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Secret Santa 2019

Come join the fun as we prepare Secret Santa packages throughout the  year. There will be tutorials for gift ideas, Kathy's "impossible missions" with prizes, lots of discussions to try and guess who your Secret Santa might be, and to drop hints for gifts to your Secret Santa.

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Latest Activity: Feb 5

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Post Photos of Your Opened Secret Santa Gifts Here

Started by Linda Koller. Last reply by Melanie Keith Feb 5. 130 Replies

I thought I'd open a discussion to post all our photos of our opened Secret Santa packages to have them all in one place. This way everyone can see them without having to scroll through all the…Continue

Impossible Mission - June - Putt Putt is missing a few tees - Winner - Linda

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Riana Noyes Dec 16, 2019. 110 Replies

This month is part of your first secret missions.  You can now open your smaller envelope with the pet paws on it.  This month's impossible mission involves organizing your SS sister's bobbins in a…Continue

Impossible Mission - August - Pets R Us

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Riana Noyes Dec 14, 2019. 55 Replies

I hope that everyone has gotten a chance to see their Secret Santa sister's pet/s.  We have some adorable ones running around, that's for sure.  This month's Impossible Mission is to make something…Continue

Impossible Mission - September - It's the Small Things that count- Winner - Mary Moore

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Mary Moore Dec 13, 2019. 41 Replies

Ah, September and it is finally cooling down a little.  Our Secret Santa sister's boxes are starting to fill up so it is time to think about some small things to fit into it.  This month's mission is…Continue

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Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on December 12, 2019 at 7:01pm

My parcel arrived yesterday....boo hoo, wasn't home, so this morning BRIGHT & EARLY, I stood in line at the PO to pick up my parcel.  It is year, and I am waiting until everyone has their box.  I cannot wait until Christmas ….

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 12, 2019 at 6:07pm

My parcel came! My parcel came! So exciting!

Comment by Kathy Gurgone on December 12, 2019 at 1:10pm

I am so excited, I received my SS box at 8am this morning.  I know who my SS sister is because I recognize her address.  But I am going to wait until Christmas to open my box.  If I can wait that long...hehehe

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 12, 2019 at 11:02am

Riana,

I am surprised that it cost more here. I know when I went to Victoria BC, it was costly, but then it was in a tourist destination.  I got a hotel room that had a kitchen and I would go to the grocery.. there I discovered,  "candied salmon" . Yummy !! Also, just happened to be the right time to go, there was a jogging path that used to be a train track, and along that path were black berry bushes that were ripe with fruit. Oh, I picked all I could and took them to my room, also out in town I found a apple tree and picked fresh apples from it.  I was there for 2 weeks, had a fun time in the area and with locals I met.       

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 12, 2019 at 8:24am

Mary that's an intriguing name for a quilt book! Yes, it looks like we'll be coming next yr. and a few more as of this time. Hubby has done the accounting ...and with a budget that is not so strict as to make us miserable, we can swing it for maybe 4 more winters, health etc. considered. Our Canadian $ is only worth 75 cents US...so we " lose" 25% of our income while spending time/ $ here in USA.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 12, 2019 at 8:17am

Zoe, your idea about themes would be great as a row robin style exchange ( we did one on UFO group 4 yr. ago), but with SS it would be too costly for some with all the mailing....better as a separate swap if you belong to "swapping fun for everyone " group.

Colleen, you are a MUCH stronger woman than l am...l'd have had it open ages ago! LOL

Comment by Colleen Froats on December 12, 2019 at 8:02am

I just wanted to send a quick reminder, I received my SS package about a month ago. It is ( hiding) behind my sewing room door. :) I will open it and share photos after everyone else has received theirs. So, mine can be marked off as (received)

Comment by Linda Koller on December 12, 2019 at 7:31am

Riana, I'm leaning toward a winter theme "Welcome to my Neighborhood"...houses, trees, etc.

Comment by Linda Koller on December 12, 2019 at 7:28am

Zoe, I'm trying to come up with monthly activities since Kathy won't be here next year to do the "impossible missions".

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 12, 2019 at 1:24am

I have an idea on next year, just an idea. We could each of us do a theme for each person on here, for example, say I want a Santa quilt, everyone could do a Santa theme block, this way we each get different quilts. If say Linda states she wants green and red blocks that represent Christmas, we could do this.   That might be too complicated as I think out loud.. forget it, just a thought. 

Oh, and SSS, I will be waiting to open up my packages on Christmas day. When I know who you are, I will ask if they are wrapped, so I will know if I should open the box.  

 

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