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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.

Discussion Forum

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Please advise

Started by Cathy Coale. Last reply by Cathy Coale Sep 13, 2016. 6 Replies

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) 24 minutes ago

I did snuggle under my quilt, Thel, and warmed up. I don't know what was going on,it's not even cold outside today. But Thursday it's supposed to be 75, and Friday, 50. Welcome to Mustang. Oh and Damon Lane, Meteorologist and apparently comedian, said our tornado season is from January 1 to December 31 every year. We did have four tornadoes on Saturday. Not in Mustang, though. 

Oh Mom sure is onry, isn't she, Mary Alice? Sounds like Daddy for sure. You really are having a lot of appointments lately, aren't you? I really get tired of them. Send brother a bill if he  doesn't come and drain the AC. OH that reminds me, I have to winterize the pool before it freezes on Friday. It's covered, but the water isn't drained. It's easy, not like the things you have to drain and mess with. I don't know what kind of AC you have that needs to be drained. Things are different in NM than Mustang, aren't they? 

Silly Ning, at it again, messing with our minds, Kathleen! 

I didn't figure out what i am taking tomorrow to sit and sew. I did get a few things done around the house, including cleaning the AC filters. That made me hurt! And I am moving right along with the Linus quilts, I have three almost finished. Then, I can play with my ruffle quilts. The quilts I am working on now are aimed at boys, it's Sturgis fabric with motorcycles all over. I think I was going to make some pillowcases for the boys, but don't think they would appreciate them now. So, Linus gets it. I am waiting for Dancing to come on. If I get up and start finding things to work on tomorrow, I will get distracted from watching Dancing. 

~Joyful HOpppy Quilting TIme~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 1 hour ago

I think Ning is sending posting notices out of order. Just received three of them and the only one I hadn't already read was Mary Alice's. The same thing happened earlier today. Oh well, at least I can still hit Add Comment and have my comment be added!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 2 hours ago

Hello all!  Finally checking in.  Mom's cataract surgery on Thursday went well.  She drove me nuts that night though.  She was supposed to keep eye patch on.  She kept taking it off and I kept putting it on.  She was supposed to sleep propped up in bed, so I had to check on her a few times at night.  One time she wiggled herself down to lie flat.  Had to wake her up and prop her back up, and put eye patch on cause she decided to take it off at night.  It's been a trip!

I didn't do a thing this past weekend except what I absolutely HAD to do.  Still feel like I need to rest, but things have to get done here.  Managed to change our bed sheets and do laundry.  Still doing some laundry.  I wanted to vacuum and mop, but I guess it'll be for tomorrow.  I have to go to town Wednesday to take mom for blood work and do some grocery shopping. Thursday it her next eye doctor appointment to check on surgery again and see if there's improvement. Then I have my last quilting with ruler's class.  Actually happy to be done with that class.  having to go to class every Thursday while dealing with all these doctor appointments and surgery was tough.

I wanted my brother to drain and close off AC for the winter, but he was too tired on Sunday after his bike ride.  Don't know if he'll get it done or if I have to hire someone.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 5 hours ago

I don't use canned anything very much either.  Just happens I have some from the food pantry.  I feel a quiche coming in the near future.  I do have some of the individual ones in the freezer still but want the pre-made crusts out of the freezer.  

Emmm, snuggle under that quilt Froggie.    I bet it feels good,  warm up!! Oh I remember that transfer board oh too well.  My visiting HHA was good at getting me into the wheelchair.  After a while I actually learned how to use it by myself to get into the chair.  I was so proud of myself while being petrified it was gonna slip.  Walking is so much more fun.  

Exploding applesauce, what a mess for sure.  I haven't had anything explode for quite a while.  

Better get ready to get outa here.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 5 hours ago

Yeah, snake and cat. I meant the bbq or au jus sammiches. I bet you are right, MaryAgnes, if we ate seasonal, fresh food, we would be slimmer and healthier. But Mario Batali says he eats what's fresh and in season, and he ain't slim. 

I usually do stay in my jammies or shorts and t shirt when I am home, Thel. But I was getting ready to go to the hospital. I am back in my shorts now. And under my new quilt, I don't know why I am so cold. 

That's a great pic of brother and sis in law and the gorge. I wanna go there. 

I think I will go get that applesause cake recipe, Kathleen. Yum. I have a carrot cake recipe from a friend that you don't use a mixer. She didn't tell me that, and the first one I made, I used the mixer, and the cake rose too much and poured over the sides of the pan into the oven. Like it exploded all over. And you have to grate a ton of carrots, but it's so good. I haven't made it in ages. 

I went to the hospital, he was sitting up in his wheelchair. The PT guy came and moved him after about an hour. He uses that sliding board, and he's pretty good at it. Too bad I can't lower our bed like the hospital bed moves. Oh well, he will be going somewhere else after this. Case worker said she thinks he will go to skilled nursing. There are several near here. I think I will go work on those quilts. And I need to figure out what I am taking to sit and sew tomorrow. Something small, so probably a quilt to piece. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 6 hours ago

My guess is yes, Thel.  Try it and see.  Don't use the "juice" from canned anything.  It's very high in salt and who knows what other chemicals.  Truth is I usually rinse canned stuff.  I don't use a lot.  Beans mostly.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 6 hours ago

Thanks for the compliments about my little brother.  He is rather handsome for his mid-50's.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 6 hours ago

I have noticed a couple of the cats snooping around the stove.  What a tease that mouse was.  Maybe that mouse was a brave loner, cause the 2nd trap has not gone off yet.  

Sounds like a great birthday party Kathleen.    And a spontaneous sleep over, how cool is that !! Lucky gram or is it Nona.  

I've been using the strawberry cream cheese on the fresh carrot cake.....not quite the perfect fit.  I've got wonderful Paninis in the freezer.  I'll give those a try.  

Yup, Jane Ellen is going to Walmart, not sure on the time, but who cares.  

Hey another food question (I learned so much with the cream cheese ?).  If you drain it well, and squeeze out the juice can canned spinach work for quiche?  (Yes,  the juice will go into my "make some soup" container in the freezer.)  

I haven't accomplished much, I'd rather relax.  I crack me up.  

Comment by Kim Webb 7 hours ago

Sounds like is was a great day Kathleen. We have certainly been having great weather.

I have been enjoying the weather Mary Agnes. Went to the ocean on the way home from running errands this morning and it was so peaceful with no crowds.

Groceries are put away and lunch is done so time to tackle that batting project.

Comment by Donna Coppin 7 hours ago

Good morning fellow gifties!  

Mary Agnes:  Try using your strawberry cream cheese on some raisin bread or another sweet bread as a spread.  It's really good like that.  Or on a plain bagel.

Ava is a beautiful baby and so sparkly!  Great picture!  

Kathleen, the applesauce cake sounds yummy!  

I make lists but don't always get everything on them done.  LOL!  But it does feel good to accomplish something.  Stay in your jammies and keep warm and cozy, or wear sweats around the house.  Pretty comfy too.  

Not much on the agenda for me today except figuring out dinner for tonight.  Too much sewing to do to worry about housework.  No, actually I already have most of it done for this morning.   

My cats will be 14 next year and they are all pretty chunky already.  But they do eat a lot more in the winter, just too hot in the summer to eat a lot.  

Well, back to my studio.  Chat more later.


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