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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 Mary Alice Espinoza 22 hours ago

Thel, great idea on the unfolded box on windshield!  

The IP recipe said to put in half an onion chopped, add spaghetti sauce, mix it about, add  frozen meatballs, then pasta on top of that, then add water to cover pasta.  Close it up and set for 6 minutes. 

We are warming up a bit!  Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s/lower 40s.

Well best get ready for church.  I have to admit I don't feel like going anywhere today.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 22 hours ago

Happy Birds Barbara.....do the squirrels help themselves too? 

You sure do keep a lot of projects going Mary Alice.  I love to see your finished projects.  And wow,  more ordered.    I'm not sure what's going wrong with your Instant pot.  I do admit I've never tried spaghetti sauce in mine.  I've gone mostly roasts and beef stews and big veggies.  I honestly haven't had anything done in only 6 minutes.  It sounds to me like it either wasn't closed tightly or you didn't have the valve positioned to build up the pressure.    Had you put the pasta into it with the sauce and meatballs?  I'm so sorry you haven't gotten it to work correctly cause when you do it's such a great kitchen tool.  

I've got a steak thawing out. I haven't decided what I'm gonna do with it yet.  YUP, had one of the brownies.  Moist, goeey and delicious!  I haven't heard from Joe yet to get his to him.      

It feels like it wants to snow outside.  I've been flattening and saving big boxes for a while with no idea how they'd come in handy. Well. I now have one unfolded across my windshield with a strap across it so no matter what the weather does overnight I won't have to mess with the windshield in the morning for church.  

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 23 hours ago

Oh, my mind just clicked.  Maybe I'll sew a couple rows of the Merry and Bright and quilt it that way.  It would take less space.  Then I could add the quilted rows together last.   It's a thought.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 23 hours ago

Hello all!

Love your block Barbara!  I'm still behind on Merry and Bright.  Then I saw her video on next years mystery and quilt along.  Yep, I'm doing them.  I ordered the fabric kits today (before they run out), so I don't have to think about going to select fabrics.  Mom was just so tuckered out at Joann's as we selected fabrics for BH Mystery.  She sat at the pattern area the whole time.

Incidentally, I've got all the fabrics washed, starched and ironed for BH Mystery. That alone took a few nights.

I will be trying the vinegar and go to SAMs for Oxiclean in the big box.

Today is church day, so I've not done much of anything really.  YAY! I wasn't in the mood to do a thing!

Tried making spaghetti and meatballs in my 3qt Instant Pot Mini.  I put everything like the video I saw, closed it up, set it for 6 minutes.  And that little silver thing by the vent never went up to get it to pressure.  No clue why.  6 minutes went by and IP went bing, it was done.  I looked at it, noticed the silver knob was down (that's how I know it never got to pressure).  I released the vent from seal to vent.  Basically it was boiling, but pasta was not done yet.  So I had to transfer it to a pot to finish cooking on the  stove.  I think I'm done trying Instant Pot recipes.  I'll stick to stove and crockpot.  

Yay, brownies are done!  I want one Thel?? That's a nice ornament!

Tomorrow's plan is to get my $7.50 BOMs cut out, catch up on my Merry and Bright, and hopefully start putting it together.  I'd like to quilt it myself, if I can find a spot with enough space to lay it out.

Am I the only one who doesn't know what a Pizzelle maker is??  Froggie, enlighten me.  I've never even heard of that word before.

I'm trying to decide what I'm taking to Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm thinking pecan pies, maybe a cake of some sort, and cookies for the kids that keep going in and out of the house to play football or basketball.  I myself would prefer a pumpkin pie, so I might make one for mom and me.  

I love Gingersnaps!  And Gingerbread, and anything done with molasses.  I could eat molasses by itself!

Is that Penuche, a candy made by browning sugar.  The Mexican store sells a candy like that with a pecan on top to add some bling to it. It's very popular here.  Personally, I love the candied sweet potatoes they turn into a candy.  I think they boil the sweet potatoes with sugar till done. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 23 hours ago

Thel, your snowman is adorable. Those crochet patterns will be fun to work on this winter.

Yeah, Mom always waited for a cold high pressure day to make divinity. Is Aunt Bills brown candy a penuche? Now you have to get the recipe to let us all know. 

No venison yet. DS did bring the birdseed over . It doesn't take long for them to find it. 

We have a very light snow this afternoon. I think I'll go sew.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

I've been accumulating the kits for the crochet to work on during the long winter evenings Froggie.  If I remember correctly, I have 10 blocks made.  Only one more kit to arrive and I'll have them all. 

Brownies are done!  12 for Joe, 4 for me.  I haven't enjoyed one yet but they sure look good.  And I saved all edge pieces for myself. They're my favorites.  

What's  Aunt Bills Brown Candy ?  You had me at pecans! 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

COOKIE PARTY!!!! My pizzelle maker came in the mail today, so I will be finding some recipes and making some yumminess. I will bring it to the cookie party. 

I think DGS2 will break that card table, so I better get some branches for extra support. I crack me up. 

Yep, Kathleen, I did it once in a while but Nanny called it every day! Several times! She cracked me up. 

Mary Alice, I put vinegar in every load of laundry, especially towels. With an extra rinse. Each load takes an hour and a half. That's just crazy. 

That's terrible about your dad, Thel. Your poor sis. Those cookies look so good! They will be fun to make. 

Your blocks are gorgeous, Barbara! I have never seen the bonus block before. 

I didn't know that about rainbows, Kim. I like when I can see the double. 

I love gingersnaps, Kathleen. Too bad they bombed. All that work and no good cookies to eat. DD1 has a really good recipe, and she doubles the ginger. IT's so good. 

I love that snowman ornament, Thel! That will be fun. Did you finish the crochet block a month? We haven't seen one for a while. 

My MIL would only make Aunt Bills Brown Candy on certain days. It had to be cold, that's all I remember. I thin we are going to make some while DD1 is here. I better buy gallons of butter, sugar, and pecans. I don't even have the recipe. I hope sis in law knows where hers is. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Thanks for the compliments.  Fun little project. 

It's 40° this morning with a very heavy haze !  I wonder if it's from the wildfires coming this way.  

We're being lazy here.  I'm about to make brownies.  I'm gonna surprise Joe and take a joke he shared a while back to heart.  I usually give him 4 and keep the rest for myself.  He laughed and said "You should keep the 4 and give me the rest!"  Well that's my plan for today.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

So cute, Thel . . . love the mittens hanging on the moon.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Oh how wonderful to see a rainbow Kim.

Oh no on the gingersnaps Kathleen.  Maybe the atmosphere or something.  My gramma Johnson used to decide what she was baking on a given day by the weather.  

I finished my apron, nothing to really brag about but it'll accomplish it's job!   I also finished a little project my sis and I are doing together.  She found some neat patterns for an ornament a month with snowmen and they are really adorable.  SO, we decided to make them.   Here's my first one,  it's a pattern from January 2018.  

 

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