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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.

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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 15

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project and click on the underlined project name:Project 15…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 Kathleen Kingsbury 7 hours ago

Oh Anne, hot chocolate and coffee together? And a movie? I'm not sure if I'd be able to stay awake! The hot chocolate might put me to sleep but the coffee might keep me awake! Sounds delicious anyway :)

Comment by Anne 8 hours ago
Hi it's late in the evening. .and the rest of the afternoon went very well. DH. Had some chicken and then we took a ride to "the big apple" got some apple cider and a few apples..oh dear it was getting cold outside..stopped at the store and picked up some cream for our coffee..came home and I went into the sewing room. .Stitched for 2 hours and completed one Christmas stocking. .love it.. that was fun..DH wants me to sit and watch a movie...i made a hot chocolate and coffee sat down watched the movie ..now I'm finally warm. Had a good day. Bring on the next pattern..wonder if it will be one for me. Goodnight my friends. .Anne
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 9 hours ago

That sounds like a nice afternoon, Anne! Chicken! I bet it took less time than our biscuits and gravy. DGS2 wanted hash browns, so he made them! He grated the potatoes and cooked them. Yum.

Oh of course the men showed up for the food, Debra! Especially the old men like Daddy was! He was old and falling apart since I was little. I sure do miss that old thing!

It sounds like you had a great time at Mystic, Barbara! Good for you. No aquarium. That's ok, you had a great time. And I did find the table. I am sorry, I don't mean to give my cleaning bug to everyone else. I did work on my pumpkin wall hanging some before cooking so much biscuits and bacon!

And yes, Missy & Chocolate get along great. Missy is in charge.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 9 hours ago
Hey Barb!..great to hear from you..that lunch described sound like a meal fit for a King!..Woops!..I mean Queen and subject!..wonderful!..wish we were all there!!
Comment by Barbara S/IL 10 hours ago

Hi all.
Mary Agnes, Mystic was great. It is a historic village based on the New England seaport with tall ships and the shops that would have been at port. I saw the aquarium but we paid the big bucks to wander around the village instead. We (as in DS and I) walked over to the Thomas Oyster Co.Restaurant for lunch and had some oyster appetizers and a fantastic roasted beet /seared scallop salad.
Hope you gals don't overdo it.My knee is killing me but should be better after a good night's sleep.
I love that Missy & Chocolate like each other. Hope you find your dining room table Froggie. If you keep talking about your cleaning bug, I might have to get busy and clean again.
Take care All.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 14 hours ago

I have a Husqvarna Huskystar which I had before I got my Janome.  I didn't trade it in because there was nothing wrong with it and it is a workhorse on denim and heavy fabrics.  Dealer told me they were originally intended for home ec classes because they are pretty well indestructible!  I use it instead of my good machine when I'm doing tough thick stuff.

Comment by Debra Mathews 14 hours ago

Froggie, the men showed in time to eat. We had a few men there early but none were spring chickens or were worse off that me. The younger ones were there at the end, so I graciously let them take it down, roll them up and load them in the trailer. I thought that was the least that I could do to help them digest all the food.

Anne, I will ask my friend how much and how when  see her tonight at Bible Study.

I am working on a scrap quilt. Some pieces were already cut out actually a lot were cut out. I didn't have a pattern but had one in my mind. That is a problem sometimes. lol  I have almost 3 rows done. I will post pics when I get a bit more done.

May all your ups and downs be in stitches.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 14 hours ago

Checking in again!  

I had heard Vanilla extract straight up is nastier than that apple cider vinegar.  BLAH!  My sister in law told me to get an over the counter potassium supplement.  She's taking it for her leg cramps, and it's worked.  She'll text me later with the amount she takes.

Weather is also over cast here, and I love it!  Actually makes me feel more like taking a nap, or reading a good book. 

Anne, oven baked chicken and potatoes sounds like the ticket!

I want to go finish this Bionic Gear Bag, and I'm praying this machine can sew over these THICK seams.  I think I need a good heavy duty machine to make this bag.  When something is too thick to go through,  these fancy machines always stop and give an error message. Any ideas on a good sturdy long lasting heavy duty machine?

Comment by Anne 15 hours ago
Hello. It's Sunday afternoon. And I've cooked chicken and potato in the oven..house smells glorious. .cut out my Christmas stocking..ready to stitch it tonight. And sitting on the porch having a cuppa right now and checking you all out
The weather is a bit over cast. And cool..now to go in and see how much more trouble I can get into...quiet here today..and DH keeps trying to avoid me...what I should do is go directly into my sewing room..let's see what's in store for the rest of the day...bbl..Anne have a good one everyone.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 16 hours ago

I haven't heard of taking vanilla extract for leg cramps either, but I have heard it tastes nasty straight up.

I keep finding myself sitting on the couch today. I uploaded a couple of pics to my ancestry account.

Another project tomorrow? I am still trying to make the wall hanging from a couple of weeks ago! I am so behind. That's ok, I will have a full tote soon. I should go through it and see what I have.

I think I will get back to the dining room cleaning, or maybe piecing the wall hanging.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

 

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