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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.

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 Susan yesterday

DH and I are both eligable and registered for the vaccine. I spent the morning trying to get an appointment for the vaccine.  From 8:00 until 10:00 AM I kept redialing the health department number for the vaccine. Finally got through to hear a recorded message stating the health department does not have any more vaccines and do not know when any will be received. The health department has complete control over the vaccine. 

Picked up a few groceries this afternoon. My grocer Publix had semi boneless ham for $.99/lb spent $8.50 for a ham. Decided on ham, mac and cheese and brussel sprouts for dinner. The brussels sprouts were almost half the price of the ham $3.00.

Back in the craft room again this afternoon, trying to finish the cleaning and organizing. Haven't found anything else that is half finished!

Kim, that is so sad about the young mother, I hope her children recover.  A damp bed, bet it was one of those "what happened?" moments when you woke up.  No suggestions for crockpot chicken from me.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton yesterday

Froggie, I think Mary Alice means "Special Education."  There are different  abbreviations for that branch of education.  DDIL's mother is a Special Education teacher in remote areas of Alaska.  She has recently retired -- it's a difficult, stressful speciality.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Wow, Carol Ann, it doesn't seem that the hair I saw on those muskoxen on the show, would be soft. Bad sentence. They had big horns, and were aggressive, and I really wouldn't walk up to one and get me a handful of hair! THat's very interesting, I would never have guessed. Especially the price. Keep trying with the phone number! You will get through. 

I bet you never thought you would be a Thanksgiving sinner, Alice! That just cracks me up. I don't know what SPED is. Except I knew I shouldn't be SPEDING on the highway because there have been 2 motorcycle cops watching up and down 152. They were there again today, and I wasn't SPEDING. I hope your niece can get over that bronchitis. I had it once, and it was terrible. I don't know how someone can be on Zoom all day either. 

I went to my gut doctor appointment, and scheduled my colonoscopy. Oh how fun. Now I need to do something fun, but I keep seeing the mess that needs cleaning. I may have a work day with Alice. 

~Hopppy uqilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

The best part of that meal I cooked is all the leftovers!  I haven't had to cook for a while!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Susan, good to know the SAMS scalloped potatoes freeze well.  I love those!  I also love their baked beans with brisket--that's so very good with BBQ pork.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Hello all!  I guess today is my day to work. I decided to wash all my bedding and hang it out to dry since we'll be at 68 by this afternoon.  Hope it all dries, if not 15 minutes in the dryer should do it.

Just looked up the book The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.  That does sound good!!  A definite page turner!

Oh no, I'm a Thanksgiving sinner again!  LOL, thanks Barbara, I needed that!

Mom and I have been registered for Covid vaccinations, but we've not be notified about getting one.  We'll just wait.  My niece told me that since she's got so many allergies that they have recommended she NOT get one, but if she does, to get it at the Emergency Room at hospital--good thing her hubby is a nurse!  And she's had a constant Bronchitis and it's issues since Dec 21.  She's a SPED teacher, doing everything online and it's finally the stress and everything is wearing her down.  She does all her SPED meetings on children and all professional development training on Zoom.  I don't understand how one is on Zoom all day long!  That would kill me!

Well best get back to work.  I've managed to do my Walmart Grocery order for tomorrow after my hip replacements check up. I know Josie will be here with mom, and she'll probably stay till 5pm to visit and chat, and no doubt I will share my groceries with her again.  I'm considering that the price of caretaking my mom.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on Thursday

Good morning!  It's pretty early here in California, but I haven't been sleeping well.

Before I forget, (fun fact of the day) I have finally come up with the native Alaskan word for the soft, warm under-hair of a muskox:  It is "qiviut".  I have no idea how it is pronounced!  Its natural color is light tan and it's incredibly soft.  The native Alaskans would pluck tufts off of arctic bushes during shedding season; it is carded, spun into yarn and then knitted into scarves or shawls.  A muskox is a very intimidating creature; you don't just walk up and snatch a handful!  I touched some of it at the "farm" in Palmer, AK, but I couldn't afford to BUY any of it!

