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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 hour ago

Oh guess what, looks like tomorrow might be windy too!  What luck!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Great news ladies!!  Couldn't wait to share.  I have hired a yard man!!  He'll be here on Tuesday to trim lower pecan branches, trim oleanders and around rose bushes.  He'll start mowing once the grass grows and weed eating.  So hopefully that will give me time to tackle the inside of the house and declutter.

Marilyn, mom makes me laugh quite often.  I guess I'm learning to just relax and go with the flow.  When I help her into bed, she sometimes tells me that she can hear the water flowing in the river.  Considering we live about 5 miles away from the river I tell her she's got good ears.  I tell her to enjoy the sound of water because it's so relaxing. 

Comment by Marilyn L. 2 hours ago

Carol Ann, my sincere sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Praying for comfort and healing for your BIL as well.

Also sending out birthday wishes to you Barbara!  Those are some pretty flowers you received and the table runner is just as pretty. Is that one of your past projects?

Mary Alice, I laughed when you told about Mom and not showering 'cause it was windy outside.  Good that you could laugh it off and say she is like a kid sometimes.

We had a fellow coming at 6:30 this evening to look at our house and give us an estimate on new vinyl siding. (we're just in the shopping stage right now). Well, at 6:15 we got a call from him saying he wouldn't make it as his car broke down.  Now I wonder if the car broke down 35 minutes away and he waited that long to call, or if it just happened on the edge of town. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but it better not happen on Thurs. when we now have a new appt set up. We arranged our schedule to fit theirs.  Home improvement people seem to be so unreliable around our area.

Making slow progress on my "Courtship" quilt top. Made and trimmed up a couple dozen more 1/2 sq. triangles this afternoon. Making the flying geese for the next round.  Here's a picture...kinda blurry. 

It's been going together pretty good so far. I already have 2 other quilts waiting to be quilted, so am thinking of getting at least one of them machine quilted.  Barbara, who do you like for doing yours? Wish the shop in Avon was still open!

Not much else happening. Will quilt tomorrow, and I am making ham & cheese sliders for our lunch. Everyone seems to like them.

Hope everyone has been enjoying some nice Spring weather. Till later.....

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 7 hours ago

Susan, you certainly have tried everything for that chronic cough! My goodness. That voice therapy sounds interesting and I sure hope it works for you. I will be sending you good vibes on Thursday!

Barbara, that bouquet is beautiful! Pretty table runner too.

Mary Alice, enjoy your relaxing windy day! If we can't force you to relax, at least the weather can!! :o)

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 8 hours ago

Carol Ann, me deepest sympathies for your loss.  Such a hard time for the family.  Prayers sent to all the family.

Froggie, I need to get my paperwork done for life insurances and such too.  Not having a hubby or kids, who knows who will inherit that mess.  I'm thinking my brother, but you never know.  Best to be prepared.

Happy belated birthday Barbara!  Sounds like you had a fabulous day!  And I love those flowers!!

I waited for my neighbor yesterday as he said he'd come and trim pecan trees and get my AC ready on Monday.  I was up at 5:45am for the day.  He never showed.  I just don't know what's going on  with these men in the this town lately!  Perhaps he realized it was not going to be so easy and changed his mind.  I guess I'll call the professional tree trimmers and just pay for it.

Mom had PT this morning at 9am. I woke mom up before 8am and asked if she wanted a shower.  Well NO because it's windy out!  I told her she wasn't outside, so wind should not be a problem.  She still said no.  LOL!  Sometimes she's like a kid!

It's very windy here and I've decided to give myself the day off.  I'll read and enjoy the day relaxing.  The yard, the house and everything else can just wait. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 11 hours ago

Good morning. It's sunny but a little colder today. We might have frost tonight. I don't have anythign that needs to be covered though.

One of my trees is in full bloom and so pretty. I'm not sure what it is , maybe a Juneberry. The redbud will be blooming soon. I had cut some pussywillow sprigs earlier this spring and one of them is rooting. Hope it does ok until I can find a place to plant it. It's momma is so tall that i can hardly readh the budded sprigs to cut in the spring. 

I'm almost done piecing the Astrid blocks. I need to press and finish the sashing on 8 blocks then square them up. Then I can start making them into a flimsy.

Susan I pray that the speech therapy does the trick for you. It sounds like you have been on quite a journey with this cough.

