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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore gift-making season! And, joining us this year is Anita! Yep! You have two of us to rally you, to inspire anew and create, dominate, and populate that gift-giving basket!

There are so many wonderful projects we have prepared and we just know you will love them! There is a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for our 2014 Gifty season by IDP designers whom Anita will share, and I have smaller projects designed to accomplish in a day or less from a plethora of blog spots.

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 Anita and me!

  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2014 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

2014 Gifty Galore Project 4

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

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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 Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Sheila, is the South Beach diet where you watch your carbs?  The daughter of my friend, Carol, swears by that book.  My friend, Carol (also a coworker), was diagnosed as borderline diabetic, and they wanted to prescribe diabetic pills.  She refused and went online and downloaded recipes for diabetics.  She lost weight fast too.  She's managed to keep it off for about 4 years now, but still cooks the same way following those recipes she's downloaded. I know she was buying a lot of those South Beach Entrees they sell now when working.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Wish I could say I got some sewing done today, but nope, not a stitch.  Aside from having to set up Peaches again, I also had to make a run to get mom's prescription at Walmart.  While we were there, I told her we'd best get everything we need.  Got home, put things away, when a friend called to let me know he had my pickling cucumbers ready and the peaches I wanted to buy from him.  He came over and we chatted and caught up.  He and I worked together for many years before I retired.  So it seems tomorrow I'm making peach jam and perhaps pickling some cucumbers (if I can find all of mom's canning pots and tools).  We had a hard time finding them so I gave up and ordered my own canning items from Amazon, and I'll improvise for this weekend.  Larry, my friend, still needs to bring me the other half of the pickling cucumbers.

Good night you all!  Wonder if it'll rain again??

Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada 4 hours ago

Froggie I can just see your dog suntanning by the pool! Mine loves to lie in the sun BUT usually on the floor. Raided my friends garden this morning and then picked Saskatoons at another friends. I also have strawberries from the Hutterites that I think I will make freezer jam with The front of the car seat canopy that I am making is pieced using Jinny Beyers new line and using the ruler loose change. It is turning out cute but is a lot more work than just putting 2 pieces of flannel together..

Comment by Sheila Craft 4 hours ago

Mary Agnes, I always thought my grandmother's well water was the best water EVER! No treatment needed. Then, my mom had good water where she lived (after I left home) in Columbus. Our water here has a lot of iron in it but, I have a reverse osmosis system on the kitchen sink and that is awesome water! They have some hard, hard water at work. I take my Camelbak bottle with me every day.

Diane, if you seriously want to lose weight steady & healthy, get a copy of the South Beach Diet. I lost 90 pounds in about 14 months. All of my bloodwork was fantastic. Then I lost my job and couldn't afford to by all of the veggies I needed! I've regained a significant amount and am struggling to get back on it. Just haven't been able to do away with the kettle chips yet. Written by a cardiologist. Easy to read, too - not too much lingo in it.


Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 6 hours ago

Are you pullin' my leg, MaryAgnes? Mustang water is NASTY!!! We get Ozarka water, I can't take Mustang water. Poor Chouchou! I hope he's ok, maybe he needs to cut back on caffeine, too!

Mary,  you are a keeper! I like your idea of weaning off the caffeine and weight. I have 20 to go, and haven't lost anything for a while. Maybe I will work on it harder to support Diane, then I will be at my magic goal number!

I still need to put the binding on, Mary Alice. I stopped for today, my feet wanted to be up. So, here I sit messing around on the computer. I bet your dogs were cuties, they sound like good ones. Missy is a good one. She was tanning on the lounge chair this afternoon, that cracks me up that she likes the lounge chair so much! Better than laying on the ground, even for a spoiled dog.

Time to fix dinner, we are going to have the last of the birthday turkey. Yum, it is good. I am going to check next week to see if they still have the breasts and get some more. Yum.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 7 hours ago

Froggie, I wanna see those mug rugs!  They are so cute this month.  Last months colors where just off the wall.

Oh no, little ChouChou has stones in the bladder.  I hope the second opinion is better.  I bet that's pricey.  And teeth cleaning is pricey too.  I used to have to buy that dog toothpaste for Brandi, and brush her teeth too.  My Brandi was a dog shelter rescue; she was a white sheltie mix, and weight 40 lbs.  She lived 11 years.  I also bought her sister, Sheba, who was a German Shepard/Sheltie mix.  Sadly Sheba died of Parvo shortly after I got her, she was such a cutie!  I've not had dogs in over 10 years now.  I now have feral cats, which I just bought a sack of food for them.  They are usually at the door before I even get into the kitchen to make coffee.  And many times they get their food before I even make coffee at 6am cause they won't shut up. They 'meow' by door in the morning like mad, and one of them also comes for lunch and dinner.  I named her Chata cause she sort of looks cross-eyed.  I will find Chata on my sewing room window snoozing, or out back by the shed, if she's not by the doors.  She stays around here more than the others. 

Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada 7 hours ago

Gee thank you all. You are so sweet. Well I'm not too sure about MaryAgnes. Raspberries were fine then she had to add CHOCOLATE!!!!!! She didn't want me drinking decaf either because of what is in it [not sure what] and also I would be replacing one addiction with another. Obviously she is not worried about WATER. As for the weight dropping off to fast I wish! And yes Mary my head feels like it might explode but I will do this.If the next step is surgery then I want to have a clear conscience when I say I did what she asked.

Comment by Mary/ Tewksbury MA 8 hours ago

If you give up caffeine cold turkey you're going to feel like crap Diane.  You said it was the cardiologist who told you this so I assume you either have tachycardia (rapid pulse even at rest) or hypertension or both.  I think you should wean yourself.  Don't know how many cups you have each day but you should check with him/her to see if you can drink decaf. Then my suggestion would be to limit yourself to  1 cup coffee/day for next couple days then start to replace the coffee with decaf.  I drink 1/2 caf, mix ground coffee with ground decaf.  You could slowly decrease % of real coffee until you're drinking all decaf.  And then you'll need to decrease how many cups you're having with the goal to be 1 cup decaf each morning.  Check with the Doc, see if this might be a plan.

Put a little squirt of lemon, lime or orange in your water.  I love lime in my water.

Remember you didn't gain all this extra weight in a week/month so you're not going to lose it in a week/month.  Slow and steady, little changes in your diet, smarter choices and you'll get there.  I think we all know what we should or shouldn't eat, but knowing and doing are 2 very different things.  Good luck! 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 8 hours ago

Hello Gifties.  Sorry about the picture.  I was so sure I finally had it right.  Oh well, I'll just have to wait for the photography course to start.

Any one who doesn't like water hasn't tasted NYC water.  Honest, it's the most delicious drink in the world.  It's better than bottled water, it's better than soda; it's better than. . .well, as good as Irish Whiskey.

It's not a bad idea to encourage Diane (and the rest of us who need it) in her weight loss efforts.  I, therefore, will do my best to cut way back on my sugar intake.  Won't be easy but for Diane I shall try.

Raspberries are the most wonderful fruit in the world.  The only thing that improves them is a little piece of Chocolate.  

I took Chouchou to the vet for his annual check up today and she found stones in his bladder.  She's talking surgery.  So I made an appointment for a second opinion on Tuesday.  Plus he needs to get his teeth cleaned. Money, money, money.  I won't spend it on myself, but my little one will get what he needs.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 9 hours ago

Is it the caffeine, Diane?  Is decaf coffee or decaf cola an option?  It doesn't give the same "jolt" but better than nothing!


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