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Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2016 holiday season!

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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

LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 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

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:A few…Continue

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Comment by Kim Webb 35 minutes ago

Good morning, cloudy this morning and cooler today. That is suppose to come to an end after today when the hotter, humid air moves in.

I only have one job today so I should be all done by noon. Then we are on squad tonight.

I understand and feel everything said about this virus. The frustrations  are real. The depression is real. I ,myself feel so much better just going to work each day and accomplishing something each day. I am very careful about where I go and who I see. All my customers have been locked down also. Other than the new job that I started last week, these people have been my customers on average 20 or more years and I know them and trust them so I in turn have been very careful about my actions. And having a puppy during these times certainly helped. The best medicine ever.

I told DH that his arms got sunburned when he went riding on Sunday. He said he put sunscreen on before he left in the morning. I think he needed to reapply it at some point during the day. Hopefully yours are better Froggie.

I actually got a little sewing done yesterday morning before work. Working on those blue borders now. 

Did some one say ice cream? My favorite flavor tends to change. Mint chocolate chip or cherry vanilla would be good.

Well, I better get in the shower and ready for the day.

Have a great day...

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 6 hours ago

Ice Cream!  Yes!  My favorite is "Death by Chocolate."  That's not Blue Bunny, Thel; we don't have Blue Bunny on the west coast, but it's very decadent.  Welcome to the "I'm not just feeling sorry for myself and whining club," Thel and Barbara; these are legitimate current concerns. That makes a total of 5 of us by my count.  Thanks for your support, fellow quilters; it's tough being all brave and sucking it up when I really want to belt my oblivious DH when he asks me "what's the matter now?"   as he reads me the latest infections/death figures in our county!

Good night. 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 10 hours ago

And remember, all those people we see on tv who are not taking precautions, we eventually hear of someone getting sick and wishing they had not taken everything so lightly. And worse, they also brought the virus home to their family members. Just today I heard a hospital staff, nurse or doctor, don't know, who said he was taking care of a younger patient who said no one ever told him he could get sick. Really??!!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 12 hours ago

Terry came and got the repair job done in the kitchen.  I'm happy about that.  He needed more light so I got out the flashlight to shine for him.  (back story, my kitchen ceiling light hasn't worked for over a year-I never told the landlord-just dealt with less light)   SO he also fixed the ceiling light for me.  That kid can do anything!  So now I can see what I'm doing in the kitchen too.  I crack me up.  

Hmmm,  I say my communion prayer for the 'flesh' and actually have never noticed the taste of the wafer Froggie.  I did used to really dislike the wafer but had to fix that mindset.  

I don't go outside much at night either Froggie.  Well, when I do, it's in the bark park with the boys and there is tree cover.    I'm tired of thinking about it all too.  Seems my market is pretty well stocked.  The only thing I didn't get on my last pick up order was Hot Pockets.  And when I sent in to get my steak the fresh veggies were very well supplied.  

I'm tired of all the restrictions too but I'm still doing it.  You are braver than I am Marilyn.  I haven't given in to getting take out or dine in except once with the BBQ place. I know Todd personally and trust how careful they are there.  Seems each time I get closer to possibly doing it,  notices of positive employees in this restaurant or that restaurant are published.  The most recent, SEVEN employees have tested positive.  Crazy. 

I'm feeling lucky that I live alone because I don't have to be making anyone else content except myself.  I eat what I wanna eat, when I wanna eat and I rarely argue with myself !  

I'll join that club too.  I know the frustration, minus the significant other getting on my nerves.    I haven't been able to focus much on sewing but I have been getting stuff done around the house.  Trying to make some progress/change each day.  

It might be time for some Blue Bunny - Bunny Tracks ice cream !  

Comment by Susan 12 hours ago

This virus has affected each of us in different ways. I think what makes it so difficult for the senior population is that we take it seriously. Many of us would not think of challenging authorities when it comes to something we feel is as serious as Covid 19. I  am like Carol Ann, Marilyn, and Carol, I only go out for necessities that can't be delivered and then wear a mask, gloves, and social distance. But then everyday on TV and in the paper we see hundreds of people not taking any precautions and most are under 40.  Everyone in this group feels the pain of not having hugs, seeing family, and enjoying our little pleasures. Just remember that we have stayed safe and well. And I can't thank you enough for the precautions you have taken because you are keeping people like my DH safe who has compromised health.

So smile and pat yourself on the back because you deserve it and thanks again. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 13 hours ago

I hear you Carol, Carol Ann and Marilyn. You definitely are not alone. I think .most of the world is right there with you. Hugs. 

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 13 hours ago

And a safe hug back to you, Marilyn & Carol!  We now have a club of three, each of whom truly understands how the others feel!  Thanks so much!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 14 hours ago

Carol Ann, it made me feel good to have someone else say what I've been feeling -- makes me feel a little less like a whiner and negative Nellie.  It is hard...and I don't want to cook, clean, or do anything else except the things I can't do.  I just want to go to the store to just browse - just for fun.  I'm  tired of checking the parking lot to see how crowded, putting on my mask, making sure I have a sanitized cart, racing to the few items I need (social distancing of course), not being able to stop for a quick chat with a friend in the aisle....I'm tired of all of it and it's getting old.  I am embarrassed that I'm so bummed; I'm luckier than many.  I've not lost anyone, I'm not sick, and I have a comfortable home to hunker down in but still.......  Anyway, thank you for not making me feel like a loner.  Here is a safe hug from Ohio.

Comment by Marilyn L. 14 hours ago

Oh, Carol Ann, I am feeling the same way!  At least things are a bit more relaxed in my area. But mask wearing and social distancing is still expected. Thankfully, most people are complying with little complaints. But this at home togetherness is wearing a little thin!  We seem to trip each others buttons so easy lately. I am thankful that I can have a half day away to quilt...sometimes twice a week! Yea!

The same goes for fixing dinner. It's so darn difficult to come up with something new or different to eat.  We do have the option to get take out or even dine in now....which we have done. But that gets old too. I have always loved to cook, but I find less enthusiasm for doing it now. Could it be my age?  LOL!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 17 hours ago

Hello, all.  I'm sitting here in front of my computer and I cannot think of a thing to say.  I'm bummed because of the inability to hug a friend (other than DH and he really doesn't like being hugged); have a cozy conversation with a friend without wearing a mask and greet my neighbors with something other than a friendly wave from my deck to theirs.  "This too shall pass" is really sounding hollow these days.  I think I have Covid-19 exhaustion!  I feel like taking a nap until it all goes away.

Yes, I have several quilting projects (Several -- hah!) I could finish up, but I can't summon the desire to do it.  I've got to plan dinner, but I'm not hungry and can't think of anything I want to cook.  Oh, and the local temps are going to top 100 degrees most days again this week!

Hope I didn't depress you all; I just needed some place to say all that!

 

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