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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 Thel in Mid-MO 35 minutes ago

Note to self:   

When you want to slice veggies with the food processor, you add the slicer attachment at the top of the machine..............REMEMBER to remove the blade from the bottom of the container.  

SO my soup has shredded carrots and parsnips instead of sliced.  Turnip and sweet potato are sliced.   .............   and the split peas are kinda disappearing.  Might be time to add more peas.

Cooking on the Fly instead of Cooking with Bobby Fly. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 1 hour ago

Emmm Mary Alice,  I'd like to give Menudo a try.  Sounds great to me.  I do  that with meat too and then can just lift the fat off the top.  I have no idea if I'm doing something you'd call soup,  but it is inspired a bit by you.  I have split green peas along with some braised pork pieces simmering together for a green pea soup.  I braised to a nice crisp with BBQ sauce.  I also took some of the frozen celery and cooked it in a pan until most of the moisture was out, with a lot of sliced garlic and then added that to the pan, some true lime, season all, dried hot pepper flakes from my harvest a couple years ago.  That's all simmering.  I plan to slice up a bit of raw turnip and parsnips and add that.  I like everything so will see how it all is together.  OH and sliced carrots and LOTS of onion.  

Better get back to the kitchen.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

I was up early!  I made the traditional Mexican Menudo--most people don't like that.  I cooked the meat for 12 hours yesterday and let it get cold to remove all the fat.  This morning added the hominy and red chile.  It's a breakfast of champions to us--LOL.  They also say it cures all your ills.  It sure cleaned out my sinuses.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Kim, those building are gorgeous!  There's nothing around here to compare to that in terms of historical buildings.  Everything here is southwestern pueblo style double adobe.

Kathleen, all that snow!  I'd run and hide!  I wouldn't know what to do with all that snow!  I'd be homebound for sure till the snowplow showed up.  I'm so happy I don't have to clean snow off the sidewalks.  Biggest snow fall here is about 3-4 inches and we drive like complete idiots in it!  Shoot, I home bound myself with only 2 inches!  LOL

Wow! A Brother and Babylock machine take those huge spools slanted.  That's cool!  

Hooray! finished my flying geese and started the chevrons on BH.  Those chevrons are slow going.  I even thought I should have done the flying geese using Quilt in a day method to get 2 at a time done. 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Wow Cora, is that a huge spool of thread??  How did it fit on the machine??  Almost looks like a huge cone.

Mary Agnes, I sent you red enchiladas medium hot.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

Geeze Carol Ann.  There's no happy medium in the weather is there.  Continued prayers for people to be safe and hopefully minimal losses.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 3 hours ago

Well,  I guess that wanted to be posted right off.  At least it's sunny and bright out but "baby it's cold outside'.  

Have fun at the party Mary Froggie.  Will there b food too?    Today I'm INSIDE and staying here.   I think I'll dig through the freezer and see what I have for a soup base.  I want a nice hot veggie beef soup (who put that thought in my head).  Once I've finished my coffee I'll enjoy some wonderful ginger tea for the rest of the day.  

Just need to finish attaching the N cloud on Kegans quilt.  I made a bunch more prairie points the other evening. I don't know how many I need, but I'm sure I need more than I have made.  

It needs to warm up in here.  The furnace decided to regulate it's own thermostat over night.  It does that occasionally.  SO I woke up and it was 60°.  I'd rather be warmer than that.  I have a small heater pointing at the pipes under the kitchen sink and the tap dripping so not having to deal with frozen pipes.  Yah for me being smart enough to do that.  

LOVE your picture Kathleen.  The red berries are such a beautiful touch of color in that winter scene.  I used to tuck in like that too and watch from the security of a nice warm house.  

Ohhhhhhhhhh Divinity.  Barbara, come to my house !!! 

I got out of the habit of sending snail mail cards when I first moved for security reason, now I do some E-cards, but mostly it's good wishes and cyber hugs from me.  

OH,  the dilemnas of the ME'ers.  Maybe someday I'll know exactly what you mean.   I hope things roll smoothly for you today Barbara.  

Time to do "something".  I put those pennies in my piggy bank.  Yup, saving for a rainy day. 

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 3 hours ago

"Heat wave" in NorCal this week.  Temps in the 70's in the afternoons.  Just say'n.  (We are also still on fire.)

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 3 hours ago

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,     14°

Comment by Barbara S/IL 3 hours ago

Kathleen the snow is beautiful- to LOOK at- isn't it? The weatherman is saying we may gt a little tomorrow but I'll believe it when I see it. We got a tiny bit of cold rain last evening. It's sunny and cold here today. Maybe I'll try to make some divinity candy.

I need to get a few cards sent. I've been really bad about doing that the last few years. 

I got one In the Hoop Christmas stocking made yesterday. It took all afternoon by the time I did 31 thread changes and had one thread ball disaster. ME'ers will know of what I speak. I think I'll just find some Christmas material and stitch up a few more stockings.  

I'm glad you escaped your bad situation, Thel. I hope and pray the situation that you saw in the store isn't as bad as it looked, but... 

Are those pennies burning a hole in your pocket? lol Good job.


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