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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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Impossible Mission - May - Calling All Hookers

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Linda Koller 4 hours ago. 67 Replies

This month's Impossible Mission is for all of you talented hookers.  NO, not that kind!!!   The kind we are looking for are those with a great imagination, a lot of talent, and nimble fingers.  And…Continue

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

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Melanie Keith on Saturday. 6 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 - April - Centerpiece

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Melanie Keith May 13. 71 Replies

Nothing welcomes us into the dining room better than a lovely table centerpiece.  This month's mission should you decide to join us, is to create a colorful centerpiece that can be used throughout…Continue

Impossible Mission - March - Inspirational Mug Rug/Snack Mat (Machine Quilting)

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays May 13. 25 Replies

This month's Impossible Mission is to create an inspirational Mug Rug/…Continue

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Comment by Zoetc49 16 hours ago

Riana, what part of Florida do you go to?  I am in Pensacola

Comment by Riana Noyes on Monday

Colleen, thankyou for that reassurance. Lady Lake can get into the 90's plus humid in Nov. & Dec. So far, only late Jan. early Feb. get cold enough for jackets in past 4 yr.

Zoe, lol...no cruise. We are Canadian " snowbirds"... in Fla. from late Oct. thru 'til April. So the candies will be purchased fresh just before mailing.

Comment by Colleen Froats on Sunday

Since it is November/ December when we actually package our gifts I don’t think the candy suffers any . I’ve received packages from Florida at Christmas time that have included all kinds of chocolates- none have ever been melted, or appeared to be softened at all. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about. 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on Sunday

Thanks for bring that up Riana. I hadn't thought of that. Good point!!

Comment by Zoetc49 on Sunday

Riana, I might not have been following all the conversations on here, are you going on a cruse? Where are you shipping out from? Are you wanting to pick up candies along the way and bringing them back and send to your SS later?  I have never send chocolates, so I am no help.    

Comment by Riana Noyes on Sunday

Here's a question for you veteran SS members...l'll be in Fla. when we ship. How do you manage candy ( thinking chocolates) when in a warm climate? Most facilities have ac these days...does that include postal packaging areas? I would take care using a ziplock, but l'd still like my SSS to get what l sent, not a molten glob,lol.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Sunday

Zoe, we owned a marina in cottage country for 5 yr. The summer memories our kids and others had with the boats and cottage life will be heartwarming ones forever. It was great to see teens especially , interacting with grandparents, and families of diverse economic and geographic backgrounds all intermingling. Docks everywhere had Muskoka chairs for lounging...a passing boat was often waved in for a spontaneous visit or party :-)) Loved the summers there, but winters were tough.

Comment by Zoetc49 on Saturday

Oh, I forgot Riana, I did go to Fisherman's Wharf, that was something to see !! I saw a boat that looked like the one I grew up on, a 25 foot Cabin Cruse, looked like this.. it was a great memory as we had to sell the boat after my Dad died when I was 17 yr old.  Image result for 25 foot Cabin Cruiser

Comment by Zoetc49 on Saturday

Riana,  I looked at moving there when I was up there many years back, but unless I married someone there, or had a job or created a business, there was no way to move there... will a a resident. I never thought about having a home there. I wonder if there are any time shares up that way that I could do??   When I went there I stayed in a hotel that had a kitchen so that I could get groceries and not eat out all the time. I found along a trail going into town there were lots of black berries that were ripe, and a apple tree in town, so I picked my fruit - that was fun ! Then I learned about candy salmon- yummy !! I would not leave till I found the recipe for that in a Canadian cook book-- I found it and still make that from time to time.  It was so peaceful there.    

Comment by Riana Noyes on Saturday

Zoe, Victoria BC is gorgeous! Love Beacon Hill park, Fisherman's Wharf and Gorge park...my son lives in nearby Sooke, and a friend has her winter home there. 

I did get in touch with 3 of my best buddies on fb...one has since passed away from painful bone cancer ( "Peggy's quilt"on my page ) and another has memory issues( Pam's quilt), the third  is fine, thankfully. We picked up right from where we left off...she'd has trouble wrestling computor away from her hubby, so fb is better than email,lol.

 

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