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Friday, December 15, 2017

The hurried-er I go ...

Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind... and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here, maybe I can do something about it.
-- Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street

I'm at the emergency room again!??  This is definitely not a good way to end what started out to be a good day. I decided to go horseback riding earlier, something I hadn’t done in a really long time. With the threat of snow, but no actual snowfall yet, I figured it would be one of my last chances to ride this year. Well, it turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and we started out slowly, but then we went a little faster and before I knew it, we were going as fast as the darned horse could possibly go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off. I caught my foot in the stirrup with the horse dragging me.  No matter how much I screamed, it wouldn't stop. Thank goodness the manager at Toys-R-Us came out and unplugged the machine. He even had the nerve to take the rest of my quarters so I wouldn't attempt to ride the elephant! 

Just a little funny I found on Facebook.  ;o)

After doing a few of the Part 3 units in one direction and then doing another random bunch, I've found that probably the most efficient way
is to do 10 at a time of each direction then pin them into a matched set. 

Does that make sense?

It seems to be working; at a glance I can more easily see what I've finished. 

So far there are seven matched sets - two completely ready to use, five to be trimmed. 


I wonder what Bonnie has for us today ...

I got an email notification from Verizon saying they've added a new "Spam Alerts" feature to my home phone's Caller ID to help me easily identify unwanted phone calls.  Well, I can do that already!  It's supposed to take effect on Monday - we'll see if it's any good to me.  Sew forth and sew on...


  1. That horse story was hysterical. Your BH blocks are coming along nicely. That was a busy week of sewing all of those.

  2. Well, that story sure got my attention. Glad it wasn't for real because I have been on a horse that took off, sailed right over the padlock fence, and through the woods under low overhanging branches. When it got to the hay stack, it stopped and I slid off shaking and staggered back to the ring. The guy in charge was surprised I was back "already".

  3. ha, ha -- you really had me worried there.....phew! sounds like your organization is paying off. It took me along time to finally start doing things in batches like that. Sure does make it seem to go faster.


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