Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend! 2017

thanks-giving-tableI want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you can spend the day with those you love and consider all that you have to be thankful for. Please be safe on the roads if you are travelling.

Monday is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, October 9th, 2016. We hold it the second Monday in October. Our harvest is on average a bit earlier than in the US so our end of harvest holiday is earlier as well.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner


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600 Post Milestone

I’ve just noticed we have passed the 600 post milestone on The Gnome Tapestry!

I hope to keep the material entertaining and sometimes even relevant to society. I wonder what things will be like in 600 more posts?

DWPenner

Happy Labour Day 2017 Everyone!

Labour Day 2014Have a great Labour Day from me at The Gnome Tapestry!

I hope you are having a safe and fun weekend! I know I am! It’s great to be with family on a holiday weekend!

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DWPenner


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Clips! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Tomorrow (Monday, August 21, 2017) there will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will be visible in many places across North America. While this is a rare and special event, it can also be dangerous. Staring at the Sun, even for a short time can cause partial blindness or even total blindness.

Do not look at the Sun with unprotected eyes. Only use special glasses made just for this purpose. Sun glasses, no matter how good, are not good enough.

If you can’t get those special glasses there are safe ways to see the eclipse. One of the simplest is to make a small hole with a nail or pin in a sheet of card-stock. Like a file folder or cardboard from a cereal box. Then turn your back to the Sun and look at the shadow of that cardboard on a light coloured background — like another sheet of that cardboard. The Sunlight that passes through the pinhole will be an image of the Sun that is safe to view.

It is possible to use almost any small hole as a pinhole. It can be interesting to see all the images of the Eclipse you might find caused by holes in objects casting shadows — like the gaps between leaves in a tree or the holes in a colander. (normally used to strain stuff in the kitchen like pasta)

Here is a good plan for a pinhole projection viewer from NASA. It is inexpensive, easy to make, and cheap to make.

How to Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse — NASA

This is a safe way to view the eclipse. The eclipse will be worth seeing even if you are not in the narrow track across the US that is a Total eclipse.

Oh, and check the article and links below the YouTube video for important links and information!

Some more information from NASA.

Please be safe! Many people have had permanent eye damage and even blindness by looking at the Sun without proper protection.


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Eclipse August 21, 2017

Eclipse by DWPenner 2017If you have a chance, I hope you can catch the eclipse coming on Monday, August 21, 2017. It’s visible over much of North America with a swath of totality cutting diagonally across the continent.

Don’t forget your Eclipse glasses to protect your eyes! You can also create pinhole viewers with paper, foil, and a cereal box – or just card-stock, like file folders.

How to Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse, and other links — NASA

Some more information from NASA.

TimeAndDate.com page to search for eclipse time in your location.

Be safe while viewing the event! Sun spots belong on the Sun, not burnt into your retina!

DWPenner

Special – Emotional — The Gnomestead Tapestry

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A Gnomestead Tapestry Special.

You might not think the little characters in The Gnome Tapestry can show much emotion. It is possible for them to display a fair range of feelings. Check out this special!

Do you think the characters should show more emotion in the strips? Normally I just let the situation speak for itself. I hope you enjoy the cartoon strips!

Feel free to share a link to these cartoons with your friends.

Thanks!

DWPenner


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Happy 2017! Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 turns out to be a grand year for you and those you care for!

DWPenner

The Twelve days of Christmas – 1,2,3, The Tapestry I See!

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — The Twelve Day Way (a Christmas reprise)

The Twelve Day Way

The Twelve Day Way

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

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2 Turtle Doves

3 French Hens

3 French Hens

4 Calling Birds

4 Calling Birds

5 Golden Rings

5 Golden Rings

6 Geese a Laying

6 Geese a Laying

7 Swans a Swimming

7 Swans a Swimming

8 Maids a Milking

8 Maids a Milking

9 Ladies Dancing

9 Ladies Dancing

10 Lords a Leaping

10 Lords a Leaping

11 Pipers Piping

11 Pipers Piping

12 Drummers Drumming

12 Drummers Drumming

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Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelfth Day of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

This seasonal post is the “Twelve Days of Christmas! I did up for The Gnome Tapestry a few years ago. I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!.

DWPenner

 

Happy American Thanksgiving Day!

Have a great Thanksgiving Day to our American Cousins from The Gnome Tapestry!

thanks-giving-tableI hope that you have a safe Thanksgiving Day!. Please be safe on the road. I hear there is snow in many parts of the US so take a little extra time. We have much to be thankful for and I hope that you do as well. One of the best is being able to spend time with family, friends, and other loved ones. I’m also thankful that the “The Gnome Tapestry” has been going on for over 3 years! I have so very many things to be thankful for that I can’t number them.

Thanks!

DWPenner


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Lest We Forget

Take a Moment to Remember

remembrance-day-2016This is a day to remember all those who have made sacrifice for others. Take a moment today to remember those who went to war — some never to return, others returning whole or broken; both inside or out. Remember too, in addition to the soldiers, the peace keepers, the first responders and others that keep us safe. Also remember their parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and all who loved them and miss them.

We might agree or disagree with the wars that have happened, but regardless of that soldiers place their lives on the line for us.

Let us not forget their sacrifices.

DWPenner

Remembrance Day 2014 feature