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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


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 Carol Ann Hinton 35 minutes ago

Mary Alice, in "Crawfad's", when you get to the end, tell me what you think happened!  I was surprised, although my BFF, who read my copy, said she was not.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 6 hours ago

Kathleen, I love the nightgowns.  How special for Addie and her doll to be twins!  Thanks for the Joy pillow comments, and Mary Alice, you are so right.  This old world could use all the JOY it can get.  Praying for a turn around soon!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 6 hours ago

It got very windy last night and has been windy all day long, and COLD. Perfect for a crockpot full of chicken soup.  Got the chicken going first thing this morning at 6:30.  Waiting for it to cool off enough to put in a plastic container and take some to my cousin.  Only thing about soup is you gotta share because 6 quarts of chicken soup is a lot.  I even made some Mexican rice to put on the bottom of the bowl then top it off with hot soup.  I love it that way!  Mom didn't eat the rice.  I just can't get her to eat rice or pastas. Maybe I should just make sandwiches--that's the only way she eats bread. 

This book, Where the Crawdads Sing is a hard read, what with child abandonment, attempted rape, and all.  But it has been a very good read despite the need for a Puffs with Lotion box nearby.  The character development is excellent!  Definitely worth reading in my mind. Definitely different than the genre's I tend to read most--historical romance which I call SMUT books (Easy reading), and Science Fiction/Fantasy. 

Mom has had her appointment for Monday confirmed.  So I guess I'll take the wheel chair from the box in the shed and load it up in my SUV that day. Don't know if we have to actually go into SAMS or if it's some tent outside? Wish they would give out that information.

Kathleen that is one cute night dress for Addie! That matching doll one is so cute! Glad you don't need to get tested for Covid.  That sure is a big scare!  Particularly with that new strain coming in.  And it seems we may be like this till the end of this year if distribution issues and making everyone basically immune. 

I love the Joy pillow!  I think that's a great pillow for everyday--we need some JOY in our world!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 7 hours ago

I like combining trips, Carol Ann. You did a lot of errands in one trip this morning. Good for you! That was a big mistake, I know I would remind the supervisor about it, too! 

That's some cute nightgowns, Kathleen! Addie and her doll will love them. I bet it was hard to sew those tiny doll seams. 

I managed to hang out in the quilting room most of the day. I got several more blocks quilted with the ME, and have 5 left to go. And while I did that, I watched Disney movies on my IPad. I watched The Fox and the Hound, then the Fox and the Hound 2, and then switched to Disney National Geographic, and watched 2 shows on the animals in Yosemite park. One was in winter, and the next was summer. Those baby animals are so cute. 

I think my head is feeling a bit better. I hope the pollen is dying down. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 7 hours ago

Peggy Stuart has mad knitting skills for sure!! She is amazing.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 7 hours ago

Carol Ann, The Martian is on my To Read list.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 8 hours ago

My sympathies for your mother, Kathleen.  I hope she is comfortable and pain free.

Cute nightie for Addie!  I'm not brave enough to even consider making doll clothes.  I'm sure you have also marveled at Peggy Stuart's creations over on the main page!  Imagine knitting a Fair Isle sweater in doll size!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

Here's Addie's nightgown and a matching one for her 18" doll. First time making anything for a doll.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

I don't remember what the latest thing I mentioned was, but Mom is not in a nursing home yet. She has to stay in the hospital in isolation until the 27th. I assume she will have another covid test before being released to a nursing home. My sister and my brother both have to quarantine. My sister did get a covid test and it will be four days before she hears the results. My brother is not exhibiting any symptoms so I did not have to have a test. I'm told mom is eating when she wants to and what she wants to, just like she did at home. So that's the latest. I just pray for the peace she wants. 

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 10 hours ago

It's good to be flexible with your plans for the day, Froggie!  I shopped for groceries this morning at 8:00 a.m., put gas in the car, drove through the drive-in bank to replenish my cash stash, and picked up the mail at the post office, all in one trip!  I'm done!  I plan to hang out in the sewing room for the rest of the day.  DH is on his own.

DDIL has had her second Covid shot last week; DS is scheduled for his later this week.  They do not report any troubles getting the shots there in Seward, AK.  They also had no serious reactions, except a tender arm.  

DS wanted to "complain" to me that his supervisor scheduled him and another dispatcher for on-line training in what to do for the 911 caller to help before the ambulance gets there -- good stuff to know!  Ambulances can take awhile in Alaska.  He was happy to take it until he noticed that it began at 6:00 a.m - CENTRAL time!  That will be 4:00 a.m. ALASKA time!  oops!  Supervising dispatcher forgot about the time zone difference.  Well, they were already signed up, so they'll go forward, but he wasn't planning to let the supervisor forget the boo-boo.  We had a good laugh about it, since DS always had to be physically dragged out of bed to get to school in the mornings!  He works daytime now, 8 to 8 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and sometimes on Thursdays.  4:00 a.m. on his days off is not appealing to him.  He said he'd get overtime, since it is not during his shift, so that sorta makes up for it.

It is nice and sunny here (we NEED rain!), so it will be a pleasant day when the wind lets up.

Will check back later.


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