Ornament #10 – Felt Dog Paw {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #10 – Felt Dog Paw0102c4f01eed0e38f711a92bbc4559f230e8632c77

A three-legged dog walks up to the bartender in a saloon.  The bartender says, “Howdy, how can I help you?”  The dog replies, “I’m looking for the man who shot my paw”.

It’s my favorite joke.  Gets me every time and I couldn’t help thinking about it while I was making these ornaments.

0129495e9da9e294f91149c5a1607ec74675377cbcI used felt, ribbon and my sewing machine to stitch them together.  I cut the 2 bases and the pads with coordinating felt, stitched the pads to one of the bases first, then sandwiched the ribbon between the two bases.  I was going to stuff them, but they looked pretty good flat.  I can imagine a whole bunch of these in bright colors all over a Christmas tree.013bcb849d19654d0efba1ed3b3565222cc2ab575c

013e3ea3a2fcf61122b9e8469ea012b4d1e4fb8698Once again, this is the type of ornament that would make an excellent gift tag as well.


Quest46LogoItem #32 – Read through the Bible – 1 Chapter per day.

I’ve read the Bible consistently most of my life, but I’ve never read it cover to cover.  On my last trip to visit my Grandpa, we01470afa8ef785bb5f3aa05a541701b6607ee813db were sorting through his house, getting it ready to be sold, and I came across an old Bible.  I opened the front cover and discovered that it was presented to him when he was 6 years old (in 1925) for perfect attendance.   He used it most of his adult life; the pages were tattered and the spine needs repair.  As I looked through the pages, I noticed that he made a habit of writing 01c98b2c20d11c796631f44a0d668a68a27eb64efcone word at the top of different chapters.  That one word summarized that text for him.  The part that made me cry was at the end when I found the words: “Key Word to the Bible: COME”.  He wanted me to have his Bible and ever since seeing his ‘one word’ habit, I thought about reading through the whole book and trying to find one word for each chapter.  Now reading the whole Bible, chapter by chapter, takes over 3 years, but I’m going to start January 1.  I’m also going to dedicate a journal to the one word and a relevant verse.0158f809801ed05f74164cf1956c4fe047256af590012a2b77ee5a95d39edb44db23a9555f24d443cd4101d32b12b29426c1a2c480e2b6394fd55f169e0e30

Question of the Day:  What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given?




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
It looks like this :: Grace

2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 15th, 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 15th will pick from Ornaments 8-14, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9




That’s our favorite joke also.


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21 Responses to Ornament #10 – Felt Dog Paw {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Pam Robertson says:

    I’d say the most meaningful gift I ever gave was when I gave my mom all the scrapbooks I had put together of her life.

  2. Tammy Rustmann says:

    I don’t believe I’m a very good gift giver, but the best gift I ever received was a carnival glass place setting that belonged to my grandmother. When I opened it there was a card inside the package that said from:grandma fern.
    she had past away about ten years before and I was disappointed I had nothing of hers! Thank you to my mom and dad for such a great gift and memory!

  3. The year we moved down to Fair Oaks when we sold our home in Aloha Oregon I bought the first computer for my husband. I had Radio Shack in Oregon ship it to a store in Southern CA where we were going to spend Christmasand picked it up there. He was really surprised. The first computer of many he has had over the years.

    • gracieed says:

      I’ll bet he was surprised. In those days, computers were a huge deal. I remember the first one I bought for college cost $5,000-a major purchase.

    • Ed Lawson says:

      That was a real surprise. TRS80 with 16,000 byte memory, no disk drives then, and a cassette player for storage. My tablet I am using now has about 10 billion bytes of memory!

      • gracieed says:

        Wow. I remember those 16K days. Now I have trouble remembering that a gigabyte is bigger than a megabyte. Seems like mega is bigger than giga in my mind.

  4. Michelle says:

    Definitely the best gift was when I was 13, I wrote a mini-book for my grandfather because he always wanted to read something I wrote.

  5. Cathy Powell says:

    I made each of my three daughters a scrapbook with their school pictures from kindergarten through college along with pictures of various sports, scouts, friends and dances. It was fun to make and revisit memories. For moms with young children in school put the date on the back of school pictures so you don’t have to guess which is their third or fourth grade picture. Especially when they take fall and spring pictures!

    • gracieed says:

      I remember those. They were beautiful keepsakes for the girls. And great advice about dating the photos. I know as I’ve gone through photos of my grandpa’s, having the date and possibly the name of the person would have come in handy.

  6. karijo68 says:

    I love giving gifts. It gives me so much joy:) When I was young I made padded picture frames for friends and family. I loved that I made it but I love more that my grandma taught me how to make them:)

  7. Deb Lohberger says:

    Thanks for sharing the story of your bible. What a special gift. I like the idea of reading a chapter a day. I think it would be fun to do it here in your blog. And people can post their words. Even if you don’t you have inspired me.

  8. Kathy Ryan says:

    The power supply in my computer went out, had it replaced today, so missed this day… I cannot think of one particular gift, but get the most pleasure out of giving home-made things or non-things like experiences or my time.

  9. Kathy Ryan says:

    Did think of one… Clay, in high school, said the only thing he would like for Christmas was to go to a 49er’s game. It was the most difficult gift to acquire – finally through someone at work who knew someone who had season tickets and not using them for a game during Christmas vacation… Jim and Clay saw the last game Joe Montana played for the 49ers. It is still a cherished memory for Clay.

  10. Neil says:

    A small desk I made in wood shop that I gave my mom for Christmas.

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