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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!
  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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2017 Project list.

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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

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I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue

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Comment by Sheila Craft 3 hours ago

Boy am I bad! Froggie, I didn't even realize you had 2 different colors there. Maybe the eye surgery wasn't the best idea???? I do agree with Thel's thought, tho - use whatever you like but repeat it in the binding. A trip to the commissary is in order here, too; but, since we don't live near one (2 hrs), I guess we'll settle for Meijer's.

Kim - guess I skimmed a little too quickly. I missed the part about that being your dad! How cool is that? No carver's in my family, sadly. Well, Grandpa whittled a bit but never really made anything except splinters. I do have a couple of friends who are carvers (both are women) and they do beautiful work.

Sandy B, we get Arctic cold fronts here. I often wondered if you lived at the equator would you get both...or either? I crack me up. In all seriousness, though, you & yours have your share of challenges, don't you? I'm sending warm quilty {{{Hugs}}} to you all. I didn't see the critters until I enlarged the picture! They sure are cute.

Hubs was stationed in Antarctica and would have loved to have gotten married there. WHAT??? Nope; but, thanks for asking.

DH is currently on his 3rd attempt to get some mowing done. After 3 weeks, he's got his work "cut" out for him. Better him than me. At least it'll keep him out of my hair for a while.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

Oh Sandy, you and your family can't get a break. DD1 was six weeks premature, too. Big quilty hugs and prayers for you. I love the quilt with the cute mice and kitties, and your doll too! 

We have never had an Antarctic front either, MaryAgnes! What a strange place to want to be married. There must be a story behind that. I don't know, I tend to call them all chickens. The boys, the girls, the babies... 

I have to go to the commissaary this morning, I have put it off long enough. I think it's been over two weeks. First, I am going to church with Myra, so I better remember to bring my tennis shoes so I can walk around the commissary for an hour. Ouch! 

~Joyful Hopppy QUilting TIme~

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 5 hours ago

Okay.  I'm a city girl so I may be wrong and if I am I know someone will be able to explain things to me.  I've always thought a chicken with a red comb on its head is a rooster.  Are there breeds of bird where both sexes have the red hat.  Like a cardinal, not the bird, the priest.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 5 hours ago

Good Morning, Gifties,  Lovely cool a.m. in Gotham, but real hot weather is in the forecast so I'll enjoy it while I can.

Red, Froggie.  Like the red in the center of a log cabin block to represent the home and hearth.

Kim, your Dad sure is talented.  Fair sounds like a lot of fun.  Good luck with the BBQ.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 5 hours ago

Sorry to hear about your problems, Sandy; but glad you have had some joy to compensate.  Love the quilt, and the doll.  Antarctic cold front--words I've never heard in a NYC weather report.  Did I ever tell you about an old friend of mine who got married in Antarctica, on Shackleton's grave?  I wasn't invited.

Kim, you'll have to come into the City when my friend Robin has her Holiday Party and see her Christmas tree collection.

Chickens?  I thought they were roosters.  I'll have to go back and take another look.

My father didn't carve.  He could do anything around the house, painting, plumbing, electrics and he could fix whatever broke, but I don't remember him doing anything artsy or craftsy. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 12 hours ago

Yikes that is a BIG challenge Sandy B.     Goodness me those grand kids need lots of prayers>  I will put them on my prayer list and their parents too. 

LOVE that quilt Sandy .  Love the kitties and mice sneaking in there. 

Comment by Sandy B /AUS 14 hours ago

Finally had tome to read some posts after all these months. Crazy freezing winds here - an antarctic cold front -once in a 3 year occurrence. Plus the gas heating bill came $1550 for 3 months - lucky we have saved for our old age.

I now have 3 grandchildren - a nearly 5, nearly 2 and 6 months. None of the children have been with out a drama in their lives. The 5 year old was born profoundly deaf in her left ear but she is going well with speech training and a cochlear implant - read for school next year. The nearly 2 year old little boy was diagnosed with leukaemia on the 5th April this year and it has been plain horrible and will be for the next 3 years of them treatment - they say the prognosis is good, 88% success rate And the 6 months was born 6 weeks premature due to her mother;s kidney health. This little girl is thriving at 8kg - another tall girl in the offing.

So our lives have been on a roller coaster ride, with some wonderful bright spots in an otherwise demanding 5 years since 2012.

I have nearly finished the baby quilt - time just gets taken up. The doll was mine when I was in primary school. We are flying to help our DD's family with her little boy next week - my GD and I are making a dinosaur birthday cake for her 5th birthday party. We are hoping our DD will be out of hospital with her little boy to be there for part of the day. I was actually at the birth (home) of our GS - absolutely amazing.

We babysat the 6 month old last night - we had forgotten the joys of getting a little one to sleep - our shoulders are not as strong. But she did sleep while her parents had a short 2 hour meal out. Now back to quilting this quilt so she can have before she is too big for it.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 16 hours ago

Santa Clauses? Oh you have to show us a pic, Kim! He is so talented. I thought of your chickens when I saw the chickens he carved. Of course, I don't remember what yours look like. 

Oh good idea, Thel. I hadn't thought about the binding yet. I like that idea. 

How many people's dads were carvers? Three so far. Well, Thels was her DH's not dad. OK men in your life. None of mine. 

I went and picked up some Swadley's for dinner, it was so good! Now I am sitting and cruising the web. Thanks for the help on my Home wall hanging. I keep thinking I want to make Myra's into a mat for her sewing machine, with pockets hanging down. I don't know what you call those thangeys. I crack me up. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quitling Time~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 17 hours ago

Now I understand Froggie.  It'll be beautiful no matter what you use for it.  My brain thinks whatever you use there might be nice as the binding too. 

How wonderful to have your collection of Santa's Kim.  Priceless treasures.   I have some carving my DH did for me and will always treasure them.

Comment by Kim Webb 19 hours ago

Thank you for the compliments on my Dad. Yes, he loves working with his hands. I have some song birds that he has made and also he has been  carving me a Santa Claus each year to add to my collection. Those are very special to me.

I like the red for the flange Froggie although the blue looks really good also. Which ever one you chose will look good.

 

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