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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

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, 2014. 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 23

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8, 2014. 0 Replies

To go to the project just click on the underlined project name:Project 23…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 Barbara S/IL 3 hours ago

I guess the easiest way to describe a chicken gyron is it's like a pulled chicken wrap that uses Greek seasonings. It was cooked in the spice/flavorings until it pulled apart then served in a flour tortilla with tsatsiki (basically greek yogurt, cucumber and spices), tomatoe onion and cheese. It was pretty good and very filling.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

Horse linament? Missy has a powder we put on her food, it's for horses, called MSM. But she gets a dog dose, not a horse dose. Maybe I should put some on my food! Doc gave me some steroids yesterday, and all my joints feel good today, even after shopping with Myra all day! And when I got home, Missy and I went for a walk. But forget about sleeping for the next week.

OK now I get my pick, Mary Alice, Cindy or Barbara's house for dinner! I probably am still too full to enjoy it, though.

I never had a chicken gyro, but had a chicken burrito today, and it was so good! It had rice and cheese and stuff in it too, and it was grilled. Yum. And salsa, tomatoes, sour cream, and chips. And a huge piece of cake. Yum.

We don't get morel mushrooms growing wild, the things we get growing that look like mushrooms, you don't want to eat!

We had a great time in Chickasha at the two quilt shops. And I found a lot of batiks to buy. I think all but 1 of the fabrics that I bought today are batik. Imagine that. I noticed my browns and blues were getting low, and my beige too, so I had to get more! Those colors just fly out of the closet.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 5 hours ago
Barbara, sounds like you had a full day! What is chicken gyros? Jam sounds good too!
Comment by Barbara S/IL 6 hours ago

Yep, definitelty a crockpot day. I have a Betty Crocker ecipe for Chicken Gyros going. My house smells pretty good, too.

Got the borders on the quilt that caused me frog sewing. It look spretty good. Also finished the teddy bear that was supposed to be done all in the hoop. It turned out cute, too. I'll get some pics later. \Looks like it's going to rain here. Hope that wakes the morel mushrooms up. 

I pulled a little rhubarb and mixed up a batch of strawberry rhubarb jam. It's a recipe that uses chia seeds for the gelling ingredient. No cooking. I'll let you know how it works out. 

Hope everyone is out playing . Take care.

Comment by Cindy 7 hours ago
Must be a crock pot day. Just put some stew meat in mine to start cooking. Just the basics in it as haven't totally decided which route it will go, plain stew or taco soup. Will make corn muffins to go with. Now everyone will be hungry all day from the aroma floating thru the house. LOL.
You're not alone in the aches and pains. GRR wish the warm sunshine would stick around for more than a couple days.

We'll am off to finish loading a quilt.
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 9 hours ago

Morning!  Late start here with achy joints!  Thinking perhaps my aunt is right, I should get myself some of that horse linament for my achy muscles.

Mary Agnes, I'd love to go to Rome, but fear all the walking involved in Europe.  This hips have issues, and I'm still using a cane. 

Well, I've got a brisket in the the crockpot.  What can I say, I love brisket!  I think a tater salad, and some chili con queso is the plan today.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

That red ball has a purpose other than keeping me from poking myself twice at the same time? I better go check this out.

I would be going in circles too, Anne! Going in circles with excitement.

Thanks, Lynne, that is a cute mug rug.

Taking an empty suitcase is a great idea, MaryAgnes! That leaves lots of room for purchases when in Rome.

Razor blade in the button box? That is not good, I love to play with buttons, and hitting a blade would not be fun.

I got my knees shot this morning, and I have been sitting in the recliner with my feet up and ice on my knees. That helps because they hurt at first. They will be feeling good soon.

I really need to tackle this fabric explosion.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

So excited for you Anne.  Yes, take the passport with you, and a change of clothes and your nephew (or is it your son who's going with you?) and if you need anything else, do as the Romans do, buy it in Rome.  When my neighbor goes to Rome she goes with an empty suitcase (at least by her understanding of empty) because she knows a wonderful little shop in Rome.  We always get a fashion show when she returns and she never sees another New Yorker wearing her outfits.

Yes, Lynne, we are all gearing up for Gifty 2015 to start.  

Mary Alice that sounds fantastic.  Sign up.  Go to Rome.  It'll be the best thing you can do for yourself and for your sibs and aunt who will take care of Mom who will love to be alone for a couple of weeks.  And if you want actual Italian cuisine you can either visit Anne before she leaves or come to NYC and I'll take you to Little Italy.  

My mother was too cheap to buy a seam ripper.  She used a razor blade.  Oh, the stories I could tell you about my mother.  Like how she stored the razor blade in the button box which she allowed us to play with.

I went to a quilting event/class/thing at one of the local senior centers this a.m.  It's a six week thing and I'm not too sure about it.  I'll tell you a little more once I've figured it out.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Good morning all!  

Anne, so excited for you!  I can't even imagine going to Rome.  I'd be on pins and needles to see all new sorts of exciting places, visit the Vatican, enjoy actual Italian cuisine.   I know priests who will be going to the Vatican, and they open slots up for people to sign up too.  One friend here in town will going for the 4th time to Rome in June.

Comment by Lynne Wurzer yesterday

http://patches.typepad.com/notes_from_the_patch/2013/10/tutorial-tu...  This is a link to a circular mug rug.  It took literally 20 minutes from start to finish.  I do have a circular attachment for my machines so it may take a bit longer if you have to draw the circle.  Think stocking stuffers!


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