Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Christmas !! ...

What? ... it isn't? not yet? ... well, it feels like Christmas to me....it even snowed a bit overnight, and is lovely and sunny this morning. It glistens and everything looks so clean and soft and bright ... the neighbours had their Christmas lights turned on last night when the snow began... it looked so pretty... ...

AND.. look... a giftie too already! I have a new needle felting friend in Norway and we did a little swap... these little gnomes flew here in just a few days.... speedy little guys for not having wings. I don't think she will see her little guy til next week sometime. Thanks so much Gunn....I absolutely love my gnomes! Check out all her gnomes and other sweeties on her blog...















Here they are...hiding in the snowdrift....

I've loved gnomes for years... even since before I got this gnome book... which tells everything there is to know about gnomes. ... and...it has such fun pictures and great descriptions......



































Christmas cactus is blooming away... ... it must be getting close to the date....

















11 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm still waiting for my blooms to appear on the cactus. They are small and haven't opened yet.

Nice gift in the mail.

Kathryn said...

Hi Thank you for taking the time to check out my blogsite.I just love the pictures of the bears you have made.They are so cute and adorable.You did such a beautiful job on them.Happy dollmaking.Katie

Guzzisue said...

SNAP! I have this book, I love the illustrations :-) trust the gnomes to hide in the snow drifts.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Look forward to seeing your gnomes. What a beautiful card.

Pauline said...

Cute pictures. Gosh you got snow already over there, it seems like you only just got rid of if from last winter. Keep warm

Hugs
Pauline

gunknitter said...

Hello, little Raffles says hello and he is sitting here and smiles to me. He is ever so cute ! Nice you like the card :) Perhaps our Nisse and your Gnomes are kind of the same. King Winter and the snow came to us this morning as well.

Serena said...

Those gnomes are so cute hiding in the snow drifts....a lovely gift!

Gnomes have certainly been a very popular garden ornament over the years. I must admit I never took to them myself but I did enjoy seeing all the different ones in people's yards. I remember one person even made news back then when they took their gnome on a world trip and took pics of the gnome in each part of the world they visited. OH, and then someone else kidnapped someone's gnomes and wanted a ransom for their return...they even sent pictures of the gnomes with blindfolds on. lol People were always thinking up ways to get some publicity using gnomes and there was always some sort of gnome story getting around. Cute!

Your Christmas Cactus looks quite elegant in that pot...our's don't bloom here until June/July...our winter months.

Maria said...

I have never had a doubt that you have a green thumb ... everything that you touch blossoms. Your Christmas Cactus looks beautiful. Have you set up your Christmas tree yet? Miss you tons!

Michelle Eaton said...

I love gnomes too (though not the garden ornament variety). When I was little they had a childrens TV show about them that we use to watch, and the pics from that book look just like the characters from that. I loved that show, but can't remember the name of it.

Tea with Willow said...

Hi Bumblevee, thanks for stopping by my Blog! I love the bears & dolls you create - you are so talented - each one is so detailed, you must have alot of patience!

Even though i learned to ride horses, not motorbikes, I can totally understand the exhilaration!! ... isn't it great to learn something new?!

Willow x

Linda Fleming said...

I noticed the first formations of little buds on all my xmas cactus plants today- I was thrilled! I have two red, one white and one gold. Looks like they will be in full bloom for the holidays, got my fingers crossed.