Had a few friends in today for “gnome making”. These little characters are becoming an obsession! Left to right: First gnome made by Deanna ; Policeman made by Deanna’s son; Hockey player made by Deanna’s daughter; my angry little gnome; Nina’s Russian gnome; and Diane’s start of Santa Claus. Each has a personality and a story. Deanna did not believe that a story would appear as she was making her gnome, but she is now a believer.
I have mentioned before that I started making these after seeing a demonstration at a a fiber festival in Windsor, Maine, by Jessica Piehl Menninghaus, author of the book the Gnome Project. I have gotten so much enjoyment out of making these little gnomes and have had so much fun with friends. Lots of laughter, sharing, and stories while making them.