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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.
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Discussion Forum

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:…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 Thel in Mid-MO 26 seconds ago

OH forgot to show you this.    Niece, her DH and our baby are in Florida on vacation.  Kegan seems to be loving it.    He's trying to hide his toes.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 3 minutes ago

I have to admit I didn't run.  I bundled up and walked very carefully, holding the rail looking like nanook of the North. (is that even a thing? I hear people say it tho).  

I'd never even heard of sun dogs either......we do learn a lot of things don't we.  What's with ning !!! 

Everybody gets turns in my lap except Moose.  The way I give him lap time is to climb onto his sofa with him and/or he just plops his face and forearms on my legs and just melts (that's heavy and doesn't last long). 

Enjoy your sewing machine time Cora !!  it's nice to sew and relax.  

That registration worked out great for the pantry Mary Alice.  Yup, the cold turns people into hermits.   Don't have to re-register at mine unless you go for 6 months without visiting.  They trust you to tell them if things have changed.    I do know that when there is USDA food to have, I have to sign for it, so maybe it's a USDA pantry.  Hmmmm  

Aww a nice healthy coyote is a beautiful sight.  Supposed to be good luck to see them, so I've heard.    

Egads what a rolling disaster you were there for a while !!!  Amazing how much you do with that all behind you.     I've been intrigued by Quilt as you Go and never done it either Mary Alice.   Hmmm,  I might have a book with projects specifically for the technique.  

Awwww Blackie / Midnight wants a new home !!!

I made a cole slaw thing for a snack earlier.  It was yummy.  Cabbage, onion, carrot, mayo, S&P and white pepper.   Ate the whole thing at once.  Gonna have pasta and sauce next.  

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 30 minutes ago

Oh, Mary Alice, your medical history is just what I expected to happen once I decided to go to the doc last spring.  And it looks like maybe I wasn't too far off, but, no way near what you went through.  And Lynne, you're right, one thing at a time is more than enough to deal with.  I'm starting to ache in the muscles I've been using with the cane and just trying to avoid too much weight on my hip.  Cheryl has taken to calling me from rehab to check on me (and to complain about the food).

Thanks for all you good wishes and Kathleen you're right.  I also have to thank the pharmaceutical industry.

That seems harsh that your mom has to register for the food pantry, Mary Alice.  The church next door serves anyone who shows up even though they know some people take unfair advantage but they won't turn anyone away.  

Now I've added sun dogs to the list of things I want to see before I die.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 2 hours ago

Hello all!  

Goodness it's cold here!  Mainly wind chill!  I think our high  so far is 39 with a wind chill this morning of 18.  Now the wind chill is 31.  Compared to the nice winter we were having this is brutal!

Had to drive mom to the nearby town here to their senior center to register for this year's pantry.  I waited till 10 hoping the crowd had dwindled down. Got there and was out in 30 minutes!  Fastest time yet.  I asked the lady if they'd had all the people earlier, she said most haven't shown up because it's cold.  They were going to start calling them to go register before they leave at 1pm.

Came back to a quick lunch and debating on what to sew.  I'm not going to do anything else today as it's basically too cold.  

Never heard of sun dogs either.  

Oh, I saw a coyote this morning running across the road and to farmland!  I didn't know they ventured so close here!  It was very pretty though!  I've heard we have some foxes too.

Mary Agnes, some years it's like we are falling apart.  I know at 45, I seemed to hit the falling apart era.  I didn't feel bad, but wasn't feeling right.  I went into ER, they ran a scan.  Next thing I know, I'm being told I have a strangulating hernia and needed surgery ASAP.  Next thing I know, I'm wheeled into surgery.  Got out of hospital a week later.  No sooner did that happen than I needed to have my gall bladder removed.  No sooner did that one happen than I needed to have a chocolate cyst removed by left ovary and they discovered I had an abcess connected to it as well.  I was in the hospital for another week on that one with loads of high volume antibiotics and blood work twice a day to check white blood cell count.   Got a mini break and then I had to have both hip replacements. So Mary Agnes, get yourself taken care of now because you don't want a major spiraling effect! 

