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Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2014 holiday season!

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore gift-making season! And, joining us this year is Anita! Yep! You have two of us to rally you, to inspire anew and create, dominate, and populate that gift-giving basket!

There are so many wonderful projects we have prepared and we just know you will love them! There is a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for our 2014 Gifty season by IDP designers whom Anita will share, and I have smaller projects designed to accomplish in a day or less from a plethora of blog spots.

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 Anita and me!

  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2014 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

Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3. 0 Replies

Clear Your CacheWhat to do: 1) Use a different browser such asFirefox 13 and 14Google ChromeInternet Explorer 8 and 9Safari 5 and 6,2) I would like you to Clear Your Cache (It’s like a memory in your browser that gets too full and can’t function…Continue

2014 Gifty Galore Project 17

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project and click on the underlined project name:Project 17…Continue

For New Gifty Members

Started by Mari/WA Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 47 minutes ago

Oh no, Sheila, I hope you feel better soon. That is a lot of sleep.

Gorgeous tree, Sherri! I thought it looked like grapes, but they aren't in bunches! I haven't seen that kind of tree before.

Lou Ann, the age question reminds me of a lady at work that always asked which raise I got. We had a system that your supervisor decided which of 3 raises you would get. The supervisor could only give a certain percentage of each raise. I always told her I got 'the  big one'. It cracked up my supervisor, she would say, 'Oh yeah, you always get the big one'.

Fill in the blanks sermon? I bet that is fun. Oh no, it sounds like your kid's dad is much worse than Mr. Bullfrog! He never smoked, and drinks very little, but his diet was terrible before all this happened. Big quilty hugs and prayers to your kids to be strong during this time, and I hope things work out ok.

Don't you love literally dreaming up quilts, Sherri? A 4 month RV trip sounds exciting, but I bet it is a lot of work, too. Have fun.

I am up and ready to get busy on the Lasting Legacies quilt. It will be finished soon, it's nice colors for fall, too. Tomorrow, I will have to put away the Halloween decorations, so I need something else. I don't think I have very many fall decorations. I better get busy and fix that, but the Lasting Legacies quilt will be a good start.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Sherri Eley 1 hour ago

Lou Ann,  they are NOT plums.  Some sort of ornamental tree.  But it sure is pretty isn't it.   Been planning that quilt piece in my head all night long.  Problem is I am so busy making up small items to take to AZ this winter to hopefully sell in the craft show the park has, that I can't really focus on much else.  Made several sets of pillow cases yesterday.  I ordered some RV themed fabric to use  for the cuff on the cases, and now have  6 sets completed.  I just love making those cases using the "tube method".  Still have more of the RV fabric but have to find some coordinating fabric for the body of the case as I have used up all that I had.  Right now I have the phone chargers,  the key chain purses,  some knitted kitchen towels, some key fobs, and one lonely IPAD pouch.  MY mind just jumps from one thing to another,  and when I get bored with one project I move on to another.  Which is why I never seem to start a big project like the art piece I want to do.  And in between all those sewing projects we are trying to get the RV ready to head west.  Mostly ready to go except for some last minute stuff like clothing we are still needing here at home,  and all the frozen meals I have prepared that need to be put in the freezer.. It is no easy task getting ready to leave for any kind of trip in the RV,  whether it is a short weekend trip,  or the 3 to 4 month one planned for the winter. So everyday brings a new opportunity to play in the sewing room,  or the kitchen.  And then there is the work of cleaning leaves in the yard.  So many things to do and so little time.   

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

Hey Froggie, great news about your hubby getting a reprieve from a doctor appointment. Let's hope that continues!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

Sounds like you did the right thing Sheila, by staying home. Your body certainly needed all that sleep. Sometimes that's the best medicine. Hope you're feeling better.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 9 hours ago
Girls, thanks for the great birthday greetings!it has been a great day..because of everyone's kindness!..thank you Mari, I recieve the compliment..just what I needed!..on Pinterest, they have all the deep fried recipes from the State Fairs..it is very interesting to see plus recipes..
Comment by Barbara S/IL 10 hours ago

Sherri that's a beautiful tree. Are those plums?

I saw a recipe for crockpot 'rotisserie' chicken. You wrap baking potatoes in foil and put them in the bottom of the crockpot . Season your whole chicken inside and out with seasoned salt (or spice mix) and put it on top of the potatoes then cook on high for at least 6 hrs. I may have to give it a try with my farm raised organic chickens that my DS got for me.

Sheila, I hope you are feeling better. Sounds like a miserable cold/flu. Good that you took a sick day. No need to spread the joy.

Oh good Mr. Bullfrog gets the week off.

Love that 39 plus shipping and taxes. LOL

I get to go to a sewing seminar tomorrow and Sat.. WooHoo!!  It'll be a lot of fun.

