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.
I 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.
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, we 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 one 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.
Question of the Day: What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given?
Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:
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.
That’s our favorite joke also.