I've been working mainly on BH blocks.  Not that's at a stand still till I get the aqua and brown fabrics.  I did do that NQC block.  It's okay, but now that I see all the different fabrics everyone else is using mine looks rather plain cause I followed the actual directions in fabric choices. I have to figure out how to do Quilt as you Go, because I've not done it before.  So I'm dabbling into a new adventure.  If it works, then I think I'll be cutting out my blocks from my Accuquilt Go dies and start doing my own thing. At least those are my thoughts right now. 

I've got a black cat wanting me to adopt it too.  It's here in the morning meowing at the all the doors.  It's all black except for a little tuft of ivory under it's neck.  It's cute with green eyes and very vocal.

Off to play now!  I think I'll cut out the backing piece and batting for that quilt as you go.  I have no idea what to quilt on it, but I'll think of something.  Maybe I'll watch the Midnight Quilt show for ideas.

Comment by Cora Hawkins 2 hours ago

Well after sorting and re-counting I am short 25 Clue 4 and 6 combination! Forgot I ran out of that rosy colour! Back to the sewing machine!

Yes Thel there are quite a few different colour combinations other people have used and they are all wonderful......but not all are scrappy...there are a lot of quilters out there with a lot of fabric!

Thel you sure have a comfy lap! My dog too big!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 2 hours ago

Ah, yes!  I've seen Sun Dogs before; usually in the mountains.  It is light on ice crystals, and some have said they are predictive of a change in the weather!  We do learn wonderful things here!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 2 hours ago

Look at you all nice and organized, Cora! Wow, that's a lot of same names in one family. Usually it's like that for boys with junior senior, the III etc. 

Lynne and Thel, sounds like you're going through what we went through a couple weeks ago with everything shut down. Stay warm.

Mary Agnes, glad you're feeling better, even if it is drug induced. 

Thel, please don't run. And that's an awesome picture. Never heard of sun dogs. I've heard and seen pictures of pillars of light that sound similar to what you describe as to how they happen. But these sun dogs are arc shaped. We learn so much here!

Speaking of learning, I've just learned that ning isn't sending me post notifications today. Maybe ning is too cold.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 3 hours ago

OK,  I have to share this.  I bet some of you have seen this in person, but I have not.  

The sun dog is a member of the family of halos, caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as a pair of subtly colored patches of light, around 22° to the left and right of the Sun, and at the same altitude above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and most conspicuous when the Sun is near the horizon.

My friend Todd (the bbq guy) saw this on his way to the restaurant this morning.  How incredible !! 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 4 hours ago

OK,  now that I've done my PSA,  I'll read what's happening with everyone. -12° here.............brrrr 

Sounds like health issues are trying to take over a bit for a few people.  Sure hope it all smooths out.  There's a point where you get sick of being sick !!! 

Wow,  Texas is shut down.  Here it's mostly cause of the cold.  I can just imagine the circus with the ice and people having no clue how to drive in it Lynne.  

That's a lot of Adriana Maria's but what a beautiful name.  I'd wanna use it over and over too.    

Beautiful 'pile 'o parts' Cora.  Love the color combo.  Seems that all the ones I've seen here have chosen the coral/agua/brown combo.  Did anyone in the group you're watching venture into different colors.  Just curious.........

Now that made me think of Agnes - dancing to her own drummer.    I see her on facebook every now and then.   She's done some beautiful needle work.     Oh speaking of needle work..........I should spend some time with #10 Fleece Leaves.   I'm almost done making the backing for the MM#1-Milliofore and then the leaves will have a turn.  

A rescue guy is dropping by in a while to drop of preventatives for Honey Bear...............wonder how fast I can run to the gate and back inside?   

These two each want my lap but did decide to share:  Honey Bear and Baby.  

Comment by Cora Hawkins 5 hours ago

Ha not sure how picture wound up in the middle! But, it is what it is!!

 

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