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

12 Days of X-mas 02

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

 

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1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Days of Christmas — The Gnomestead Tapestry

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

12 Days of X-mas 02

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

 

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Day Way — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — The Twelve Day Way (with added content)

The Twelve Day Way

The Twelve Day Way

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

12 Days of X-mas 02

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

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Day Way?” — the third of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This seasonal one is the “Twelve Days of Christmas! I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

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

About the Gnome Tapestry.

Status

The Gnome Tapestry

feature 1“The Gnome Tapestry” is a collection of comic strips by DWPenner. So far there are three strips which contain stories of different lengths. The long ones are broken into smaller pieces to publish here. The short stories are published in their entirety or perhaps two posts. “The Gnomestead Tapestry” is the original strip —   “Wheel tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” were added to the repertoire more recently.

The Gnomestead Tapestry

The Gnomestead Tapestry

The Gnomestead Tapestry” cartoon “Siege” was the first story — written in 1998 — followed by “The Hunt” and “Notinhood!”. Other stories followed including “A Nice Ring” , “The South Cringle Archduchies“, “The Sky is Falling!“, and “The New Dancers!“. “The Sky is Falling!” will likely be the longest continuous story. “Notinhood!” was intended to be published here in December 2013 but was inadvertently skipped. It will be published in September 2014. There are a number of shorter stories consisting of one or two posts mixed in with other posts. Unlike the other two series, “The Gnomestead Tapestry” artwork is done with a “linen” texture like a tapestry. “The Bayeux Tapestry” is an inspiration for the format of the story with a strip of images above and below the main story.

There is a spin-off series of stories intended for children. “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” stories features characters in “The Gnomestead Tapestry“. Those stories all have “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” in the title. The first of these stories is “1,2,3, The Tapestry I See!

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Tales of Willow City” is a more serious look at the roadblocks and problems people face in our society.  Mostly it focuses on issues for the disabled, but issues everyone faces will be a part of it. It is in a similar style to “The Gnomestead Tapestry“. The stories so far have all been shorter in length where the whole story can be published at once here. The first stories were originally published as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” and were published on the “We’ll Make Cents” website. The first story in the series is: “Common Cents“.

Space Trek

Space Trek

Space Trek” is a Science Fiction/Space Opera spoof making a bit of fun of Science Fiction stories in movies, TV series, and books. “Space Trek” consists of farces and satires as well as jokes and puns. Most are short with the whole story published at once. There are longer stories planned which will consist of a series of short stories that string together into one continuing one. The first story is: “Silent Running!“. We are starting the first story in a continuing series called: “A New Omen!“. You might notice spoofs of a number of movies and shows including: Star Trek, Star Wars, Space Balls, Battlestar Galactica, Fireball XL5, and many others.

Perhaps other sorts of stories will be added in the future to the three written about here. Whether that happens or not all depends on whether there is interest. There is plenty of material for “The Gnomestead Tapestry” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” to do. Time will tell.

*Note that all the listings in the blog entries are in reverse order.

I hope you enjoy the cartoons!

DWPenner

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A Gnomestead Tapestry Cast Shot

A “Gnomestead Tapestry” cast shot consisting of characters and props from the first 3 stories.

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories. Part 2 of 2

014 Gnormans Ark 00014 Gnormans Ark 01014 Gnormans Ark N014 Gnormans Ark O014 Gnormans Ark P014 Gnormans Ark Q014 Gnormans Ark R014 Gnormans Ark S014 Gnormans Ark T014 Gnormans Ark U014 Gnormans Ark V014 Gnormans Ark W014 Gnormans Ark X014 Gnormans Ark Y014 Gnormans Ark ZThis is “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet” — the third in the series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This time we go through an animal alphabet. I posted “A – M” yesterday — today I’m posting “N – Z”.

I hadn’t realized how hard it would be to find the 26 animals for the alphabet. I wanted to keep from going too exotic and tried keep the choices in line with the South Cringle Archduchies. A few only fit considering the “lost” elephant. “X” and “Y” among other letters were particularly challenging. The xantis is a type of yak, found in Africa while of course the yak is a yak.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

 

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1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories. Part 1 of 2.

014 Gnormans Ark 00014 Gnormans Ark 01014 Gnormans Ark A014 Gnormans Ark B014 Gnormans Ark C014 Gnormans Ark D014 Gnormans Ark E014 Gnormans Ark F014 Gnormans Ark G014 Gnormans Ark H014 Gnormans Ark I014 Gnormans Ark J014 Gnormans Ark K014 Gnormans Ark L014 Gnormans Ark MThis is “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Gnorman’s Ark: Animal Alphabet” — the third in the series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This time we go through an animal alphabet. I am starting with “A – M” today and will do “N – Z” tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

 

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1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Do You Know the Rainbow? — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The second of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — Do You Know the Rainbow?

Do You Know the Rainbow?

Do You Know the Rainbow?

A rainbow is lost in our land. Rainbows are bright signs of promise. A rainbow of colours grand. We will hunt for the colours we'd miss.

A rainbow is lost in our land.
Rainbows are bright signs of promise.
A rainbow of colours grand.
We will hunt for the colours we’d miss.

A rainbow is lost in our land. Rainbows have its colours all spread. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured red?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
Rainbows have its colours all spread.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured red?

A rainbow is lost in our land. Then in order the colours must we arrange. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured orange?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
Then in order the colours must we arrange.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured orange?

A rainbow is lost in our land. It is good for us, our colours to know. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured yellow?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
It is good for us, our colours to know.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured yellow?