Kim your DH is quite the macho man. Hope he doesn't overdo and end up sick again. Have fun with the CCS.

Look at how the tulips in this bouquet have 'grown'. They were even with the other flowers when I put them in the vase a few days ago.

Comment by Susan 12 hours ago

Good morning,

I didn't make it here yesterday, Happy Birthday dear Barb! It is wonderful that you are so loved by your family and they know the gifts that make you happy.

I spent most of the day in the yard cleaning flower beds. I planted my little kitchen herb garden and added tarragon. We enjoy dried tarragon in chicken salad and in marinades, thought I would try fresh. I have one more bed to clean out.

Carol Ann, so sorry to hear of the death of your sister. It is comforting to know that she died peacefully in her home. Big quilty hugs to you.

I have had an unexplained chronic cough for the last 25 years. It started shortly after we moved to GA. An episode can last from 30 seconds,to 10 minutes. I can't count the number of doctors and therapies I have tried. I have had two major surgeries on my esophagus and stomach that would supposedly stop the cough. Allergy meds, inhalers, nasal spray, salt therapy, accupunture, nerve blockers, a year of a clinical trial, NSAIDS, acid reducers, holistic meds, you name it. The cough has truly impacted my life and where and what I can do around people. In researching chronic coughI read an article that when all else fails a voice /speech pathologist may be able to help. Voice therapy for coughing is called behavioral cough suppresion. I start therapy on Thursday. I need lots of Quilty thoughts that this will work for me.

Kathleen, I am glad UPS called and apologized to you. No, I don't know everything about about UPS just what my DSIL tells about regulations and his experiences. 

Kim, the tournament in Buffalo sounds so exciting. I have never been to Niagara Falls it looks so beautiful in the pictures. Your DH sure is tough, he isn't going to let a few ear crystals slow him down! When did your mom get back?

OK, quiet time is over need to finish the yard work. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 12 hours ago

Oh boy, the bluebird neighborhood has been renovated, Barbara!  I love bluebirds. I don't know about a Neely Kate series. I think I'm good for a while, with the Rose Gardner books and my friend giving me these christian books to read. I have to say though, I was reading the book she gave me last night, and the lettering was tiny! I think I don't like an actual book any more since I can't change the size. 

Well that's handy, Kathleen. I keep thinking if I don't tell DD1 about it or send her a copy, she won't go looking for it in my laptop. Once quite a lot of years ago, I read about a man that has a folder and updates his information every year, for his wife and kids. That's what got me thinking about it. Yep, we put those things off, they are depressing to think about. 

That cracks me up, Kim, the home health isn't necessary. He just won't stop, will he? I wish some of his energy would rub off on Mr. B. 

It should be cooler today than yesterday. I better buy a parka and big fluffy warm hat. It should rain sometime tonite, hopefully after we are back home. And most of the rest of the week, too. 

I better get hopppin', I just realized I have one hour until I have to leave. And here I am sitting and relaxing. I really wanted more sleep. Maybe Thursday I can sleep late. Tomorrow morning Mr. B has a follow up appointment with the podiatrist. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 13 hours ago

My deepest sympathy for your loss, Carol Ann.  Always so hard.  We don't have a spread sheet, but we do have a list of all policies, insurances, contact people, bank info, etc. in our fireproof box.  Kids know about it and I hope it makes things easier when the time comes.

Comment by Kim Webb 15 hours ago

Good morning, it is suppose to be a nice Spring day today in the 50's. I have PT this morning and then I am working this afternoon.

DH went back to work today. A home health care group called yesterday to set up home care and he told them it wasn't necessary as he was going back to work today. 

Happy Birthday Barbara. Sounds like you had a good day. Blue birds are so pretty. We see them all the time in Florida .

Sorry for your loss Carol Ann. Big hugs for you and the family. 

We are bowling in Tonawanda at the bowling center there Kathleen. We have been there a few times before. My Mom and I are going to go bowling on Saturday to practice.

I had a company meeting last night at the fire department. DH has hid company meeting tonight. It feels good to be getting out and resuming our normal daily activities. 

I never did sit at the sewing machine yesterday but I worked on Peter Cottontale some and then later I worked on a Valentines piece. So progress was made on s few things.

Well time to get something done around here this morning.

Have a great day....

 

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