Our guild is doing a swap today, and the theme was a spring mug rug. I’m in love with this gnome fabric, and hope my partner is, too!
When I lived in England we had about 70 other American families living in our cluster of towns that were all there working for Boeing, too. We had an ongoing prank with one of the families wherin we would leave a garden gnome on each other’s front step. Initially, he was dressed as just himself, but as time went on he got dressed up. In the tradition, you could only ADD to his costume, not take anything off, and I’m pretty sure at the very end he had to be a ghost with just a white sheet over him for Halloween, and then I’m pretty sure we ended up coloring the sheet green and adding a star for a Christmas tree, but that might also just have been brainstormin. In June it will be 10 years since I left, so my memories are going! Anyway…ever since our ‘gnoming’ escapades, the sight of a garden gnome never fails to make me smile.