DH has been trying to contact the public health department phone number that was given to arrange for Covid vaccinations, but a constant busy signal was all he could get.  BFF has been trying also.  Same result.   As of January 19, there are supposed to be vaccinations available for people over 75 at the community center, but you must have an appointment!  I hope you are luckier in Oklahoma, Froggie!

I'll check back later.  Have a good day, all.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Thursday

Muskoxen, that's it, Carol Ann! He said that is the wolves favorite meal. Something like that. Yep, they were a big shaggy mess. But they didn't tell me about the hair thing. That's interesting. 

It sounds like your mood is better, Sherri. 

Oh yeah, I think I did know that, Susan. I also love Mario Batali, but his scandal has put him off the radar. A judge said no evidence or whatever, and he is still hiding. He knows so much, and loves to share his knowledge. It's a sad thing. 

Good for you, Kim! You are lucky that you are doing so well. Keep it up! 

Well, darn! The news said there were appointments today, and I selected one, but then the system froze up. I couldn't get back to it before my appointment was gone! So, no luck for me today. I wil be the lucky one next time, I can feel it. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb on Thursday

Good morning, it's a bit cloudy here this morning with maybe a few showers this morning. Suppose to be in the mid 40's today.

I woke up early this morning to a very wet situation. The ice pack DH had fixed last night apparently sprung a leak as it melted and things were a little damp. Oh well. Just water.

I saw the Americas Test Kitchen show where they cooked the turkey in pieces. I would like to try that sometime but there's just something about pulling a roasted turkey out of the oven all crisp and golden.

That sounds so good Mary Alice. I love turkey. 

I received notification that my Nebula has been shipped as well. Not that I can work on it yet but that's ok. I still think I need a ruler for it though. I have the sidekick but think there is another one needed as well.

I will have to look for those books when I can. I don't think I have read any of them. Always happy to hear about new books or authors that everyone likes.

Yesterday was a pretty good day. P T was good. My range of motion is increasing each day. There is almost no pain except when doing the PT exercises. Still a tight feeling where the staples are and some swelling but that has already decreased some as well. Regular Tylenol and ice seem to be doing the trick . So happy about that.

We had a very tragic accident in our fire district yesterday morning. A young mother was killed in a hit and run accident. She had her 2 children in a stroller pushing them when she was hit. The kids ages 1 and 4 are expected to recover. She died on impact at the scene. The driver ditched the truck a ways away and later turned himself into police. So sad.

DH used the air fryer feature on the stove yesterday for the first time. He ordered the rack for it when I was in the hospital. He did French fries and they came out golden brown and crispy. He grilled hamburgers outside and they were really good too.

I have some chicken cutlets for tonight. I want to see if I can find an easy recipe to put them in the crock pot when he is home at lunch time. I'm thinking just putting them in with some cream of chicken soup and maybe a few vegetables would be good. Any ideas?

Have a great day today....

Comment by Susan on Thursday

Good morning, I heard a truck this morning, looked at the clock without my glasses, thought it was 6:50 and it was actually 5:50. Nice early start to the day.

Sherri, just sleep in the recliner for as long as you need. DH probably slept in it for a month. I am sure that only having one arm to use is extremely frustrating. We are here for you!

Carol Ann, I haven't heard of yarn from muskoxen. I have read about Vicuna yarn, it sells for about $300 for a 200 yard skein.

Froggie, I was probably watching Lidia enjoying my wine and said, I need fabric, what can I find. Do you know that Lidia and Mario Batali are good friends and own/did own a restaurant together.

Alice, your turkey dinner sounds good. My family loves the Sam's scalloped potatoes. I have found they freeze well, I usually buy 2 packages and freeze 1 for use later.

Barb, I envy your pony tail. I have never had one, this frizz has never been long enough. The times I have let it grow out it was just a knot on the back of my head. I use very few premade foods for the same reason. All books are very welcome. 

Happy Thursday everyone.


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