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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 Sherri Eley 4 minutes ago

Good morning.  Every morning when I step into the sewing room I have to make a decision what to work on.  Although an art quilt is really calling me,  I have too much to do before we leave and I am sure I couldn't finish it before I leave.  So today my mind went in a dozen different directions and I settled on a mat for under the dogs food and water bowl.  Appliqueing  little doggies and dog bones on the squares.  What is wrong with my priorities.. This is for a dog.... although we love her she won't appreciate the work that goes into it.  Should be finished this afternoon and I'll post a pic.  

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Good morning everyone!  Have a great Halloween Day!

I'm off to salon, hope they don't mistake me for a witch and add beauty warts.

Be back later!!

Sheila, bundle up and take care of that bug.  We can't go riding around tonight scaring kids if you're sick.

Windy as heck here.  Going to need allergy meds today.  Expecting rain tonight and perhaps this weekend too.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 1 hour ago

Good Morning Gifties.  

Never heard of Thirsty Thursday before and after reading Debra's post I walked by a bar with a Thirsty Thursday sign outside.  And the bar didn't have a Cajun theme.  No drive thru shops for me, unless it's on a subway platform.

Happy belated 39th b-day, Kathy.  Enjoy the me-to-me present.  They're usually the best, and they usually fit.

Great news about Mr. Bullfrog.

Get well soon, Sheila.  Sounds like you really got hit with something.  Sleep helps with lots of things; it's our bodies way of telling us to slow down, you're movin' too fast.

Comment by Mari/WA 1 hour ago

Good morning friends. 

Whoa Sheila, you sicky! That bug you got sounds awful. Good thing you stayed home cuz you needed that bed time.

Sherri, that tree is beautiful! I love this time of year with all the trees turning. They are so gorgeous, although, last year they were more beautiful. I wonder what makes the difference in the turning leaves from year to year. Whoa, you have really been busy with the small projects! Good job! The RVing sounds like a lot of work!

Froggie, can't wait to see your lasting legacies quilt. I love civil war fabric and loved that collection.

Have a super morning everyone! BBL!

Lou Ann, that guy REALLY depends on you, perhaps a little too much. I bet he had a Momma that did everything for him. What a frustrating situation.

Thanks for the Chiro advice ladies. I know that is a great option and believe I've not ruled it out.

Barbara, I've not heard of the foiled potatoes in a crock pot with a chicken. Interesting!

OMGosh, it is raining SO much! I can hear it on the roof.

Kathy, I did not know they had State Fair recipes on Pinterest. I've always used Pinterest just for quilts; never researched recipes much. Oh, gosh, I bet there are some really great ones! 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours 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 4 hours 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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.


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