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Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2016 holiday season!

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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!
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LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

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:A few…Continue

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Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 minute ago

Thel, I’m happy your friend came through her surgery well and there’s no cancer.  

Kim, sorry to hear about your neighbors in Florida.  Sad they they took such good care of themselves with quarantine and then one outing to a church gave them Covid.  I don’t think going anywhere for a given amount of time is safe right now.

  I’m really worried about the kids going back to school.  Those little babies don’t know how to social distance, they touch everything, don’t wash their hands well unless you’re standing there watching them.  I’m just praying schools can keep these kids safe, which honestly, I doubt it.  But there’s hope that they’ll clean well and spray down everything nightly.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 21 minutes ago

Good morning all!  Picked up my meds in the PM yesterday.  I had a mouthwash to start 2 days after implant, then hydrocodone and antibiotics.  I have to say with that hydrocodone, I slept better last night than I have in a very very long time.  I can’t say I’ve felt much pain, and it’s not very swollen either.  I know they say the swelling peaks in 72 hours, so I still have a couple more days.  I did leave a bad review at the pharmacy, but gave the pharmacist and techs a high rating because I figure that’s managements issue.  3 hours is the longest I’ve ever waited for medications at our pharmacy.  I kept thinking I should have gone to SAMS as it’s just down the road from the doctor’s office.  I also could have done some shopping for more butter, eggs, cottage cheese, puddings, jellos, fruit cups and soups.

I went out this morning to throw the trash, water veggie plants and feed cats.  I’m inside now.  We are expecting a high of 105!  That’s our high for today and tomorrow.  I’m definitely just resting the rest of this week.  

I’m glad you’re all safe from that storm.  I hadn’t heard about it way out here. 

Breakfast this AM is uneventful peaches and cream oatmeal and toast.   You all have a great day.  I’m going to rest, nap, read book, nap some more, and just take it easy.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 1 hour ago

That's part of the reason I quit going to my walmart for prescriptions, Kim! They take forever, and the people that work there are dumb as a rock. I forgot what Tumbleweed Tuesday was for a minute.

Thank God your friend didn't have cancer, Thel! I bet that was very painful. I hope  Terry gets Libby fixed up soon, too! 

Good for you, Kim. Don't have to cook dinner. No clean up either. Yes, that makes sense. You were chomping at the bit to get a book a while back. I don't like when our routines are messed with, and they have been messed with a lot lately. OHNO, your friends did what they were supposed to do, finally went to church, and got sick. I'm glad they are getting better. 

I have a lot of paperwork I need to do today. Just stuff that I have been putting off. And ask someone around here to do one thing to help me out, and it's like pulling teeth. Good grief, people, do something! I should hit the bed again and claim I have the non-covid again. No, that was no fun. Never mind. 

I better get at this paperwork.

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 4 hours ago

Good morning, the humidity levels are very high and it is just uncomfortable outside. Quiet on squad last night.

Glad you didn't get any of the storms Thel. That's good news the report came back good on Libby. I'm sure you will enjoy it when you finally get her.

I worked on the Halloween CCS last night. I am finding it very relaxing to work on it before bedtime. I still haven't received my order of the metallic floss that I ordered. I did call the needlework shop that the order went through and I spoke to a very nice lady who I presume was the owner. She told me that the Krenick manufacturing plant in West Virginia was shut down for 10 weeks and everything is way behind in being shipped.  I guess I will get it one of these days.

Working all day today .Hoping to be done  around 4:30 or so. DH has a Red Knights meeting tonight so I probably won't bother to fix anything for dinner.

I was also happy to find out that our library finally reopened for in person services on Monday. You could call or order a book online and they would check it out to you and put it outside for curbside pickup. But it's nice to just be able to look and find something new. I'm in no rush to go but it's nice to know I can. For me it's the thought that I can do something if I wanted to that brings back some sense of normalcy. Does that even make sense ?

I found out yesterday that two of our neighbors in Florida have Covid. They went into total lockdown when this all started in March. They wouldn't go anywhere or talk to anyone. They put notes on their doors saying they were in lockdown. Then when the churches reopened they went and that's where they got it. Both were pretty sick and still recovering.

Well, I better get ready for the day.

Have a wonderful day my friends...

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 13 hours ago

Geeze,  I didn't get htere at all yesterday.  Where was my head?  Not attached obviously.  We didn't get major storms, they passed us by thankfully.   I've been working on keeping up with things around the house instead of being so lazy.  It feels good to have things tidier.   Of course there's always more to do.  

Glad you ladies all made it through the storms with no major damage.  

