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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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I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 6 hours ago

Yippee for you, Mari! I got a lot done today too, but it was hard work. I should have just played on my anniversary, but noooooo I had to work in the garage and the back yard. My joints are screaming at me now.

Oh yeah, Carol Ann, you should send a pic of that fist bump to Funniest Videos. You would win. Just give me a good finder's fee. And I just looked at that cat quilt close up, and I think it's gorgeous. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, you know.

I don't know why I don't lose weight all the time, Mari. I am always moving and doing things. I suppose I eat wrong. I am trying to change that. I can do it, I can do it! And yes, dogs are hilarious. Fred, our Navy days dog, loved the sun patch too. He was a 12 pound mutt, what a good Navy dog. He lived 18 years.

We had our chicken, it was really good as always. They really should give us free chicken. I should call the colonel. I crack me up.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Mari 9 hours ago

Howdy everyone! Got so much done today it makes me happy!

Carol Ann, I really didn't know you could teach a cat anything cuz they're so independent, but I guess food is quite a motivator for them too! How cute, a fist bump, LOL! Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Speaking of birds, I heard a birdsong this AM I haven't heard in a very long time. Don't know what kind of bird it is but I love the song and am so glad it's back. Spring is on its way. Love your Winter Wildlife! Beautiful and will really be a great companion to the other quilt you posted last week. They'll both look great together in your mountain house!

Froggie, don't you just love critters and all their antics?! Jac makes me laugh all the time. Recently I notice how he travels through the living room following the sun patch on the floor. If I want to know where he is I look for the sun patch, LOL! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Don't party too much! Mr. Bullfrogs rippits will become burppits! Froggie, you can loose that weight too! It took me a whole year to loose 35 pounds (I'm rolling my eyes), but I did it! You can too! You are such a worker getting so many things done! Ummmmm, ham. Never heard of Frick's ham but I want some, nom, nom, nom...

Barbara, the peony in pinks fabric sounds beautiful. I love those flowers and I love pink! As Elf would say, "I WANT SOME!"

Kim, congratulations on the weight loss! Good for you!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

Oh good, Barbara. I didn't know why you wouldn't already know about it. Whew. Don't confuse the machine, it's smarter than we are. That is very groovy that the club is going to help make the angels. Beanie want a treatie? That is hilarious. you make it rhyme. How clever.

Hopppy birthday, Carol Ann! We were married on your birthday. I would love to go have seafood with you tonight, but we must have our tradition of KFC.

I love the stained glass cats, Carol Ann! Someone will cherish it.

Good for you losing 15 pounds, Kim! I need to lose about 35. That's my plan. As much as I have been working in the yard and swimming, I should be dropping pounds now.

No goof off anniversary day for me. I worked in the garage purging things in totes, and then went out back to clean up some of the grass and leaves that migrated to my yard during our rainstorm last week. I got about half of that cleaned up. Now its time to have a good swim. And we had some fried ham for lunch. That ham is so good! I don't know why it's better tna other brands. Mr. Bullfrog found the Frick's ham when he was working, and we won't buy anything else now. Butt. That's what my MIL always told me to buy.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kim Webb 13 hours ago

Happy Birthday Carol Ann.

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Bullfrog.

Have fun with your celebration's.

The defensive driving class is hosted by the fire department and paid for by the department if you are a member. You have to pay if you are not a member, but it is the regular class to get a discount on your personal insurance. It also helps the department on their insurance if a certain percentage of the membership take it.

It's good for 3 years.

Back from the doctors and I'm good for another year. She told me that from the time I went in to get the clearance to do the wellness challenge( mid January) to today's checkup, I am down 15 lbs. Pretty happy about that.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 14 hours ago

Oh, by the way . . . I have been telling you that I have been working hard on some "finishes" so now I want to show you a couple.

This one is a disaster!  I had a good idea (I thought) for using some "stained glass" fabric I had collected.  But the project did not turn out at all as I imagined it.  My idea was for a reversible quilt with the cats on one side and a stained glass print on the back, held together by the blue binding that compliments both sides.  Yikes!  Well, it will be going to the Sheriff's department for the traumatized kids comfort project, cause I can't stand to look at it!  It's called "Stained Glass Cats."

Here is the back:

This one is called "Winter Wildlife" and is a companion to "Prelude to Winter", which I showed you last week.  Both are going to the mountain house.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 14 hours ago

Happy Birthday Carol Ann!!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 14 hours ago

Good Morning, everyone!  It is sunny, but chilly here in NorCal. The birds are singing ecstatic sunshine songs in the yard.  We had frost on the lawn this morning.  The weather guys are telling us to expect showers this afternoon; snow showers in the mountains.

Well, today is my birthday; yup, happens every year!  DH and I are going out to dinner in a nearby city tonight; I love seafood!  Google even had a birthday icon for me when I logged on -- Now how do they do that??  My Google Home Assistant even announced she could now shop at some of my favorite places online for me.  Nope, not going there!! 

Have a great day!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 17 hours ago

Happy Anniversary Froggie and Mr. Bullfrog!!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 17 hours ago

Good Morning Gifties.

Kim you'll be ready to have a breather after all your activities. Is the defensive driving class for the ambulance and emergency vehicle drivers? I never knew there was such a thing. Good idea.

Thanks for the tip Froggie. I know that icon is there but I think I confused the machine while searching for it before reading the instructions.  I'll try again today. I hate that I wasted that thread, though. Did I tell you that the ME club is going to help me make angels for our church's Christmas tree as a donation? Thought that was really nice of them.

Carol Ann that's funny about your DS's cat. I think my cats train me rather than the other way around. Beanie does know the word "out" though and "Beanie want a treatie?" 

Here's hoping Moose gets used to the Halti. Wish he could understand it's for his own good. And yours. How are the fencing plans coming along?

I fell in love with another company's line of fabric. I ordered the required yardage to make a quilt. It has peonies on it in those beautiful pinks. I even wote a note to myself with the name of the quilt pattern I plan to use and which fabric is for what. Hopefully this will keep me on point.

They're saying rain here today but still relatively warm. Tomorrow night the weather is supposed to go back to a more normal February for us. The farmers are getting itchy to get the planting started.

Hope Debra can check in to update us on her progress.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 17 hours ago

That's great, Thel, yum, grilled cheese. You can hold the horseradish for me, please.

Jac is funny, Mari! Chocolate likes his kennel, it's in the kitchen. He gets in it while I cook. And other times, too. He gets right in when both Mr. Bullfrog and I leave. No complaints from him. Missy would have been a different matter. I'm glad he doesn't give me any problems, it's for his own safety, all the things he got into when we would leave. Yes, record heat. It feels nice, though, because the humidity is low.

That is hilarious, Carol Ann! I bet it's funny to watch that fist bump!

That is a lot of night activities, Kim! By that time, I am ready to settle down and veg in front of the TV. With a laptop on my lap! Hopefully it's over after tonight.

It's our anniversary today, but I don't think we will be kicking up our heels. Just stay home until dinner, then go pick up our traditional KFC. We are party animals!

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

 

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