Secret Santa 2021

Come join the fun as we prepare Secret Santa packages throughout the year. There will be tutorials for gift ideas. Kathy will have surprise activities, maybe some "impossible missions". There are always lots of discussions so you can try to guess who your Secret Santa might be and to drop hints for gifts to your Secret Santa.

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Discussion Forum

Christmas Card - October - Kathy - String blocks

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 8 Replies

Well ladies, I guess I better add my name to this list before I forget.  I would like a 12.5 x 12.5" scrappy string block.  Recently, I have really gotten in the scrappy string block mood.  I love…Continue

Christmas Card - February - Colleen F - Log Cabin

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 4 Replies

Colleen would like the same pattern used as Kris, but with a slight twist.  She would like the center blue, the short side white and the long side red.Continue

Christmas Card - September - Lee - Crazy block

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 2 Replies

Lee would like crazy blocks.  12.5 x 12.5"  Red, Whites, and Blues, of course.  I know that Lee likes live theater, so I was thinking maybe blocks that represented a different Broadway play.  Even…Continue

Christmas Card - June - Melanie K - Log Cabin

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 4 Replies

Melanie has decided to join the log cabin group, so by now everyone should have the instructions for this on, as it has been the most popular block for our group this year.  She would like the red…Continue

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Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on December 23, 2021 at 12:13am

I received another block today from from Kathy.  Very pretty thanks.  I have all my star blocks ready to mail.  Need to do the log cabins.  We leave early tomorrow for CA.  Will finish up the rest when we’ve returned on the 27th.  Will get them off in the mail later than week.  Have to as the sewing room will be packed up by the first week in January.  Will be glad when this is over.  Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday.  Stay safe and healthy.

Comment by Linda Koller on December 22, 2021 at 8:35pm

Because everyone has had such a crazy year and some have travel plans, if you need to send your Secret Santa package out before January 4 go ahead. Recipients please share when you receive your gifts!!!

Comment by Colleen Froats on December 22, 2021 at 8:13pm

I’ve received blocks from Kris, Linda and Kathy, all 3 are beautiful. I am planning to get the ones I’ve finished out tomorrow, I think I still need to make a couple. 
i have tomorrow off then work Friday, Saturday, Sunday so …this is it.

i agree it’s been an up and down discombobulated year for most everyone. I am grateful for being able to get fixed what we needed to, our problems were so minor compared to so many they past few weeks. We are going to need a new roof in the spring ( joy of home ownership) anyway- looking forward to the new year 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on December 22, 2021 at 4:25pm

I received another beautiful Christmas card block in the mail from Kathy. Thank you so much. I am enjoying putting them up on my design wall in pattern and seeing it develop. 

Colleen, I am hoping you begin to have a little peace in your world soon. I think many of us are experiencing a bit of discombobulation this year from one thing or another! 

Comment by Linda Koller on December 20, 2021 at 10:27pm

Colleen, hope your 2021 ends on a better note and 2022 is a better year for you.

I moved to Sanger, CA during the cold and rainy season. I'm told by February it starts to warm up. I'm praying so as I don't handle this cold dampness well. However, it's wonderful having my DIL and grandkids every other weekend and my DIL's mom on opposite weekends. A little slower to settle in since I'm in pain from the weather, but that's ok.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on December 20, 2021 at 1:20pm

Wow Colleen, sounds like you had a real challenge right before the holidays.  Glad you are safe.  We are renting back our house until late January and had horrible winds a week ago.  No power loss or roof tile movement, but some of the gusts hit 70 mph, felt like patio was going to lift off.  Hope no more before we move.

The blocks I received were from Linda and Kris.  Love them.  I still have several to make and will try to finish today since I need to take my machine into the spa before we take off.

Comment by Kris Howell on December 20, 2021 at 10:54am

Awww, Colleen - that's a mess to have to deal with right before Christmas!  So sorry. Hope the rest of winter treats you more kindly!

Comment by Colleen Froats on December 19, 2021 at 4:25pm

I received a block this past week- but right now can’t remember who it was from- we lost power in our recent wind storm and shingles off our roof- no power for 4 days, no water, no heat, it’s kind of been a stressful week. I had to work today then came home to throw out a couple hundred dollars worth of food. Roof got fixed today- another $300; and I haven’t managed to wrap anything yet or deal with anything I had planned. 
it’s all going to be fine but I’ve figured out everything is going to be a week late. 

Comment by Kris Howell on December 19, 2021 at 1:14pm

Ginny - good to know it arrived!  Glad you like it.  I guess I should check the rest of the tracking numbers, see if others have gotten their blocks. 

Kathy - can't wait to get your block! And I second your wishes for the holiday, and for next year.  Happy travels!!

Comment by Kathy Gurgone on December 19, 2021 at 11:53am

Finally got all of my Christmas cards in the mail.  It feels like the older I get the faster time flies.  I think that is why they have Christmas in July sales, so that we can get everything done in time for the holidays.  I think next year I am going to start preparing before Memorial Day.

Seriously though, I hope each and every one of you has a blessed and healthy holiday season.  I can't wait until January gets here so that I can see what new adventures the next year brings.


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