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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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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 Barbara S/IL 2 hours ago

Good morning.It was a little foggy this morning but is trying to clear off in time for the next rain to come this afternoon/evening.

The cats are still a little tired this morning. The only two that visited my bed last night were the two that didn't go to the Vet. Maybe those three were mad at me. 

Kim glad it was iced coffee, too. It still probably messed up your outfit. Hope it all comes out in the wash, Good, you have a fan now. That's funny that you have selective hearing. Sometimes what DH's are trying totell us comes out as "blah blah blah blah" doesn't it? Sort of like Charlie Brown's teacher. lol

Chocolate probably laps up that praise, Froggie. Labs are so sweet. Hope that dasiquin helps him. Is he feeling better?

I should go out and get the birdfeeders cleaned up and filled for the birds. It's supposed to be sort tolerable temps today. 

Maybe I'll try to stitch out a few ME designs. Or maybe I'll just read or sdd if I can understand the instructions on setting up the Google Mini. My internet provider will be hooking up the the new high speed fiberoptic to my house in January and I need to get my brain up to date on all the stuff that will be available through that. 

Have a good one.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 2 hours ago

Yep, they are worth it, Barbara. I still tell Chocolate "Good thing you are cute". He never laughs at it. Nasal rinse for a cat? Wow. Chocolate gets dasiquin. I think it's similar to cosequin. Sounds close to me. I crack me up. 

Hey, Kim, we need a new ceiling fan in the bedroom. Send your DH over please! 

Thanks for the comments on the group. We are a great group. I wonder if the border patrol told their friends about the crazy old ladies at Cain's Chicken. 

I need to get some things done around the house today. I got a bunch of frames at Hobby Lobby, and now I need to put the pictures in them and find somewhere to hang them. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 2 hours ago

Good morning, very sunny here this morning. Looks to be a very nice day with temps in the mid 70's.

I know, good thing it was iced coffee that I ended up wearing. It was quite funny and we joked about it. 

Sleepy cat's is pretty funny. Glad you got them there and back with no problems Barbara. I bet the other 2 are waiting anxiously for their turn.

Looks like everyone at your table was having a great time at lunch Froggie. 

I think I have 2 gifty books also. I should get them out when I get home and look through them. They were fun little projects to do.

Well, I better go see what DH is doing. He got my ceiling fan/ light hung yesterday in my sewing room so that was another thing off his list. I know he has told me twice what he wants to do today but I can't remember what he said. Selective hearing I think.

Have a great day...

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 12 hours ago

Gosh, Kim, good thing it was an iced coffee!

That looks like a fun group, Froggie. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 14 hours ago

Kathleen I hope you're feeling better tonight. My sister has had those shingles shots and got a mild shingles both times. I'm reluctant to have the shots because I have had shingles and figure that my immunity would be built up as much as a shot would do. 

I have three sleepy cats tonight. Yes, the Vet bill is pretty big but they're worth it. Here needs eye drops again. He gets eye infections pretty easily. Reggie is doing okay enough that we're just watching before he'll need another shot or nasal wash. Alice Ann needs to go on cosequin. All three had their immunizations. In a couple of weeks, it will be Beanie and Cassie round up time.

Great picture of the group Froggie. That's funny about the gun toting guys. I wonder what they would have done if you had asked them to take your pic.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 16 hours ago

Here's the picture. I had to tilt my head so I wouldn't be hiding behind Myra. That's the other Linda I am tilting my head toward. On the other side of me is Paddy, the cabin owner, then Myra on the end. And everyone else on the other side of Linda. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 16 hours ago

I hope "They" don't turn off your power for a long time, Carol Ann. If you plan it right, you might be at one houe or the other that will have power. But then there's the fridge and freezer. Maybe "they" want you to shop daily, and not have food in the house. I crack me up. 

Ugly wet t shirts on old quilters contest, Baarbara? That's a new one! Your vet bill has to be more than mine! I feel like I pay a lot, and I have one dog. 

I will have to remember to look at my books when I am in the quilting room, Kathleen. Two sounds right, though. They didn't have books specifically for Gifty for a while.

That's a lot of new things, Kim! Good for you. 

Sit and sew was so much fun today! I don't think I got much done, but laughed a lot. Lunch was hilarious. We sat at a corner booth, and all crammed in there. Then, two men came and sat at the next booth, and I was busy looking at their patches to see what they were from. I finally read "Federal Agent", then "Border Patrol" Sheryl told me she knew they weren't Boy Scouts by the guns they were carrying! I said, Oh I didn't notice the guns in their pits! In their other pit was their "stick". That's what they called it. I'm glad they didn't decide I was being annoying and hit me with that stick! I asked where the border was. He pointed in a random direction, and said, "Five miles that way!". He cracked me up. I have a picture, we had the worker take a picture of us. At least I didn't ask the border patrol to take it! 

~Hopppy quilting~

 

Comment by Kim Webb 16 hours ago

Finally getting a chance to check in today. We have been out most of the day. We found a couch and love seat yesterday that we liked but wanted to check the measurements first before we bought them. Went back today and ordered them and they are being delivered on Friday. Then we were going to check out a few lamps that DH had seen when we were last here. We stopped for an iced coffee on the way. Well, instead of going out the paved section of the parking lot like a normal person, DH decided to take a shorter little unpaved section and there was a large dip and I ended up wearing the coffee instead of drinking it. Change of plans, came home and changed clothes and then went mattress shopping. Mattress is being delivered either late Friday or Saturday. Then to look at a new refrigerator since we don't like the one that was in the standard appliance package. We had to check measurements on that and will decide tomorrow if we will get that as well.

Tomorrow hopefully the contractor will show up. My sunroom still has no walls just the windows are in. He told us they would be here last week on Thursday and Friday and stay till they were done. Well, that didn't happen. They come and work till they run out of material and that seems to be it for the day.

I hope your power stays on Carol Ann. I haven't stayed up to date with the weather since I left home so I have no idea what is happening anywhere.

Good luck getting those cats rounded up. Hopefully they will cooperate with your schedule Barbara. You crack me up with your description of your sweater. Probably a good idea to get something a bit looser.

Well, time to watch some Jeopardy and call it a day.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 19 hours ago

Kathleen, that's a pretty strong reaction to a shot!  I had the early version of a shingles shot, but have not had the opportunity to get the new, improved, version yet.  They are in scarce supply around here, I guess.  My doctor is having me get B12 shots weekly since he discovered I was deficient in that, and they make my shoulder a little bruised and sore, but nothing like you described!  I'm onto monthly shots now.  I guess they are doing something for me.  I feel less tired and my memory seems a little improved.  I think that's what they are supposed to do, so we'll see.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 20 hours ago

Froggie, I have the last two books that Mari made for us. I was just wondering if there were any books before those, specifically for the Gifty group.

Oh gosh Carol Ann, speaking of the monthly calendar thingies, I still have October up! I meant to have Addie help me change that and I keep forgetting. She likes to help with that. Her little fingers get those itty bitty quilts on and off with ease! Happy to hear DH's cataract surgery went well; the next one will too. That's in my future but I don't know when.

Well, that shingrex shot kicked my butt. I got it in the morning and by evening I was just all body aches and tired. Went to bed early and woke up with what felt like a stress headache. Got up and had breakfast. Didn't even finish my first cup of coffee and went back to bed at 9:30 and slept til noon! I was much better when I woke up; just a slight headache. And now I feel fine. I don't usually get such reactions to immunizations but that one did me in.

 

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