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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

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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

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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 23

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project just click on the underlined project name:Project 23…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 Marilyn L. 44 minutes ago

Froggie, you are a brave soul to head to commissary on the Saturday before Christmas!  That place will be a madhouse, I'm sure.

I've baked three different times so far.  Have made the requested oatmeal cookies for DH, peanut butter cup cookies, iced sugar cookies,and thumbprint cookies.  I still want to make some brownies with pb icing and maybe some fudge. Not that we need ANY of this!

Anne, wish I could have been there to enjoy some of your Rosettes. I am thinking that they are the ones that you dip hot iron shapes into waffle like batter and then they are deep fat fried?  A friend made those years ago and gave me a box of them. Yummy!  I never got the rosette iron to make my own.

Cindy, sorry to hear that your Sis won't make it for a visit this weekend. I'm sure she is as disappointed as you. So thankful she is safe and with family.

Carol, I made pretzel rods that I dipped in white and chocolate melts and then sprinkled with holiday colored shot.  They don't look as pretty as the Pinterest photo either, but bet they taste just as good!  The folks who rec'd them yesterday seemed to like them.

Comment by Sheila Craft 3 hours ago

Glad she's safe, Cindy! That's the most important thing!

No baking here. I told DH last night that I kind of miss being able to do all of those things with mom. His reply was that he just missed being able to talk to her. Awwwwww...almost made me cry.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

We could split the cookies, Carol! Then we both would have a big variety.

Too bad about your sis, Cindy. Maybe she will make it soon.

I finished my commissary list, and I am off to shop. I wish someone else could take over that job!

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 3 hours ago

How disappointing, Cindy.  But you are right, it's better that she is safe.  Hope you can arrange her visit soon. 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 3 hours ago

Cindy, how sad your baby sis didn't make it to your house. But you're right, everything happens for a reason. It's good that she wasn't further from home when it happened!

Comment by Cindy 8 hours ago
:-( My baby sister didn't make it. The best laid plans as they say. She was packed, had her motor home gassed and ready to roll, stopped for new wiper blades and was headed north towards my house. She wasn't a half hour from home and her rig quit right on the side of the road. Her alternator was kaput. Was too late to get a new one on a Saturday let all we installed. So she was towed back to my nephew's place and there she sits. At least she has a bed and a warm, dry place to sleep. So later she will try again. And I had gotten my house looking so Christmassy to welcome her. Oh well gotta go with the flow, especially when it's out of your control. There is a reason for everything that happens.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 13 hours ago

If Oklahoma wasn't so far away, Froggie, I could have just hopped right over to beg for some of your goodies and saved myself a lot of work!  I made bunches of cookies -- choc. chip, white macadamia nut, raisin filled, peanut butter blossom and pizelles.  Cut outs tomorrow and then I quit.  Surely everyone can find some kind they like.  Oh and I made these cute little Christmas trees out of stacked up Reese's pb cups.  Saw it on Pinterest.  Put a little one on the bottom, then a big one, then another little one (all upside down).  A Hershey's kiss goes on top.  Glue them all together with melted chocolate and then drizzle colored chocolate over the little tree and add sprinkles.  Mine do not look perfect like those on Pinterest but they are pretty cute.  Got my Chex party mix made too.  Now gotta go shop for Christmas dinner food -- actually just me and DH here for the 25th -- so maybe just a couple steaks.  Everyone else is coming on the 26th and that may be just a couple crock pots of soup, a big salad, veggies and fruit to munch, and sandwiches of some kind.  Then all can eat when they want whenever they get here.  It will be fun.

Comment by Anne 13 hours ago
Congratulations Froggie and DGS and being accepted to Langston U. Nice. Always exciting. Looks like your into the festivities...my guests have started to come and go..had a wonderful afternoon..gathered with 12 family members. Had a lot of goodies on the table including the orange fruit salad that Debra shared with us. It was a big hit..and brought a lot of memories of bygone days with the Rosette cookies that I was up until 2 30 in the morning ...making. All worth it. Even met two new members of the family a little 4 yr nephew and a 2 yr. old sweet neice. Now it's real quiet. I even got an hour in sewing. All goo more company tomorrow. . And more cup cake baking. Be good my friends and I'll check in on you later.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

I like the shirt you made your mom, Lynne! And her answer is priceless!

We baked all day, Carol! Sis in law came over, and we made six loaves of banana nut bread, one batch of peanut butter swirl cookies, and two batches of Bernice Bread. Also known as English muffin loaf. Her MIL made lots of it, and her name was Bernice. So, I call it Bernice Bread! Delicious. We ran out of sugar, but tomorrow we plan to make banana bread no nuts, DGS2 doesn't like nuts, and DGS1 will make some more cookies. We will be on sugar overload.

Cindy, sis in law and I kept doing strange things, but we kept on going! We are a mess.

Debra, when Mr. Bullfrog went into the hospital last year, his brain was seriously out of it. He paid the bills online. I scrambled to figure out what his passwords were, or get them changed. Luckily his e mail was up on his computer, so I could request a password reset. I have a list now, too, of every password. Well, I had  a list of mine before, but now I include his.

It sounds like you are having a great time, MaryAgnes! Good for you! I would like to just go away for Christmas some year, and do nothing.

DGS1 decided he wanted to put lights on the bushes in front of his bedroom. We now have pretty lights in the yard! I have never decorated outside. Oh and he got accepted to Langston University! Now to get accepted to OU! He showed me the letter, and I just stood there looking at him. At least he didn't do to me what DD1 did to her dad when she got her first acceptance letter. She hopped on him, her legs around his waist.

I think it's time for bed, I am tired tonite. I bet my hips and legs will hurt in the morning, I did a lot of standing today.

~Joyful hOpppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 14 hours ago

Evening all!  Busy day today and then there was church.  

Going to enjoy some hot chocolate and some sewing.

Debra, that's no fun.  Stupid hackers!  I'm beginning not to do so much bill paying online anymore and stuff like that.   Scary how they track everything down now on cyperspace. 


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