Crofoot yesterday

Darn it lost my post, it is late and I can't remember what all I wrote, but thanks Barbara for pattern

Pretty table runner , so bright

Drink your tonic, Mary Alice

 and Golf and camels tomorrow, 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Nice pattern Carol.  That looks like it'd be fun to make.    You must have been posting at the same time as I was. 

You did get the jump on us Kathleen.  Great that you can sit with mom and do hand sewing.  How's she doing. 

When I have cramps if I drink some tonic water they ease up within minutes.  I hope it works for you Mary Alice.  Sounds like you could use a yard man.  It might be time to give in to free you up to enjoy the indoors. 

It's been a relaxing evening here.  I crack myself up.  I had a can of Dole pineapple rings in the fridge.   I opened it up planning to eat a couples slices.............well,  they were so refreshing I ate half of them. Put them back in the fridge and half hour later I got it out and ate the rest.  Delicious !!

 

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