A rainbow is lost in our land. The colour missing, where have they been. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured green?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
The colour missing, where have they been.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured green?

A rainbow is lost in our land. We have to search for its colours too. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured blue?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
We have to search for its colours too.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured blue?

A rainbow is lost in our land. You'll find them all that's a sure bet. A rainbow of colours grand. Can you find something coloured violet?

A rainbow is lost in our land.
You’ll find them all that’s a sure bet.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Can you find something coloured violet?

A rainbow was lost in our land. Rainbows are bright signs of promise. A rainbow of colours grand. Now we've found all the colours we'd miss.

A rainbow was lost in our land.
Rainbows are bright signs of promise.
A rainbow of colours grand.
Now we’ve found all the colours we’d miss.

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — Do  You Know the Rainbow?” — the second of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This one is about colours! The plan is that they’ll all have “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” on the title page so you can more easily find them.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Day Way — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The third of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — The Twelve Day Way

The Twelve Day Way

The Twelve Day Way

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

12 Days of X-mas 02

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

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

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Twelve Day Way?” — the third of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. This seasonal one is the “Twelve Days of Christmas! I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!.

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

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

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See! — The Gnomestead Tapestry

The first of The Gnomestead Tapestry children’s stories — 1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!

1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!

Today I'll have a party. I want everyone to have fun. What guests shall I invite? I think I shall be guest number One!

Today I’ll have a party.
I want everyone to have fun.
What guests shall I invite?
I think I shall be guest number
One!

Today I'll have a party. I'd like some other guests too. What guests shall I invite? I shall invite those boys, One and two.

Today I’ll have a party.
I’d like some other guests too.
What guests shall I invite?
I shall invite those boys,
One and two.

Today I'll have a party. The admission will be free. What guests shall I invite? I'll invite these brothers. One, two, and three.

Today I’ll have a party.
The admission will be free.
What guests shall I invite?
I’ll invite these brothers.
One, two, and three.

Today I'll have a party. We have some guests I'd like more. What guests shall I invite? What about these milking maids. One, two, three and four?

Today I’ll have a party.
We have some guests I’d like more.
What guests shall I invite?
What about these milking maids.
One, two, three and four?

Today I'll have a party. Let's find guests with drive! What guests shall I invite? Let's invite some armoured knights. One, two, three, four and five?

Today I’ll have a party.
Let’s find guests with drive!
What guests shall I invite?
Let’s invite some armoured knights.
One, two, three, four and five?

Today I'll have a party. We'll invite some who do tricks! What guests shall I invite? We'll invite a troupe of acrobats! One, two, three, four, five, and six?

Today I’ll have a party.
We’ll invite some who do tricks!
What guests shall I invite?
We’ll invite a troupe of acrobats!
One, two, three, four, five, and six?

Today I'll have a party. For all who are coming fun is the reason. What guests shall I invite? We'll invite some Ladies in waiting. One, two, three, four, five, six and seven?

Today I’ll have a party.
For all who are coming fun is the reason.
What guests shall I invite?
We’ll invite some Ladies in waiting.
One, two, three, four, five, six and seven?

Today I'll have a party. The guests will not want to be late. What guests shall I invite? Soldiers and guardsmen will come! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight?

Today I’ll have a party.
The guests will not want to be late.
What guests shall I invite?
Soldiers and guardsmen will come!
One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, and eight?

Today I'll have a party. We shall do dances in a line! What guests shall I invite? We'll invite Notinhood's Timbermen. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine?

Today I’ll have a party.
We shall do dances in a line!
What guests shall I invite?
We’ll invite Notinhood’s Timbermen.
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, and nine?

Today I'll have a party. Right now is almost when. What guests shall I invite? Let's invite town villagers! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten?

Today I’ll have a party.
Right now is almost when.
What guests shall I invite?
Let’s invite town villagers!
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, nine, and ten?

55! Next time I rent the Great Hall!

55!
Next time I rent the Great Hall!

That was “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” — the first of what I plan on being a series of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” intended for the younger set. Although this one was a counting story future ones will have other subjects. The plan is that they’ll all have “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” on the title page so you can more easily find them.

For you older wizzes out there, how many know how to add a series of numbers like 1-10 swiftly? Or 1-1000?

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needn’t do any ear lending if you don’t want to. Remember if your friends tell friends soon hundreds will have read these.

DWPenner

State of the…. er Comics Address

The Gnome Tapestry

The Gnome Tapestry came about as a way to share the cartoons I have done since I did my very first “Gnomestead Tapestry” cartoon “Siege” in 1998. Most have not been published in any media other than a few of my private blogs and occasionally places like Facebook.

The Gnomestead Tapestry Cast Shot

The Gnomestead Tapestry Cast Shot

I have done a number of stories in The Gnomestead Tapestry and gone on to place them into narrated – slide-shows on YouTube in an MP4 format, The format seems to suit the style well.

I will soon publish (November 12) the first in what I hope to be a series of cartoons for young children. They seem to like the graphics and colour so it seemed natural. I have planned it a while but finally had the chance to actually do it. I started the “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” series with “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!”. More will follow all with “”1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” on the title frame.

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Please remember to check for suitability before reading the stories to children or allowing them to read them.

I have gone on to produce the “Wheel Tales of Willow City” strip lately which is a bit more traditional in format; and “Space Trek” a Science Fiction/Space Opera spoof making a bit of fun of the genre and different movies and series.

Space Trek by DWPenner“The Gnomestead Tapestry” “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” will be showcased in “The Gnome Tapestry”. There will probably be a few others in future.

For the moment they are all in the same style. Perhaps I shall develop a different site if I do work in a different style.

DWPenner