Got the Punkin' quilt top put together. It turned out pretty cute. I'll post a pic sometime soon.

Nighty night All.

Comment by Lou Ann Bucheimer/MD 11 hours ago

Oh Sherri, that is a beautiful grouping of colors. I love to look at the fall scenes, as I love the brown/rust group, and then when you see the purples, yellows, greens - that is outstanding. I have lots of pictures of inlaid floors too, haven't done anything with them, but I know where to look when I want inspiration.

Happy Birthday Kathy, although it is almost over! There was a gal at work and about twice a month she'd ask how old I was. It got so irritating that I changed it every time LOL. Our Nick turned 12 and we had the best time. We sat side by side and had a lot of fun. He has come in to church to count the kids for his mom (who teaches them during the sermon) and the last 3 weeks he came back in after he told her the number and sat with me. Our minister has a typed partial sermon with many blank spaces. We listen closer so that we can fill them in. You really learn, as you can't hit the back button like on the TV. I find myself looking back through them too.

Sheila, they are keeping me way to busy. I forgot to eat lunch today, so I've asked our boss if the guy who is asking way too much of me and I could have a chance to iron things out. Today I was trying to type a note to repro and attach his 7 reports that they need to discuss, and he is trying to ask me what room (it was in his calendar) should he call Matt and see if they could change rooms and I finally let him know that I can't do this and if you want your handouts I only have 10 more minutes to get them printed and get then to your room. Then he asked if I would bring them up and I wanted so bad to just say "That's just what I said". I didn't. However this is why I don't have any energy, so I'll be so happy to get things worked out.

Froggie I was so excited when I read that your DH could take a week off. I'm keeping those prayers going!!! I didn't tell you earlier but my kids are going through this with their dad. The two of them took their families and headed for NE when he was in the hospital while they decided whether they should take just a bit more or go up to his knee. He is missing both of his feet to the arches. Years of drinking, he started smoking at 14 (but he quit 2 weeks ago, and I hope he'll be sucessful) and the diabetes jumped on him big time. So far he still has his leg. Sue was wondering how he would get around, so we had a neat talk about a motorized scooter.

Happy late birthday, Lynne! Mari, my dad was a Dr. but my Dr. sent me to a Chiropractor a few years ago. It was so hard for me to go after listening all of my life against them, but he was the first one to really help. I also alternated heat and cold. Now I go winter & summer with my heated seat going when I go anywhere. Kathleen, I like to just throw stuff in the crock pot and let it do it's thing too. Mary Agnes, isn't it fun to have 2 machines that you love with different brands?

Oh my, almost 9 and I'm going to go hit the bed. Sleep well all!


Comment by Sherri Eley 12 hours ago

Oh Sheila  sounds like you just spent too much time shop hopping and wore down your immue system.  WEve been fighting to keep the bug away here too.  DD has had a nasty upper respiratory thing going on.  So the minute my nose starts to run or I get a scratchy throat,  I start chewing on the zinc tablets and double up on the Vit. C.  So far have managed to keep it at bay.  Been sewing all day, on odds and ends.  Took time off for dinner and decided to come back in here, because I just am bored with what's on the boob tube.  Turn on the Sirius radio and sing along while I create,,, whatever..  I was outside htgelping DH this afternoon and looked across the drive to the neighbor's yard and this tree looked so pretty to me, that it has inspired me to try to recreate it in fabric.  But usually my inspiration doesn't get from the thought stage to the hands on stage.  

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 12 hours ago
Thanks Debra, I will remember that!..
Comment by Sheila Craft 14 hours ago

Kathy had a Birthday!! Weeeeeee! I agree with Debra's answer, though. Love it! I don't want a drive thru quilt shop. I'm a closet fabric feeler - a drive thru wouldn't satisfy my cravings!

Sorry I've been out of the loop again! Life just keeps getting in the way. I guess I should be thankful that I have a life but...

Spent last Saturday in Ohio's Amish Country with a group of ladies from Ohio - even had a Michigan & Canadian join us - Great meal at Der Dutchman. Some of us made it to all the quilt shops & some didn't. Traffic was a bear and parking seemed to be non-existent in some spots. Got some great deals, though. Then yesterday I woke up all shaky, chilled, and congested. Had to sit on the stool in the shower to wash my hair and decided I really didn't need to go to work. Called off, crawled back into bed and slept until 11:30 - got up, ate 2 slices of toast and was back in bed by 1:00p.m. Slept until almost 7 p.m. and went back to bed at 9 p.m. Feeling much better (although my back is screaming from being in bed so much...no, it's not a good mattress). Hope no one else gets it but, I haven't been out on my broom much. With Halloween so close, there's just a lot of lousy flyers out there!

Froggie, good news on the foot doc! Give Mr Bullfrog my congrats!


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