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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

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 Barbara S/IL 18 hours ago

Good morning. It's supposed to rain here today. That's OK. I think my foundation plantings will like that.

Froggie, if you get you thread plan figured out, maybe Mr. B can start organizing those spools for you. I won't hold my breath on that idea. lol

I don't have an IP either. I did order adifferet coffeepot though. It uses the pods but will make single cups or a full carafe. It also has a way to divert the hot water away from the coffee side so you can make tea that tastes like tea (no coffee contamination).

I tried to watch the Magnum PI remake but was dissappointed. I caught the last bit of Bull. It was OK, I guess. I didn't allow myself to watch Manifest because I don't want to get hooked on a serial thriller. I think I'm getting old and finicky-maybe I'm already there.

We had a tripod kitty once, too. Hope Abby recovers.

Bible study this morning. Hope it doesn't rain until I get home.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 18 hours ago

Oh poor Abby! I always worry about dogs hanging their head out the window, and dogs in truck beds. I keep the windows up when Chocolate is in the car. Big quilty hugs for her and her adopted mama. One of DD2's cats lost a front leg, he picked up on how to walk without it right away.

I guess in a chair, it's hard to sit by someone. Especially Mr. B. Sorry. He has a lift chair, it's great for him.  

DD1 and I were sew excited for DWTS too, Thel! Yippee! There were some good dances, some not so good. I watched The Good Doctor when it first came on, but some of the stuff was so real looking, it turned my stomach. I don't like guts and gore. He does a great job at playing an autistic doctor. I gave the show up, though. 

Oh no, Rita, you have pre-buyers remorse. I still haven't bought one. I have so many appliances and gadgets, it's crazy. Maybe it's the equinox thing. I will have to remember that for six months and see if I can sleep then. Who here thinks I can remember that for six months without putting a reminder in my phone? Not me. 

Thel, did you ever watch Good Eats on HGTV? Alton Brown made a dehydrator with a box fan and two AC filters. All clean of course. Strapped the filters with the food between them to the box fan, and he made dried something. That show sticks in my head. 

Yum, that bread sounds so good, Kathleen. I bet you are very happy. 

It's sit and sew day, I am going since DD1 will be working during the day. Myra's going to sew too. I hope her head is normal again. Well, normal for her. We understand each others craziness. That's one reason I love her. It's supposed to be in the upper 80's today, but 60's tomorrow. Touche, Will Rogers. 

I decided I had to organize my embroidery threads. So, I started pulling them out, and putting them in a spreadsheet. DD1 thought I had lost my mind! She said she thinks I am really OCD. I said Thank you. I crack me up. So, the embroidery program I have allows you to choose your embroidery thread for a design, then you can see on the computer what it will look like. I'm putting the threads in a "brand" I created, then I hope I can pick threads from the comfort of my couch, then go find the thread quickly. I will let you know how that works out. It may be great, and it may be a huge bomb. There's a card table set up in the living room with thread that I haven't gotten organized yet. Mr. B's eyes kept getting bigger every time I brought in more thread. He knew I had a lot, but not that much. Every time I go to an event, I get more free thread. I can't use it quick enough. I better get hopppin'. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 20 hours ago

Good morning, a very rainy day here today but we can always use a good rain. Good for my plants I just got in the ground.

Today is a work day with a mammogram stuck in between at 11:30. It will be good to get that done.

I have a Cousinart electric pressure cooker that I am taking to Florida and then I got an IP for here to use because it has the crock pot integrated into it along with other functions and I love them both. I should probably use it more but everything I have made in it has been wonderful and they are so easy to use.

Hope Mom is feeling better today Mary Alice.

Have a great day...

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Emmmmmmmmm that bread sounds just wonderful Kathleen.  I love that hard crust in contrast to the soft center.  I need garlic bread now!    It's so yummy to drag through the sauce. 

No update on Abby this evening.  I think right now she's lucky to be trying to stabilize her and she if she can stabilize enough for surgery.    I'll keep you updated. 

Oh boy already loving DWTS's.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

My second batch of bread rose better and the two loaves stuck together on the cookie sheet. When I yanked them apart I found they are definitely soft inside! Just a real hard crust.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

Well there you go Rita. Thel just gave you a glowing recommendation on the IP. I thought I might want one when they first came out but I seldom use my crockpot, love making rice on the stove, have always been leery of pressure cookers, so no IP for me. I see there's a couple different sizes to consider. I'm thinking if you have a place to store all the other appliances the IP would replace, and can find one on sale, go for it. If you don't like it, you still have your other stuff. If you do like it, you can donate your other stuff like Thel did.

Yeah, I thought that was Abby. So sad. Keep us posted on how Abby is doing, and her human too. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

I LOVE my instant pot Rita.  It has taken the place of many other items (which I then gifted to the shelters kitchen).  SO with that in mind it has actually freed up counter space for me.   AND I didn't have a pressure cooker and wanted one.  I like that I can sear a roast in it before using the crock pot feature instead of having to dirty a pan on the stove to sear.   OK, I'll stop...…...I have not received any kick backs from IP for my comments.  

I've heard of a lot of people having issues with the equinox' and sleeping.  It's never bothered me.    You sure do get a lot done for what you've been through Rita.  I'm sure you'll keep at doing all the things you're supposed to for getting back your mobility.  

I'd like your suggestion on a dehydrator Rita.  BUT a purchase will probably need to wait til after I get a car.   So I'll probably ask you again another time cause I'll forget by then.   I've got a 'little' line on a Honda Element....far fetched but a possibility.   Checked them out on line and that'd be so cool with the dogs.   Landlord knows somebody who might want to sell one.  Not a pretty vehicle but meets the AC/heat, 4 tires demands.  I crack me up.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Yes Kathleen, That is Abby. 

Comment by Rita Crofoot yesterday

Poor Abbey, sending good wishes and healing thoughts.

Gate belt is what those belts are called, a life saver for those that need them.

I am having big debate issues with myself, over buying an instant pot, I 60% want one, and 40% think I don't have room for it, and have pretty much all the things it takes the place of. I have buyers remorse before I even purchase.

Had a good weekend, busy but the colors are starting to turn here, and I just love all the fall things, colors , the smell of the cooler air, all of it. ( By the way, Finn has huge issues at fall and spring equinox, on the sleep things. ) must be a human issue, so many people are effected, I haven't had any problems, but still doing some pain meds at night, and during the day when my shoulders feel like they are tied down. they feel so heavy and weak sometimes. I have basically one more PT and then I am sent off with pages of things to do, by myself, I still have to do the theraputic massage though, for under the scapula. I better get busy, day is going fast and I have lots to do.

I have a lot of plums/ prunes to get into the dehydrater. Yes it is an actual dehydrater, one of my better infomercial purchases.( I am not allowed to watch them anymore)

BBL

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

I'm following an old recipe book, Barbara. For crusty Italian bread. This book was copyrighted in the 70s but the original copyright was 1954. Maybe that's why it said to sift. Awesome you didn't need an injection.

 

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