Saturday, May 29, 2010

Carved Wood Quilt

The previous posting about a wood quilt square Gnome, mentioned a wood quilt. This is the type of a wood quilt that I was referring to. Each of the squares measures 5" x 5" x 1/2 inch thick. Once the wood squares are carved, they are assembled with a lattice and framed. Our carving group at the senior center regularly makes these for display and to raffle off for the center. I failed to get a photo of the "quilt" with the Gnome that I carved. Which is really stupid because I am the one that makes the frame and assembles the individual squares.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wood Quilt Square - Gnome

5 1/2 inch square, for a wood quilt. 16 squares were assembled and framed for our Senior center, carving group. This was my contribution.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gnome on a Disk!

Smug little fellow mounted on a disk. Made a great gift.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Where's The Gnomes?

Natural mushrooms popped up and a bunch of my Gnomes couldn't resist...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gnome Dressed Up!

Gnome in a Leprechaun outfit!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gnome On A Frame

Since I like to whittle and quilt, I can combine the two. The framed log cabin pattern quilt square matted and framed in old wood. The old wood frame includes a Gnome sitting on a log.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilt Gnome

Some Gnomes do quilt!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Eyein the Machine"

This little fellow is eyein my sewing machine. I know what he's thinkin too. He's wondering why I do not have a quilt in progress. I am wondering that too. Soon I will. I promise.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Arts Festival

This weekend is a very good arts festival in town. There will be 170 "artists" set up. This is a juried event so most of the participants will have very nice items to sell. I have done this festival for four years now. This year I am introducing my Gnomes. In preparation for this festival I have been whittling my fingers to the bone. That's just a figure of speech, not to be taken literally. I have three sizes of Gnomes, 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. Along with each sale will be the instructions to place your Gnome into scenes and send in a photo. I'll preview and select photos to post on this site.
In addition to the Gnomes I'll have Noah's Arks, Santa tree ornaments, Santa pins, and whittlings for kids.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gnome Under A Mushroom

Gnome under a carved wood mushroom......

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gnome Birthing Tool!

My Gnome "birthing" tool.

Monday, May 10, 2010


The Ol' Gnome will wake up to a surprise birthday party.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gnome and Owl

Wise Ol' Gnome consults wise owl, with lady bug lookin on!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Two Ol' Ones

Couple of Ol' (at least 260 years old) Gnomes.....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gnome With Mushrooms

Gnomes are generally associated with mushrooms. I guess it's because Gnomes appreciate a good butter fried mushroom for dinner.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lookin For Something, Or Loose Something?

I think this little fellow (one inch tall) is actually checking out some barnacles. This piece of drift wood was encrusted in barnacles.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Party Time!

Need I say more? Except maybe.......Who invited Nixon Gnome???

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gnomes Love Warm Cookies!

For sure, Gnomes love oven fresh cookies. That's a penny in front of the Mrs......

Monday, May 3, 2010

Valentine Gnome

This is a small Valentine Gnome that I carved for my Valentine. The large heart box contained all the little hearts. The Gnome is about 2 inches tall.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gnomes Play the Banjo Too!

I have heard that Gnomes are fond of music - even banjo music.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sleeping Gnome

This sleeping Gnome is about 3 inches long, and carved with a pocket knife.