Have a great visit with your mom Kathleen. She's gonna be so happy to have you visit.  

A friend had surgery yesterday for cysts in her uterus.  She had major crippling pain a couple weeks ago.  They found many cysts or tumors or whatever they decided to call them.  One was very large, apparently the size of a newborns head.  She was told to expect it to be advanced cancer and that more advanced surgery may need to happen.   Well,  we have all been rallied together since the diagnosis so that 24/7 prayer has been happening.  She had the surgery yesterday.  The masses were very big, all removed and with skill from the oncologist surgeon he said it's not cancerous.  But he did send out for testing as a precaution.  

I don't feel very chatty.  Pretty much same ole, same ole here.   Oh wait,  I did a Carfax for Libby.  I like to see what the life of a vehicle has been.  Nothing to shock me, pretty positive with regular maintenance.  I've talked to my car insurance person to get everything coordinated to switch over AND to get a quote. I should have answers on that tomorrow.  I haven't bugged Terry about when she'll be ready.  I know he has to work on jobs he's getting full pay for on first but hoping he's getting some time in to get her finished.  

Comment by Kim Webb 15 hours ago

I don't think that's it's crazy that Wal-Mart takes 3 hours to fill a prescription. That is standard for them. What I find crazy is that the dentist didn't give you the prescriptions prior to the surgery so you would have had them already. That's how they do it here. 

Busy day at work today.  Another longer day tomorrow. Looking forward to a normal day on Thursday and Friday.

I have decided to take off Labor Day this year and Tuesday of that week. I used to always take Tumbleweed Tuesday off but haven't done it for quite a few years now. I have a feeling that this year Tumbleweed Tuesday isn't going to be the same as I don't think many people are heading back to the city this year.

Time for a little stitching before bed. Let's see what's on tv that isn't a rerun.

Have we heard from Thel since the storms rolled through?

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 16 hours ago

Oh Alice, that is no good. I hope you can get the pain meds, you probably will really need them. Quilty hugs for you. 

Whew, that's a lot of EPP, Kathleen! I haven't been able to do that. Mine comes out looking really wonky, no matter what. My only problem with not doing dishes in the evening is, I use the same things in the morning. Then I get mad because I have to HAND WASH something!  I crack me up. 

I got the ME part of the tote bag finished today, I think it's sew cute. Myra will love it. I will get a pic later. It was nice to do some stitching instead of cleaning today. I didn't do any cleaning at all! There's a few things in the floor still, a couple of totes full of stuff to go through, and a project I need to hop on. I'm just not sure how to go about it. It's my uncle's cracker jack uniform that I want to applique on some plain fabric. This is for my cousin. I was thinking I want to get the whole piece of fabric quilted, then applique the uniform on it, but now I'm not sure. Before or after? I should ask my friend that long arms. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 20 hours ago

That's a long time to have to wait for pain meds, Mary Alice. I hope you don't get a lot of pain before three hours. Good that you were prepared with soft foods.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 20 hours ago

What a day, Barbara! Just being on the phone and taking care of all those details is tiring and headache inducing! Not to mention stormy weather and power outage in the mix. I'm sure you were exhausted. Good that DS got home safely and got your generator going.

Thanks for checking in, Marilyn. Good to hear you don't have damage other than that tree by the street. 

It's a decent day here today, except it's pretty windy. 21mph. Another walk in the humidity this morning. I don't know what it was then but it's 66% right now.

While I'm thinking of it, I will be going home to stay with mom for a few days. First time since mid March. I'll leave either tomorrow morning or Thursday. So don't worry if you don't hear from me for awhile. I have a new project all packed up to do while I'm there. It's an english paper piecing project. I have a gallon zip lock bag of a bunch of different floral prints. DD1 bought them at an estate sale. She hand picked what she thought I'd like and they all look like what I used to sew with back in the 80s I think. They are perfect for this project but I don't know if it will be enough to make the size quilt the pattern calls for. I need to cover 450 paper pieces. We shall see . . . some day  . . . 

Froggie, I think like that when I don't do the dinner dishes. Then I get up in the morning and wonder why no one did them for me while I was sleeping.

time to hit add comment and see if anyone else has been posting since I've been reading. I was behind two pages.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 20 hours ago

Ugh, checking in.  Dental procedure done.  Took longer to extract my tooth and putting in implant.  Took prescriptions to Walmart and they told it would be 3 hours before they had them ready!  That's just whacked!  So I came home.

I gummed some pudding and yogurt--about all I can take in.  Sure hope I get my pain meds before my mouth becomes fully away, but doubt it.   So far no pain.

 

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