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 Linda Koller on August 12, 2021 at 9:04pm

I think I fixed it Melanie. At least as far as Secret Santa is concerned.

Comment by Melanie Keith on August 12, 2021 at 7:07pm

The correct account is the one with flowers.  I will check to see about deleting the other account.

Comment by Melanie Keith on August 12, 2021 at 7:04pm

Ok - Trudyann cleared it up for me - I am on the list twice!!!!

Comment by Melanie Keith on August 3, 2021 at 11:32am

HI - bet you forgot about me!  I have been busy with church stuff, work around the house, etc.  I'll try to catch up with you all soon.  

In the meantime, I was going over the list and here is what I have - missing 1, I think.

Kathy G - scrappy string

Lee H - crazy block

Beth N - star

Trudyann R - log cabin - red center, blue long, white short

Melanie K - log cabin - whatever

Wilma - July 4th

Colleen F - log cabin - blue center, long red, short white

Ginny A - snail trail

Linda K - Ohio star

Kris H - log cabin - red center short white, long blue

Comment by Linda Koller on July 30, 2021 at 9:19pm

Second surgery went well. This time my eyelid had some swelling but I'm doing good. I can't turn in the application for Rocky's training  until I physically have him in my possession. I'm not sure how long it will take for them to evaluate and accept him for training. We will be training together was my understanding.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on July 30, 2021 at 8:03pm

Great pictures Kathy.  I have tried to get hubby to do a cross country trip in a camper, but he won’t here of it.  Oh well, will find other ways to see the USA.

Linda how did your 2nd cataract surgery went well.  Can’t wait to see pics of your new puppy.  When does Rocky start training?  

Comment by Linda Koller on July 28, 2021 at 10:59am

Colleen, you can find your answer up in the discussion forum.

I've been tied up getting my cataracts taken care of. Had the first surgery last week and go in tomorrow morning for the second one. So far so good. Things are looking brighter. They can't do anything for the double vision or the peripheral vision that was caused by my car accident years ago, but I'll take what I can get so I can continue to sew. Thankfully, the double vision isn't all the time.

I get my new puppy the end of August. Since I'm not being allowed to travel because of the new covid variant, my DIL and grandkids will pick him up in California and bring him to me here in Tucson. He is a chocolate and white Havanese and is adorable. It looks like he may be a long hair Havanese rather than a curly like Indy. But it's hard to tell since he's only 4-1/2 weeks old in the photo. The photo that was texted is in a format that I can't download from my phone so I can share. So y'all have to wait another month before I'll have photos. I've named him Rocky.

Comment by Kathy Gurgone on July 28, 2021 at 9:14am

Hello everyone, sorry I have not kept up as well as I should with all of you.  This has been one of the most exciting years I have had in a long time and I am making the most of it, while I still can.  I hurt my back a couple of weeks ago, so I had to come home to go to the doctor.  It's tough to remember that I can't do all of the things that I use to take for granted.

This is South Haven, Michigan.  Wonderful weather, nice people, beautiful beach town.

These were our neighbors in Woodhaven Lakes, Illinois.  Three of them would visit us every morning.

I have seen so many animals in the wild this year, that I have only ever seen in zoos before.  Elk, buffalo, deer, porcupine, beaver, otter and one really fat ground hog.  I am so thankful to be able to have this experience, I wish everyone had a chance to do something like this at least once in their life.

I am feeling much more confident driving the truck and pulling the camper.  Still have not backed it up though.  Thank goodness Joe drove a semi for so many years because he can back it up into the tightest spots with no problem.  If it was me, I'd be taking out telephone poles and small buildings.  

Comment by Trudyann Robertson on July 22, 2021 at 2:51pm

Glad to know I am not the only one who has to get caught up. I never seem to get everything I plan to do in a day done. Seem to get side tracked very easily . 

We are finally making progress on our kitchen project - took a while to find someone to do it. Should get started the middle of September. Have the countertop picked out - it is shades of creme, caramel, browns, blacks and grays. Yesterday we went to the tile store and found the backsplash. We also got samples of plank vinyl flooring. Also going to do some work in 2 bathrooms.

Kathy , thank you for sharing you trip. Sounds like you are having a great time and making great memories.

Beth, when is the new grand baby due?

Comment by Colleen Froats on July 22, 2021 at 1:23pm

Do we have a list to refer to that tells each of our blocks we wanted for our red white & blue?  Know there were numerous log cabin blocks but I don’t remember the ( hearths) being red or other choices & I’m just feeling a bit ( lost) 


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