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.

Members: 13
Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2020

Discussion Forum

Post Photos of Your Opened Secret Santa Gifts Here

Started by Linda Koller. Last reply by Melanie Keith Feb 5, 2020. 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 Beth A. North on January 14, 2020 at 9:18pm

Count me in again.  I will be able to be more of a participant this year.  Thank goodness.  

Looks like a very positive list Melanie.  Think this is the first year I have not done any resolutions.  Completely forgot about it because of making my daughter's wedding quilt.  I will need to post photos of it.  

Comment by Linda Koller on January 13, 2020 at 8:58pm

Keep up the good work, Melanie!

Comment by Melanie Keith on January 13, 2020 at 6:11pm

My resolutions for 2020 =

Bible study each day

Sew for at least 1 hour each day

Clean and sort for at least 1 hour each day.

Doing OK so far, but it is only Jan 13!

Comment by Melanie Keith on January 13, 2020 at 6:09pm

Hello Ladies!  I've been on break from my pc for a while working on treasurer's books forms women's group.  Trying to get everything ready for audit and turning over to new treasurer.

Have been catching up on news - WELCOME BACK KATHY!  So glad you will be doing IM's again this year.  All of your ideas sound great and I can't wait to get started!

Mary -take that stuff out of the box and use it!

Prayers for Colleen and Kathy and Linda - and anyone else here who is healing or going through tests, etc.  Gob bless you with caring friends and family and strength and patience for the journey.

HAPPY 2020 y'all!


Comment by Mary Moore on January 13, 2020 at 11:44am

Dear Ladies,

Please know that it is your company here on the square screen that I treasure the most.  If I never got another SSS box it would be OK as long as we can talk and support each other.

P. S.However, I still have most of my SSS box still in the box to gloat over.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 11, 2020 at 10:15pm

Colleen, don't rush that brain injury recovery. It takes a long time. I had damage to my vision, hearing, and some memory loss. I have permanent migraines for which I'm on medication. That was 12 years ago. Indy helps me with the peripheral vision and hearing. When I have the cataract surgery this spring, the doctor tells me they will be able to help me with getting my eyes to work together again and relieve some of the strain with the aid of 2 pairs of glasses. What I'm trying to say is the brain is delicate and takes a long time to heal. I still have a section that throbs. I think that may have been the point of impact. You are in my prayers, my friend.

Comment by Colleen Froats on January 11, 2020 at 5:24pm

Oh good, don’t know why I thought I had missed it. Boggle brained 

don’t rush Linda, you need to heal too. 

Comment by Linda Koller on January 11, 2020 at 4:34pm

I will be setting up Secret Santa 2020 next week. I'm still recovering from my throat surgery this week. Hope to have it set up and will make an announcement hopefully by January 15. Those interested in the meantime, send me a pm and I'll forward the rules to you. The only changes are the dates and box size. Everyone went a bit overboard and was extremely generous in 2019. Not that that is a bad thing, but we don't want someone who can't afford it to feel bad. We need to try to keep the box size the same. Please pm me if you have any questions.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on January 11, 2020 at 3:01pm

Beth and Connie glad to see you will be joining this crazy bunch of ladies.  We had such fun last year.  Looking forward to this year.  

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on January 11, 2020 at 2:59pm

Oh Kathy and Colleen, glad to hear you are making "some" recovery, albeit slowly.  I know the frustration with my heel...will be 90 days since surgery on the 15th.  Visit with doctor last week and he said I was doing good, I just get frustrated that it still gives me fits.  He reminded me that it could take 4-6 months to be "normal" again.  I can just imagine how you feel.  So Kathy, look at these cuties you can do with all those YoYos...and Annie's Catalog has a lot more patterns.  These are really too cute.  And, Colleen, we need to find something easy for you to do also.  We love Traverse City and go when we visit our friends in Saginaw.  Beautiful country and we need to schedule another trip back there.


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