May the Fourth Be With You!

May the FourthI can still remember lining up to see Star Wars the first week it came out. I don’t know that any of the franchise will ever equal the thrill of that experience seeing “Star Wars” — later known as “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” for the first time.

In truth, I’ve enjoyed all the episodes in the franchise. I look forward to “Solo: A Star Wars Story” when it comes out — later in the month..


Happy New Years! 2017/2018

Happy New Years!

New Years Eve 2014I hope that 2017 was good year for you and that 2018 will be a great year! Of course there will be dips in the road of life as well as peaks, but it is travelling down the road that is the purpose and not the destination that is the goal.

Sometimes the best views are from the tops of those hills we climb, sometimes the most beautiful brooks at the bottom of the dips in the road.

Happy New Year!


Happy 2016! Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! Have you been enjoying New Year’s Eve? I know in many time zones it’s already 2018. I hope 2018 turns out to be a great year for you and those you care for!


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 — 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 4 years! I have so very many things to be thankful for that I can’t number them.



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Lest We Forget

Take a Moment to Remember

Remembrance Day 2017

This is a day to remember all those people 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, 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 hear “PTSD” mentioned frequently with regards to those who have served in dangerous, violent situations. I think we should remember, even before we send people into these situations how they are being put into danger. They don’t come back untouched. It is a sacrifice made even if they aren’t physically hurt.

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.


The Mummy — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

A Halloween Special with Sir Biff!

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How does Vlad the new tailor manage to have thunder and lightning on a clear night? Poor Sir Biff… at least he got tea and a nice visit from his Mummy… er Mom.

Hoping you enjoy the “Gnomestead Tapestry” School Daze joke. Feel free to share it around!



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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!

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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?


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!

Thanks for dropping by!

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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.

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

Thank you!


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