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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 MaryAgnes/NYC 18 minutes ago

No, Thel.  It doesn't freeze well.  You gotta eat it now.  Or make a cheese cake.

Comment by Kim Webb 20 minutes ago
Good morning Thel. The only cream cheese I have frozen was in a cheesecake and that defrosts very nicely. You can freeze milk and other cheeses so I would think you would be able to.
Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 25 minutes ago

Good morning.  The rain moved in over night.  It brought the intense wind with it.  It wasn't easy to sleep.  Everything is wet and vivid looking.  

Cuppa in the park.  How nice Mary Agnes.  My cuppa (and another and another) have been inside with my furr babies where it's warm, dry and cozy.

Early afternoon Kim.  What a great day for you and hubby.  Does he take pictures for you to enjoy?  I bet he'd get some great foliage and covered bridges.  That'll be a meal that can wait on him, but be ready in a flash if he's hungry.  

I'm gonna put together some meal containers for the freezer.  I thawed out this large frozen package of USDA mashed potatoes.   There's lots.  SO I'll take the leftover sliced chicken (1 meal) and the pulled pork (1 meal) and put together trays.  Yum yum !  I need to dig in the freezer and find the hamburg meat to thaw out to make shepherds pie.   

I'm thinking I might get my fanny away from the computer and to folding clothes and sewing.  Am I the only one with this problem on a rainy lazy Sunday?  

HEY.  does cream cheese freeze and unfreeze well?  

Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

A quiet Sunday here today.

Hubby left about 5:30 this morning for a motorcycle ride up to Connecticut to see some covered bridges and just to ride. I think it was a Red Knights ride but not positive on that.

I am going to make some spaghetti and meatballs for dinner since I have no clue what time he may be back.

I have gotten a little more organized this morning and now I am thinking about what I want to sew.

Love the little prototype Froggie. How big is the real one going to be?

What's everyone doing today? Having fun I hope.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 2 hours ago

Oh poor Beanie, doesn't like to ride in the car. Go hide now, Beanie, and leave Barbara's ears alone. I have never had chicken taco soup, that sounds so good. The family history trip sounds like fun.

I leave the flowers in the front yard over the winter, and the seeds sprout in the spring, Rita, so there's two reasons to leave them. I used to suck up leaves in the leaf sucker thing, and put them on the flowerbeds, too. Lots of goodness for my flowers. 

Kegan sure is a cutie, and he always looks like he just had a bath, nice and clean, and smelling good. I don't know what it is about baby toes. 

It rained a lot last night, there's some small branches down, more than before. I guess I should go out and pick them up. Maybe. Thanks for the comments on the prototype, I do think it needs some quilting between the ruffles. I think I will do a bit of cleaning, like I said yesterday. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by ranchmom/OR 3 hours ago

Good Morning, Have fun MaryAgnes!  I am sitting having a cuppa coffee before I start the day.

Comment by Kim Webb 3 hours ago

Sounds wonderful Mary Agnes. Enjoy the sun while it lasts.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 4 hours ago

Good Morning, Gifties. A beautiful Sunday morning in Gotham.  

Off to meet a friend in the park to share a cuppa in the sun.  bbl

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 13 hours ago

Yah,  I bet those little toes are curled up in there.  He sure is a sweet happy little guy !! Sure wish I could hug and cuddle him.  

I like your prototype Froggie.  I can hear those ruffles calling to Baby  "Play with me,  grab me and drag me around."  I have that leafy fabric.  

Sounds like a busy but nice day Barbara.   The relatives must really be enjoying their visit.   And wow on the genealogy.  

Emm on the cake Kathleen.  How wonderful of you to wait for us to get ourselves organized to be there to share it.  The glaze sounds like it'd be yummy.  

I've heard that plan about nourishing the soil with the old plants.  When we had a good sized garden we would rotate where we planted things too.  Something about the nutrients different plants take from the soil.  

I sure feel that way about food prep & clean up sometimes.  Those tomatoes were definitely in that category.  Even tho I cook for one, preparing for the freezer makes it feel like I'm cooking for more than one.  I sure appreciate it in the long run.  

Goodness, the new world of Finn.  Now that he has to be more careful with his activities he wants your time.  I hope it gets balanced out for you soon.  

I'll have to talk to Carlena and tell her how much everyone loves his sweet little toes.  They sure are some adorable little toes aren't they.  Thanks for the compliments on this picture.  He's changed so much already.  

I better get the clothes off the line,  sounds like a storm is moving in.   

Comment by Rita Crofoot 14 hours ago

Hi everyone,just got caught up, reading at least. we were a little rushed we had big rain and windstorm coming in so we moved our tails, and got the rest of the garden stuff brought in, and everything pulled up and cleaned up. I even got one raspberry patch cleaned up. We barely made it, raining again now. This will be a new thing for us. instead of cleaning everything out, we are leaving the plants on the dirt to disintragate (sp) through the winter, I read an article that said it was important so that all the good bacteria and microbes can get back into the soil. we shall see.

Kim I sure feel like that some days, it takes time to be a scratch cook, but it is worth it, although I am not real religious about that, somedays, I will take the help.

Finn and I sat again part of the afternoon and watched a Tom Clancy movie, we haven't done that in so long I can't remember, he has been pretty social lately, dang it, I need him to go do something so I can get back in the sewing room. be careful what you wish for, huh.

Kathleen could you double the  sheer fabric so it would have a little more substance?

Kegan is a doll, next time tell mama to take those socks off, we want to see those toes.

Have a great nite all.

Have a good night all


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