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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

A beautiful Sunday in Georgia, sunshine and 68, what more could I ask for?

Kim, glad the doctor has figured out the problem and the meds could be the cause. I am finally caught up with the Nebula blocks in anticipation of the arrival of the new shipment. By the eighth block it was a little easier putting it together and doing it my way.

Rita, I am so sorry the WBC growth shots are making you so ill. Perhaps you should take your son's advice it might make it eadier for you. Do you make bone broth? I made it and gave it to DH everyday to help with his blood count.

Froggie, Quiet! We don't need anymore of those spring storms, just gentle rains. Do you take prescription sinus meds? I am really struggling with the pollen this spring. OK, you and Barb have me intrigued, I must check out the Rose Gardner mysteries.

Alice will the Kindle let you download the Nook app? That would be so much easier for you. 

Think I will go sit on the porch and enjoy the sun...

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Sunday

I saw there was a big storm along the east coast, Kim. We should have some later in the week. Oh no, you have projects piling up. I'm sure you will figure out how to get them finished. 

I woke up with a stuffed up head. It feels better after coffee, but I will find some sinus meds before I go to church. I think I am playing in the quilting room this afternoon. But doing something in the yard might happen. We will see. It's 48 now, and should get up to 81. That sure is warm for April. And we haven't had our spring storms. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb on Sunday

Good morning, pretty foggy out this morning with some rain moving in this morning. We really need rain so no complaints here. Maybe some tomorrow also. 

I got my work done yesterday and then played around with organizing some of my cross stitching supplies. I tried my new magnifying light to see if I could see better on the higher count linens and it worked well.

A manly cane is not happening either Kathleen. I asked him if he wanted my cane that I had for my knee and I got quite the look. Okay then. The doctor called yesterday and told him to stop taking his diuretic that he takes. He doesn't take one. We went over the few meds that he does take and there it was. It was in another pill as a combination drug. So she called in a prescription for the same medication without the diuretic. They think it was caused by being dehydrated although he drinks water all the time. He says he feels much better and less off balance .

No plans for today. Maybe I will get Nebula out today and start on that this afternoon. I received notification that the next shipment is on the way. I need to look at the next part of Serendipity also. And then there is Grassy creek sitting there needing attention. Its good to have choices I guess.

Well maybe I can get a fee minutes of stitching in before I have to do something.

Have a beautiful Sunday my friends...

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Saturday

Oh Barbara, I see now. Sometimes I am dense. OK only 14 books in the series. I crack me up. I will try and keep up.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Saturday

That's what I thought, Barbara. I really like it, she is so different from the cozy mysteries I have been reading. There are 33 books? I saw a different Rose Gardner series, something about she is a detective. That's what she needs to do to prove someone else killed her momma. 

I am so sorry you are having bad side effects, Rita. Big quilty hugs for you. I was just thinking about you, and you showed up! 

You sure do have a lot of books to read, Alice! I am reading the Rose Gardner book, and I got some at the church library. I started reading the first one, so I have two books going right now. I never do that. And if there's that many of the Rose books, and my friend keeps telling me about all these Christian books she has that I can borrow. I will never have to think about what to read at this pace. Have fun with your book. 

DGS2 and I went in the back yard to do some cleaning. I did some weed pulling, and he hacked at a bush that had died. He did a good job. The bad thing is, it's a hedge type bush, and it keeps getting new little sprouts along the big root. We cut it mostly down, and I found some stump killer that I had bought a while back, and we put that on the bush. I hope it dies. I have never liked that hedge. It's too close to the house, and if you leave it alone, it gets up to 15 feet tall. That's too much. 

I did get a little quilting in today. I got my blocks laid out and most of them are pinned now. Tomorrow I should be able to sew them together and see what I have! I hope it looks like an Easter basket. I crack me up. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza on Saturday

Just got home from grocery pick up, medication pick up and grabbed burgers and came home.  It's hot.  I really need to find my shorts.  

I plan on resting this weekend.  Just my book and Game of Thrones.  

I'm wondering how good I'll do on my book clubs.  These library eBooks I have on hold are coming available soon, and I feel I need to read them before the 21 days are up, so book club books are taking a back seat.

I've been debating whether to get a new Nook.  I have so many books in my old Nook, and now nothing downloads.  Of course I have my Kindle Fire and I could just rebuy the books I bough from B&N, but that seems a waste since I already have them on the Nook that's going bad.  Thought about getting a Samsung or Apple tablet and just downloading the apps.  But those tablets are more expensive than just buying the Nook which I only want to read.  Having the fancier tablet might get me to pay more attention to email, and other things. Plus since the only big time bookstore we have is B&N, I'd like to keep them in business.  

I'm off to rest and watch Game of Thrones

Kim, glad they figured out what you DH  has and how to fix it.  mom had those crystal things too, they brought in a therapist, she  had mom lay down and moved her head in different directions while head hang off bed, mom threw up though.  She was given meds, and it went away in time.  

Rita sure wish we were in the 20s.  I much prefer cold to hot.  Hope they did straighten out your prescription so you don't have to make that long drive often, especially when you're not feeling well.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury on Saturday

Hi Rita - sorry about those WBC shots. That does sound rough. You remain in my prayers. That's a cold spring! Goodness. It's 81 degrees here right now. Good to hear you are still enjoying the sewing. Take care.

Comment by Rita Crofoot on Saturday

Well I did a nice long  message yesterday but it wouldn't post ,then it just disappeared, I didn't have the energy to rewrite, so will give it a go today.

These WBC growth shots are really tough, I am getting more side effects from them than the Chemo.Bone pain,lower back, reflux pain in esophagus ,fatigue,diarrhea etc. Thank goodness I am done for a week. The prescription is approved to be mailed to me free (the $6000/dose ones)so I won't have to drive in for shot 4 days after chemo, now we hope they did their job so I can stay on schedule.

We are in to typical NW spring weather snow, grople ,sun,hail,rain all taking turns. Couple cold nights predicted too, low 20's. Still hunkered by the fire here.

I am sewing some of my paper pieces blocks I am sure the group has moved on to other projects but I join when I can. zoom..... Fun to visit anyway.I

Can't remember the rest of my eloquent post, sorry. Hope everyone stays healthy and safe.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury on Saturday

Good morning, for another 20 minutes anyway. Beautiful day in the neighborhood. 72 already and supposed to reach 80. DD2 and the grands might come over later to visit and play outside.

So DH wants to be a tough guy. How about maybe a manly cane for a little stability? 

Enjoy the day.

Comment by Barbara S/IL on Saturday

Good morning.

Yay, I'm glad your DH got to come home, Kim. It doesn't surprise me that he won't use the walker even for a little while in private. Glad he's feeling better.

That was me on the Rose Gardner series, Froggie. I just finished Thirty three. Each one gets a little quirkier. 

Its chilly and rainy here today . Guess I'll go sew.

Thanks for sharing your daffodils, Kathleen. They are so pretty.


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