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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

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.

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  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2013 for the weekly projects. You can join at any time!
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Discussion Forum

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 Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 22 minutes ago

Well howdy, Linda, welcome to the group! We love new friends here, right Anne? She just said that the other day! You live close to Kathy? How fun! And the candle mats were lots of fun. You should download them, and share a pic when you make them!

No, that's MY luck, Mary Alice! Tell me it won't be ready, then I have two heavy machines to throw in the truck! Have fun, mine is tomorrow.

I haven't even used my Beautiful Blocks and Borders yet, Barbara! That's the problem, I buy them, am very excited to make something, then it sits there waiting it's turn!

We got a storm last night, it started very late, about 11. I got up and turned on the TV, but it wasn't telling me much except the storm was headed my way, so I went to sleep. Doesn't look like much happened except rain, no branches down or anything. I am headed to have lunch with my first friend, and take her to the doc. I think I will play in the quilting room for a bit this morning. I better get hoppin'.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL 38 minutes ago

Lou Ann you have a great day and enjoy the freedom and peace in your home. So good Cricket is there for you, too. Very food idea to change the codes. 

Comment by Mari/WA 39 minutes ago

Good morning everyone! Well, we are approaching the weekend; sure hoping for some sunrays.

Hello Linda! If I haven't said welcome yet... WELCOME! I will keep the 2013 Candle Mats available for you through this Gifty season. Not to worry. After this season I'll remove the discussion for the link but the mats will still be available on the website for free download.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 42 minutes ago

Mornin' All. Looks like rain here which is fine with me.

LInda, we'll have to wait for Mari to answer that one but I think they will be available for a while yet. Maybe indefinitely. They sure are cute aren't they?

Have fun at the workshop Mary Alice. I'm going to go to the sewing center and pick up the Beautiful Blocks and Borders design pack and then to the LQS to get one of my quilts that they have LA quilted for me.

Mary Agnes are you all rested up after your visit?

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 10 hours ago
Evening! Linda, happy to have you join us!

Lou Ann, so happy you are doing better and getting your home organized how you like it! Also glad you changed the codes. You and Cricket enjoy your tranquility!

I head into my AG workshop tomorrow and I'm hoping mom will be okay. I think she'll be fine. I have a habit of being over protective, and I need to start doing things I enjoy too.

Was hoping they would have my Passport cleaned and ready for me to use tomorrow, but it seems I'll be lugging my huge Pfaff CV to class. With my luck, I'll be bringing home my Passport as well, talk about a full load in the vehicle!
Comment by Linda Mc/MO 11 hours ago

I haven't been on this group very long, but I feel as though you are all my friends.  Hopefully you will consider me your friend as well.

Kathy, I love your basket.  I would love to take a lesson and learn to make one like yours.  It is gorgeous.  Could you tell me where the lessons are offered?  I don't live too far from your area.

Janet, I am anxiously awaiting (along with everyone else) the 2014 gifty.  How long will the 2013 candle mat patterns be available to download?  

Have a good quilty week everyone!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 15 hours ago

Some days you just have to go around and around in circles to get things done, Anne!

Oh that sounds like fun, Mari! You have been busy, I am sure everything will be great. Advent calendars are fun.

I am so glad things are settling down with Dick, Lou Ann. You need some peace and quiet, and changing the codes was a great idea for your peace of mind. You done good!

I am glad you are with me too, Anne! I think tomorrow morning, I will play in the quilting room until time to go see my first friend. It will be great therapy.

I agree, Sheila, we don't hear from Anne often enough! We sure miss her when she is gone, don't we?

I went to the doc this afternoon, then went to Lowe's and found most of the things I needed. I will check Ace tomorrow for the aerator for the bathroom sink. Mine just went missing.

~Joyful HOpppy Quilting~

Comment by Sheila Craft 16 hours ago

Yes, Lou Ann, I feel your pain. Besides DMIL, I had already dealt with my dad. Every time my DSIL & DBIL would say, "Sheila, you just don't know..." I'd just smile & say, "Yes, I do understand." Unless you've gone through it, it's very, very difficult to comprehend. I always recommend the book, Making Rounds with Oscar by Dr David Dosa. Unfortunately, most men won't read it so they continue to struggle to try and make the dementia patient understand. It's wasted breath. Ain't gonna happen as they are too busy un-learning everything they knew.

Hello, Anne! Glad you could stop in for a visit. We don't hear from you often enough. Hope you're doing well.

Comment by Anne 17 hours ago

Yes, Lou Ann.  Quilted for a few hours.  Now gonna give it a rest. Having another cuppa ..stay happy my friends..glad you are with m.

Comment by Lou Ann Bucheimer/MD 19 hours ago

Hello all! Welcome Eileen and I'm glad that you had a great birthday Froggie! Sorry about the froggin' Anne, but it is only uphill from here, right?

Kathy, I love that basket and weaving is something I haven't done yet, but I used to do macrame' (wonder how you really spell that word). I'd love to take a class like yours, but only if it turned out even half as good!

I haven't turned on QWU since last Sunday, and sure love the new look!!

Sheila, we have a lot in common only mine was a husband, not a MIL. Finally his kids came to the rescue, as I just couldn't take care of him any more. When he broke the hip, it was the transition we all needed. He was begging to come home and I would say it wasn't happening because it wasn't safe. While he was at the first nursing home, he convinced the psychologists that I was going to divorce him so he had to go home. He even set up an appointment for me to meet with her too. I think that manipulating must be a part of Alzheimer's too. Anyway your MIL is safe now and so is Dick, and it only cost me all of my deductible and my flex $. It was worth it. So far, I have taken his clothes to him and last night got the second batch of mine moved to his former side. I've also learned to be very strong, as his kids will try to get more out of me. I've changed codes on all of the ways to get in, as he generously gave them to anyone. Cricket and I are enjoying our new life and Dick settled in finally. It took a week, but his dinner buddies have 1 woman and she is taking care of him (his nose, eye, and lips drool especially while eating. She had taken a small pack of Kleenex to him and every time he needed to clean himself up, she'd pat him on the back of his hand with her index finger. He started doing it without a reminder the last time I was there.)

Mary Alice, I really love how your quillo turned out, so festive. And when you were writing about your chicken, the only thing I read was chocolate and I was sold!

Barbara, not only is Tux where he will get vet care, you will also be able to stop in and see him any time you want. That was a win/win answer!

Nuff for now, but keep the goodies coming. I sure enjoy looking at them!


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