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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.

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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

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 Cindy 8 hours ago

Well, you made me curious so looked up the life span of the peepers. The answer to whether it could be the same frog Barbara had visiting last year is YES. The life span is three to four years and can even survive being frozen. Very hearty little bitty guys. They are fascinating to read about.

Just heard we have three fires started by lightening in the Olympic National Park. Have crews on them trying to get them out quickly. 

No sewing around here for a while. Am having withdrawal symptoms. I need some machine time!!! Maybe tomorrow.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

I miss the peepers. Back in my home town I used to hear them every night. I've never seen one though. To me they sounded so peaceful because by that time our street was quiet and that's all you could hear. We've got some other kind of frog around here. I can only describe the sound as a squeaky rocking chair.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 9 hours ago

Sounds like you got a lot done today Kathleen.   My house is all on one level and I'm definitely thankful for that when it comes to staying cool. 

And you Barbara,  you're rolling right along too. 

I'm not sure on how long the peepers live but I sure do love their sounds in the evening.  I like when they stick to the windows. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 9 hours ago

Yep, had a frog last year too. How long do peeper frogs live? I doubt it's the same one.

Got the blocks sewn together. Just need to do the borders and it will be ready for quilting. Had lunch with my quilty buddies.

Awww Butter cup has a furever home.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 10 hours ago

Well, I went upstairs to sew tonight. It was kind of cloudy so the sun wasn't shining much in the window. But it was still hot! I did make progress on the mug rug though. All along I was thinking I didn't like my fabric choices, but as it came together, it doesn't look so bad. I stopped just before adding the binding. Lucky me, I already had a piece of bias binding from a previous mug rug (surprised I even found it). So that's ready and waiting for tomorrow's task. Not sure I'll feel like sewing tomorrow though. We have a family cookout to go to. After a couple beers I usually feel like doing nothing!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 10 hours ago

What a day you've had Froggie.  Nice to not have to do any of the cooking. 

I finally got some house cleaning done today.  I got the new outdoor hose set up, planning to use the little kiddie pool from 2 years ago.  Well the pool is trash.  It got dented and snapped the plastic.  So gotta try to find another one.  I was gonna try a bath outside for Moose, so need to make a new plan for tomorrow. 

Butter Cup is in her new home already, yes. 

These cooler days have been very nice.  Made wonderful BLT's for my dinner.  Yummy. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 10 hours ago

You crack me up, Agnes. I thought that was what you were getting at, but didn't say it. Then I read your next message, you had everything needed already. Good for you! Thanks for the reminder about spit. I didn't get blood on anything, but it sure bled a lot. 

Didn't you have that suctioning froggie last year, Barbara? 

I bet that did take a long time to get rid of that ugly fingernail, Lou Ann. I have smashed a finger before, and had the fingernail stay but it was ugly and black. Took forever to grow out. 

Oh no, Mary Alice, glaucoma? that can't be fun. We are all sitting here griping about things that hurt. We are three old and hurting people! 

Poor buttercup, but she is probably at her destination now and chowing down. 

Thanks for the birthday wishes for VGDS1, I will tell him. He will smile. He's a good one. We had a great time at lunch, it was so good. Had a nice chicken sammich with artichoke and stuff, yum. The boy's dad picked up the tab, too! I was surprised. He said I paid for his dinner several times, and it was his turn. I said, Well, I have been wondering when it would be your turn! I crack me up. Then, I went to B Sew Inn and made the Anita Gooddesign snowman. I don't like how mine turned out, and made another one when I got home. Then I went to pick up KFC for dinner. Yum. I didn't have to fix food twice today. I'ts a banner day, DGS1's birthday, and no cooking. I realized when I turned 19, I was six months pregnant with DD1, his aunt. I can't imagine him having a baby now. People are really different, aren't they? Tomorrow morning, we are going to the farmer's market, that will be nice. I love the fresh fruit and veggies. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kim Webb 16 hours ago

Ah, Thank you for all the birthday wishes. And happy birthday to VGS1. Hope your lunch out was wonderful.

The rain has ended and now the sun is out steaming stuff up.

Safe travels, Buttercup.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 17 hours ago

Thank you so much Lou Ann for the offer.  I'm taking the design ideas slowly as they make their decisions.   I continue prayers for everyone here and their family dilemmas.  

Let's plan a virtual holiday.  We have so much to celebrate as we count our blessings even under trying times. 

I thought that was a really cute video with Butter Cup.  She is really mad as me as she wants MORE to eat and is waiting for the bus to get here.  She's searched the house looking for anything edible.  She cracks me up. 

I love Hallmark movies too !!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 17 hours ago

Happy Birthday Kim and DVGS#1!!

I've gotten rid of a lot, and yes, I probably could have put up my crafting store and sewing lessons.  But I just want to unclutter my life, and just have what's needed.

Went to eye doctor's this morning.  Mom is eligible for her cateract surgery now.  She's got an appointment on October 4.  Then it seems both of us may be getting glaucoma.  We're to head back for eye dilation on the 15th so they can map our retina, and set up a ground base for future visits to keep track of the progression.  Darn!  Growing old sucks if I'm going to end up with tunnel vision.  My left eye is worse.

I think we all need a virtual holiday somewhere.


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