|The Gnome House|
When the framing went up, I was standing across the street chatting with a friend. She commented on the interesting roof line. With two dormers and two blunted peaks, the framing did look most unusual. I looked up and blurted, "It looks like a gnome house!"
Thereafter, I fondly referred to it as "the gnome house" in conversation. Everyone else played along, too.
Shortly after we started using it, wee gnomes began to appear!
They would be waiting by the door for me to discover. Even with a skiff of snow on the ground, there was never a footprint left behind. I was mystified!
|Gnomes love nature, music, books...a creative and lively lot!|
I collected each one, marveled at the whole puzzling affair, and enjoyed the magic of the experience.
For a while.
Then curiosity began to eat at me. Who was behind this? I considered my husband. I considered my friends and neighbours. I considered each of my children. The gnomes showed up every day, yet the culprit was undetectable.
This friendly fellow (below) marked the end of the parade of charming characters, but I still had no clues.
|Sadly, this jolly fellow has since been kidnapped (yes, stolen).|
Wouldn't it be lovely if he turned up on my doorstep one day?
That Christmas a strange, lumpy looking bag (addressed to me) appeared under the tree. In it I found "Gnomes World" where these delightful creatures gather to sing, read, play, and craft (and live happily ever after).
The card was unsigned.
So, now you know how the Gnome House came to be.
|Come on up!|
|I'm greeted by wee, happy gnomes every day.|
My daughter eventually fessed up.
That they came from her makes me smile even more.
|This saves many trips up and down the stairs!|
|My frame is set up in between the dormer windows.|
Quilts waiting for attention hang on a rolling rack behind the machine.
Under the window is a little desk, and a TV keeps me entertained as I stitch.
|Beyond the frame is our home gym. I love my treadmill. My husband prefers his bike.|
To the left of the frame is my tool chest, which I adore!
It's perfect for long arm tools & supplies.
|When I'm working, the top two drawers of the tool chest are always open!|
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Oh, hey......I finished Irish Lass today!!!
|NOT finished here, I just think this is a pretty shot!|
After she's bound and the blue ink is removed, I'll take some beauty shots to share. (So exciting!)
I still had energy left, so I quilted my first customer quilt!!!
What an exciting day, I tell ya!
|First customer quilt!|
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Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday, at Freshly Pieced
Fabric Tuesday!, at Quilt Story
Linky Tuesday, at Freemotion by the River
Happy Easter, folks!
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