The last time I worked on this--about ten months ago--my dad couldn't focus on it because it was too small. Even with cheaters, over one on 40 count can make me cross-eyed. I had better get going on this before my (rapidly aging) eyes get any worse!
I was hoping to get the border done before I caved and started using more colors, but I couldn't manage it. I haven't often seen coral stars on Christmas trees...
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I love doing puzzles. I think that may be the only reason we get the daily Inquirer. I run through the Sudoku, cryptoquote, word game (how many words can you make from a longer word), Jumble, and the crossword while I am at the dog park or at lunch. Pete is impressed that I can do the cryptoquote though he is starting to catch on to my methods; my mother wonders at the fact they do not give you a letter to start (in her local rag, they get a letter--cheaters!).
Today, I am getting out the marquoir (aka the toga) on which I will spend two days so I can finish (at least) one page per my new year's resolution. I think the alphabet with orange flowers is the halfway mark. And just for laughs, I left the dime.